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Cholo's Comidas Mexicana

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Road to Las Lajas, Playa Coronado, Panama
+507 6419-4064
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Mexican cuisine is a favorite in our family, so we were looking forward to trying this restaurant. The chips and salsa were a stingy little portion, not near enough for everyone at the table, and they do not refill it. The food was overpriced, and the service was indifferent. The entrees had very little visual appeal and were at best,... More 

Thank C B
Venice, Florida
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101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

We ate here last week and had a wonderful early dinner. - Cholo's gets very crowded after 5:30 PM. We (me, my wife and our son) orderd the chimichangas, and my wife had a hamburger. The chimichangas were wonderfully well-done and piping hot. My wfife's burge was cooked just right and also quite hot. Addtiionally, we had chips and fresh... More 

Thank Aldenp76
Gulf Coast
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104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2014

Went on the recommendation of friends and were not disappointed. Gustavo, our waiter, was friendly and attentive. We were the first ones in for dinner that night--by the time we left he was actively serving 10 tables or more. The food was first rate, fresh (love their salsa!) and served hot. Enjoyed a (truly) cold beer with my meal and... More 

1 Thank travelzalot08
Pasadena, California
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2014

We tried three times from Tuesday to Thursday to visit this place always locked up like a Latin American prison. Tried another place on the same road but closer to the Pan Am Highway which served Italian food. A young Panamanian man who spoke good English waited on us and the food was fine.

Thank omalley62
Playa Coronado, Panama
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014 via mobile

What an oasis Cholo's is. True Mexican food is hard to find in Panama. Mariela has got it, go for the corn tortillas. Salsas are incredible. Gustavo and the rest of the staff are great.

Thank 100Flyboy
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2014

We ate every Friday The fish tacos were great ,inexpensive and very tastie The staff are friendly and courtesy and English is spoken Prices are very reasonable This is a casual restaurant very clean but nothing fancy

1 Thank RDSCardinal
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2014

The food was really good and the service was the best I've had in Central America. It's off the beaten path but so worth it. Prices are reasonable. Coming from two Texans who are spoiled with fantastic Tex Mex that's saying something!

Thank davlanders
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2014

A couple of blocks off the Panamamerican Highway on the outskirts of Coronado, it was unbelievable to find a Great Mexican Restaurant. And it was also a surfer's paradise. Super Place, People and Food!

1 Thank Tom F
Lille, France
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and food, the staff is friendly. I definitely recommend. Everything is home made and tastes really Mexican!!

Thank Edouardma59
Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

At least they do not pretend to be...the first chef in the mex cousine...get what the have and.....go for it...!!!!

Thank tom p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Road to Las Lajas, Playa Coronado, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Cocle Province  >  Playa Coronado
  • Phone Number: +507 6419-4064

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?