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Panhandle Tex Mex Eatery & Bar

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145 Thompson Avenue, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5952 2741
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Tasmania, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

the best Mexican meal ever...we rang and ordered ours ..The wait wasn't very long... Not a cheap place to buy takeaway but worth the monet

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Thank 24rhonda400
Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We were served by a terrific waitress who was fast and friendly and non intrusive. The menu was typical Tex-Mex which you'd expect from the name. The interior is great fun and that's great we were there with our12yo who enjoyed exploring the venue and all it's memorabilia. The food was fine, but not to die for, and it isn't... More 

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Thank Bluedog908
South Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Good Mexican food, plenty of it too! good sized portions. Friendly staff, busy environment, good for families.

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Thank Titch7263
Cowes, Australia
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

My husband and myself love it! My kids aswell, its the place to bring friends when they visit! Only wish they were open for lunch! Great atmosphere! Friendly staff

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Thank Felicity M
Melbourne, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Went on a Saturday night. The food portions were large but it seemed overpriced for what it was. Service was slow and we had to ask a couple of times for drinks. I wouldn't rush back.

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Thank GingerPom
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

a bit overpriced for what it is. Ok family restraunt that the kids will enjoy more than the adults. Lots of cheese on everything

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Thank AD_808_M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The meals are pretty much generic and seem microwaved not freshly cooked...ok if your on a budget holiday and feel like Mexican.

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Thank Noelsie R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Absolutely love the food, brilliant service, great atmosphere, perfect for family dinners, 100% would recommend to anyone visiting Phillip island

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Thank Tahlia M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service. Came in on short notice with 11 people and they were super accommodating. Fantastic value for money!

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Thank Dash R
Dapto, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a Tuesday night after seeing the penguins. Staff were really friendly. The feel of the restaurant was great. Food was delicious and large! ! Plus margaritas. Absolutely great will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Thompson Avenue, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 2741

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