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Charro Mexicano

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Calle 50 | San Francisco, Panama City, Panama
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Oundle, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The chips were fresh but we had to order a basket . . . the queso fundido was particularly good. Margaritas were good and the prices were low. We'd visit again.

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Thank Tara K
Sarasota, Florida
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395 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This place is extremely popular. We were there Saturday evening and it was packed. There was many people serving but they couldn't keep up. Our carne fajitas were very good and they didn't overload the plates with rice and refried beans like Mexican restuarants in the States. The portion was just right. The corn tortillas were excellent.

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Thank John D
Panama City, Panama
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171 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

One of the best in Panama. Tortillas are really good. Since the one in the end of Calle 50 is smaller, they do offer quicker service than the one in San Francisco. When we want to try authentic mexican flavor, we visit el Charro Mexicano. The one in San Francisco offer more parkings than the one in Calle 50.

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Thank PanamanianWanderlust
Managua, Nicaragua
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

I had big expectations about this place but it was disappointing - My only recommendation would be the margaritas (big as many of their dishes). Regarding the dishes, we ordered tacos but the tortillas tasted like colombian arepas (nothing wrong with arepas, I like them but is not the same kind of tortillas). If you go, the nachos are big... More 

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West New York, New Jersey
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101 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Like most restaurants in Panama, the service is slow, but the staff is super friendly. The guacamole made at your table is the best I've had. The portions are big and tasty. I kept half of my enchilada dish and ate it the next day. We stayed across the street in an apartment at the Pacific View, and we walked... More 

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Thank Brian A
Panama
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Fun, busy neighborhood restaurant, we went to Charro on a Friday night and it was packed but we were able to get a table right away. The atmosphere is fast paced and lively, there were lots of groups celebrating birthdays and such. The service was average, we had 3 different waiters so we were a little confused. Our margaritas were... More 

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Thank CostaWhyNot
Panama City, Panama
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

If you are sharing, one of the best things to order here is the mixed Nachos, it's hearty and abundant and a good value. They have plenty of other options, ranging from tortilla soup to enchiladas and burritos, as well as the traditional tacos al pastor. They also offer horchata, and Mexican beers and Margaritas. A good place to get... More 

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Thank panangelina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Disapointed in Panama. I think in the end all these mexican restaruants cater to the mexican knowledge of the people which is bad . I am from california and will keep looking in Panama for somebody to do it right! If you want meat , cheese and torrilla piled together than you will like it.

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Thank Rene P
Panama City, Panama
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

If you like mexican food, this is a good place to visit. The food is good and you have a lot of dishes to choose from. Depending on how crowded it is, the service will be fast to a moderate speed. The only problem with this restaurant is the small parking place, we had to park somewhere eles in order... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

This is not a bad place to eat but you have to take in consideration that this is not a real mexican style place. Nachos are awesome as well as the Queso Fundido but tacos are not really like in Mexico but lets be honest, there is just Mordida de Burro in the city with that kind of flavor.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 50 | San Francisco, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City

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