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Xoko or Xocho Restaurant

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Interanamerican Highway | Entrance of Santa Clara beach resort, Santa Clara, Panama
+507 908-8090
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had such a great meal and the amount of food was tremendous! I took my dinner home and ate for two meals afterwards! The staff at XOKO is very accommodating. After being turned away from another restaurant we drove to XOKO on the recommendation of another ex-pat. Rolando's cooking is fantastic! The ceviche is perfection and the tomato/avocado scrumptuous.... More 

Thank Tiffany K
Bozeman, Montana
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177 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although you might not even notice this restaurant on the Pan American Highway, make it a point to find it. About an hour and a half from Panama City, this unassuming building offers some great food. It's also a short walk from Playa Santa Clara. We had the Pollo, ceviche frito, and tortillas. The portions were huge. The cerviche had... More 

Thank Denise M
margaritarouge, Propietario at Xoko or Xocho Restaurant, responded to this review

thank you very much, as you see, we are under construction . As soon as posible we will offer better area. regards More 

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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here before many times. Had not been here in a while and returned for the good food from past experience. Unfortunately it appears it has gone a bit downhill. They didn't have their BBQ chicken - the paella was bland in taste. The service was VERY lacking. It appears it's more food that was not available vs. what... More 

2 Thank Karla C
margaritarouge, Propietario at Xoko or Xocho Restaurant, responded to this review
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Lo sentimos, espero poder servirles mejor en otra ocacion More 

Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here. The decor was very basic in the side room to the right of the main entrance however the AC was so welcome! We enjoyed fish salad, fresh roast fish, squid/potato/paprika. All wonderfully prepared and presented.

1 Thank Ken M
margaritarouge, Propietario at Xoko or Xocho Restaurant, responded to this review
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Agradezco su opinión sobre todo porque la semana pasada me encontraba de vacaciones. Pronto abra mejoras. Apreció mucho su opinión More 

Munich, Germany
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

During our stay in Farallon (Togo BnB) dining here was recommended by our host. The Restaurant owner and Chef took time explaining all the dishes and gave Great suggestions. The staff was Overall very friendly! We had a couple of tapas and the Fish of the day (mahi mahi, which is a dorade accompanied by yuca Fries), Great. The ceviche... More 

1 Thank Sabtrick
Munich, Germany
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61 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

The place does not look like much from the outside, but inside one will find a spacious restaurant with a good selection of food and beverages. They make a fantastic paella as well as other seafood dishes. Best restaurant in Santa Clara!

1 Thank Jagi2015
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485 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Had dinner here with friends. The restaurant is very pleasant, despite no air conditioning and service was great. We enjoyed baked camarones (small shrimp) cooked with garlic for appetizer. For entrée we all had grilled lenguado (sole) cooked with garlic, salt, pepper and a little oil. The fish was delicate and served with mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables. All were... More 

1 Thank DrKatieRN
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

This was nice for our ladies lunchoen. Food was good. service for a group of people done really well. I just don't care for rice pudding and that was the dessert.

1 Thank MemaCayman
Lake Cowichan
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

4 of us had dinner, $60 USD tip included. Fish, the most delicious blue cheese burger, chicken, drinks and great service! Loved it, wish we could go back!

1 Thank Allanfam8365
margaritarouge, Propietario at Xoko or Xocho Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for your suport More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

... I was craving a steak... told the chef I wanted a steak with some noodles and once again, the chef delivered! Perfect steak with a blue cheese sauce that went just as perfect with the noodles...So Good! Had the greek salad which was loaded with feta, olives, cucumbers and tomatoes- just right! Dessert was the crème Brule and was... More 

1 Thank Twyla B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Interanamerican Highway | Entrance of Santa Clara beach resort, Santa Clara, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: +507 908-8090
People like, just few mistases in 7 years.

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