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Cholo's Comidas Mexicana

Road to Las Lajas, Playa Coronado, Panama
+507 6419-4064
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (10 reviews)
“burrito” (12 reviews)
“tortillas” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Road to Las Lajas, Playa Coronado, Panama
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1 - 10 of 114 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are used to Mexican food in AZ, Southern CA, NM etc. you won't be disappointed here. First, its like your Aunt or Primo owned a restaurant and you dropped in for a meal. Warm, friendly and great Mexican food. Only open Thursday -...More

Thank taipan2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great option in the beach area for tacos and Mexican food. Super casual spot, nothing fancy! Surf videos playing on several TVs while you dine. Great for families with small children. This restaurant does have options for Gluten Free and Vegan as well!

Thank briannameighan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During a short stay on Playa Palmar in the San Carlos area we had occasion to have dinner at Cholo’s Mexican Restaurant in nearby Coronado. The place was a charming mix of Mexican and beach décor. The people there were friendly and the service was...More

Thank jazzmann48
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is a local restaurant that serves Mexican dishes. It is similar to a TexMex restaurant in the states.

Thank DreamsInPanama
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We are just winding up a month's vacation here and at dined at Cholo's twice during our stay. Everything that we tried was delicious. The burritos, the enchiladas and the mexican pizza, all very good. My personal favourite was the chicken fajita. Gustavo, who runs...More

Thank Alex K
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I've been to Cholo's several times before but its been a long time. I always get the same thing-Burrito Carribueno. It is vegetarian and has the basics of what you would expect in a burrito plus sweet plantain and I don't know what else but...More

Thank Jon O
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This place has the feel of the bar in "Friends." Mariela, the owner, her nephew Gustavo and the other staff go out of their way to make everyone feel at home. We go to Cholo's on a regular basis because of the ambience (surfer videos!),...More

1  Thank DamaniWVK
Mariela B, Propietario at Cholo's Comidas Mexicana, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thank you for your good comments that always inspire us to improve for you in Cholos more than a restaurant we are a family

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Great food and Margheritas. Great service. You wouldn't find this place by accident but it is worth finding. Ask a local for directions.

Thank MikeHep
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Great service (Gustavo is the man!) and food & drink. Fun environment, especially if you like surfing memorabilia. They even made us Chile Rellenos via advanced request (my husband's go-to Mexican entree). We go there often and always leave happy.

1  Thank k2cale
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This place is a favorite among locals and those who stumble on it by accident. We were visiting friends from Punta Chame and they have eaten there many times. Sometimes when people praise a place to much, it does not live up to the recommendation....More

Thank medicinemanAz
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Do you have gluten-free options
16 March 2015|
Response from Barb C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have gluten free options. They have Corn tortillas. Just be sure to say 100% corn tortillas only please.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
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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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