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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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Playa Coronado, Panama
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I've eaten at Cholo's Comidas Mexicana many times over the past 3 years and had a great meal every time. The menu has all the traditional Mexican dishes plus several Mexican plates with local seafood. The service is very efficient and attentive.

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Playa Coronado, Panama
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

My son and I had dinner at Cholos on a Sat night and they were busy. We ordered beef tacos and Fondido ( a mexican style fondue type of dish). It said it came with chorrizo, I was expecting a crumbly Mexican sausage and instead it was chopped hot dog, and otherwise had little flavor. My son had the tacos... More 

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Mariela B, Propietario at Cholo's Comidas Mexicana, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinion appreciate your visit, greetings ... More 

Henderson, Nevada
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312 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

I moved here in early December and have been craving Mexican food. This hit the spot. I ordered Enchiladas Verde con Pollo and they were very tasty, and the chicken was cooked to perfection. The verde sauce on top was good, but I'd like more sauce inside the enchilada. Not a big deal, I added salsa. The chips were great... More 

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Thank KSSeaB
Mariela B, Propietario at Cholo's Comidas Mexicana, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable comments hope to keep providing food to their liking prepared with love and fresh food prepared instantly makes us all very happy to read comments like these thanks ... More 

Playa Blanca, Panama
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here many times, always very good food and service. My favorite is chicken tacos, excellant taste and portion.

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Mariela B, Propietario at Cholo's Comidas Mexicana, responded to this review

Thanks hope to continue providing good food and excellent service, thank you for choosing us ... More 

Gallatin, Tennessee
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

After being in Panama for 3 months and also being huge Tex-Mex fans, we finally found good Mexican food here at Cholo's. We will definitely go back! As a side note, like most Panamanian restaurants there is not a kids menu. However, they do have kid friendly food (chicken tenders) - just ask.

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1 Thank mermerky
Mariela B, Gerente at Cholo's Comidas Mexicana, responded to this review

Thank you for your good comments we are happy to serve you and you like the food prepared with love for you greetings... More 

Nokomis, Florida
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Very good food. Had the fish tacos and wife had the shrimp tacos, both very tasty! There are hot sauces on the tables, habanero and chipotle, very spicy. Just what you need for the tacos. Only place we ate at that had beans! Not much parking though

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Mariela B, Propietario at Cholo's Comidas Mexicana, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your good comment is a pleasure liked our food, are working to improve parking and greater satisfaction of our customers thank you; regards More 

Calgary, Canada
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151 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We had dinner here a couple of nights ago with another family. I was really impressed that the server remembered the other family - they visit the area maybe 2-3 times per year and eat there maybe 4-5 times a year and he remembered them, and remembered what they like to order. So awesome! It's a fun place - great... More 

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Mariela B, Propietario at Cholo's Comidas Mexicana, responded to this review

thank you very much is a pleasure to serve you and you like what we do for you More 

Nueva Gorgona, Panama
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Cholo's fajitas are great but so is everything else I've tried. Great service and decent drinks. Wish they were open more days of the week.

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Napa, California
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Cholo's is a great find here in Coronado Bay to satisfy your tex-mex craving. Only open Thursday-Sunday, so need to plan accordingly. Everything we have had has been good and the service by Agusto, albeit in Panama time,is sufficient and friendly for relaxing with a cold beer or margarita while your food is prepared. Funky place off the beaten path... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

We have eaten at Cholo's many times and find that the food is pretty good, but not what we would really consider to be Mexican! It's a Panamanian spin on traditional Mexican food! I would recommend it for a good meal, but not if you're craving Mexican. Might try driving to the city in that case! Also, its really expensive.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?