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“OK food, good drinks - but expensive...”
Review of Barrio Bonito

Barrio Bonito
Ranked #7 of 280 Restaurants in Ko Chang
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 4 - USD 12
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Nice restaurant with beautiful terrasse, modern Mexican decoration, authentic cuisine prepared by a Mexican chef, nice imported tequila list and signatures cocktails...
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We wanted to try something else than Thai food for one day, and decided to come to this restaurant. Mexican food is always a good choice. The staff greeted us and guided us to our table. This restaurant is "open", and they have no A/C (as many other restaurants in Thailand). Staff members were attentive, and provided very good service. They were also very well informed when we asked for gluten-free alternatives, and this is very good indeed! The food was OK, but wildly expensive! Too expensive for the quality at least... Do not get me wrong - I liked the food and it was OK, but I have eaten better Mexican food, and when paying over double the price for a meal compared to normal prices in Thailand, I expect it to be REALLY good and way better than OK. We also ordered a drink with the starters, and same story here - wildly overpriced. The drink however, was very good.
All in all a pleasant visit, the food is OK - the staff very helpful and well informed/educated - but the place is really expensive, so we never went back.

Thank ChristerKarlsen
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Barrio Bonito was a decent taxi ride from where we staying on Koh Chang but turned out to be well worth the trip

I booked a table for our party as there were 5 of us dining and I figured the restaurant would be busy.

On arrival we were greeted by some friendly members of staff and shown to our table...

The menu here is not huge but covers all the bases you would expect.... enchiladas, fajitas etc etc..

To start we opted for the nachos which were very nice. We were also given a selection of dips on the table ranging from mild to hot which all tasted great with some unusual flavours.The Guacamole we ordered was as fresh as daisy and topped off with pomegranate seeds which was lovely

For main course it was 2 portions of fajitas,1 enchiladas, 1 of the fish dishes and a quesadilla. Everything looked good and tasted great...

Well worth the trip and the complimentary homemade shots at the end of the meal were a nice touch

Thank britts74
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Decided to give this a go as although we love Thai food fancied something different.

We visited as a mixed group, 2 adults, 3 children. Welcome on arrival was great I think the girl who works here is Spanish and very passionate about the food.

Drinks were great and even managed a Bombay Sapphire with tonic, also had a passion fruit mojito which was delicious.

We had nachos and dips to start all of which tasted great and really fresh dips were all different in taste and chilli heat.

Mixture of mains from enchiladas, fajitas and I opted for the fish with beans and chorizo crumb which was delicious.

Left feeling glad we’d made the trip as was a taxi ride away for us. Only downside and not sure if it’s related but hubby ended up with 24 hours of D&V when we got back to our hotel. As the rest of us were fine don’t think it was from here as could pick this up from anywhere when travelling in Thailand.

Thank Kelly B
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We were very surprised to find a Mexican restaurant on Koh Chang island. It was recommended to us by a shop owner next door to the restaurant. The food and margaritas were soooo good. We plan to visit again before leaving the island. The staff were excellent and taking care of us. And the owner was friendly and checked on us too. If you are looking for something different from Thai, try the Mexican food.

Thank Josephina_Dotolina
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

It was such a surprise of finding a Mexican restaurant in Koh Chang. Food was very good. It’s a must go.

Thank MariaA4944
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