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Cholo's Comidas Mexicana

Road to Las Lajas, Playa Coronado, Panama
6419 4064
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Panama
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We enjoyed our meals. It was a lot of food. We also got the full pensionado discount (25%). Service was a little slow for they ran out of chicken but didn't tell us. We probably would have changed the order.

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

There's are seven or so varieties to chose from, but the one with jalapeno's is the bomb!!!! Owen & Mariela are most attentive to customer service. The food is home cooked, so have a Margarita and enjoy the atmosphere.

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Panama City, Panama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Their burritos are great however their tacos are a bit frail and need improvement. Service is excellent and the owners are very nice. Don't expect USA caliber Mexican food, but for Panama it's pretty good.

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Greensburg, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

As the title implies, the margaritas were monster, potent and delicious. Everyone in the party of 4 thought their meal was the best of the trip. I had the pescado y camarones Veracruz. Fantastic flavor. The laidback, informal setting was relaxing and had a real local flavor. We were lucky enough to get an outside table to enjoy the evening.... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is rated number one in Coronado for a reason. It is rare to get anything complimentary in this area and the hot chips and fresh salsa were a wonderful start. The Beverages were cold and refreshing and the service immediately making us want to go back for another visit. two of us had fajitas! hot with great flavor... More 

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Encinitas, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We eat at Cholos at least one a week, and have only one complaint "why can't you be open 24/7?" We love the enchiladas, the verde sauce is to die for, the complementary chips and salsa fresca are wonderful, the margaritas are the best in Coronado. The service is always friendly, fast and efficient. The owners make you not only... More 

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Daphne, Alabama
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Try the combination fajitas it's GREAT but save room for the warm chocolate brownie with ice cream desert. Real warm friendly atmosphere, great service/food and fair prices.

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Chicago
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Ok, I agree that most of Panama food is bland. However I would not agree that Cholo's is any where near authentic Mexican food. If anyone knows Mexican food, I would call this bland Mexican food. You practically have to beg for salsa with a little heat to it. And I found the meat to be a bit on the... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Best Mexican-like restaurant we've found in Panama, nice decor, fair prices, interesting desserts and great customer service. Key improvements needed on chips and salsa. On the combination fajitas plate, there was plenty of tasty meat but not nearly enough beans, rice, salsa to add onto the tortillas. The pitiful dot of sour cream (for color?)was just a tease and there... More 

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Grand Forks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Exceptional fish and shrimp tacos made with real corn tortillas or flour if prefer. Tacos with real Mexican flavour. The salsa and chips served prior to the meal need improvement. The chips were a bit greasy and the salsa lacked heat and cilantro, mostly flavour. Overall we would recommend this restaurant for authentic and well priced meals and friendly good... More 

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Address: Road to Las Lajas, Playa Coronado, Panama
Phone Number: 6419 4064
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Cocle Province  >  Playa Coronado
Cuisine: Mexican

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