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Ando Loco

Thongsala, Ko Phangan, Thailand
08 7773 3911
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Ranked #47 of 176 restaurants in Ko Phangan
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $2 - $9
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Authentic Mexican food at backpacker prices. Imported spices, slow cooked family style flavors incorporated by an American Chef with over 15 years in the business. Killer Margaritas including out Jumbo 650 ml Margarita made only with real tequila. Come see for your self!
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82% Recommend
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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This place looked inviting and the waitress who served us was pleasant enough. I had high hopes of this place being good as they obviously make an effort to import authentic Mexican sauces in. However the food did not live up to my expectations. The food came out really quick. I don't want to be waiting hours but its also... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Having eaten Mexican food almost everyday for the last 10 years I can say with confidence that this place is really great. The food was fresh and authentic. Definitely a must during your time in Ko Phangan.

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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Ok..im going to be as honest and as fair as possible here.We walked in and not that busy.The staff were friendly and we sat down to look at the menu.We were informed that they only did white wine as stated in the menu..no red.Im not sure why...but hey i like white too so there we go we let it go....we... More

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goodfellas_10, Owner at Ando Loco, responded to this review

This is possibly my favorite review in over the 8 years we have been open at Andoloco and I rarely reply to reviews but this review is so ridiculous I cant pass up the opportunity. Firstly, DC Riggs thanks for coming to the loco and please do come back and I will give you a chef's table in the kitchen... More

Ko Phangan, Thailand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We have been there before andit was a good place. Now we came back and all is changed. Out of 4 Orders only one was correct. One Person did not even get anything. No wonder there where almost no customers in the restaurant. Hans

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

This place is such a well kept secret... Real authentic Mexican food as opposed to the generic stuff you normally find abroad. The house margaritas are the best cocktail on the island, probably the best I've had outside the Americas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The food is amazing. The restaurant was crowded packed with people from full moon and then there's my friends of 8 and I. Somehow, we received great service regardless of the chaos and on top of that great food. Happy with the prices, 50 baht for a taco is a great deal especially being on a island in the middle... More

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Austin, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

While traveling for 3 months sometimes you just need a little taste of home and Ando's food reminds me of very solid tex me from home. The prices are a little higher than you're going to find in the area but they have the quality to match. The staff was extremely friendly – attentive but not pushy – a balance... More

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Phnom penh
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

If you like Mexican food this is the place to come. Ando's dishes are just fantastic, delicious huge and great value. Try the sinfull burrito if you're feeling brave it's a real 'man vs food' meal. The staff are great and the music's pretty good too. Best Mexican food I've had in years.

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Fresh and great ingredients with authentic flavor and a creative twist makes it my favorite non thai Restaurant on Koh Phangan. Fantastic Margaritas great service and athmosphere. A must go while on koh Phangan! So delicious! Mushroom quesadillas and pumpkin soup are great options for vegetarians.

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Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

I was on Koh Phangan for 12 days and was glad I found Ando Loco the first night. After traveling in Asia for 40 days Mexican food sounded good and this was. While not the same as Mexico or the states it was very good for Asia and their product availability. Ando, from Chicago, has done a great job with... More

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