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Gringo's

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Mexican
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off Main Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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Late Night

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 6
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Mexican Food in Bocas

Went there for New Year´s Eve lunch and the place was OK. The owner was super nice, he gave us chips and salsa on the house. The portions were good and the food was good. What I liked: the waiter was nice, the portions were good and the food actually tasted mexican. What I disliked: the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Olga S
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North Naples, Florida, United States
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  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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North Naples, Florida, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went there for New Year´s Eve lunch and the place was OK. The owner was super nice, he gave us chips and salsa on the house. The portions were good and the food was good. What I liked: the waiter was nice, the portions were good and the food actually tasted mexican. What I disliked: the chips were burnt, the... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This restaurant is closed at odd times and is a little difficult to find since it's off the main drag of town, but is definitely worth the find. They have great Mexican selections and strong margaritas. If you order the margaritas, get the large size, since the small is actuall small. The food is quite fresh and the service is... More 

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New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a great authentic Mexican restaurant which is off the beaten path. Just ask anyone and they will tell you where it is. Our taxi driver knew it right away. Go in sit down and you will enjoy it. They don't take credit cards. The staff was so kind they realized my wife was suffering from a cold, they... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We had dinner at Gringos. We actually tried to go on a Sunday but it was closed. The owner was there and invited us back the next day. We arrived Monday evening and the service was great. The margeritas were strong as advertised. Our meals were tasty and filling. The owner came over and chatted and entertained us with a... More 

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Snohomish, WA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We eat at Gringo's frequently and the food is always great. A little off the beaten path so you may need to ask where it is, but all the locals know.

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Bocas del Toro
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have all kinds of food here in Bocas, but one of my favorites is Gringo's. Gringo's serves Mexican food here in Panama and being from Southern Oklahoma and North Texas, a good Mexican dinner is always welcomed. Gary, the owner, brought his version of Mexican/Tex-Mex from San Antonio, TX and I am glad he did!

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Panama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Being from Texas, we were excited coming to a restaurant that was supposed to be known for their mexican food. Especially since this is so hard to find in Panama! The food was actually very good, but there was quite a scene at the end of our meal that was upsetting. As we were paying, a man came in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We loved this place. The owner and staff are so friendly and really go the extra mile. And the food was so good! Specially the cheesy jalapeños!

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stopped at this little restuarant and had absolutely wonderful chili rellanos and good tall margaritas to boot. The owner (an ex-pat) was extremely outgoing and friendly. He even flagged us down in town a few days later. We really wished we had time to eat there again. It is a little off the main street but definitely worth finding.

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Tybee Island, Georgia
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177 reviews 177 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Gringos is not a fine dining kind if a place, but in all honesty there aren't a lot of those in Bocas. If you are looking for good Mexican food and drinks though, this is your place. The food is consistently good, drinks good, and Gary always a delight to talk to.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: off Main Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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