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Gringo's

off Main Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Ranked #8 of 48 restaurants in Bocas Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Jacks
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Best service and fastest service on the island. Food is really good. Margaritas are great. Internet is the fastest I've seen on the island, by far. This is a must stop for Bocas del Toro.

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North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Before you even start with the food you have to talk about Gary and Laura. Have yet to receive better service ANYWHERE on the island! Now let's talk about the food first everything is baked and made with fresh sauces. Portion size is above average for the island. Gary has taken classics from Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, and of coarse... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Wonderful Mexican food just off the beaten track of the main Bocas strip. Fantastic Jalapeno Poppers shared to start, followed by the Smothered Burrito. And then a quick special dessert brought by the owner himself, rounded off with coffee and a long chat with Gary. A lovely evening.

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Kamloops, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We spent two weeks on this amazing little island and went to Gringo's 3 or 4 times! I can't WAIT to go back! Gary is helpful, friendly and has a good sense of humour!! He is a great host! We went here one evening and the power on the island had gone out and he STILL managed to make us... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Great restaurant with very fresh and authentic Mexican food. The owners Gary and Laura are lovely people and do their utmost to entertain and engage every guest. Laura even kindly recognised a tiny uncharacteristic error she made with my order and couldn't apologise enough and gave me a free beer as a means of making amends. Would highly recommend this... More

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Seal Beach, SO CA USA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great authentic Mexican food, great margaritas! The only thing better is chatting with the American owner, Gary, who has lived in Bocas for over a dozen years! The chili rellenos was outstanding. Indoor and outdoor seating. We were told the recipes were made fresh every morning!

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Boquete, Panama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Gary was a great host. He said his margaritas were strong and he was telling the truth. I had two large margaritas and they tasted great and plenty of alcohol. I had the smothered burrito for lunch and it was fantastic. He was closed on Monday, but prepared two regular size margaritas for my friend and me. That way we... More

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Tigard, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We were in a cab looking for an Italian restaurant but ended up at Gringo's because it was closed. We were sharing a ride, as all taxis do in Bocas, with a friendly Canadian expat and she was on her way to Gringo's and was a big fan. It's kind of on back street that almost looks more residential than... More

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Rio Dulce, Guatemala
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We love Gringos! Great food, friendly atmosphere and personal service by the owner Gary and his wife. Added bonus is learning from them about Bocas town before paved roads and tourists discovered the area. Too fun!

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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Food is good, drinks are great. Good enough so we came back and ate here a second time in our short stay. Gary, the owner, is a piece of work. If you are Texan, polish up your Texas tales and be prepared to hear some good ones!

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