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Gringo's

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off Main Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A fun little Mexican restaurant with an interesting collection of staff and patrons

This was the final restaurant that I visited before leaving Bocas for home. It was a great meal and I'm glad I got to enjoy it. The food was delicious. I had the fish tacos, and others with me had the enchilada's and stuffed burritos. They all said there meals were good as well and finished... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great Mexican food ,strong but delicious margaritas.. and a nice and very funny owner :-) easy to find just a block away from central park .. highly recommended😃.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Slightly off from main street. Food was ok...had chicken enchilada which seemed a bit lacking. Gary was great for info on local area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The food was really nice and good sized portions. Was a few things that we wanted but wasn't on the menu which was a shame. The iced tea was just tea which was alright. The margarita was alright but not the best as promised. The bill was wrong at the end but quickly sorted. Overall a good experience and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Great place sign posted from the main park so easy to find. Really good Mexican food nearly everything vegetarian but can add steak/chicken/pork for $1.95 more. Was spoilt for choice as I love Mexican food so much but went for the taco salad and it was amazing. Everything was fresh and they had the best tortilla chips I've ever eaten.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I searched out this place, and am glad I did! I went back three times in 1 week just to eat here, loved the enchiladas, and the nachos. Heard the fish tacos were good too, though I don't like fish. The owner Gary is fun and entertaining. A delightful meal, just a block away from the Central Park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This was the final restaurant that I visited before leaving Bocas for home. It was a great meal and I'm glad I got to enjoy it. The food was delicious. I had the fish tacos, and others with me had the enchilada's and stuffed burritos. They all said there meals were good as well and finished every bite. The margarita's... More 

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Nueva Gorgona, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We last lived I in New Mexico and have not found Mexican food since we left in NM in September. We ate at Gringo's last night and really enjoyed our meal. The salsa was great and the quesadilla was very tasty. I also sampled my husband's smothered burrito which was just as flavorful. The service was very good and we... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Tried to get a margarita around happy hour but they were out of lime juice apparently.. (they did a run to the store, but I temporarily heard the happy hour call elsewhere.. so i cant vouch for theirs...) But returning shortly after the magic hour expired, i had their "Smothered Burrito" with spicey mexican chicken. Just perfect in every way,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Went to Gringos twice while we were in Bocas, both times Gary (the owner) was there and entertained us with some stories. The second visit was before they were open but we were welcomed anyways. The food was very good and tasted pretty authentic. Gary can be a bit crusty though (he told us to say that B-)) and he... More 

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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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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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