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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: Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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168 reviews 168 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

reviews are spot on! those margaritas are the best we'v ever had! careful.. as delicious as they are.. they are STRONG too! the food was also the best mexican we'v had on our travels. Nachos were freshly made, including the delicious basket they were served in! Huge portions which are great for sharing.. the jalapeno poppers were just out of... More

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, LIMON
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The service was reasonably fast, the prices were fair enough and the food was quite good. It is not like really authentic Mexican food, but close enough to the Florida restaurant experience to satisfy. I was looking for a crispy taco, but settled for the burrito on the "early bird" menu for a slightly lower price. A little guacamole and... More

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Rio Dulce, Guatemala
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Given other reviews we had high hopes for this restaurant. Whilst the service was friendly and the Margaritas very good, the food (which is the main reason for going) was quite poor. There are two "Rellenos" options, one baked and one fried. Our friend doesn't like fried food so he ordered the baked ones but what he got looked and... More

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Jacks
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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5 reviews 5 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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