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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, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good mexican food

The restaurant is a block away from the main road, and we were happy we found it. The food was really really good and not expensive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Sadly, we went with the good reviews here and visited this place. What a crazy experience. The owner was gregarious, yes - but very drunk. A bad combination, especially since we had our 7 year old daughter with us. He came and sat at the table with us and made several inappropriate jokes, some at the expense of his Afro-Caribbean... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The restaurant is a block away from the main road, and we were happy we found it. The food was really really good and not expensive.

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England, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The highlight for me was that nearly all meals can come either vegetarian or with meat! The food was very nice with good flavours but could´ve been slightly bigger portions for the price. Gary the owner is friendly and welcoming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Comox, Canada
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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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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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