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off Main Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Ranked #10 of 49 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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Snohomish, WA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

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
2 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Address: off Main Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
Cuisine: Mexican

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