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Xoko or Xocho Restaurant

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Interanamerican Highway | Entrance of Santa Clara beach resort, Santa Clara, Panama
+507 908-8090
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Panama City, Panama
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since I went to Xoko, the owner of the area had decided to build a bigger place! Great for him, but to Xoko had been a problem, because they rent the space and had finished been lost in Construction! Do not take me wrong the food and service still as good as allways, but you can hardly see unless you... More 

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Thank travelturtle28
margaritarouge, Propietario at Xoko or Xocho Restaurant, responded to this review
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Ante todo muchas gracias por su considerasion, llevamos con este problema desde hace mas de un año, la obra de... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go there if you are seeking great food. We stopped at Xoko based on the positive reviews and were not disappointed. We got the fish of the day with a side salad and a fish soup. Both dishes were extremely well done, the fish was excellent - fresh, moist with a delicious crust outside. The staff and the owner were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

Great fresh seabass. Excellent service, though they don't speak very good English, they go above and beyond to accomodate you. Lovely servers,

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Thank LilacLMNT
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017

group of 12 , Owner gave hugs.we spoke no Spanish. Owner and Waitress spoke English . with in an hour our food came out same time, had 3 waitress at that time. the country side place do not do groups well. many people waiting for food while others had finished. Food presented as a pro classy Chef. Tasted so fantastic.... More 

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Thank Debra R
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

I had such a great meal and the amount of food was tremendous! I took my dinner home and ate for two meals afterwards! The staff at XOKO is very accommodating. After being turned away from another restaurant we drove to XOKO on the recommendation of another ex-pat. Rolando's cooking is fantastic! The ceviche is perfection and the tomato/avocado scrumptuous.... More 

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1 Thank Tiffany K
Bozeman, Montana
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177 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Although you might not even notice this restaurant on the Pan American Highway, make it a point to find it. About an hour and a half from Panama City, this unassuming building offers some great food. It's also a short walk from Playa Santa Clara. We had the Pollo, ceviche frito, and tortillas. The portions were huge. The cerviche had... More 

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1 Thank Denise M
margaritarouge, Propietario at Xoko or Xocho Restaurant, responded to this review

thank you very much, as you see, we are under construction . As soon as posible we will offer better area. regards More 

Texas
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here before many times. Had not been here in a while and returned for the good food from past experience. Unfortunately it appears it has gone a bit downhill. They didn't have their BBQ chicken - the paella was bland in taste. The service was VERY lacking. It appears it's more food that was not available vs. what... More 

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margaritarouge, Propietario at Xoko or Xocho Restaurant, responded to this review
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Lo sentimos, espero poder servirles mejor en otra ocacion More 

Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here. The decor was very basic in the side room to the right of the main entrance however the AC was so welcome! We enjoyed fish salad, fresh roast fish, squid/potato/paprika. All wonderfully prepared and presented.

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1 Thank Ken M
margaritarouge, Propietario at Xoko or Xocho Restaurant, responded to this review
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Agradezco su opinión sobre todo porque la semana pasada me encontraba de vacaciones. Pronto abra mejoras. Apreció mucho su opinión More 

Munich, Germany
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

During our stay in Farallon (Togo BnB) dining here was recommended by our host. The Restaurant owner and Chef took time explaining all the dishes and gave Great suggestions. The staff was Overall very friendly! We had a couple of tapas and the Fish of the day (mahi mahi, which is a dorade accompanied by yuca Fries), Great. The ceviche... More 

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Munich, Germany
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61 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016

The place does not look like much from the outside, but inside one will find a spacious restaurant with a good selection of food and beverages. They make a fantastic paella as well as other seafood dishes. Best restaurant in Santa Clara!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Interanamerican Highway | Entrance of Santa Clara beach resort, Santa Clara, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: +507 908-8090
Description
People like, just few mistases in 7 years.

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