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“Nice (but not authentic) food, good service”

Panhandle Tex Mex Eatery & Bar
Ranked #33 of 76 Restaurants in Cowes
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Willingboro, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Nice (but not authentic) food, good service”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

We went just before going to the Penguin Parade for a quick bite to eat. Originally being from south Texas, I always think it's fun to try Tex Mex restaurants to see how they compare. Ironically, the Tex Mex dishes were ordered were ok (under spiced, but decently accurate), while the shrimp special I ordered (certainly with an Australian flair in the recipe) was pretty tasty. The server was very nice, and made sure we could eat in a timely manner to get to the parade. So while this certainly wasn't amazing Tex Mex food, it was worth the stop for a nice, quick meal.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“not very good”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

hello
we went there this week.
it was very all over the place the food
came out at all different times
and they forgot some things. the starter came out after the mains
when we were already full.
my chicken burrito was nice but the rice was terrible.
the food was also really expensive.

  • Visited April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“100% Recommended”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

I arrived at the restaurant with my family and knowing the wait for food would be long (we have come to Phillip Island before during busy events and EVERY restaurant always has a wait for food) we were happy to wait as long as it took because the food was unbelievably good. So much flavour and in large servings. Also the atmosphere of the place is amazing, i love all the things hanging off the ceiling and on the walls (it was what i looked at while waiting!) and the service was great too, I always appreciate service with a smile and that was what we got.
I tell everyone to eat here if they visit the Island, Very highly recommended!!

  • Visited March 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Oh YUM, food was delicious”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Food and service here was unfaultable. Food came out fast and there was tons of it, Ribs were so delicious and sauce served on the side so you can add as little or as much as you like.
The only fault is I think they should of had steaks etc for the more Texan side of the menu.
Decor is quirky and cool too.

Visited March 2013
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North Shore City, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Old El Paso yeah right!”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Stay clear of this place. Should have known better when the sign on the door said the place is for SALE! The worst mexican food I have EVER had. Dinner for two with a drink each was $85.00AUS

Visited February 2013
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