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“Cowes Mexican”

Panhandle Tex Mex Eatery & Bar
Ranked #46 of 81 Restaurants in Cowes
Cuisines: Mexican
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Description: Under new management, the Panhandle Restaurant serves an array of Mexican and Texan food, with a fully stocked bar; including frozen Margaritas and a selection of local and imported beers and wines. Warm, relaxed atmosphere with front and rear alfresco dining areas.
Reviewed March 3, 2014

Good food, good portions, free hot sauce to add as you want (otherwise meals are mild). Child friendly with room to move. A real bar to lean on if you want.
Been many times over the years, always happy.

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Thank Richard522
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

A strange place - the 'regulars' resting on the bar make it feel a bit like an outback pub when you walk in, but once you're past them its fine (and family friendly). Food portions are huge, the food itself is fine, and the service is friendly with a huge dash of 'Aussie Ocker' on top. Good kid friendly dining, but dont expect to be wowed. if you're in Philip Island during the busy season, book ahead; they regularly book out 24 hrs in advance.

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Reviewed February 5, 2014

Mexican unlike i've seen it before.

Still had all the favorites but some new dishes I wouldn't usually consider.

Make sure you bring an appetite as the portions are LARGE!

Thank Lizoup86
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

Went into the Panhandle with great expectations - especially seeing I like texmex/Mexican so much. Well I must say it was a bit disappointing - margaritas were premixed in slushy machines and I am sorry to say they definitely don't stand up to a proper made drink; boys said the beer was slightly flat off the tap (could of needed a keg change I suppose).

There were 2 children with us who ordered the childrens nachos' - well all it was was melted cheese over cc's??? that is not nachos people!!! and I had a bean taco - which wasn't even heated? I could've bought the ingredients in coles and made it at the hotel for less. Really disappointed and wouldn't recommend as a stop... overpriced and they need to step up their game a bit.

The staff were polite but doesn't make up for the food quality especially as it wasn't cheap. Will be trying somewhere down the road next time.

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Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Visited Mexican restaurant with another family (4 adults & 5 kids) we ordered a nachos to get us started - it was very good.

Mains were ok but nothing we couldn't cook at home. The prices were very expensive for a family type restaurant.

The staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank Crackajack6
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