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Cholo's Comidas Mexicana

Road to Las Lajas, Playa Coronado, Panama
+507 6419-4064
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (10 reviews)
“burrito” (12 reviews)
“tortillas” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Road to Las Lajas, Playa Coronado, Panama
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Reviews (122)
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1 - 10 of 122 reviews

Reviewed 21 March 2017

We are just winding up a month's vacation here and at dined at Cholo's twice during our stay. Everything that we tried was delicious. The burritos, the enchiladas and the mexican pizza, all very good. My personal favourite was the chicken fajita. Gustavo, who runs...More

Thank Alex K
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I've been to Cholo's several times before but its been a long time. I always get the same thing-Burrito Carribueno. It is vegetarian and has the basics of what you would expect in a burrito plus sweet plantain and I don't know what else but...More

Thank Jon O
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This place has the feel of the bar in "Friends." Mariela, the owner, her nephew Gustavo and the other staff go out of their way to make everyone feel at home. We go to Cholo's on a regular basis because of the ambience (surfer videos!),...More

1  Thank DamaniWVK
Mariela B, Propietario at Cholo's Comidas Mexicana, responded to this review

Thank you for your good comments that always inspire us to improve for you in Cholos more than a restaurant we are a family

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Great food and Margheritas. Great service. You wouldn't find this place by accident but it is worth finding. Ask a local for directions.

Thank MikeHep
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Great service (Gustavo is the man!) and food & drink. Fun environment, especially if you like surfing memorabilia. They even made us Chile Rellenos via advanced request (my husband's go-to Mexican entree). We go there often and always leave happy.

1  Thank k2cale
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This place is a favorite among locals and those who stumble on it by accident. We were visiting friends from Punta Chame and they have eaten there many times. Sometimes when people praise a place to much, it does not live up to the recommendation....More

Thank medicinemanAz
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We (party of 3) wanted to try out the best (only?) mexican restaurant in Coronado and we were not disappointed. Not so easy to find for tourists, but we made it. (500 m after Coronado, twds Panama City, turn left at the first pedestrian overcrossing...More

1  Thank johnrom
Mariela B, Propietario at Cholo's Comidas Mexicana, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments and happy year wishes you Cholos Mexican Food

Reviewed 30 December 2016

Having spent my entire adult life living in the Southwestern part of the United States, I am familiar with many styles of Mexican food. Along Panama's Gold Coast, Cholo's stands alone. Literally. It's in a stand-alone building; and it is the only Mexican restaurant in...More

1  Thank KSSeaB
Mariela B, Propietario at Cholo's Comidas Mexicana, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. We wish you a happy year and that you had a good trip there. We will miss you a lot in Cholos Mexican Food

Reviewed 21 November 2016

Okay Mexican food. Good luck finding the place when its open. Atmosphere was way too dark for me for daytime.

Thank Barbara B
Mariela B, Owner at Cholo's Comidas Mexicana, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recommendation, we will take the corrective greetings

Reviewed 12 August 2016

Being a native of Southern California, authentic Mexican food is familiar. In the Coronado beach area, Cholo's stands alone. Burritos are generous and the Burrito Las Lajas is a favorite. I usually take half home for the next day's lunch. I have to admit, I...More

Thank maryama123
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Do you have gluten-free options
16 March 2015|
Response from Barb C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have gluten free options. They have Corn tortillas. Just be sure to say 100% corn tortillas only please.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Road to Las Lajas, Playa Coronado, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Cocle Province  >  Playa Coronado
  • Phone Number: +507 6419-4064
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