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Panhandle Tex Mex Eatery & Bar

145 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 2741
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Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good29%
  • Average33%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (16 reviews)
“pork ribs” (2 reviews)
“wraps” (2 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
145 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

After driving past it numerous times, my partner and I finally dined at Panhandle the other night. Since Mexican is our favourite cuisine, we're a little fussy so we weren't expecting it to be as good as it was. We ordered the Large nachos, Colorado...More

Thank Monika K
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

myself and pal had food here few weeks back when visiting Philip island and were served by the delightful Colleen, who brought out delicious loaded nachos and quesidillas! They were absolutely devoured (Well partly until our eyes were bigger than our bellies!)... great find... highly...More

Thank Christine L
Reviewed 3 April 2018

My husband usually doesn’t like Mexican food, but we both enjoyed the special of pulled pork, guacamole and Mexican chips. It was a huge serve. We had ordered onion rings and wings to start which was a mistake because we couldn’t finish the main meal....More

Thank Jemma63
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

You must here if you find yourself in Cowes. The food was amazing - fresh, delicious and hearty portions. They had an amazing $15 a bottle of wine special as well. We got the fajitas and bean enchiladas because we couldn’t decide- both were so...More

Thank sab920
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We went to this restaurant as it is a little bit further out and given it was the long weekend a lot of the other restaurants were over crowed. I am not normally a fan of Mexican food as all the meals tend to taste...More

Thank Tistru
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Wow , great service from the staff, especially Michelle. The food was hot and delicious. The prices were reasonable ,drinks cold. The restaurant was nicely decorated with plently iof seating.

Thank jacqueline f
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here during WSBK weekend. We ordered chicken fajitas and the trail blazer which included pork ribs, buffalo wings, spicy sausage and jacket potatoes.. all washed down with a jug of beer. The food was excellent and the wait staff efficient and super...More

Thank Tina R
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Meals were beautiful and fresh. We sat in the built on indoor area the atmosphere was lovely and so were the staff.

Thank Smikenn
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We hadn’t been here for a while but went for my granddaughter’s birthday.Service was breezy and efficient and the food good quality and tasty.Mexican is always reliable.And not too expensive

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Loved it here. The entree size nachos supreme was enough for 3 adults. Great value as well as exceptionally tasty. Had a couple of strawberry margaritas that were a little small in size but beside that, they were yum and on point. Will be going...More

Thank KTCarroll05
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 2741
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.
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