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Panhandle Tex Mex Eatery & Bar

145 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5952 2741
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good30%
  • Average38%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (6 reviews)
“small nachos” (2 reviews)
“guacamole” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
145 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had always been curious about Panhandle so decided to go for a meal . Should have realised when we walked in that there was a few people at the bar but nobody eating. The food was ok ,ribs were a bit dry just another...More

Thank bart12342017
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Ok where to start. When wife and myself arrived we were not even acknowledge on arrival had to seat ourselfs. Waited 5 minutes to see someone when he arrived ask if we were ready to order. Ha we hadn't seen the menu. Foood was well...More

Thank Leigh D
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Upon arrival we were informed that they were trying to find more staff for the evening and there would be delays. Although it was a long weekend it seemed as if they were taken unaware by the number of people who wanted to eat out....More

Thank Kimothy1003
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Good service with wait staff happy to please. The food lacked spice of Mexican food so I felt a little let down. Limited menu

Thank kenn1sar
Reviewed 14 April 2017

After a long day of visiting the island, the dinner at Panhandle Tex Mex "hit the spot". The establishment is over decorated with specific Mexican items, including sombrero hats. Excellent food, good portions, friendly and relaxing atmosphere, great service.

Thank TiberiuDL
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Came into the Panhandle around 8.30pm on a Tuesday night (after a visit to the Penguin Parade). We didnt have a reservation and as a family of 6 sometimes struggle without one. They were very accommodating - gave us the option of sorting out some...More

1  Thank Kristians_mum
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The staff here are a real credit to the establishment. Extremely friendly and very accommodating. The food was great. Massive portions. The small nachos filled us for entree and we ended up taking away our main. Ribs were great! Would highly recommend

1  Thank Deb L
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a difficult place to review as the meals we had varied in quality. We dined with family from the USA who know their Mexican food. The fajitas didn't come with guacamole, sour cream or salsa but family member said they were ok. Not...More

Thank shortmaree
Reviewed 9 March 2017

It's no haute cuisine...it's tex mex and it's a comforting thing to have a frozen margarita, while you munch on nachos in an over-decorated restaurant. Their nachos are really good and the staff are always really friendly. Whenever I'm on the island I go here,...More

Thank toastytintin
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Came here with a large group and kids. They put us out in the back room which was great as we didn't have to worry about the kids being loud and annoying other diners. Food was yum but took quite a while to come out....More

Thank sophcoen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 2741
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