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Panhandle Tex Mex Eatery & Bar

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145 Thompson Avenue, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5952 2741
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bangor australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

On our recent pilgrimage to the Motorcycle GP races , we went to this restaurant where we have had excellent food many years ago! alas too much time has passed and although the same place, nothing had changed, a lot had. when we were there some 9 years ago, the place was packed on a Thursday night before the races.... More 

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Thank missie0
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend stayed here at Phillip Island to clelebrate out 1 year anniversary and we happen to see this restraunt on our way to our Hotel. I have to say the food is fantatstic and the hospitality is great as well. They made sure we had our drinks and checked to make sure our food was ok. If... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This place is just average, the food was cold and the beef was dry. The service was slow. It was a bit disappointing.

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Thank Peter W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Very bad experience and poor customer service. Found broken glass (very tiny) pieces in my drink. Food delivered to table but staff forgot to give plates. Took 15 minutes to deliver dessert (ice cream) on table Food is very expensive, not a value for a money.

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Thank Marshall H
Tasmania, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

the best Mexican meal ever...we rang and ordered ours ..The wait wasn't very long... Not a cheap place to buy takeaway but worth the monet

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Thank 24rhonda400
Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We were served by a terrific waitress who was fast and friendly and non intrusive. The menu was typical Tex-Mex which you'd expect from the name. The interior is great fun and that's great we were there with our12yo who enjoyed exploring the venue and all it's memorabilia. The food was fine, but not to die for, and it isn't... More 

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Thank Bluedog908
South Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Good Mexican food, plenty of it too! good sized portions. Friendly staff, busy environment, good for families.

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Thank Titch7263
Cowes, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

My husband and myself love it! My kids aswell, its the place to bring friends when they visit! Only wish they were open for lunch! Great atmosphere! Friendly staff

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Thank Felicity M
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Went on a Saturday night. The food portions were large but it seemed overpriced for what it was. Service was slow and we had to ask a couple of times for drinks. I wouldn't rush back.

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Thank GingerPom
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

a bit overpriced for what it is. Ok family restraunt that the kids will enjoy more than the adults. Lots of cheese on everything

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Thompson Avenue, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 2741

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?