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Panhandle Tex Mex Eatery & Bar

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145 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 2741
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good29%
  • Average35%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
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“fajitas” (7 reviews)
“small nachos” (2 reviews)
“guacamole” (4 reviews)
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145 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Look I get it, we are regional. Seriously though most of us eat in Melbourne and this place really would do so much better if they tried. Mexican food should be fresh tasty spicy and most of it can be gluten free eg Mamasita. Maybe...More

Thank Byzantinejo
Ebony C, Online Content Manager at Panhandle Tex Mex Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Hi thanks for reviewing. Very sorry to hear you didn't have a good experience as many of our customers tell us that they have loved the new menu and comment on how fresh everything is. The New owners don't run it as it did regarding...More

Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

New owners so all changed up. Margaritas on point. Nachos to start enough for 3 to share. Build your own Fajitas yum and huge x4 wraps. Couldn’t eat it all. Tacos here Delish and fresh. Overall lovely night great staff and good friendly service. Good...More

Thank laurenheath
Ebony C, Online Content Manager at Panhandle Tex Mex Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thanks for the review Lauren! We are so glad you had a good time, hope to see you again :)

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We come to Phillip Island once a year for Motogp, and we always eat at least one night at this restaurant. Last year the quality was worse than usual, and this year we heard that there’s a new owner, so we hoped that things would...More

1  Thank Luca_Gaia
Ebony C, Online Content Manager at Panhandle Tex Mex Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hi Luca, thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. The owner, Colleen, had actually told me about your experience before I even saw this review. I believe that you spoke to her on the night before departing? We are very sorry that you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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