Don Chacho Grill

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Restaurant Name:

Don Chacho Grill

Type of Food Served:

Specializing in Wood Fire Grilled Chicken and Ribs – Extensive  menu 


Located on the road Roberto Eisenmann (the road to Coronado), before the Coronado guard gate, on the left side of the street, in the same place as Elmec

Hours of Operation:

8:00am  - until the last client leaves

Days Closed:

Closed on Holy Friday (1 day a year)

Contact Info:





Malena Ellis and Miguel Angel Benitez

Open Since:



Nicely decorated with stone wall finishing and large wooden framed doors that separate a closed air conditioned dining room, available for customers, wanting a cooler environment and ideal for private gatherings. The restaurant is airy, with spaciously placed wooden table. Napkin dispenser on the table.  Dishes are served with stainless steel cutlery in plastic bags.  Patio seating is available. The restaurant is in the process of a patio renovation.


Parking available in the front and the side of the property.


The English / Spanish menu features a good selection of beef, pork, poultry and seafood.  Featured also is a very hearty Chef Special for $22.00, which includes a glass of wine.  Menu has some Panamanian favorites, including Sancocho – a Panamanian soup dish made with chicken. Lobster is available and priced according to weight. A good $7 value meal includes ½ chicken with a side of fries, patacones or yucca and soft drink.


Chicken is open roasted over a wood fire and marinated Baby Back Ribs is smoked over the same.

Breakfast service starts at 8:00 AM, until 11:30 am. Separate breakfast menu.

Vegetarian options – mixed salad and steamed vegetables.


Apart from local beers, Corona, Heineken, Stella Artois and Grolsch are also served. Restaurant has an extensive selection of natural fruit juices, frostys and shakes - priced between $1.00 to $3.50. A good selection of liquors and cocktails.


A modest but nice selection of red and white wines from Chile, Argentina and Spain. Bottle prices range from $15 - $24.  A glass of house wine is $3. Also available is a ¼ bottle of Morandé, Cabernet Sauvignon for $4.50.


Differs according to the price of wine brought in.

Main Meal Price Range:

$7- $28


Don Chacho’s is named after Miguel’s Father who brought the first wood fire grill from Paraguay. In Coronado, the restaurant has become known for its wood flame grilled chicken. It was made famous in the early beginnings when Miguel ran the open air grill on the side of the road. Today, the restaurant’s menu has diversified. While still satisfying their grilled chicken craving customers, patrons now have variety of options to choose from.  Don Chacho’s proudly claims to be the only wood flame grill in Panama.