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Pancho's Takos

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Basilio Badillo # 162 | Zona Romantica casi esquina Olas Altas., Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
3222221693
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Dining on a budget
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 25
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Real Mexican Tacos

This very small restaurant with some seating inside and a number of tables on the sidewalk is always crowded. The tacos are delicious. I love the Pastor tacos the best. There is a bar as well. Friendly and accommodating service. On Badillo st with many other restaurants.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Puerto Vallarta
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Puerto Vallarta
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This very small restaurant with some seating inside and a number of tables on the sidewalk is always crowded. The tacos are delicious. I love the Pastor tacos the best. There is a bar as well. Friendly and accommodating service. On Badillo st with many other restaurants.

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Detroit, Michigan
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16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great food and service. The place opens at 6pm till 2am, but at 6:02pm it was packed. Why,the food! I went there twice and wanted to go more. I will next time.

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Vernon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We tried panchos for the first time 2 years ago, have been back 5 times since, every single time we have visited the bay. small restaurant with street and minimal inside seating. The al pastor is great, did crumble apart on this visit when sliced but still delicious. Was my wife and 2 daughters, and 2 friends also in town,... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The restaurant was packed and we had no trouble waiting for a table as it is on a busy street and there was lots to keep us distracted. Food was simple, but very delicious. Make sure to ask the waiter for suggestions!

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is not easy for me to say... but Pancho's Takos served me the best tacos I've eaten to date in my 25 years of existence. Everything is fresh and made to order right in front of you. The al pastor tacos made me weep with joy.. and then order 4 more. And the price? I spent about $15 USD... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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54 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It's our late night snack place....we went at least 8 nights out of 14 nights...we love the tacos and the staff!!!! Even late at night there is a wait, but it doesn't take long before you are seated!! Go and enjoy a taco or two or four!!

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We were fortunate enough to visit this gem with freinds that have lived in PV for 8 years and one being a beautiful Mexican, they ordered a traditional banquet of a meal and it was all amazing. We have found that the British notion of Mexican food is all things chilli, whereas authentic Mexican food is all about adding what... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We ate at this tiny restaurant every time we visited Puerto Vallarta and the food and the atmosphere were always great. It did not disappoint this time either! Worth trying!

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Edmonton
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16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We have eaten here several times over the years. Fast food best. Just a word of caution you check off what you want, but in brackets may say (2) or whatever so if you mark you want 2 you Will end up with 4. Not that's problem the food is delicious. My Favorite is the volcano but we will go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

This place is always busy, so get it early if you don't want to wait for a table. If you have to wait, do it. It is worthy and you never wait long. Food here is real Mexican tacos, nothing tourist edulcorated. Real and excellent food that will not break your pocket. Volcanos, tacos al pastor and bistec quesadilla are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Basilio Badillo # 162 | Zona Romantica casi esquina Olas Altas., Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: 3222221693

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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