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Calle 59 No. 509, Centro, Merida, Mexico
999 923 09 42
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Ranked #32 of 348 restaurants in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Uno de los mas antiguos y queridos restaurantes en el centro histórico de la ciudad de Mérida, a solo dos cuadras de la plaza principal o plaza grande.
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77% Recommend
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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Was just finishing my coffee when the waiter returned to my table and explained that I had not left enough money. I was sure I had placed at least 10% more than the bill for adequate (not good) service but was quickly schooled of my short-comings and was told to increase my tip by at least 50 more pesos. To... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Lovely atmosphere, staff and cocktails. However it is a little overpriced, and service was a tiny bit slow. Returned many times while I stayed in Mexico, and my favourite cocktail was the Pancho Villa. Would love to return one day!

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Perth, Australia
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198 reviews 198 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Went for dinner and it was a great night. The staff quickly made up a table for our group of twelve and were very attentive. One wierd thing with the happy hour that goes from 6-9pm was they wouldn't give us those prices at our table but were happy to seat us near the bar in a small courtyard. We... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great at night- climb to the very top and there is a table that overlooks the city. ask for the 2 appetizers (Guacamole and something mayan with pumpkin seed) that are prepared table side and it's you will have a unforgettable experience!

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Montreal, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Located in the heart of Centro, this restaurant an incredible patio. The drinks were good, the service was great, but unfortunately the food was mediocre. I'd recommend going here for the drinks and soak in the charm, especially during the daily happy hour.

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Wichita, KS
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We enjoyed our evening at Pancho's, despite a rain that kept us from eating in the attractive outdoor patio. They have a good selection of Mexican dishes, though a bit on the high side price wise for us. Waiters were interested in making sure we had fun - sticking sombreros on heads for pictures. I understand there is sometimes live... More

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Cairns, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Ponchos reminds me of a basic food chain restaurant back home in Australia. Somewhere quick to go when you just want a quick bite and no surprises. A good choice if you are catching up with friends who maybe don't tolerate spicy food or you have young children who like chips and tomato sauce. Turned out to be one of... More

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Shelton, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Two for one drinks with very good pours. Excellent botanas and delicious (and ample) guacamole. The bartenders are personable and more than competent. The popcorn is always crisp and the food, if you choose, is very good. This is a regular stop in Merida for many of us who live in Merida on Friday evenings. If you find yourself unhappy... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We loved everything we ordered.The decor and ambience were amazing.Outdoor dining was under a huge tree,sitting in a courtyard felt so Mexican!!Our cocktails were delicious and the waiters were helpful and friendly.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is the typical overpriced tourist spot we try to avoid on our travels. The margaritas were watery and the food was just so-so--edible but unremarkable. The atmosphere is fun though, with large trees and a bar area in the outdoor garden. We felt like it was a Mexican version of TGI Friday's--not terrible, but not really original or notable... More

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