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Pancho's Restaurant & Tequila Bar

Miguel Hidalgo Esquina Emiliano Zapata s/n, Cabo San Lucas 23450, Mexico
+52 624 143 2891
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Ranked #57 of 343 restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $4 - $34
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Pancho's Restaurant & Tequila Bar is celebrating 25 years in business and is located in the heart of Cabo San Lucas. Owned by John & Mary Bragg, formerly of Thousand Oaks, CA, the restaurant allows seating for up to 170 people in its main dining room and private patio. Named for the legendary Pancho Villa, the restaurant is all that you would want in a beautiful Mexican Restaurant. Bright and cheery, Mary uses colorful, Mexican table linens and candles on the tables, "papel picado" in rainbow colors hanging from the ceiling, hand-painted chairs, and fabulous murals and paintings to create this impressive and friendly restaurant ambiance. A large mesquite grill is located in the center of the restaurant where you can watch our chefs prepare the famous dishes of the regional states of Mexico. Featuring over 80 menu items, including chicken mole from Puebla, arrachera from Sonora, tamales wrapped in banana leaves from Oaxaca, and fresh seafood of all types from the Baja. These are just a "taste" of what is available. Delicious, authentic Mexican food at fair, reasonable prices. The "Los Pancho's Trio" plays beautiful Mexican music every night from 6:30 - 10:00 pm for your dining pleasure. For the tequila buffs, John has collected over 500 labels from the mainland of Mexico, all available at Pancho's. This is the largest commercial collection of Tequilas in the world. We suggest you call for reservations, as this iconic Cabo restaurant is always popular.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The last time we were at Poncho's we vowed to never go back because the food was disappointing and not good at all. We gave it another try this year and were pretty happy with the food. The chicken fajitas are a little different than your traditional fajitas because they add tomato to them. They are great though. My fiance... More

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Boise, Idaho
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Pancho's was one of our favorite restaurants we went to. Reasonably priced, GREAT food, good service, and atmosphere. When we went, there was a lot of construction on the road in front of it so it was a little difficult to get to but VERY worth it. Highly recommend.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a guest at the hotel we were staying at. We wanted some place fun and with good mexican food as it was our last night in Cabo. We ate the tortilla soup which was delicious. We each got a different combination plate, the fernando and the pancho. We shared each dish and it was good.... More

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Quincy, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

In the 15 years I've been visiting Cabo, I was a bit disappointed in this year's food and service we received at Pancho's. It seemed that compared to previous visits, the portions were smaller and more expensive and the service not as attentive as it has been.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Pancho's was an amazing hidden gem in the middle of downtown Cabo! While the roads surrounding the restaurant were under construction and we had to take a few detours, the walk was worth it! Every food item was prepared perfectly, from the nachos to seafood to burritos to pico de gallo, to margaritas - we were impressed by it all.... More

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Prince George, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Excellent service and a very traditional Mexican flavour ~ live Mariachi music by donation. Dessert was supreme.... ice cream in the shell (mango, pineapple and coconut) kick butt. Good prices and lots of fun!

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Wichita, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We always eat at Pancho's when in Cabo. The price is very reasonable and the lobster is very good. We had dinner at a very pricey restaurant, paid more for the lobster and it wasn't as good. We love the atmosphere and the people working there are very friendly. Also the tuna is very good.

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Chester County, PA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Although the street is in repair, do yourself a favor and go there. The food is wonderful and the staff also! It will all look great when it's all finished!

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

First time in Cabo and my girlfriends and I were looking for great authentic Mexican food. This location was recommended by another great restaurant owner (he was closing up at the time of our hunger search). Although we had to truly search and go through a street that was under some serious construction, IT WAS SOOOO WORTH IT!!!! the food,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We always enjoy Panchos on our first night in Cabo and often make a return trip for dinner or breakfast during our annual trip to Cabo. The food is always fresh and the margaritas are excellent. We recommend this restaurant to all of our friends who visit Cabo. We have never been disappointed and have been going there for 15... More

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