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Poncho's Mexican Restaurant

827 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2L7, Canada (Downtown)
(604) 683-7236
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Ranked #1,001 of 2,810 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This place was amazing. Been there 26 years. Expect long lines. In the heart of north Vancouver. We had the aztec soup and chicken fajitas.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We stopped by for drinks only, having had dinner earlier in the evening. Upon informing the hostess upfront of our intention (to have drinks but no food), we were instantly given a sour attitude and promptly treated rudely for the remainder of the night. (Water glasses were removed from the table and napkins messily strewn...) We ordered mojitos, which took... More

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Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

We had a great dinner at Poncho's Mexican Restaurant. I had a Quesadilla, others in my party had a variety of dishes. Everyone was quite happy with their choice. You can enjoy a Corona or Sol, or splurge and have a flaming coffee made in front of your table. This was my second experience at Poncho's, and I will definitely... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

It is a good spot if you have a craving for a sit-down Mexican meal. Good value and good food, great margaritas. great neighborhood spot

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Seattle, Washington
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104 reviews 104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This feels like a resturant on the verge of greatness but is not there yet. Here is the deal....we get there on a Thursday night about 7 pm..only 4-5 tables full. We order a $10 seafood soup and did not get the salsa and chips till after we got the soup which took about 20 minutes. We used the groupon... More

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Richmond, Canada
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145 reviews 145 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We attended for dinner using a Groupon Voucher for a choice of either Vegetable or Chicken Fajita (2 for 1). We both opted for chicken. The regular price for the chicken fajita is $14.95 plus taxes. Chips (bought) and salsa (homemade) were complimentary and was very nice. The chicken fajita though had no flavor, was mostly fried onions, had pieces... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Food was good with lots of flavour, atmosphere was ok, service was decent. I would go back because I like Mexican food but it was really nothing special.

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Tehachapi, California
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206 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I find that the food on the whole is good/very good. From my trips to Mexico, the food at Poncho's is quite authentic to that of what I have had down there. The price does not hurt the wallet too much, and the nachos are killer. In all seriousness, nachos have been a let down at other places since I... More

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Southwest VA
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95 reviews 95 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We had dinner here during our last vacation. We just stumbled upon it on tripadvisor and thought we would give it try. Food was good and service was good also. The only strange thing I noticed was a extra charge for a a second basket of chips. Overall a good place to eat!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This restaurant was a good find when we were staying off Robson Street. Busy, but without feeling overbearing, it was a hive of lively chatter while we enjoyed our drinks while waiting for our order of Quesadilla and Enchilada. The food was good and fresh and service slick. A good bit of showmanship was the 'El cafe Senores' which was... More

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