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Poncho's Mexican Restaurant

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827 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2L7, Canada
+1 604-683-7236
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • 12
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A fun place to eat on a Saturday.

My wife and I went to Poncho's on Saturday March 14, 2015. I had been there one other time years before and enjoyed it immensely. The food was wonderful and the party atmosphere is great, especially when the staff passed out the tambourines and other instruments. It got everyone involved and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Skeenaman
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Terrace, Canada
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Terrace, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I went to Poncho's on Saturday March 14, 2015. I had been there one other time years before and enjoyed it immensely. The food was wonderful and the party atmosphere is great, especially when the staff passed out the tambourines and other instruments. It got everyone involved and the musician play terrifically. I recommend Poncho's to anyone... More 

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Fraser, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Authentic Mexican food with a very fun and exciting atmosphere. Best fajitas, and strawberry margaritas. You have to experience the Mexican coffee on your visit it really ended our evening the right way.

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Keta d, Owner at Poncho's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your kind review,it has been our pleasure Serving all our clients for 27 years and certainly we will honor to serve you again Kaeta. More 

Delta, Canada
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Small but enough seating, downtown location with a family feel. There were regulars there while we dined which is always a good sign. The margaritas were perfection! The meals were well presented and flavourful. It's a perfect haunt for a Saturday night low key dinner for two.

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London, Ontario, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Hot Paella for two and icy Margaritas, sounded like a perfect meal for a cold, rainy night. Well, at Poncho's the Margaritas were good but the Paella, not so much. The rice dish was swimming in broth and tasted like it had been warmed up in a microwave. It was missing the prawns and there was so little chorizo it... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Keta, the owner is a wonderful, Mexican lady whom is a loyal Gretzky fan. Her restaurant is constantly busy, yet she finds time to engage each patron. Be sure to order the very special coffee if you are over 19, its AWESOME

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Waterloo, Canada
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406 reviews 406 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It's a bit plain on the inside: down to earth and unassuming, but plain. Surroundings aside, the food was good: I had the Paella, with cod, chorizo, chicken, and prawns (I asked them to hold the mussels and clams). I've had much better Paella in Spain, but that might not be a fair comparison. My only complaint would be that... More 

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Powell, Tennessee
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Staff was friendly. Food was nothing to right home about. Would not go out of my way to revisit.............

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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very friendly staff. They made my birthday so much much more memorable. They saw my Mom was cold so they closed the window. The Manager(?) help carry a customers stroller with child into the restaurant. The entire staff sang happy birthday to me. The food was good. I highly recommend this place. I defiantly will be returning before my vacation... More 

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 827 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2L7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-683-7236

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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