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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
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wine and Beer
Description: Feel in Mexico right in the heart of Vancouver, in our cozy Ponchos...
Feel in Mexico right in the heart of Vancouver, in our cozy Ponchos Mexican Restaurant, enjoy the flavors and the music of Mexico, live music on weekends. Find a friendly service, and delicious meals prepared right from scratch Delicious desserts bake right here at Ponchos. Every one is welcome!!!!!!! OPEN MONDAY TO SUNDAY 3 TO 11 PM FRI, SAT. SUNDAY OPEN AT 1.00 PM TO 11.00 PM
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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
Food was OK, service was incredibly slow

My husband and I ate here this past week and I was disappointed. First of all, the menu is kind of a mess. You know those menus that supply pictures for each dish but the pictures are taken by an inexperienced person with a mediocre camera and so the pictures of the food actually do the opposite of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Had a meal there tonight. I know it is a family run restaurant - so chose to support them, and it had been a couple of years since I was last there. We waited over 1 hour for dinner to arrive after ordering. Even then, we received one plate and then about 7 min or so later - we received... More 

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Vancouver
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My husband and I ate here this past week and I was disappointed. First of all, the menu is kind of a mess. You know those menus that supply pictures for each dish but the pictures are taken by an inexperienced person with a mediocre camera and so the pictures of the food actually do the opposite of what they... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Poncho's serves the real food of Mexico, not salsa-covered Tex-Mex. Portions are large. Service was prompt and courteous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I love this spot! Every time our family gets together in Vancouver we come to Poncho's. The food is consistently delicious and the staff and owners are so kind and welcoming. We feel like we are in Mexico again and its a great little escape from the ordinary.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great Mexican and friendly service. Mike is incredible and great sangria and margaritas. The special coffee is a must have!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I had an amazing Burrito with beans, rice and of course a cerveza. The taste, the décor and music brought me back to Mexico, it was so good. When I get back to Vancouver this will be a must go to restaurant and you should try it too.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Consistent, delicious meals every time! I am a local and have been taking friends and visitors here for years and have never had a bad experience. The salads are cold, the burritos hot, the Margaritas icy and the salsa is amazing! Live music on weekends, a great place for parties and weekdays are perfect for planning a trip to Los... More 

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Milton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

But there were just too many things wrong with the place, unfortunately. Was presented with a menu that had pictures of Corona on it. Great, it's a Mexican restaurant. I'll have one of those. "Sorry, we don't have Corona. But we have everything else on the list". Err, ok, how about a Coors Light? "No, we don't have that either".... More 

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Terrace, Canada
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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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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 

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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

Description

Feel in Mexico right in the heart of Vancouver, in our cozy Ponchos Mexican Restaurant, enjoy the flavors and the music of Mexico, live music on weekends. Find a friendly service, and delicious meals prepared right from scratch Delicious desserts bake right here at Ponchos. Every one is welcome!!!!!!! OPEN MONDAY TO SUNDAY 3 TO 11 PM FRI, SAT. SUNDAY OPEN AT 1.00 PM TO 11.00 PM
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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