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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 #1,026 of 2,788 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
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Authentic mexican food delivered with great service and understanding of children's requirements. Famnily run restaurant where the wife was very helpful in helping us order and then the food was superb.

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

This is the first time that I've ever felt compelled to warn people not to go somewhere. Poncho's looked really promising at first. Cute little place, a mariachi band was playing, the menu looked decent, complimentary nachos and salsa....and then it went downhill. Bad service...to the point where my friend ate his fajita with no tortilla or sauces...more like some... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011 via mobile

I spent most of my life in Southern California and so while I have high standards, the food at this place is bad even for Vancouver. The real issue is not the food quality but that it has no rich or spicy flavor. When the owner asked me how I liked the food she flat out said she caters to... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2010

The service was almost too rushed. We barely sat down and the waitress asked what we wanted to order. We ordered a drink first and then as the she stood waiting at our table we felt we had to order our food as well, not busy enough in the restaurant to move us through quickly. Anyhow beer is cheap, the... More

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Spokane, WA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2009

We were in the mood for Mexican, so we went somewhere close. Some things were excellent (salsa, guacamole, service, quick arrival of meal) while others were average or a bit "ho hum" (store-bought tortilla chips, meat needed more seasoning/marinating, rice a bit bland, atmosphere a bit drab). Vancouver being a city of great restaurants of all types, there's no reason... More

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North Vancouver
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2009

We've been going to Poncho's for over 20 years. The menu changes some with time, but the food, atmosphere, and owners are still the best! It's homey, noisy and lots of fun, and the food can't be beat! If you want a truly mouth-watering dinner with a variety of flavours, try either the Carne Mexicana or the Carne Tampequena. If... More

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Cleveland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2008

My husband and i stumbled across Poncho's on our last night in Vancouver (had it been our first night i think we would have eaten there every night). It was packed to rafters with locals ( surely a good sign) but we didn't have to wait long to be served. We were treated to a huge bowl of complimentary nachos... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2008

another local favorite.

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2008

Besides the cozy atmosphere, the menu offers more than fajitas and nachos.

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2008

My favourite Vancouver Mexican!

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