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Pancho's Mexican Restaurant

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2257 Fletcher Pkwy, El Cajon, CA 92020-2102
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Family owned restaurant that is a popular neighborhood place. The food and service is great....Noisy on a Friday/Saturday night

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
Pam J
Payson Az
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Payson Az
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Family owned restaurant that is a popular neighborhood place. The food and service is great....Noisy on a Friday/Saturday night

Thank Pam J
San Diego, California, Usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Poncho's sits on the same location as a former Mexican restaurant and while they have kept the decor mostly the same, the menu and preparation are certainly their own.. Since it's walking distance from my house, I can get the lunch special any time and the walk does me good. The dishes are quite authentic and I am a big... More 

Thank BigKev395
El Cajon, CA
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I live nearby and whenever I have a craving for FRESH Mexican food, I go to Pancho's. Every other Mexican restaurant fails in comparison to Pancho's...And I've tried many. Food is great, wait staff personably, service great (except slow on Thurs/Fri evenings due to crowds), atmosphere is casual and typical "Mexican" décor. Oh, and the peach margarita is fabulous!

Thank KatieCA
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My wife and I have eaten here twice in the past two weeks. Great enchiladas del mar. Good carnitas and enchiladas suizas, They don't shred their chicken in the suizas which they should - that is part of the standard preparation. Friendly, long term employees, bigger than it seems from the outside. Not like the commercial feeling I get at... More 

Thank Ron L
san diego, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We dine here about once a month...Exterior of building does not suggest housing a restaurant with good food--but the interior is cozy and the service is very good. The mexican food is authentic--we usually order fish tacos or enchiladas. Free parking in lot next to building. Moderately priced. Worth a visit.

Thank salesproSanDiego_Ca
Portland, Oregon
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253 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I was in the area, and chose this restaurant based on Yelp and TripAdvisor ratings. When I arrive at the address, I first thought the building was derelict, then saw that it was Open, and wondered whether or not I should go in. I am So glad I went in! I received great service throughout my meal. I received chips... More 

Thank TheDocIsOut
San Diego, California
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

We come here because it's close to home and has great food. We have kept coming over the years due to the great service and the spinach enchiladas. Our children have been coming with us since they were infants and I love that the waitresses and waiters know us and them. It's always a great dinner at Panchos. I would... More 

Thank Amie S
Lakeside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We'd been coming here a few times a year and had never remembered to write a review about this place and it's been to long now. We love the authentic mexican food dishes and my wife just raves about how well their beef is cook and the flavor it has when served in any of the dishes she had ordered... More 

Thank jsikes56
El Cajon, California
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99 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Had cheese enchiladas, my wife had a combo plate with enchiladas and beans. Rated the food average with the places like Roberto's,Sombrero's,Santana's. Not much filling in the enchilada's, refried beans were very runny rice and enchilada sauce taste like it came out of a can. For the two reviews I saw I was disappointed Service was very good,and did as... More 

Thank Mike M
San Diego, California
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103 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Enjoyed delicious margaritas with the complimentary yummy chips and salsa. They have crab cake enchiladas-Puerta Vallarta Enchiladas among the rest of their consistent good ole Mexican menu. Service was superb. I only wish they had queso dip. Convenient parking next door

Thank Williwillinui

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2257 Fletcher Pkwy, El Cajon, CA 92020-2102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: 619-460-4202

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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