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Pancho's Mexican Restaurant

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2257 Fletcher Pkwy, El Cajon, CA 92020-2102
619-460-4202
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good family owned and operated Mexican restaurant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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El Cajon, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

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!

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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 

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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.

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Portland, Oregon
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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 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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 

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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 

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El Cajon, California
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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 

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San Diego, California
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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

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2010

I have been going to Pancho's for years. Their food is delicious, especially their salsa, their service is great, and the atmosphere is cute and relaxed. Please note that when ordering enchiladas, enchilada sauce has to be requested because they put salsa on them.

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Address: 2257 Fletcher Pkwy, El Cajon, CA 92020-2102
Phone Number: 619-460-4202
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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  • 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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