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Pachanga Mexicana

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1802 5th St, Eureka, CA 95501-073
(707) 442-2587
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 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
    3 of 5 stars
Great Food and Great Service

This place has great Mexican food. The service has been spot on every time I have been there. It is a family owned and run establishment, so the people that work there want you to enjoy your visit and it shows.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Melissa M
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Eureka, California
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17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Eureka, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This place has great Mexican food. The service has been spot on every time I have been there. It is a family owned and run establishment, so the people that work there want you to enjoy your visit and it shows.

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Eureka, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This restaurant used to be good. It used to be fresh. It used to have flavor. It used to be a pleasure to eat there. They still do you have have incredible jalapeno poppers roasted and Friday fresh every day. However, it ends there. The salsa is now thin and weak. They're spicy salsa taste like enchilada sauce.The beans were... More 

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I like all their Mexican fare. Everything is prepared fresh and it taste like it. Love the Enchiladas. I like the spinach/potato/cheese ones.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This had to be the worst, bland tasting "Mexican" food I have ever experienced. I ordered some kind of super burrito for almost 10 bucks (this is at lunch time), and that is all I got. The tortilla was somewhat burnt and the fixings were as bland as eating paper. I ordered chicken as the meat and it was cold.... More 

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colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This was probably the Worst Mexican food I have ever eaten. Starting with the tortilla chips that were made with flour tortillas and tasted like cardboard. There did not seem to be any spice used in anything. The only chilis I saw were in a poster on the wall. Chicken in the burrito was cold and the tortilla was burned.... More 

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Eureka, cA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Having cut back on eating out of late it was a pleasure to dine with our guests at Pachanga again. Let's start with that margarita. Pachanga uses only natural ingredients in all of their offerings and features seasonal margaritas. At our adorable server's suggestion I went for the double (it was a long day) and just had to laugh out... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Run by a wonderful family, including abuelita, 11 year old Veronica, and Belum, this is the best Mexican in Humboldt County. We are locals who come here often for lunch or dinner, loving the fresh chili rellenos, the fresh, local produce, vegetarian options, fajitas and much much more. Our family, ages 5 to 96, and friends all have their favorites!... More 

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Bayside, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

A lot of people raved about this place, so maybe my expectations were too high, but i thought the food tasted like a Banquet TV dinner.

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Arcata, California
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Pachenga's is great Mexican made with locally grown organic vegetables. Belum makes her own tortillas and salsas using fresh ingredients such as cabbage and chilies according to her family's Mexican recipes. They make orders with tofu, spinach, potatoes, and other ingredients if you prefer to leave off the meat or dairy. Lovely place to eat, wonderful family, good eats!

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Hakalau, Hawaii
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This place is great for the bland pallatte, not too spicy and lots of head lettuce sliced this. Sort of a glorified Taco Bell. Afterall, it used to be a "Taco Bell". Not really my favorite kind of food, but clean and may be just the ticket for some. A little noisy with terrible acoustics inside.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1802 5th St, Eureka, CA 95501-073
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Eureka
  • Phone Number: (707) 442-2587

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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