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Pancho's Mexican Food

1231 Johnson Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 545-0994
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Ranked #174 of 257 restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 20, 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Food was good. Staff was exceptional. We asked if they had fried ice cream and they said they ran out of ice cream and went out and bought ice cream just for our dessert. They also helped us find fun things to do in the area...

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San Francisco
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We were seeking a hole-in-the-wall restaurant for some good mexican fare, what we found was an over-priced restaurant serving a mediocre lunch. They have a huge selection of items on the menu, but nothing special or even appealing. The portions are huge. My daughter's burrito was the size of a presto log. She didn't even know where to begin. I... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

I would never have picked this place w/o the reviews - located btw a drug store & a nail place - but I'd go back in a minute. Lots of veggie alternatives too.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

This is in quite a random location but don't be put off. We went on a Thursday night and although very quiet, we had a good meal. The margaritas are enormous and he put an extra shot in no charge. We ate beef nachos followed by cheese enchiladas and chicken fajitas. The nachos were the best bit, cheesy, meaty, lots... More

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Reston, VA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Typical sonoran fare. Friendly staff, restaurant seemed full of regulars even on a Monday night which was impressive.

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I've gone to Pancho's a couple of times in the past month. Underwhelmed. The place is cute and bright and the hostess is friendly, but the food is average at best. Had the torta special last time and there was so little meat in the sandwich I literally opened it up to look. Lunch platters are uninspired.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Pancho's is a great local place that is owned by a family that immigrated from Mexico. The brought all their recipes including the best Salsa around. They will make anything you like even if its not on the menu. I always enjoy the Pastor(marinated Pork) as a plate or in a burrito. Great value for the price.

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California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2009

Variety of Mexican style dishes. Daily specials. Friendly service. Sizzling fajitas very good. You won't get heartburn here - dishes cooked with vegetable oil - not lard, Mexican sodas, beers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2008

awesome chimmy changuas

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Paso Robles, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2008

They have pretty good mexican food (considering that this area lacks good Mexican restaurants) and great service.

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