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Pancho Loco

Italian, Mexican
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218 Talcottville Rd, Vernon Rockville, CT 06066
(860) 871-1819
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Stay local for the locos

I have been going to this little place in Vernon for 5 years. Yes the booths have seen better days. Sure they could be more tidy. It is probably the best Tex/Mex place in the area. Notice I didnt say it was a mexican resturant. the Chips are solid but the salsa is where its at. The best freshly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Jeffrey M
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Vernon
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Vernon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I have been going to this little place in Vernon for 5 years. Yes the booths have seen better days. Sure they could be more tidy. It is probably the best Tex/Mex place in the area. Notice I didnt say it was a mexican resturant. the Chips are solid but the salsa is where its at. The best freshly chopped... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My girlfriend and I met another couple out for dinner and drinks. Fantastic margaritas, very large and potent. Dave's Wings were excellent and the food was good. Wait staff was very friendly and attentive. We will definitely be going back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Last minute decision turned out great. Margaritas were very good. Quesadilla was very tasty. Shrimp fajitas were excellent as were the carna asada. Well worth the trip.

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Rock Island, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We have been going to Poncho Loco since 2009. we now live in Saratoga Springs NY and drive down there to go to Poncho Loco. The staff is great and food is out of this world! Very authentic Mexican. They have awesome Ultimate Margaritas too!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Peach Margarita was tasteless, chicken flatutas has no salsa and over cooked, chicken taco was tasteless and overcooked. I used the cheese whiz version of queso on chicken. Hard taco shells stale, pork was horrible tasted funny, beef was acceptable. My bf bent his fork on the burrito tough and contained zucchini. Yes people I said zucchini. Desserts were acceptable... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Several months since I have visited but we stopped for the one time because the parking lot is always busy. The restaurant itself seems to have been converted from a home which presents a somewhat clunky atmosphere. The food was good but very bland in flavor, filling but not exceptional enough for the price. Seems to make lots of people... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Driving by you would never know this place has the best Margarita's and excellent selection of freshly made Mexican food. Great place to have fun and kick back with a group of friends. Atmosphere very casual and the bell will always ring when sizzling fajitas as served. My favorite is Dave's Wings, sweet and spicy treat.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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106 reviews 106 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A few of us got together here for drinks and dinner, we had a good time for sure. Food ok not complaining just not impressed. Drinks and the company made the evening for sure.. Staff and service Good..

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Vernon, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Taken out for my birthday and chose to go to Poncho Locos as I really wanted some of their ribs. Good as usual, fell right off the bone. Recommend this restaurant

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Vernon, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

I took some of my coworkers to poncho loco for lunch, I had a gift certificate- the customer service was awesome! The prices were reasonable! Very satisfied and definitely will go there again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 218 Talcottville Rd, Vernon Rockville, CT 06066
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Vernon Rockville
  • Phone Number: (860) 871-1819

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?