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Pancho Loco

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

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    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
Acceptable Food in Shabby Place

We used a restaurant.com deal to visit this place for the first time. I was somewhat turned off driving into the parking area. The parking lot is crumbling, the landscaping is full of weeds, and overall appearance is shabby. Service inside was attentive and the drinks and food was good. They... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Calhu
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Yes, it's divey, but the food and service is awesome. The fajitas are out of this world, I love the jerk wings, Dave's famous wings, the guac, the shrimp quesadilla, and so many more! They have awesome happy hour specials, awesome margaritas and dos quis amber on tap. My family loves this place and we come here as often as... More 

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Thank Nicole S
South Windsor, Connecticut
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173 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We used a restaurant.com deal to visit this place for the first time. I was somewhat turned off driving into the parking area. The parking lot is crumbling, the landscaping is full of weeds, and overall appearance is shabby. Service inside was attentive and the drinks and food was good. They specialize, not surprisingly, in Margaritas. Food was delivered hot... More 

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Thank Calhu
Vernon Rockville, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Been there a couple times. It is so dark and dirty. Decided to enjoy outside drinks and apps still dirty but not as dark. Appetizers fairly tasteless and drinks average. The menus are gross and sticky. They also allow smoking outside which was blowing in our directions. I can't comment on the dinners or lunches because we did not eat... More 

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Meriden, Connecticut
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Good food but a bit Americanized for me. Service was good considering it was a busy night and the balance of waitstaff to patrons seemed off

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Thank Tim-Lombardi
Vernon
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank Jeffrey M
Hartford, Connecticut
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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Thank Peter C
Vernon Rockville, Connecticut
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank cosmo660
Rock Island, Illinois
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Thank jltsc09355
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7 restaurant reviews
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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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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?