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Pancho Loco

218 Talcottville Rd, Vernon Rockville, CT 06066
(860) 871-1819
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Cuisines: Italian, Mexican
Most recent review
- Apr 28, 2014
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23 reviews from our community

34% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We were brought here by friends who are "regulars". They told us of the many energy and ecological things the owner has done. He recycles the oil, he has energy efficient lighting, and ac and many other things. The owner does a lot for the community. The interior has all be redone just recently. The new wood floors are beautiful.... More

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Ellington, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

One time I got food. And it was the last time. all of their food is microwaved and salty. the burito has the really hard ends which screams I WAS MICROWAVED FOR YOU!. While I would never ever eat here, I would go for the drinks. They are cheap and strong! 2 drinks probably $ 14.00 later your smashed lol... More

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Vernon, CT
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My husband and I have been to Pancho Loco a couple of times, and done take out once. When eating in the food has not been great (ordered items such as steak, burritos, and shrimp). When doing take out we stuck with basic items such as enchiladas and tacos, and enjoyed the food much more. It seems like it might... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Okay, I usually do not write negative reviews, especially about an independently owned restaurant in my local area. Also, I am the easiest eater on the planet to please. But this is arguably the worst Mexican food I've ever had, in my life, and I've been to Mexico three times. My margarita was basically undrinkable. Sorry, when Applebee's 5 miles... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Wonderful service, terrific food and great atmosphere. Can't beat this restaurant for the best Mexican food around. Have had practically everything on the menu and nothing has been a disappointment. Service has always been above terrific and the atmosphere is just wonderful. Everything is homemade and delicious.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

The drinks were fine but the food is packaged or frozen. My mai tai came in a beer glass. We ordered jalapeño poppers( frozen). They ran out if shrimp , so no cocktail for me.The guacamole tasted packaged and queso canned. I mixed it with the salsa. I ordered the 2 item from lunch special. Nothing special there! The waitress... More

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Manchester, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

-horrible presentation -tasteless decor -dirty -outdated -waitress had the worst breath I've ever smelled

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11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

ate there recently at happy hour, thought the food was better then Taco bell, but that is not much of an endorsement, unless you love taco bell. the food was not bad, but it was bland and by the end I kind of felt like I should have gone to Taco Bell, at least i would not have felt like... More

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Wanaque, New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Odd when we arrived there was a special on the margaritas. 50 cents for a flavor amazingly went to 1.00 by the time we sat down. Switch and bait . Bait and switch. Ordered frozen...even though it was close to a hundred degrees outside...may have been why mine wasn't frozen. My chimichanga had what tasted like Cheez Whiz on it... More

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I'm all for eating local and not at chain restaurants but...well Pancho Loco just disappoints me every time. Last time I was there the service was good, food was fast... but it tasted like fast food. The chips were uninspired and the food itself just tasted blah. I don't know if it matters but the 3 or 4 times I've... More

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