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Poncho's of Ottawa

Mexican, American
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429 South Main Street, Ottawa, KS 66067
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It's an Ottawa thing

We get the chips and cheese and their version of chile rellenos, which is more like an egg roll. I LOVE the mild salsa. If you think it's mexican, it isn't really. It's Poncho's version of mexican. The ground beef has no seasoning. The american fare is good: cheeseburgers, pork tenderloin, etc.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2014
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Spring Hill, Kansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This restaurant is definitely a dive...severely outdated decor,filthy as you walk in,sticky,dirty tables...the food is very poor...the refried beans were very runny/watery,the Mexican rice was like a dry gulch in moistness and flavour,the burrito had absolutely no Mexican flair in taste nor texture...wrose was the care in presentation of the food,the service,and the reception when paying for the disgusting meal... More 

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Ottawa, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is not your authentic Mexican food, more American. Having said that, if you want good food at a very good price, this is where we go. Great place to pop into for a value lunch. The staff is very friendly & helpful. Not an fancy place, just comfortable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We get the chips and cheese and their version of chile rellenos, which is more like an egg roll. I LOVE the mild salsa. If you think it's mexican, it isn't really. It's Poncho's version of mexican. The ground beef has no seasoning. The american fare is good: cheeseburgers, pork tenderloin, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We were passing through Ottawa around dinner time. I checked trip advisor for restaurant info. This placed had great reviews so we went to check it out. Everyone was so nice right when we walked in the door. We started with chips and cheese dip...it was great!!! Then we got a cheeseburger and cottage fries and the super cheese burrito.... More 

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Ottawa, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Service here is Out of this World., The Food is Phenominally Perfect in every way., The Value is so awesome. Love coming here & feeding the family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We love it at Ponchos! They not only have amazing Mexican food but we can go in and get the BEST Cheeseburger and cottage fries that Ottawa has!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Poncho's has great owners and staff. The food is american with an Ottawa dusting of Mexican on some dishes. Since our first visit in 1996, we get the same thing almost every time: "chili rellenos", chips and cheese sauce and lots of mild sauce. The "rellenos" are more like egg rolls but we have grown to really like them (8/10).... More 

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Ottawa, Kansas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Not that you would think the place was anything to get excited about by looking at it but... once you sit down and begin eating, you begin to understand. They have everything from hamburgers and fries to burritos and beans. The wait staff are very friendly and attentive. Great food at a good value

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Ottawa, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

No margaritas! Also, there is something funny about salsa served in a squeeze bottle. The chips are not offered with the meal. There is a charge for them. This place has some very loyal local customers, but I am really not fond of this place.

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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

I love this place, the food is great and very resonable. Such friendly people a long way to travel from England but worth the air fare!!

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Address: 429 South Main Street, Ottawa, KS 66067
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Ottawa
Cuisine: Mexican, American

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  • Address: 429 South Main Street, Ottawa, KS 66067
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Ottawa

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

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