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El Poncho Mexican Restaurant

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440 South Mayo Trail, Pikeville, KY .41501
606-218-6007
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 6
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very Bland

The food had very little to no taste to me. The fajita have ZERO seasoning and is like eating boiled chicken. The onions and peppers are not even closed to be grilled. I will never eat here again.

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
iamthebosslady
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Pikeville, Kentucky
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16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pikeville, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The food had very little to no taste to me. The fajita have ZERO seasoning and is like eating boiled chicken. The onions and peppers are not even closed to be grilled. I will never eat here again.

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Pikeville, Kentucky
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love El Poncho's. This is my favorite of the Mexican Restaurants in Pikeville. The staff is always friendly and always plays with the kids. Large portions and reasonable prices. Just good friendly people.

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Ironton, OH
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Since El Azul was packed, I decided to try El Poncho. The pollo bandidio was relatively good but by no means the greatest but it was edible. I've eaten similar dishes at Mexican places all over the country and it's always made with grilled chicken but not in this case. This was either canned or boiled chicken that had been... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The food way okay, but not great. The tacos were made from preformed taco shells. Large portions & reasonable price.

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Pikeville, Ky.
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This place is great. The food is excellent, the staff is friendly, and the prices are not bad. If you're looking for good Mexican food, check this place out.

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Pikeville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I come here for lunch, when time is limited. Service is quick, efficient, courteous. Food tastes fresh, even the complementary chips and salsa are fresh. When I want to stay longer, I do not feel that I am being rushed. Prices are very fair for the quality and quantity of food they serve.

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Stratford, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

If you want a big cheap meal and don't care about ambience, this is your place. It most certainly is set in what was a conference room of the hotel the restaurant is in. The food was not astounding but also not bad. The hot sauce selection is appropriate. There is not too much choice downtown that is walkable. You... More 

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Evansville, Indiana, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This was close to the hotel. Good Food and good prices. We would recommend this to anyone staying in the area.

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Pikeville, Kentucky, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We are frequent visitors and ordr take out monthly. Average American Mexican food. The service is good but often the owner waits on tables.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Very friendly atmosphere and very friendly service. I ordered the shrimp and steak fajitas. They were very good. Others in my group got the quesadilla. I'm glad I didn't because the cheese they use is not my favorite...kind of bland. We came in with 10 people and they were very accommodating and seated us right away. Overall, I was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 440 South Mayo Trail, Pikeville, KY .41501
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Pikeville
  • Phone Number: 606-218-6007

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm

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