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El Poncho Mexican Restaurant

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440 South Mayo Trail, Pikeville, KY .41501
606-218-6007
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 6
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not impressed

The food was ok, I have had better. They seem a bit disorganized, as they brought me someone else's order 3 times. They weren't that busy either. The local wait staff was friendly and inviting but the Mexican staff was probably the worst I have seen, they would ask you a question or say something... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
Donovan C
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Ashville
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Ashville
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101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

The food was ok, I have had better. They seem a bit disorganized, as they brought me someone else's order 3 times. They weren't that busy either. The local wait staff was friendly and inviting but the Mexican staff was probably the worst I have seen, they would ask you a question or say something and before you could answer... More 

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Thank Donovan C
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This is our favorite Mexican Restaurant in town. Service is great you are waited on quickly and food is always good.

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Thank Natasha B. W
Punta Gorda, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Here for late lunch. Margaritas were very good. We typically eat Ala carte at Mexican restaurants. My burrito lunch was bland, lots of food. Husband's chicken quesadilla had nearly a breast of chicken and he was very happy with the meal.

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Thank alfatuffee
Bryantsville, Kentucky
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A lot of food for your money. Typical Mexican restaurant with all the usual offerings. Service is quick and helpful.

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Thank JBDWINE
Acworth, Georgia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The place smells. The choices on the menu is nothing like what you will actually receive. I asked for steak carnita and they brought out flank steak that was way overcooked.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

I was charged 2.31 for my ice water, along with my margarita which was $5. Wanted to try the guacamole to see if I liked it, which I didn't, and was charged $3 for that. They acted like I had to pay for it and was stupid for saying no. I work in a restaurant, I know you can let... More 

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Thank amanda c
Pikeville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

El Poncho's is the best Mexican food you can get in Pikeville, KY. Yes, it is a little more expensive but the quality and quantity of food that you get is well worth it. The staff is so friendly and your waiter always makes sure everything is fine with you dining experience.

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Thank amanda41501
Pikeville, Kentucky
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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Thank iamthebosslady
Pikeville, Kentucky
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6 reviews
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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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Thank drbill67
Ironton, OH
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81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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