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Baxter, MN
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Upbeat Atmosphere

There's always a lot of energy at Poncho's and Lefty's. The servers are pleasant. They always greet you with chips, salsa and a smile. The food is decent. I think the fajitas are very good.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
Kimberly B
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Brainerd, Minnesota
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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

There's always a lot of energy at Poncho's and Lefty's. The servers are pleasant. They always greet you with chips, salsa and a smile. The food is decent. I think the fajitas are very good.

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Little Falls, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We have only a few meals that we like here but, we always have the Garlic Mashed Potatoes. No one makes them better. The food is average to good. Prices are about average. No bad experiences.

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Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Poncho's is a fun place for some Mexican Fare. When you are seated you will receive Chips and Salsa (you can ask for hotter). They have some great early evening Happy Hour Food Specials- Nacho's, Tacos... My favorite is the Chicken Tortilla Soup.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We tried the $9.95 all can eat Fajitas. Unfortunately the chicken was really dry. We even questioned whether they had just warmed up some frozen pre-cooked Tyson Fajita chicken strips. The free salsa that came with the chips was like thick tomato sauce. They would do well to replace it with the salsa that came with the fajitas, which at... More 

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We come here a few times per year (especially for the free birthday meal) I love the Rosa's Chimichanga...but I prefer the white sauce over red or green. I dislike that it's over $2 to substitute it. Good chips & Salsa!

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you're looking for a decent place to eat look elsewhere. This place misses the mark on just about everything but service. I visited with family, 4 adults and 4 children. The atmosphere is slightly more creative than usual but still cheap, outdated, and dirty. I couldn't get over the disgusting feeling of the table we were at which was... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Ive eaten here numerous times and found it to be a good Americanized Mexican restaurant. Lots of seating so waits are short. Portions are plentiful and comparable to most other restaurants of this nature. Restaurant was clean and staff was friendly. Bar selection was also typical. Never left hungry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Good food, a little on the spicy side which is good for my husband, not for me. Not authentic tho. Great portions. Friendly staff!

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Minneapolis, MN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I don't think I have ever written a 1 star review, but this restaurant earned it tonight. We have a cabin in the area and have tried many of the restaurants in the area. We remembered Poncho & Leftys being 'good enough' from a previous visit, but we will never return. The food was tasteless - even the salsa (which... More 

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Kenai, Alaska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Good southwestern Mexican food, not traditional Mexican though. But is good none the less, Fajitas are very good, and steamy hot. Exceptional margaritas including the monster mango that we had. Waitresses could do better, if they would stop walking as they buzzed past your table asking how things are. Gone on by before you can even reply or ask for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Baxter, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Baxter

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 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
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?