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La Panchita

67 W Main St, Smithtown, NY
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Ranked #16 of 97 restaurants in Smithtown
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- Oct 8, 2013
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English first
Commack, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We have been eating at La Panchita for a few years now and it has never disappointed. The food and service is always reliably good and the prices are reasonable. The Sangria is also very good. While the place could use some updating interior design wise..it remains a solid place to eat when in the mood for Mexican food.

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Selden, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is a spectacular restaurant and my family and I keep coming back. We come for birthdays, anniversaries and a few times in between for no reason at all. We have also brought others here and they have always loved the experience. The food has always been delicious and this last time it was even better than in the past.... More

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Long Island City, New York
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226 reviews 226 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Found the food is very good. Fresh and the tacos are so good. Atmosphere is ok. Can use a revamping. Love the sangria

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slcas332
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Unusual salsa, almost pickled tasting, but it was still good. We all enjoyed our food, the service was friendly and prompt. Not too much atmosphere to the restaurant itself, but don't let that deter you.

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florida, usa
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80 reviews 80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Being on Long Island 2 months a year has it's advantages, especially when we look forward to dining at La Panchita. We have been there dozens of times over the past twenty years, and it is consistently excellent. The biggest problem I have is deciding what dish to try, but I usually end up with Pollo & Camarones Costa Del... More

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Long Island, NY
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Great food, good service ( I have noticed it slipping slightly in recent months), very reasonable prices. Our favorite local Mexican place.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012 via mobile

The food is pretty good and they fill you up. The place is a little outdated but my girl and I keep going back. We have been there at least 10 times by her request, and with no objection from me. Parking is a little tough sometimes.

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Smithtown, New York
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102 reviews 102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

This restaurant is consistently good! Every time I've been here, which is numerous times, the food and service is always excellent. They always honor your reservations. The wait staff is always friendly and attentive. It's always booked to capacity when you go there on weekends, so that tells you just have favorable this establishment is!

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Smithtown, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

I have been coming to this place since it was Casa Margarita in the 70's-80's. Has changed hands a few times and is now a shadow of their former self. Just OK Mexican food.

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Ronkonkoma, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

I had the breaded veal with pineapple salsa, black beans and rice. It was one of the top 10 meals I have ever had in my life. Some of the meals I refer to were in Heidelberg Germany, Salzburg Austria, Sedona Arizona, Hugo’s in Las Vegas just to name a few. If you are anywhere in driving distance, go there,... More

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