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Ponchos-Mexico Nuevo Restaurant

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601 Expressway 83, McAllen, TX
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12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Was good

Had some tacos and beers at the bar. The tacos were great and the carne asada was very tasty. Beer and food prices were reasonable. Walking distance to my hotel is a plus and if I was here another day I'd head back tomorrow.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
chris g
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had some tacos and beers at the bar. The tacos were great and the carne asada was very tasty. Beer and food prices were reasonable. Walking distance to my hotel is a plus and if I was here another day I'd head back tomorrow.

Thank chris g
McAllen, Texas
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I have eaten here several times and like to bring friends from out of town. The food is excellent with large portions, I always had to bring some home. They have a large menu. The service was excellent.

Thank Donna B
Huixquilucan, Mexico
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The food is quite good (flavourful, well prepared), but the place is kind of dirty, dark, old. They need an urgent update. The service is good.

Thank SergioMorilo
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Tried to go have a mothers day lunch. Botanas were $179 for 4 people, thats ridiculous. I walked out. No wonder there was no wait. Never stepping foot in an establishment that takes advantage of its customers because of the occasion, they were going to make a lot of profit anyways it was mothers day

1 Thank mzplayfull
Denton, Texas
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I tried a taco platter that included two beef tacos and a side of rice. The beef was seasoned very well, and I could tell that the flour tortillas were homemade. The side of rice was actually the most flavorful Mexican rice that I have ever tasted. I now realize that other places' were extremely bland. Another first is that... More 

Thank Kendra8489
Houston, Texas
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Close to the worst Mexican I have ever had. Chips were hard as rocks. Salsa was flavorless. Steak fajitas were overcooked, dry. It was obvious they precooked the meat and then just reheated when ordered. There are too many good Mexican places in McAllen to every try this place again.

Thank R N
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Food is overpriced, service is as bad as it gets, and the place is dirty. Enough to never make me go back.

Thank Linda Z
Fairfax, Virginia
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277 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I tried this place for Sunday breakfast since it was across the street from the hotel that I was staying at. The breakfast was buffet style except for some made to order items like pancake, eggs, quesadillas, etc. Best of all was the papaya. I love this especially with lots of lime squeezed on top. The papaya was absolutely ripe... More 

Thank 617BobR
Laguna Vista, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I thought the place was well decorated but that's about the only good thing I can say about this restaurant. As soon as I came in, we had to stop talking because I could not hear the person next to me. The mariachi was playing and it was really loud. I love commotion in a restaurant but this was too... More 

Thank Irene M
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is not my first time eating at this restaurant but had not been back for over a year. Tonight's experience was just HORRIBE! We ordered a Botana for 6 for $56.00 and we got what looked like a botana for 2 comparing to similar restaurants in the area like Taco Ole, Taco Palenque or Casa Del Taco. We had... More 

Thank Diana C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 601 Expressway 83, McAllen, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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