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Don Pancho's Cantina

1200 Armory Dr, Ste D, Franklin, VA 23851
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Ranked #14 of 32 Restaurants in Franklin
Price range: $4 - $18
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Dinner
Description: Welcome To Don Pancho's Cantina Are you in search of that unique blend of flavor, spice and excitement that comes as something exclusive to the experience of dining in an authentic Mexican restaurant? Are you tired of experiencing the same old, generic Mexican themed establishments and want to eat somewhere that tastes and feels like the real thing? Then Don Pancho’s Cantina is the place for you!Don Pancho’s Cantina is the leading Mexican dining establishment in all of Franklin, Virginia. We go to great lengths in order to make sure that we offer our customers the best Mexican dining experience anywhere in the state, and we do so with great passion and pride. In our years of experience operating out of Franklin, Don Pancho’s has cultivated an outstanding reputation for both our superb level of customer service as well as our great food and family friendly atmosphere.At Don Pancho’s we even cater to parties and large group gatherings. Our friendly, dedicated staff as well as our array of live performance bookings all serve to ensure an unforgettable night out. After all, we at Don Pancho’s understand that Mexican dining is as much about the atmosphere as it is about the food and we endeavor to provide it to our clients in the most authentic fashion that is possible!Don Pancho’s Cantina also offers special discount prices on all of our foods for senior citizens as well as our war heroes. Furthermore, our takeout service allows you to take real Mexican food home with you and save yourself the trouble of cooking today make a reservation or come on down!
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English first
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

CLOSING EARLY!? Clearly posted everywhere that they close at 9am on Sunday! Drove over an hour to get to this place because of their reviews and as we walk in they tell me sorry we are closing early. SERIOUSLY!? All these 5 star reviews must just be their employees trying to bulk up their true mediocreness. Very unprofessional.

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Courtland, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Food is pretty good...Service is pretty good..some waiters/waitresses better than others. Place is overall pretty good..Frank-----he's just awesome eye candy! (and no..my husband dont my me looking). The ONLY thing that is negetive is paying for the white sauce! We've been to 'alot' of mexican restruants ... even on the west coast and never been anywhere else that charges for... More 

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Franklin, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Don Panchos is one of the cleanest, friendliest restaurants in Franklin. There service is good, their mixes drinks are made just right, and their food is good. A little on the spicy side though. I generally order their cheese and mushroom quesadilla. This place has been in Franklin for at least 10 years and has moved locations once definitely adding... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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409 reviews 409 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Good food and fast lunch service - you can't get much better than that. Would go back again when I am in the area. Very easy to find just in front of Lowe's in a strip plaza.

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Brussels, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Food was terrible. Good salsa and margarita, decent service - and thats about it. I had taco/enchilada platter, the others had chicken/beef (shoe leather) platters.. Food was dry, bland, like it was old. Restaurant is dirty and needs a good scrubbing/repairs.

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New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

If this is the Mexican restaurant in the plaza across the street from the hotel, then it's a winner! The restaurant is cozy with great decor. The staff was very friendly and the service was great. The food was very tasty and the price was reasonable.

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Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Food was good! Got better service and acknowledgement from bartender than waiter! Food hot, good, atmosphere fair for its location! Best meal in Franklin!

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012 via mobile

We went at 830 on a saturday..we were meeting co-workers for drinks and a lite dinner..We asked at the entrance and ask if it was too late as they closed in 30 min..we were told to come on in..when we were seated at the bar the lady told us we had time for 1 drink as she was counting her... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011 via mobile

Festive atmosphere and good food. TV's add a sports bar feel to the bar side of the restaurant.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2008

Atmosphere is great and food is good.

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Additional Information about Don Pancho's Cantina

Address: 1200 Armory Dr, Ste D, Franklin, VA 23851
Phone Number: 7575168622
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Franklin
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 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 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 18
Cuisine: Mexican

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