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Don Pancho's Cantina

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Bar, Vegetarian, Pub, Diner, Mexican
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1200 Armory Dr, Ste D, Franklin, VA 23851
+1 757-516-8622
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Welcome To Don Pancho's Cantina Are you in search of that unique blend of...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good eats

Fast & Friendly, well worth the time. more than enough to eat and very consistent. Would recommend for friends or family.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Suffolk, Virginia
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Suffolk, Virginia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Fast & Friendly, well worth the time. more than enough to eat and very consistent. Would recommend for friends or family.

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yorktown virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

i just happened by this place when I was in Franklin for some business--just to stop for a bite the menu was very varied-and I wondered if the individual items would be any good wow--was I pleased! my item---haha---Lunch special #20 (they have like 30 specials for lunch!) it was perfectly prepared---and enormous! I didn't eat again for three days!... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I went last Thursday during rush hour with my friends and it was really good. For how busy it was, the servers handle it really good. The food was good and the service was great. We had the owner wait on us which I think was a plus. The owner who serves on you definitely shows how much he cares... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

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
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

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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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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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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
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17 reviews
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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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columbus
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61 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 Armory Dr, Ste D, Franklin, VA 23851
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 757-516-8622

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 18
  • Cuisine: Bar, Vegetarian, Pub, Diner, Mexican

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!
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?