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Los Panchos de Charly Mexican Grill & Cantina

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Mexican
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431 E St, San Diego, CA 92101-6111
619-237-1320
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great service. Good food. Very loud music!

If it's late or a Sunday night pick this place. The food was surprisingly good. The wait service was great. Only drawback is the music was too loud to hear table conversation. 7/10

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Buckinghamshire ENGLAND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We have never had mexican before.We were going in TGI Fridays but staff just not there to welcome us so gave up.Just found Los Panchos by Chance.We ended up going there twice as it was that good.First night in had the rib eye steak.Just perfect.Second night a lamb dish,Top class in every way.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

If it's late or a Sunday night pick this place. The food was surprisingly good. The wait service was great. Only drawback is the music was too loud to hear table conversation. 7/10

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a typical Mexican restaurant; with indoor and outdoor seating. We sat outdoor and the service was very good although the waitress was the only one that day which caused her to forget certain items in the order. The quality and flavor of the food were excellent and the presentation of the food and quantities were better than expected.... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were looking for Mex food in a Gaslight area. This met our wants. Highlight was bubbling cheese appetizer with light, fresh tortillas. Rest of meal was generous portions, OK taste. Server busy, but attentive. We ate inside to avoid obnoxious smokers outdoors. Large, open windows, allowed smoke to invade restaurant. Maybe the food would have tasted better if we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Went here for an early dinner. Service was good, portions were pretty big for a decent price. Enjoyed the fish tacos.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The tasting appetiser plate was superb for two, the shrimp cerviche was awesome, the service was fast, friendly and helpful.Great value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Warm welcome, and they serve a very good chilaquiles dish. Prices are low, and they have a small terrace which is comfy. Loved it.

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Blaine, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Wednesday night, 10:30pm, in the Gaslamp Quarter and two couples are hungry. Several of the places we entered had stopped seating for food. We were walking to a suggested restaurant when from the corner of 4th and E, we spotted Los Panchos in the middle of a block. Lights were still on and so I walked in to see if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We sat outside at a tiny table which was fine because the surroundings were worth sitting out there! Great location in gas lamp district. We both got the surf and turf burrito....SO GOOD! Amazing cheese and meat :) Good beer prices also!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Wide range of mexican food which was very tasty. Service was friendly and prompt without rushing you. The happy hour, 3 -7pm adds value to this restuaruant that we really enjoyed.

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Address: 431 E St, San Diego, CA 92101-6111
Phone Number: 619-237-1320
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 431 E St, San Diego, CA 92101-6111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 619-237-1320

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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