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Los Panchos de Charly Mexican Grill & Cantina

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431 E St, San Diego, CA 92101-6111
619-237-1320
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Delicious Mexican food.

My boyfriend and I are from Vancouver, BC which has virtually no good Mexican food. Since we were visiting San Diego, the first thing we wanted to do was try good Mexican food. This restaurant happened to be nearby our hotel. The prices were fair and the food was pretty delicious. They served... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
AniaDeee
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I are from Vancouver, BC which has virtually no good Mexican food. Since we were visiting San Diego, the first thing we wanted to do was try good Mexican food. This restaurant happened to be nearby our hotel. The prices were fair and the food was pretty delicious. They served complimentary salsa and chips before our meals... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We tried Los Panchos on the recommendation of our airport driver. The salsa was fresh and delicious, the margarita was great, and the grilled fish tacos were the best I've had! Highly recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Went to this restaurant with a date. Our drinks were served very promptly as was our food. The drinks were very good and my Chile Verde was excellent! The live guitarist/singer was nice and not too overwhelming, as I was still able to enjoy a conversation with my date. I would highly recommend.

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Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

In 2014 already visited this place accidentally, so we already knew what to expect. We chose the right time because there was live music and it really sounded authentic. The portions are huge and mistakenly the waitress forgot a few things but she was helpful enough for us to enjoy the evening. We had to take a lot's of food... More 

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California Bay Area
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was the first time in my life I've sent back an entire meal. How do you wreck something as simple as chile rellenos and cheese enchiladas? The chile relleno tasted rotten, the Spanish rice tasted like it had come directly from being stored for a week in the refrigerator, and the refried beans oozed into the cheese enchilada that... More 

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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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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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Restaurant Details

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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