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Los Panchos de Charly Mexican Grill & Cantina

431 E St, San Diego, CA 92101-6111 (Downtown)
619-237-1320
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Ranked #1,513 of 4,067 Restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Great food, full of flavor.. Had the fajitas with chicken very very good!!! They had a live singer (every Thursday), very good voice, enjoyed his music!!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I went there during happy hour, when they offer margaritas at $5. I had some mini tacos, which were $2 each. I tried the crane asado, the chicken and the carnitas. All if them were really good, and the price was of course fantastic. You would probably need around 4 for a average sized lunch.

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Los Angeles, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Los Panchos is on the fringe of the Gaslamp Quarter. Good food, wide variety of Mexican appetizers and combination plates. We have eaten here several times and food is pretty consistent. Decent tacos and enchiladas, variety of seafood appetizers. Service can be a little slow but always personable. To be honest, we first stopped in because there was no line... More

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UK
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was our final day in San Diego at the end of a four week holiday stretching from South America all the way north. We were being collected from the Westin to be taken to the airport for our flight home and so were just looking for somewhere to chill out with lunch. Los Panchos seemed to fit the bill.... More

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Everett, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Worth the trip, slightly overpriced but the service made up for it. Margaritas were made to perfection and the rest if the drinks were a solid price.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

After getting sick from an allergic reaction to an ingredient in my meal, I was kicked out and told not to return. The "bouncer" threatened me and assaulted my girlfriend and her brother out of anger because of their dispute to the check and the inconsideration to my allergy. A police report was filed!

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I was there for dinner a little before 7 and since I thought it was happy hour, ordered a margarita. When the bill showed up, they had charged me the regular price and not the happy hour price. When I protested, the server told me that it was a bit after 7pm. My receipt has the time of 7:23pm when... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

After our shopping at macys (receipt 623 pm) we decided to stop at Los panchos for a drink. The bartender gave us the happy hour menu (they run happy hour between 3-7 pm)... We ordered the first round and at 655 we ordered a second round. At 715 we asked the check and we notice that the prices were not... More

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San Diego, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This has to be one of the worst taco shops around. They are very slow, not friendly and can't get orders right. Make sure to check your entire order before you leave because if you tell them not to put something in your burrito, they put extra. Even if you ask them if the order is right, they will lie... More

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Burnaby, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

You can pass by without noticing it but the savory smells are taking control on yourself and they grab you inside for an tasteful and delicious Mexican food. The staff is very profesional and following theirs recommendations you can't be disappointed.

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