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Pancho & Lefty's Cantina

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75-5719 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1738
808-326-2171
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice Place for Mexican Food

Stopped for a quick lunch here on the advice of another tourist and found the open air seating very enjoyable. Had a mixture of items between burgers and some "street style" carne asada tacos. Service was just a tad slow, but not too slow. Found the chips and salsa were very tasty and we went... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
AGsx52
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Wichita, Kansas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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230 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Stopped for a quick lunch here on the advice of another tourist and found the open air seating very enjoyable. Had a mixture of items between burgers and some "street style" carne asada tacos. Service was just a tad slow, but not too slow. Found the chips and salsa were very tasty and we went through several bowls of chips... More 

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Mona, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Service and food were very good. Open air seating was very comfortable. Prices not too bad. Would recommend to my friends.

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Victoria, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

If you are craving Mexican while in Kona there aren't a large number of choices, but this is a great location and the food was pretty good. The prices also seemed reasonable enough.

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MSP
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Had dinner here one evening. Place was only about half full but service was unbearably slow. Had an empty glass on several occasions that went unfilled for over 20 minutes. Food took way too long to arrive and was very bland when it did. Margarita was also very watered down. Chips and salsa were good as a positive. Try elsewhere...

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Golden Beach, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

Stumbled on this place for lunch and loved it. Great food, great service, nice atmosphere and views of the water and main street. Wish we had found this place earlier in our stay. I had fajitas and devoured them, others had fish and tostada and also enjoyed it. Complimentary corn chips and salsa on arrival - large serve, very nice.... More 

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

One of the better Margaritas in Kailua Kona and a very good chicken burger. We actually went twice for lunch as it was so good. The view from the deck is wonderful if you like to people watch and the service is very friendly.

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Livermore, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great location on the second floor with view of Kailua bay area. Off the busy Alli drive. Mexican food was non spicy and kind of bland. I had the chili Colorado and it was boring. Alcohol a little expensive and mixed drinks weak. Restrooms need major updating. Did have good views though

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

we ate there twice. The food was great both times, and the service was good. Staff was friendly. It is upstairs and not wheel chair accessible. Open air and all tables have a view of the ocean

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Mountain View, Hawaii
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I love to go to Pancho & lefty's to eat because the food really good . Except the last 2 times we went, the service went down hill . 1 and a half hour to get in and out for lunch . So the very pour service took away from the the good food. After we got our food never... More 

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Victoria, BC
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94 reviews 94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We climbed the stairs at 2:30pm to see if they have a happy hour. They do but it doesn't start until 3pm. That would have been nice to know before we climbed up a hill of stairs. But what the hey, we were there and liked it before. they also have a nice view of all the action going on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75-5719 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1738
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: 808-326-2171

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?