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“just average” 3 of 5 stars
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Pancho's
Court Square, Carlisle, England
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Ranked #121 of 272 Restaurants in Carlisle
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
dumfriesshire
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“just average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

visited on a sunday night with 3 friends having never had mexican food before. had chilli prawns to start which were very tasty, unfortunately no cutlery was brought to eat it with and eventually had to take it off another table. felt the main course came to quickly and the whole meal was rushed. no interaction at all with the staff who appeared to be uninterested. average food at above average prices and seemed to be lacking in any atmosphere

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Top marks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

Tried the Tapas menu last night and enjoyed the meal immensely. Service was fast and helpful, the bill was very reasonable. This coupled with a fun atmosphere made this a great place to eat.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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108 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 86 cities Reviews in 86 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Looking forward to something Mexican, but this was a serious let-down. It seemed to be enjoyed by a young crowd limbering up for their Friday night binge-drink in Botchergate, but there was little to recommend it to anyone else.

The meal was meant to be a vegetable dish, but was so drowned in cheese as to be laughable, Any Mexican taste - or any taste of anything - was barely discernable. Made sure I avoided this on my return trip and would not recommend it.

A shame, as it's in such a good position near the station and City Centre....

  • Visited March 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Retford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Excellent Tapas, Excellent Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We went here to eat for a snack, so took advantage of the 3 for £9 tapas deal. What we got, apart from good, friendly service, was 3 plates of tasty, well-presented food that fed us for the day. It's basic in terms of decor, but good, wholesome food, and right next door to the railway station and the Hallmark Hotel, both of which are considerably more expensive places to eat.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Venice, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Poor Quality and Overpriced”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Food overcooked, chicken fajitas so dry was hard to swallow. Noise level very high even when not busy difficult to hear the staff. Second time ive been second time disappointed.....

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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