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“More a dinner show” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pancho Villa's Mexican Grill Restaurant & Entertainment

Pancho Villa's Mexican Grill Restaurant & Entertainment
10210 Juniper Ave, Fontana, CA 92335
909-356-0906
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Ranked #2 of 192 Restaurants in Fontana
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Description: One of the best kept secrets in Southern California, known as the first restaurant in the Inland Empire to offer an authentic Mexican dining experience. We are the home of the World’s Greatest Mariachi Internacional de Mexico de Francisco J. Jara. Whether you you’re looking for a contemporary environment or a romantic setting, this is the place. Pancho Villa’s Mexican Grill & Entertainment is a unique four level theater style restaurant that offers a festive dining experience, creating memories that will last a life time. Pancho Villas is a socially and environmentally conscious restaurant that not only strives to deliver a unique dining experience but “Where celebrating becomes an experience”. Visit our NEWLY REMODELED restaurant; you will be impressed by our modern rustic look offering a contemporary yet romantic setting.
Mammoth Lakes
1 review
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“More a dinner show”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012 via mobile

If you care more about the mariachi than good food then this is your place..but the portions are small, drinks weak and expensive and food not that great.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
San Diego, California
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“More Las Vegas style showroom than a restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

The mariachi show is simply terrific. With a front line of seven violins and most of the musicians also singing, solo and in chorus, it is spectacular. The cavernous room is separated into several areas: a bar area with table seating on high stools, a conventional dining room with tables and booths, and a Las Vegas style show seating at long tables in front of the stage area. Three of us ate there on a weekend night and the place was packed, particularly including large Mexican-American family groups celebrating anniversaries and birthdays. In fact, the commentary from the MC was in Spanish. While traditional, the food was not especially memorable and we were obviously paying for the entertainment at maybe two times the pricing of more regular Mexican cuisine. We were fortunate to be seated at a booth to the side of the show seating and had a direct view of the stage, which would not have been the case if we had been seated further back towards the front entrance in that part of the dining room and bar areas. The service was pretty good and, as we discovered, their ‘strong’ house special margarita packs a punch more than most. It was good we had a dedicated driver! We would go again, but for the show and ambiance – not the food.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Rialto, California
1 review
“light”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2011

please put more lights way too dark food is ok great atmosphere though

Visited February 2011
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“excellent! Authentic deliciuos mexican...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2010 via mobile

excellent! Authentic deliciuos mexican cuisine, atmosphere and ambience! The best mariachi in l.a county wonderful for any occasion any day of the week! The service could be a little better but that's because it gets paaacccckkkkeeeedddd on weekends! Not to mention sunday brunch is great! I give it 5 stars and 2 thumbs up!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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