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“Not authentic Mexican, stale food” 1 of 5 stars
Review of La Pachanga Mexican Restaurant

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La Pachanga Mexican Restaurant
56 Highway 441, Clayton, GA 30525
706-782-7247
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Ranked #26 of 48 Restaurants in Clayton
Cuisines: Mexican
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Victoria, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Not authentic Mexican, stale food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

La pachanga will not be revisited. The food was stale, bland and overcooked. The staff were rude and indifferent. Indeed, it is one of the few times I have ever felt uncomfortable visiting a restaurant. Not a bargain.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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393 reviews 393 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
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398 helpful votes 398 helpful votes
“Reasonable ($9.99) Sunday buffet with ample selections, fresh quality food and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

La Pachanga used to be a weekly favorite, great food, reasonable prices, wonderful service, nice people. Then due to work circumstances, which took us to Atlanta so much and often ate in Tucker at another Mexican Restaurant (which I have reviewed)...so we weren't so hungry for Mexican while at home...Basically we got out of the habit of coming to La Pachanga.

La Pachanga still has its wonderful staff people and great service, and a good and varied menu with selections for all appetites and budgets.

Recently they have also added a great idea, from 1100am to 300pm, a very reasonable Sunday buffet for $9.99. I have taken in the buffet the last two Sunday's.

Now let me tell you what is included...chicken and beef fajitas, the tortillas are brought out separately to your table, hot in foil, chicken and beef enchiladas, rice, beans, chicken fingers, ribs, pallela, green salad of several differing types including spinach, mixed greens, pasta, fresh guacamole, sour cream, many dressings, carrots, cucumbers, olives.

To top it off they finish with buffet dessert tray with fresh fruit and various Mexican desserts, ..that is if you have room left after sampling their buffet.

The food is out a little after 1100am and the place is fairly full by 1200 noon. The staff is attentive and responsive. So whats not to like?

Give La Pachanga a try. they are long time establishment in the area and have always given good service and good food. In a small town with 4 stars even though a ways down the TA list, they are still delivering good quality at reasonable prices. Once in a while for Cinco de Mayo, they even have a Mariachi Band...

Whether eating on Sundays or during regular hours give them a try.

Best wishes to La Pachanga and Staff.

May 19 2013

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Clayton, Georgia
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“It used to be our favorite”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I wish I knew. Suddenly the food began to taste very generic...as if it were out of a can. Sauce verde has no flavor. We were good customers but it's sorta like velveeta and hamburger now to our tastes. Excellent service and prices.

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“Awesome food and service!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

While visiting for our annual trip we found this gem after a terrible experience up the road (manriques). The food was terrific, the margaritas were the best but the salsa "brown sauce" was amazing!! We had carna asada and chicken fajitas, loved it. I've actually eaten here several times and will be sure to stop by any chance I get. We loved the "brown sauce" so much I had to have some to go!! Wish they were closer to Atlanta!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Always a good meal and easy on the pocket book @ LaPachanga”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

with veg and non veg selections, the great folks at LaPachanga always treat you well, good food, nice inside, clean and food is hot and well cooked and served...enjoy! this was our weekly favorite for years, only stopped coming as we get our Mexican now in Atlanta when in the area on business.

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