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Pancho's Mexican Restaurant

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2257 Fletcher Pkwy, El Cajon, CA 92020-2102
+1 619-460-4202
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San Diego, CA
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated right away. Chips and salsa arrived a moment later. Drinks arrived promptly. Margarita was wonderful as was my Tostada Grande. No one at our table of 5 had any complaints about the food or service. I will mention it was a Sunday at 4 pm so not busy.

Thank BrokenBranches
San Diego, California
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Pancho's is a family owned restaurant that we have been going to for years. There is a great selection of Mexican food on the menu and very yummy margaritas to choose from. The food is excellent and they will fix it any way you like. The staff are very welcoming and professional and treat you like you are a guest... More 

Thank Rlpmomma
San Diego
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215 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

This place looks a little long in the tooth but he food was pretty good. There were four of us and the staff was providing good service. The food was predictable Mexican. This place is in our neighborhood, so I'd want to support it. However, after two meals there, I don't have that feeling of wanting to go there every... More 

Thank Jay A
San Diego, CA
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199 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

Popular long time restaurant in the area. Food is always reliable. Service team is friendly. Large interior means you can sit with a group and feel cozy.

Thank Connie B
Payson Az
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2015

Family owned restaurant that is a popular neighborhood place. The food and service is great....Noisy on a Friday/Saturday night

Thank Pam J
San Diego, California, Usa
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Poncho's sits on the same location as a former Mexican restaurant and while they have kept the decor mostly the same, the menu and preparation are certainly their own.. Since it's walking distance from my house, I can get the lunch special any time and the walk does me good. The dishes are quite authentic and I am a big... More 

Thank BigKev395
El Cajon, CA
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2015

I live nearby and whenever I have a craving for FRESH Mexican food, I go to Pancho's. Every other Mexican restaurant fails in comparison to Pancho's...And I've tried many. Food is great, wait staff personably, service great (except slow on Thurs/Fri evenings due to crowds), atmosphere is casual and typical "Mexican" décor. Oh, and the peach margarita is fabulous!

Thank KatieCA
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2015

My wife and I have eaten here twice in the past two weeks. Great enchiladas del mar. Good carnitas and enchiladas suizas, They don't shred their chicken in the suizas which they should - that is part of the standard preparation. Friendly, long term employees, bigger than it seems from the outside. Not like the commercial feeling I get at... More 

Thank Ron L
san diego, ca
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129 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2015

We dine here about once a month...Exterior of building does not suggest housing a restaurant with good food--but the interior is cozy and the service is very good. The mexican food is authentic--we usually order fish tacos or enchiladas. Free parking in lot next to building. Moderately priced. Worth a visit.

Thank salesproSanDiego_Ca
Portland, Oregon
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252 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2015

I was in the area, and chose this restaurant based on Yelp and TripAdvisor ratings. When I arrive at the address, I first thought the building was derelict, then saw that it was Open, and wondered whether or not I should go in. I am So glad I went in! I received great service throughout my meal. I received chips... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2257 Fletcher Pkwy, El Cajon, CA 92020-2102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-460-4202

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?