We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pancho's Restaurant


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

Location and contact


All Brunch items include Fresh Fruit in Season, Traditional Mexican Buñuelos, and California Champagne with Our Compliments. Frijoles de la Olla or Frijoles Negros may be substituted for regular beans.
Enchiladas de Avocado y Artichoke Hearts*
Corn tortillas filled and rolled with avocado and sautéed artichoke hearts, then topped with roasted tomatillo sauce and served on a bed of sautéed spinach. Served with Mexican style rice and black beans sprinkled with Mexican Cotija Cheese.
Machaca Guadalajara
Shredded beef sautéed with tomatoes, onions, bell pepper, and mixed with scrambled eggs. Served with Mexican-style rice and beans.
Quesadilla con Huevos y Chorizo
Flour tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, onions, tomatoes, mildly spicy chorizo and cheeses, then grilled and cut into small squares. Complemented with guacamole and sour cream.
Huevos Rancheros
Soft corn tortilla topped with two fried eggs and then covered with creamy sauce of Jack and Cheddar cheeses. Smothered with melted cheeses, and then topped again with sour cream and sliced avocados. Served with Mexican-style rice and beans.
Enchiladas de Mole*
Corn tortillas filled and rolled with shredded chicken, then covered with a traditional red Mole Poblano sauce made of ancho and pasilla chiles, sesame seeds and peanuts. Sprinkled with Cotija cheese and garnished wih red onions. Served with Mexican-style rice and beans.
Especíal de Cabo
Chunks of chicken breast mixed with sautéed shrimp and genuine crab meat, onions and tomatoes, and blended with special herbs and wine. Topped with melted cheeses, diced avocados and tomatoes. Served with Mexican-style rice.
Omeleta Cancún
Omelette filled with sautéed shrimp and genuine crab and then enhanced with marinated onions, tomatoes and bell peppers, covered with relleno sauce and melted cheeses. Complemented with guacamole and sour cream. Served with Pancho's special green rice and black beans.
Carne Asada a la Ab
Thin charbroiled flat iron steak served with a cheese enchilada, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo and Mexican-style rice and beans. Brought to your table in a hot skillet!
Chilaquiles Verdes
Chicken and tortilla strips simmered in fresh Tomatillo sauce, and then enriched with grated cheeses and sour cream. Baked in the oven and served with black beans sprinkled with Mexican Cotija cheese.
Beef 20.95
Chicken 20.95
Shrimp 22.95
Combo per extra item5
Marinated strips of flat iron steak, breast of chicken or succulent shrimp grilled with onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, bell peppers and spices, and served sizzling at your table. Complemented with salsa bandera, guacamole and sour cream. Served with Mexican-style rice and beans and hot tortillas.
Authentic Mexican cuisine, award-winning margaritas, world-class service and nightly entertainment.
$14 - $26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Reviews (281)
Filter reviews
261 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews skinny margarita sopes enchiladas chips and salsa margarita's chicken taco beans steak mexican food great margaritas valet parking karaoke night del mar the lower level our waiter the wait staff
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 261 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food was so good, ambiance very inviting, staff was so efficient. Everybody had a job. They were so good at taking our order, getting our drinks and serving our food in a timely manner. Guacamole is amazing, the shrimp and crab quesadilla was delicious...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank J3944
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The decor of this place is lovely and well designed for privacy. The servers were professional and not intrusive. Food was amazing and you must try the tres leche cake!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank SharonD688
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Place was good but didn’t blow us away. Any Mexican place without ground beef is practically dead to me. Wish the chips were warm when they came out. Salsa was very authentic. I ordered an all bean burrito and it came with chicken. It said...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank RosalindC_12
Reviewed March 13, 2019

Had dinner with co-workers while in town for business. Great ambience, love the staff and wonderful food. Large portions, couldn’t finish our meals. Enjoyed margaritas as well.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Wanderer42647245508
Reviewed March 7, 2019

Been going there since 1981...always loved the restaurant and the food and the excellent waiters who have stayed with them for ages...BUT...things are truly out of control now... margaritas 13 bucks...2 avocado guacamole over 16 bucks..spinach enchilada plate over 20 bucks... my bank account was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Srfyogi
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

The food is good, the margaritas are great, the atmosphere is special. A great place to go for lunch or dinner. We’ve been going here for many years and it is always good

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SherryReckas
Reviewed February 12, 2019

My team had a nice business dinner at Pancho's. The staff was very accommodating and pleasant. The food was really good. The atmosphere is very unique to say the least. I highly recommend this Mexican restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank rickyc855
Reviewed January 27, 2019

great live band on Sat nights good food and appetizer menu. lots of fun for an evening with friends. friendly servers

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DTC8187
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

I loved the salmon tacos with rice and beans. The margaritas were yummy. Loved the band that played and enjoyed the crowd. Its hard to find a pub restaurant that caters to 35s and over. Great atmosphere. The bar and wait staff really make you...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ulonmunro
Reviewed November 20, 2018

I love this place and visit everytime I'm in town. It is always lively either with live music, or karoake, But as you descend the stairs to the primary dining area it's like you stepped into a wonderful alcove in a non-touristy spot in Mexico....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Suzanne D
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 nearby hotels
The Sea View Inn at the Beach
887 reviews
.13 miles away
Shade Hotel
585 reviews
1.11 miles away
The Belamar Hotel
891 reviews
1.21 miles away
Best Western Plus Manhattan Beach Hotel
967 reviews
1.39 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 207 nearby restaurants
Fishbar Manhattan Beach Seafood Restaurant
337 reviews
.08 miles away
Fish Bar
106 reviews
.07 miles away
North End Caffe
148 reviews
.08 miles away
The Local Yolk
148 reviews
.10 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 48 nearby attractions
Manhattan Beach Pier
833 reviews
.68 miles away
Sand Dune Park
22 reviews
.52 miles away
Live Oak Park
8 reviews
.90 miles away
Bruce's Beach
12 reviews
.48 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Pancho's Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing