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Panca Peruvian Rotisserie

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1902 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-6433
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming here for awhile now. Panda never disappoints, even when the owner is away. Make sure you save room for the creme brulee. It is the best I ever have had.

Thank Morey H
Santa Monica, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a lot of time in the sun in Carlsbad and needed some food. Went here and got the chicken with 2 sides. Perfect. Delicious and the servers were extra nice. Tip 'em big!

Thank hikingdude
Tracy, California
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67 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow. First time to eat Peruvian cuisine. So impressed with the fresh flavors. Had the Aji de Gallina (chicken). You have to try it. Great dessert and the Peruvian organic coffee was delicious.

Thank Michael N
San Marcos, California
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197 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

A group of us met here for dinner last night. Only one of us had visited before, which is why Panca was chosen. We were not disappointed. The service was friendly. The server was well-informed and helpful. The ceviche was great, as were the scallop wantons -- they were a pleasant surprise. After 2 beers, I can't remember what the... More 

Thank BabsnMarty
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This intimate, elegantly casual, air conditioned little morsel is a favorite after only one visit! It was difficult to choose, as they offer rotisserie seasoned chicken with salads, or beef stews with soft potatoes or rice. The sandwiches come with French fries or sweet potato fries. I can't wait to try more of the entrees too! The service was great!... More 

Thank Sarah T
Carlsbad, California
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Same dependable restaurant with adequate variety of good Peruvian food. Waitresses are very friendly. The atmosphere is very casual. Lots of folks coming in to pick up take out food. Their rotisserie chicken is very good. They serve very good Peruvian beer and they have excellent Peruvian Sauvignon Blanc wine also from Peru tho a bit expensive. For desert try... More 

Thank SweetOldBill
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Loved this place! We were staying in Carlsbad for the weekend, and got this recommendation from the owner of our Bed & Breakfast. We rode bikes to Oceanside and had lunch here. Loved the Ceviche and Loma Soltado, and wish we had room to try more dishes! Decor was great, food was great. Will come back to try more!

Thank welltraveled20-7
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

This restaurant in a very poor representation of the renowned and tasty Peruvian food. We live in University City and happy to know that there was a Peruvian restaurant in Oceanside (27 miles away) we went thinking about eating our tasty Peruvian food. It was a great disappointment, our meal consisted of ½ Grilled Chicken with salad, a Chicharron sandwich... More 

Thank Johanne S
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the ceviche which was excellent in lime juice along with Peruvian corn and sweet potato. Lots of flavor! The panca salad was good although the hearts of palm could have had a little more flavor. Finished with a very creative & tasty passion fruit and quinoa mousse served in a little jar. The quinoa added a nice little crunch... More 

Thank Ben W
Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

I have eaten here many times. I have never been disappointed. The servers are friendly and attentive. The chicken is very,very tasty. There are good options for sides. The Peruvian rice is flavorful, the salads are delicious. There appetizers are excellent. I love the scallops, tastes like a party in your mouth. Try their desserts, they are very special. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Peruvian, Latin, South American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1902 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-6433
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: 17607223396

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?