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Pancho's Mexican Food

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar, Pub
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1231 Johnson Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
+1 805-545-0994
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Great find in SLO. Lots of options for kids, big menu for adults and all the food was fantastic. We even took leftovers back to the hotel! It's not fancy...very casual and local feeling. Slightly off the main drag, but well worth the effort to find it. Lots of parking...but walkable from much of the SLO downtown area and hotels.

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Thank Mary A
San Luis Obispo
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I've taken advantage of "Taco Tuesday" and "Burrito Wednesday ". Worth it! Have had two lunches there and both were delicious, good amount and reasonably priced. I would go back to try dinner, when I'm with someone who has a car, since the bus doesn't run after 5:15pm

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Thank Celeste J
San Luis Obispo County, California
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016

Good food served quickly. Easy place for lunch. A cross between true mexican, and california food. Not too spicy, but the salsa and hot sauces help. Very friendly staff. Portions are big.

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Thank M K
California
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232 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015

I couldn't get any lengua (beef tongue) here, which told me that it was not an authentic Mexican joint, but I can certainly recommend this cute little place to the weary traveler and even somebody local who just wants a good bite to eat. The food was substantial, hot and tasty, if lacking piquancy, and I think you would go... More 

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Paso Robles Wine Region, California
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015

We both had the taco salad. It was good. It is possible that some of their other dishes step it up a notch. I am picky having been raised in a home that was "in to" good eats and where I was taught to make homemade Mexican food. Pancho's is located next to a grocery store and it's decor is... More 

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San Jose, California
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133 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015

Good food, Good Price...What to Expect at Panchos We were passing through SLO and decided on Mexican for lunch. Panchos had good reviews on Google so we gave it a try. We were not disappointed. Food: My three enchilada platter was served piping hot, the serving was generous and the food tasty...especially the cheese enchilada. My wife was similarly happy... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

Food was good. Staff was exceptional. We asked if they had fried ice cream and they said they ran out of ice cream and went out and bought ice cream just for our dessert. They also helped us find fun things to do in the area...

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San Francisco
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

We were seeking a hole-in-the-wall restaurant for some good mexican fare, what we found was an over-priced restaurant serving a mediocre lunch. They have a huge selection of items on the menu, but nothing special or even appealing. The portions are huge. My daughter's burrito was the size of a presto log. She didn't even know where to begin. I... More 

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Thank Simpkeys
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

I would never have picked this place w/o the reviews - located btw a drug store & a nail place - but I'd go back in a minute. Lots of veggie alternatives too.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

This is in quite a random location but don't be put off. We went on a Thursday night and although very quiet, we had a good meal. The margaritas are enormous and he put an extra shot in no charge. We ate beef nachos followed by cheese enchiladas and chicken fajitas. The nachos were the best bit, cheesy, meaty, lots... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1231 Johnson Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-545-0994

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