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.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Pancho Loco

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
218 Talcottville Rd, Vernon Rockville, CT 06066
(860) 871-1819
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 42: English reviews
Ellington, Connecticut
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I love mexican food. I have lived in the area for 30 years and driven by this establisment hundreds of times because we had gone once many years ago and it wasn't very good. Today I wanted to give them an overdue second chance. I ordered a chimichanga which comes with rice and beans and my husband... More 

Helpful?
Thank sue374
Newport, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are a local couple and had a Fajita craving. We didn't want to go to a chain restaurant so we tried Pancho Loco. The exterior is rustic but inside we were greeted by the friendly attentive staff. The generous house Margaritas were delicous and served in pint glasses. Complimentary homemade chips and salsa were fresh. The service was great,... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Eric H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

It's a good joint. If you love the non- chain, single owner working hard to keep your business model (I do) then you will like it too! The owner, Bill is really friendly and customer centric. He loves his newbies and the regulars (the regulars love him). We LOVED both the homemade hot AND mild salsas. They are made fresh... More 

Helpful?
Thank Terpdive85
East Hampton, Connecticut
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Arrived after the lunch rush and was pleased to find a festive atmosphere and quick, efficient service. Monday special was a $4 or $5 (fruit) Margarita ~ very good ~ and there were lunch specials. The chips and salsa were delicious and there were sauces at the table so "heat" could be added according to taste and for those that... More 

Helpful?
Thank carol7182014
East Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Level Contributor
59 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

The parking lot always seems filled every time we drive by so we decided to give it a try. The meals were really really good, seemingly home made not nuked from frozen. Spouse has rib special while I had BBQ Burrito - absolutely no complaint. Portions were pretty large . Too bad, would like to have tried dessert.

Helpful?
Thank josephbK8896UN
Vernon, Connecticut
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

The food has been going down hill for a while. Last time we were here I had tacos, one steak, one pork, one chicken. The pork was ok, the steak was dry and flavorless and the chicken was clearly reheated, warm in some spots cool in others. It tasted reheated as well. When they first opened years ago they made... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Carrie K
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Yes, it's divey, but the food and service is awesome. The fajitas are out of this world, I love the jerk wings, Dave's famous wings, the guac, the shrimp quesadilla, and so many more! They have awesome happy hour specials, awesome margaritas and dos quis amber on tap. My family loves this place and we come here as often as... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nicole S
South Windsor, Connecticut
Level Contributor
198 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We used a restaurant.com deal to visit this place for the first time. I was somewhat turned off driving into the parking area. The parking lot is crumbling, the landscaping is full of weeds, and overall appearance is shabby. Service inside was attentive and the drinks and food was good. They specialize, not surprisingly, in Margaritas. Food was delivered hot... More 

Helpful?
Thank Calhu
Vernon Rockville, Connecticut
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Been there a couple times. It is so dark and dirty. Decided to enjoy outside drinks and apps still dirty but not as dark. Appetizers fairly tasteless and drinks average. The menus are gross and sticky. They also allow smoking outside which was blowing in our directions. I can't comment on the dinners or lunches because we did not eat... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank dryspa
Meriden, Connecticut
Level Contributor
60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Good food but a bit Americanized for me. Service was good considering it was a busy night and the balance of waitstaff to patrons seemed off

Helpful?
Thank Tim-Lombardi

Travelers who viewed Pancho Loco also viewed

 
Vernon Rockville, CT
 

Been to Pancho Loco? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 Talcottville Rd, Vernon Rockville, CT 06066
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Vernon Rockville
  • Phone Number: (860) 871-1819

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pancho Loco staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?