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El Poncho Mexican Restaurant

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440 S Mayo Trl, Pikeville, KY 41501-1524
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wasn't sure where to eat as it was late (most place close around 9 p.m.), but this place was open until 10 pm so decided to give it a try. Glad we did. Right after we sat down, our waiter bought us a big bowl of homemade hot tortilla chips and salsa. We had individual bowls to put the salsa... More 

Thank ummmsami
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When it comes to stereotypical Americanized Mexican food, this is about as good as it’s gonna get. El Poncho was no different than any other basic Mexican restaurant in your home town. While the servings were large and the free chips and salsa were plentiful, the food was nothing extraordinary. I ordered fajitas and, as expected, they came out piping... More 

Thank Kaitlin M
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In terms of Mexican restaurants in the U.S, they tend to not be fully authentic, and the offerings seem to be and taste the same. To me, what differentiated El Poncho is the customer service. I went with a large party, and they treated us pleasantly and brought our food out promptly. My order was not disappointing, and I particularly... More 

Thank Manuela H
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited "El Poncho" on our trip to Pikeville for a conference. I visited with a group of 20 and the service the waiters provided was phenomenal. They were fast in seating us and they were fast in taking our orders. All order came out in diligent time considering the big party I came with. The plate I order was... More 

Thank Alberto C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We love Mexican cuisine and often eat it when traveling. Apparently we picked the wrong location to eat on this trip. The waiters and service was great. They were very friendly etc, but the food was lacking! The salsa was more like tomato juice, not flavor just crushed tomatoes...no cilantro, no onions, no peppers...no flavor...just tomatoes! Then the food came... More 

Thank yellowbird92
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This was the first restaurant I dined in during my stay in Pikeville. The food was great and the waiters were friendly and alert, they were quick with our food and refills. I order the special and did not regret it.

Thank Ben N
Berea, Kentucky
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Great food in a town like this. Great vegetarian options. It was heavy food like at any Mexican restaurant but I loved it! I would definitely recommend stopping here if you're in Pikeville or making your way through. The service was very friendly and the atmosphere was great.

Thank kristinaanderson
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I love Mexican food and I so I have been to several Mexican restaurants. El Poncho is the best Mexican restaurant I have been to so far. Their food was great and their service was very friendly. I had a hearty meal there and had a great time with my group.

Thank Lakshya B
Berea, Kentucky
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

A very nice place to have lunch or dinner with your friends. The service is friendly. Food was delicious. I had fajitas with chicken and steak. Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

Thank Aidana A
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I visited a week ago and I thought the food was pretty good. I ordered the jumbo chicken burrito which tasted great. It came with beans, veggies, and sour cream. Overall, great meal.

Thank Tilda D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 S Mayo Trl, Pikeville, KY 41501-1524
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Pikeville
  • Phone Number: 606-218-6007

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