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$12 - $25
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Seafood
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Vegetarian Friendly
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All reviews chips and salsa chicken steak service was excellent oceanside sangria
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Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

I've been going to Panchos 4 or 5 times a year for over 25 years going back to when they were located in Oceanside. Always loved it until this time. Arrived on a Tuesday night around 7 pm. Restaurant was about 60 % full. Idiot...hostess took my name party of 2 and said 15 minute wait. No one was waiting and I said 15 minutes are you sure? He said yes. Maitredee then sat me down 8 minutes later. Totally don't get it. Should have sat me down right away. My nachos with cheese were burnt and my desperados chicken was overcooked as well. Will not be returning unless friends or kids insist! Totally disappointed. Note: owners were not working that night, so possibly that could have been it, but totally off.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 22, 2019

I and my family (as its grown over the years) have been going to Pancho's (including the Oceanside store). It has always had friendly service and a causal inviting atmosphere. (and the warm chips on the table are still a plus) However in the last...few years I have noticed a decline in the taste and quality of the food. Not that its bad, but its average for the area. It was really pointed out by my daughter that had moved to Atlanta and ate there for the first time in over a year. The prices seem to be getting a bit out of hand too for the portion sizes. I see them at a point, where they change whats coming out or join the long list of local restaurants that go out of business or become a shadow of what they were. I hope the former.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 4, 2019

We had dinner and the atmosphere is typical Mexican Restaurant. The venue was very clean and I ordered the flank steak with a barbeque base sauce on it. The steak was very cooked to perfection . It came with Mexican fried rice, lettuce and tomato....The food was very good. The service was excellent and the venue was very clean. Great place. We will return.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

We’ve been coming here since it was a tiny 9 table restaurant in Oceanside. Love the menu, the service, everything! We have had catered parties here and always come here at least once per month. One of our favorite places and it’s so close by!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

We arrived at the restaurant only to wait a short time. We were brought to a large table in the rear. Chips and salsa was laced onto the table. As the hungry bunch we were, it as gone fast and another was placed. The salsa...was chunky and the chips were big enough to scoop up he salsa. We ordered red and nite sangria for the table, which was quite good. The menu offered many delightful dishes, even creating your own with two sides.the food as very good, and the service was excellent for our large party. Kudos to our server in handling our orders and requests.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

We heard about this restaurant while on the beach on STT from someone who lives in the area so we made it a point to visit Pancho’s for dinner. I thought the food was good but the service, even though the restaurant was not crowded,...was very slow and the food was not that hot when served. It might have been just an off night and perhaps we will give it another try.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

We love going to ponchos. Food is always good and the staff are aewsome. Skirt steak rocks with anything you use it with. Mashed potatoes with green Chile sauce is the way to go. A most definite spot to stop in long island

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

American-Mexican cuisine that’s great for children and/large or small families. We are here and the servers are wonderful and very attentive. They are great with catering to allergies. The food is consistently good and adequately priced. I would not say that this is the most...amazing Mexican food we’ve had but absolutely is yummy and satisfies our Mexican food cravings. Food that we have enjoyed and ordered: Potato with green chili sauce, spicy chicken special, fajitas, vegetarian chili, dessert shot glasses, fiesta salad, and so much more.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

We have been coming to this place since they had their first store in Oceanside...that is how good the food is. at leasat 25 years is how long..The food is always fresh and the help is there to help ...all your favorites..fajitas, chicken, ribs, tacos...burritos, enchilads...ETC...oh and don't forget the margaritas !!!!More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

A group of us decided to eat here on June 20,2017. The place as usual was hopping. We waited at the bar for about 10 minutes. Had a few drinks. The service is still fantastic. They keep checking if the meal was okay. We were...going to order dessert but everyone was full after a wonderful meal. Try this restaurant you will be happy.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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