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Ponchos-Mexico Nuevo Restaurant

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601 W Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78503-2931
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Went for a visit to the Rio Grande Valley this past weekend and was craving real Mexican food. The sign outside said open 24 hours and internet says they open at 7 a.m. we got there at 7:20 and the placed looked like it was closed. I could smell food though so we went in. We were the only people... More 

Thank Blanca G
South Carolina
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Awesome fajitas. For someone who is not from the area the food was really good. A tiny bit overpriced but extremely delicious. Very nice and accommodating wait staff.

Thank Matt D
Houston, Texas
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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I have been to this place before and the food was good however I don’t know what has happen but during my last visit with was terrible. The meat was flavorless and dry. I was a little embarrassed because I recommended this place to a business associate and we were so very disappointed. Will NOT be visiting again.

Thank R N
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We asked the waiter for a bigger plate instead of the coffee cup plate and he stated they didn't have any. Asked for pico de gallo and he stated "If I had any I would've brought it". I don't know of too many Mexican restaurants that don't have pico de gallo. I told the manager of the experience and he... More 

Thank Ricardo G
Washington, Michigan
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

for those of you that know what sweetbreads are, Ponchos has them in some of their tacos. I had been to ponchos on a previous business trip and was pleased with the service and dinner. Plus they had karaoke which is always fun to listen to. Anyway this time the place had been remodeled and there were not a lot... More 

Thank mrkrip2
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Had some tacos and beers at the bar. The tacos were great and the carne asada was very tasty. Beer and food prices were reasonable. Walking distance to my hotel is a plus and if I was here another day I'd head back tomorrow.

Thank chris g
McAllen, Texas
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I have eaten here several times and like to bring friends from out of town. The food is excellent with large portions, I always had to bring some home. They have a large menu. The service was excellent.

Thank Donna B
Huixquilucan, Mexico
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The food is quite good (flavourful, well prepared), but the place is kind of dirty, dark, old. They need an urgent update. The service is good.

Thank SergioMorilo
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Tried to go have a mothers day lunch. Botanas were $179 for 4 people, thats ridiculous. I walked out. No wonder there was no wait. Never stepping foot in an establishment that takes advantage of its customers because of the occasion, they were going to make a lot of profit anyways it was mothers day

1 Thank mzplayfull
Denton, Texas
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I tried a taco platter that included two beef tacos and a side of rice. The beef was seasoned very well, and I could tell that the flour tortillas were homemade. The side of rice was actually the most flavorful Mexican rice that I have ever tasted. I now realize that other places' were extremely bland. Another first is that... More 

Thank Kendra8489

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 W Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78503-2931
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: 9566302237

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