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Don Pancho's Cantina

Bar, Pub, Mexican
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1200 Armory Dr Ste D, Franklin, VA 23851-2463
+1 757-516-8622
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tokyo, Japan
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has good Mexican food at a decent price. The service is good and the servings are huge. I could only eat half my burrito, leftovers for the next day. The margaritas are good too.

1 Thank TravelinDeweyIV
Duluth, Georgia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

nice food and cheap price enjoy nice location nice service.but bathroom was very nasty smell very bed.

Thank saramayrick
Franklin, Virginia
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100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

I've been going here for years and the food is always great.They recently built a new outside deck that is really nice to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air while dining. Very popular Mexican restaurant in area

Thank raysquay
Norfolk, Virginia
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231 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Was down in the city of Franklin Va meeting with the Economic Development Director who suggested that we head to this establishment on Armory Drive just outside the city. Simply impressive. Inside and outside eating (we ate on the porch), fantastic service and a very full and comprehensive menu from which to choose your meal. Lunch specials were both delicious... More 

Thank JimCarroll3
Lexington Park, Maryland
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

I work at the hospital and we order from here often. Personally love their taco salad. One day was particularly busy, a small group didn't get to the cafeteria before it closed. Thankfully don ponchos delivered an order for us and I can't thank them enough! Not only is their food always great, they have great customer service, and delivered... More 

Thank dawn k
Suffolk, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Fast & Friendly, well worth the time. more than enough to eat and very consistent. Would recommend for friends or family.

Thank hjhhhhh
yorktown virginia
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157 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

i just happened by this place when I was in Franklin for some business--just to stop for a bite the menu was very varied-and I wondered if the individual items would be any good wow--was I pleased! my item---haha---Lunch special #20 (they have like 30 specials for lunch!) it was perfectly prepared---and enormous! I didn't eat again for three days!... More 

Thank Yorkriver
Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

I went last Thursday during rush hour with my friends and it was really good. For how busy it was, the servers handle it really good. The food was good and the service was great. We had the owner wait on us which I think was a plus. The owner who serves on you definitely shows how much he cares... More 

Thank julian_roberson
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

CLOSING EARLY!? Clearly posted everywhere that they close at 9am on Sunday! Drove over an hour to get to this place because of their reviews and as we walk in they tell me sorry we are closing early. SERIOUSLY!? All these 5 star reviews must just be their employees trying to bulk up their true mediocreness. Very unprofessional.

Thank MDiedricks
Courtland, Virginia
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Food is pretty good...Service is pretty good..some waiters/waitresses better than others. Place is overall pretty good..Frank-----he's just awesome eye candy! (and no..my husband dont my me looking). The ONLY thing that is negetive is paying for the white sauce! We've been to 'alot' of mexican restruants ... even on the west coast and never been anywhere else that charges for... More 

2 Thank smurfette1963

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $18
Bar, Pub, Mexican
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
11:00 am - 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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Armory Dr Ste D, Franklin, VA 23851-2463
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 757-516-8622
Welcome To Don Pancho's Cantina Are you in search of that unique blend of flavor, spice and excitement that comes as something exclusive to the experience of dining in an authentic Mexican restaurant? Are you tired of experiencing the same old, generic Mexican themed establishments and want to eat somewhere that tastes and feels like the real thing? Then Don Pancho’s Cantina is the place for you!Don Pancho’s Cantina is the leading Mexican dining establishment in all of Franklin, Virginia. We go to great lengths in order to make sure that we offer our customers the best Mexican dining experience anywhere in the state, and we do so with great passion and pride. In our years of experience operating out of Franklin, Don Pancho’s has cultivated an outstanding reputation for both our superb level of customer service as well as our great food and family friendly atmosphere.At Don Pancho’s we even cater to parties and large group gatherings. Our friendly, dedicated staff as well as our array of live performance bookings all serve to ensure an unforgettable night out. After all, we at Don Pancho’s understand that Mexican dining is as much about the atmosphere as it is about the food and we endeavor to provide it to our clients in the most authentic fashion that is possible!Don Pancho’s Cantina also offers special discount prices on all of our foods for senior citizens as well as our war heroes. Furthermore, our takeout service allows you to take real Mexican food home with you and save yourself the trouble of cooking today make a reservation or come on down!

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