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This is as small restaurant that packs people in. It has a small bar and you usually have to wait for a table. You can leave your number and they will call when a table opens up.The food is unbelievable. It's a place where other restaurant owners go to eat.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Southwestern, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pancho's and Lefty's was my "go to place" for my frequent visits to Monroe, WI but with them being "temporarily closed" now for so long, I'm wondering if they will ever reopen? My favorite, and my wife's favorite as well, was the steak sandwich which...was amazingly consistent in its tenderness and excellent taste. We would take the one hour drive to Monroe often just to get these sandwiches at this fun little restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed March 24, 2021

Have been a semi-regular here since they opened 10 years ago. First thing to remember for 1st time visitors is it is a CASH only restaurant. 2nd thing is they have very limited indoor seating capacity. If it is a busy time call ahead and...put your name on the list. They do a LOT of carryout business which i mostly use. Everything on their menu has interesting little twists to it making it unique. One of my favorites is the Reubenesque. If you like a Reuben, you will love this sandwich! They smoke their corned beef taking the Reuben to a different level. They have two other sandwiches made with this smoked corned beef. My other favorite is their gyros which are made with a lamb sausage, making them a very authentic gyro. Also any of their barbecue menu items are good. I have family from Texas that I bring there that rates their BBQ very high. It also helps to watch their Facebook page as they sometimes post daily specials.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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nadine b, Owner at Pancho and Lefty's, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2021

Thanks for such a nice review!!

Reviewed February 22, 2021

My wife and I stopped in on a Saturday night, place was busy, food smelled good so we waited for a table. The seating area is pretty small so don't expect to get a table right away. While we waited noticed quite a bit of...carryout orders being picked up, so that's an option if you don't want to wait. We were told it would be about a 45 minute wait and it was. Got a table, very friendly staff, our order was brought in less than 10 minutes. I had the Deacon sandwich (brisket), wife had the ribeye sandwich, both with fries. Both were excellent & the fries were some of the best I've ever had. We will eat there again! I would suggest stopping in about an hour before you want to eat & get your name put on the list, then go wander around till they call you.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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nadine b, Owner at Pancho and Lefty's, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2021

Thank you!!

Reviewed January 8, 2021

Small space with eclectic art everywhere, right on the downtown square. Their queso (we do queso's everywhere) is going to inspire a lot copying in our household. Great flavors, unique style. The Grand Champion sandwich is amazing. All their meats are amazing. The fries are...great, hand cut, crunchy outside, moist inside. Even the coleslaw is refreshingly different and worth mentioning. Roxanne completed the experience with good recommendations and knowledge of all the preparations. Well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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nadine b, Owner at Pancho and Lefty's, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2021

Thank you!!

Reviewed October 17, 2020 via mobile

Took a day trip to Monroe to check out the Minhas Distillery and Brewery and came across this little gem. Recommend the Bacon Avocado burger and the Pig on Pig sandwich. Both were very good. Service was excellent. This is a CASH ONLY place which...we didn’t know but there is an ATM in the building.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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nadineb_12, Owner at Pancho and Lefty's, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2020

Thanks Todd!

Reviewed September 24, 2020

Amazing food! Great options for people with dietary restrictions or picky eaters like my kids. I love seeing new specials and go back to my favorites. Top 10 restaurants I have ever been to.

Date of visit: August 2020
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nadineb_12, Owner at Pancho and Lefty's, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2020

Thank you Shauna!!

Reviewed July 27, 2020

I look for good pulled pork everywhere I go and when I saw that Lefty's had it I had to go there. This place is among the best I have ever had. Even with the scare of covid, they were able to provide easy curbside...pick up. From the first bite we were all impressed at how tender and moist it was. Be aware that these sandwiches are so big they are cut in half to eat them. In addition, they include some excellent fries. If you don't go here you are missing out on some of the best pulled pork you will ever have. I am so glad we went here.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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nadineb_12, Owner at Pancho and Lefty's, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2020

Thank you!! Glad you made it in - hope to see you again!

Reviewed July 15, 2020

Fantastic food, service & a delightful area to wait for a table to come open. Their bbq brisket was the best I have had, even comparing it to a place in TX! Highly recommend this place to dine!!!

Date of visit: October 2019
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nadineb_12, Owner at Pancho and Lefty's, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2020
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Thanks Denise!

Reviewed March 23, 2020

Everything about this restaurant is awesome. It doesn't have much seating but if you have to wait for a place to sit, its worth the wait. The food was top notch as was the service. This most definitely a hidden treasure in Monroe, WI. If...get to this town it has a lot of hidden treasures. Check each one out you wont be dissapointed.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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nadineb_12, Owner at Pancho and Lefty's, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2020

Thank you Tim!!

Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

The food was delicious and served quickly. The staff was not overly friendly but they got the job done. I had the burger with peanut butter on it. It was super yummy! Give it a try.

Date of visit: March 2020
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nadineb_12, Owner at Pancho and Lefty's, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2020

Thanks Kristy!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Pancho and Lefty's

Yes, Pancho and Lefty's offers takeout services.

Pancho and Lefty's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4