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Los Panchos de Charly Mexican Grill & Cantina

Downtown
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern
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431 E St, San Diego, CA 92101-6111
619-237-1320
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Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a huge burrito had to ask for a doggy bag. Fresh food, good service friendly atmosphere and not expensive.

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Yuma, Arizona
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here our first night in town. It was great food with very satisfying portions. Being from a border town in Southern AZ, we known our Mexican food and this place delivered! I had the shrimp tacos which were a very impressive size with lots of shrimp in each taco. My wife and I had a couple of... More 

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Trenton, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Was hesitant after reading some of the reviews, but was pleasantly surprised. No, it's not the trendy spot that many may crave, but it's typical Mexican fare you can find in most cities. Yes, they have pictures of the food on the menu, overdone decorations, and Mexican music playing just a little too loud...That said, the service was good, the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

We visited los panchos twice during a six day San Diego trip, the first time spontaneously, the second time by choice because our first time had been SO amazing. That's how great a restaurant this is and San Diego has plenty of Mexican restaurants to choose from. Go here if you like great Mexican food, reasonably priced and unbelievable fresh... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

The California burrito was good. However, this is the typical tourist trap type of restaurant in the gas lamp district. $3.50 for a very small side of guacamole is ridiculous. As well, the burrito did not even come with rice and beans. A $13 dollar burrito that does not even include rice and beans?!!? Are you kidding me!!?? The rice... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

This place is one of many options while walking down the gas lamp district. Downtown. It's well worth the visit with a full bar and an extensive menu. The sautéed shrimp was so delicious. Also had the red ceviche and was great. I saw several folks eating a burrito more like a burrote. They would eat the burro standing up.... More 

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Ontario, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

ordered the Carnitas tacos Plate and what little meat was in the taco was fat-The rest was guacamole and a some onions. Just bad. My husband had a Carnitas and Carne Asada plate and the carnitas was a s bad as my mine. The Carne Asada was marginally passable. To their credit they did comp my lunch but I didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

We had the #4 plate and a burrito. The food was rich with flavor and came in nice portion sizes. The waiter was very helpful and had a great attitude. We will definitely come back when we are in San Diego again.

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bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

the concierge at Declan Suites suggested this place and it was an appropriate one. easy walk from the hotel, open till late, nice bar area, excellent chips and salsa.... I had the 3 soft tacos from the appetizers and it was very filling, after I added some small sides. helpful wait staff, overall a good experience

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

We ate here before heading to a movie. It was a pleasant change to the high prices near the convention scene. The waitress was friendly, the food fresh and tasty. We shared a mixed plate of fajitas and they had a good flavor, with not too much spiciness. The entree came with lots of onions and peppers and plenty for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 E St, San Diego, CA 92101-6111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 619-237-1320

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?