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Los Panchos de Charly Mexican Grill & Cantina

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431 E St, San Diego, CA 92101-6111
619-237-1320
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
great late night dinner

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
huzefac
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bangalore, India
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Ontario, CA
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank CarolPOntario_CA
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank norak942
bangalore, India
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117 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank huzefac
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Flans_l
Columbus, North Carolina
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115 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Authentic fresh Mexican food. They wait staff were excellent. It was a hot day and they placed a fan in the room to cool us off. I loved their taco with rice and beans. So delicious. I would recommend this place to all my family and friends.

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Thank Pat72012
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

The Best Mexican that I ever have. Im not a Mexican food lover but this place has the best Mexican food that I have ever taste. Good service. Ask for Benjamin. Good price and high quality food. Don't miss it.

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Thank José S
Vancouver, Canada
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60 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This was our first Mexican restaurant in San Diego. Tried the chicken/beef/pork tortilla and the seafood shrimp burrito which were pretty delicious and fresh. Like the chip with salsa. Service was okay and prices are reasonable. Overall ambience was good. Would go back again the next time.

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Thank Asher07
Tacoma, Washington
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I'd like to give more than three stars - but: service was quite slow - and I'm retired and pretty laid back about "hurry up." The staff was apologetic, what I took to be the head waiter stepped in a couple of times when he saw how slowly things were going; the waitress apologized saying they had a new computer... More 

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Thank JOHN D
Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

My boyfriend and I are from Vancouver, BC which has virtually no good Mexican food. Since we were visiting San Diego, the first thing we wanted to do was try good Mexican food. This restaurant happened to be nearby our hotel. The prices were fair and the food was pretty delicious. They served complimentary salsa and chips before our meals... More 

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Thank AniaDeee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

We tried Los Panchos on the recommendation of our airport driver. The salsa was fresh and delicious, the margarita was great, and the grilled fish tacos were the best I've had! Highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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