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605 N 12th St, Middlesboro, KY 40965-1129
+1 606-248-0303
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been a handful of times and the food and service is always good. Excellent salsa, large portions, reasonable prices. I hope they get their liquor license as a good margarita is a must for an authentic and enjoyable Mexican dining experience. Will be back.

Thank WVGirl69
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Are with a group from out of town. About 15. Seated promptly. Served in a timely manner. Waitress was friendly and helpful. Refills before we needed them. Had an all you can eat fajita deal that was awesome!! Typical Mexican restaurant offerings in a comfortable atmosphere. Wish the tvs were bigger.

Thank KyMommmy
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243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Note: this is a dry county so you will not being having a beer or margarita with your Chios and salsa. Décor us bright and festive. Chips are served warm. Salsa is a bit too sweet. No drink refills were offered.two waiters stated out the window watching the traffic for 12 minutes before obe of them waited on us. Interesting... More 

Thank VAD859
Tazewell, Tennessee
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32 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Let me start off by saying that I love me some Mexican style cuisine. While the food isn't the best Mexican food I've ever had, it is definitely the best of it's kind in the surrounding area. I have tried every Mexican style restaurant in the area, and none can even come close in my opinion.

Thank Bradlejo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Nice food and friendly staff. The food was prepared quickly and was very tasty. It is a nice quick sit down Mexican restaurant with ample portions, good price for the food, and a friendly staff.

Thank Dondit53
Greenville, South Carolina
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

Pelancho's was recommended by our B&B host, and we enjoyed our visit. Though a typical Mexican restaurant, over all, it was above average. Service was prompt and friendly. Our food arrived quickly, and was very enjoyable. I had a pollo poblano dish that was very good. If we had a Pelanco's in our area, I would be a regular.

Thank ACJ70
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

if your not feeling taco casa...or la esperanza...check out this local Mexican grill they offer a great variety of food in a clean environment and sports on the tv sets ....try the cheese with your nachos!

Thank Justin L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

While I've drove by the place and never stopped in, a friend of mine suggested having a late lunch there. It was rather a kind of an early dinner..

Thank kevinlS2610IN
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

The food was good, and the service was excellent. Very friendly and helpful waitress. The whole place was kind of dirty, though. Menus were cloudy and dirty. Walls need a good scrubbing.

Thank Natosha W
Pineville, Kentucky
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126 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful Mexican Restaurant in our area, our family loves this place. So many options to choose from and never disappoints. We frequently get take out orders there almost weekly. Excellent staff and wonderful service!!!

Thank blondiearnp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 605 N 12th St, Middlesboro, KY 40965-1129
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Middlesboro
  • Phone Number: +1 606-248-0303

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