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605 N 12th St, Middlesboro, KY 40965-1129
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Greenville, South Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Dayton, Ohio
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Clean, with good service. Our first choice for Mexican food in Middlesboro, KY. Nice variety of choices on the menu.

Thank wander6606
Middlesboro, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I always get my meal to go. I like eating at home when I am just eating alone. The Portions are plentiful and good tasting. I like mine extra crispy.

Thank sinman205
Lexington, Kentucky
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165 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

We tend to visit here a couple times a year when working in the area, and we're not disappointed on our most recent visit. The service was great, the chips fresh, and the Pelancho's fajitas had lots of meat and flavor. Looking forward to our next visit already.

Middlesboro, Kentucky
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is a great place to eat and the food is great and it is very clean the people are very nice and the price is very resonablale they waited on us real fast and we was very pleased with the service we got hope to try again real soon this is a nice place if you are looking for... More 

Thank Frances W
Middlesboro, Kentucky, United States
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Went to pick up an order to go, stood there 15 mins while employees looked at me like a exhibit of animals. Saw one employee sitting at a table and asked if he was on break, he smiled and said yes so I stood, more wait staff walking by. The employee that was sitting at a table got by and... More 

Thank upsetandangry

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
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: 606-248-0303

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