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El Rinconcito De Poncho

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Avenida Mexico 15, Bucerias, Mexico
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Lakewood, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

Poncho and his family seem so pleased to come up with amazing traditional regional dishes for their guests. Chile rellanos are so country, so delicious. Mushroom & cheese fritatta is a study in seasoning, we get it every time. Shrimp done any way. We go 3 or 4 times every trip.

Thank marxtone
Nanaimo, Canada
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66 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016

This is a great place to eat. Meals are inexpensive, Poncho is entertaining and the food is great. I love the family feel to this place. Kitchen is very small out the back but the meals it produces are great.

Thank MarlMac
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

My dad comes here often. What brought him in the first time was Poncho. My father asked how the food was, poncho replied "the food is excellent but the service is terrible"...... My father cannot refuse a joker. That was a few years ago. Service is not terrible! Atmosphere is very inviting and the food is delicious! Definitely worth a... More 

Thank TLee83
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

This restaurant has a great owner, good service and very good food. The owner is very friendly and speaks Spanish and English very well. This is a Mexican restaurant and is very well run and nicely setup for the customer.

Thank Brookewray
Okotoks, Canada
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2015

The decor is on the funky side, hats and mugs on the on the walls, simple tables and chairs, with an atrium section which is sort of cool! Your host Poncho is friendly, outgoing and offers sincere and easy going service, in either Spanish or English. The food is simply prepared, of good quality and very well priced.

Thank ketchadream_12
Bucerias, Mexico
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2015

Excellent service, excellent family, excellent food. Have known them for many years. I consider them my family. I missed 2014 but prior to that every year for 10 yrs. John Yaschuk Paris , Ontario Canada

Thank T2ROB
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2015

We visit this restaurant every time we come to Nuevo Vallarta -- for breakfast and dinner. Poncho is a fabulous host and the food is excellent -- from the omelettes to the steak burritos and coconut shrimp. Definitely one of our favorite spots.

Thank AMLampe
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went to Bucerias to get off our resort and change things up, and I'm so happy we stumbled upon this little place. A nice quiet break from the market... The food was amazing, and the service was great. We went back twice!

1 Thank erins53
Chetek, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2015

My wife and I went to El Rinconcito de Poncho after reading about it on Tripadvisor. We were looking for out of the way places and this was one of the ones we wanted to try. The cab driver did not know where it was so we had to tell him how to get there (just past El Centro on... More 

2 Thank BarkleyFan
Kelowna, Canada
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2015

We were introduced to this placeby a seasoned Bucerias restaurant guide. The best margaritas in Bucerias, with food to match. The tortilla soup was great, coconut shrimp was fabulous, desert worth the calories. Well worth the reasonable prices. Poncho and his family do the cooking and serving, very,very friendly

1 Thank Wendythetravellor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Mexico 15, Bucerias, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Bucerias
  • Phone Number: 3221188515

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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?