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“The secret is out!”
Review of Pancho's Takos

Pancho's Takos
Ranked #9 of 1,022 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery
Kansas City, Missouri
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The secret is out!”
Reviewed February 8, 2012

The lines outside the door attest to the fact that it is a victim of it's own success. There isn't much room, so you rally want to get there at 6:00?when it opens, but don't give up if you have to wait-it is totally worth it. Located 162 Basillo Bandillo, this "hole in the wall" offers up some of the best Mexican fare in Puert Vallarta. Volcanos are the way to go, and you can watch the chef slice your roasting meat with a roasting pineapple onto your tacos with fresh everything. We ate three each and felt completely content having consumed such fresh and tasty food. You don't want to miss this culinary experience - if you can get it.

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Toronto
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Amazing place!”
Reviewed February 2, 2012

Takos Panchos is located on Basillo Badillo where a lot of other popular restaurants are located. Takos Panchos is a joint that serves traditional tacos of all kinds. The best are the Al Pastor each for 10 pesos but you will need at least 6 each. The ground beef with mushroom tacos were great as well. Enjoy these with Pacifico beer and you will thank me! There is always a lineup so go a little earlier than you plan to eat. Because they make the tacos fresh, you will have to wait after ordering, so place a full order unless you dont mind waiting. Great waiters.

Visited January 2012
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“My favorite stop for tacos al pastor”
Reviewed February 1, 2012

The only regret of giving this amazing taqueria a top-notch review is the fact that people are discovering it! Without a doubt, this is my favorite place to go in Puerto Vallarta when I'm craving tacos al pastor. Sitting inside gives the uninitiated a great view of the hustle and bustle that takes place at most small taquerias throughout Mexico. And sitting on the sidewalk is great for people watching.

Visited January 2012
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SLC UT
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147 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Very Good, but small”
Reviewed January 31, 2012

Our first meal in PV was here. Wanted a quick meal; was able to sit outside. Portions were small, but so tasty! Nothing better than a cold Corona and homemade taco's. We should have doubled the taco order, they were that good. Good alternative when you can't get into Cafe de Olla, nextdoor.

  • Visited January 2012
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Puerto Vallarta
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Try the queso”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

Loved this place! My only complaint is that it's not open longer hours. Great food and tables so you can sit and eat. Don't miss it!

  • Visited December 2011
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