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“Excellent Mexican on Elgin”
Review of Pancho Villa

Pancho Villa
Ranked #309 of 2,744 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Ottawa
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124 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Excellent Mexican on Elgin”
Reviewed June 14, 2012

This restaurant has been an institution on Elgin for over 20 years. Good hearty Mexican food, and an excellent chocolate mole sauce, unlike I have had anywhere else. Very nice patio in the summer at street level as well!

Visited April 2012
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A reliable favourite”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

After moving in to the neighbourhood a few years ago, Pancho's has quickly become a favourite place for dinner. I am mildly obsessed with their beef chimichanga, a soft and chewy flour tortilla full of heavenly, moist shredded meat, topped with an addictively tangy tomato sauce. I usually ask to have salad, rice and beans as my sides (they'll let you have all three and don't usually charge if you ask). Had the sangria on the patio last week and it was light and refreshing - a litre went down quite smoothly. Service is always pleasant and efficient- we always laugh at how quickly the food comes. My boyfriend is crazy for their cheese enchiladas and the free chips and salsa are always welcome. Always a good bet for a quick meal.

  • Visited May 2012
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Ottawa Valley, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Mexican the real deal!!!”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

If you have never eaten here, you have been missing out..I have lived and travelled in Mexico, South, Central and the Latin Americas for years and I must say this is the best Mexican food I have had anywhere in Canada or the USA. The food is great the portions are fantastic and the people, both the servers and the patrons are all there for the same reason. Good food, great service and to make sure you have a great dining experience...Can't say enough about this little gem on Elgin by Gladstone in Ottawa, and their patio is one of the best as well.

  • Visited May 2012
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2 Thank aviner44
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Toronto
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94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Ok Mexican food, but reasonable beer prices.”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

Thought the food could be better, but if beer runs approx $5 a pint. Their margaritas looked like a very popular drink choice- although I didn't have one.

  • Visited April 2012
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Ontario
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Food Experience”
Reviewed March 31, 2012

This restaurant isn't much to look at from the outside, but the food is fantastic. It is as authentic as you are going to find outside of Mexico. The tortilla's are real corn tortillas. We have been a few times with our family and out with friends. The food is reasonably priced and we haven't had a bad meal there yet.

  • Visited March 2012
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