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“Ace atmosphere, food and drinks!”
Review of Sofa de Pancho

Sofa de Pancho
Ranked #92 of 778 Restaurants in Vilnius
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Sofa de Pancho - Mexican home style restaurant located in the old town of Vilnius.We invite you! Sofa de Pancho - "Couch of laziness"- a restaurant created by friends and people who are looking for the real Mexico.Homestyle, mexican inspired food and fabulous fresh margaritas served in what is none less than an official Embassy of Tequila - there are only three in Europe. Naturally the music, like the vibe and edibles, is Latin. There are working people who want to share everything that is true: honest communication, openness and warmth.Waiting for you:II-V 16-22VI 13-22VII-I Closed
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Ace atmosphere, food and drinks!”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

This was a terrific meal. Packed, small restaurant with a fiery kitchen on view. We had nachos, a few tomato dips and guacamole to start, obviously washed down by a few corona beers; all of which went down a treat. For main I had beef fajitas which were superb. Really flavoursome, plenty of meat and chipotle peppers. The atmosphere here was great too, complete with a record player playing traditional Latin music. Definitely worth a visit if you want to spice up your time in Vilnius!

  • Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Looking forward to come back again”
Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by friends who dine in this restaurant regularly. We made a reservation in advance as usually it is very busy place. We had ordered a Tortilla and Hamburger, also had some Margaritas. After all I would say that everything was perfect, food and service, but I would think about Hamburger as it didn't have much taste. Besides that, I would love to come back to dine here again!

Visited December 2013
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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137 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
“Good Meal, Great Time”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

We have been hearing about this restaurant for some time and decided to go a few weeks ago. We went on a Wednesday night without reservations and were surprised to find it full. The location is in the old to town, not in an area with many other restaurants.

We decided to return tonight and this time we made reservations in advance. Good think we did because again it was full. Now we know why it is so popular.

I am used to Tex Mex style Mexican restaurants. This place is a bit different but it is difficult to explain why. Flavors are different and menu is different (no burritos or enchiladas?). Margaritas come in about 8-10 flavors, portions are not large by American standards. But the food was very good. A bit different tasting than what I have experienced in the past, but very enjoyable. Was it the best food I have eaten in Vilnius? No. Did we enjoy our meals? Yes very much. Will we return? Absolutely.

The environment was warm and friendly. But the restaurant is very small and therefore rather noisy. This is not a place for a quiet, romantic dinner, but rather a place to come and enjoy with family or friends.

  • Visited November 2013
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England
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great food, great people”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We had tried and enjoyed local food for a few days and just fancied something different. This really hit the spot, not just because it was different, but because the food was really excellent. We went back another night, tried some different dishes and were just as impressed. Great ingredients,beautifully cooked and served by really friendly people in a nice little place - highly recommended. It is small so booking recommended unless you go early or late.

  • Visited October 2013
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Scotland
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76 reviews
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“Superb Mexican Restaurant in Vilnius”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Had a delightful evening meal in this restaurant, which is quite small, but you can see the food being prepared right in front of you.

It is in the heart of the town, a few minutes walk from the Town Hall. It looks like the posh part of town and indeed you can even eat outside, however that bit is across the road under the ubiquitous umbrellas!

The service was excellent, the food was excellent, and the drinks... well you can't go wrong with Sol and some lime!

As far as I can remember the price was reasonable also, considering the quality of the food.

Really enjoyed it and I do love Mexican food, and to be fair this was as good if not better than most Mexican restaurants I have dined in the UK.

So if you are in Vilnius make sure you make a bee line for this eaterie.

Visited July 2013
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