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Pancho's

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Mexican, Pub
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127 Lower Main Road, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 447 4854
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17:30 - 00:00
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While on holiday in the Cape, we decided to try out Pancho's for some Mexican delicacies. It was amazing! The decor and vibe in general was wonderful, even my grandmother (who is in fact quite a hip 82 year old) enjoyed it. The food was absolutely delicious, loved the different items that we shared and tried. The prices was also... More 

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Thank Amanda_The_Pixie
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for a quick, early dinner. We both ordered the Flauta... Mine was good, but soggy at the bottom. The flavours were also good, but could've packed more of a punch with some peppers and spices. Be advised that the regular portion is MASSIVE... Enough for two meals to be honest. Frozen margaritas were great and the service was... More 

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Thank whittaker348
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017

A variety of really tasty food and friendly, efficient service. Located in a busy part of 'regenerated' old suburb among many pubs and eating establishments. Cosmopolitan crowd of 20s to 40s abound but we (60s) were entirely comfortable. Street parking can be difficult to find but the parking area behind the Kwikspar a block away is convenient.

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Thank David E
Pretoria
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I have been here too many times to mention, and I keep going back. The food is always mouth watering, and the frozen margaritas are the best ever. Portions are large, and well priced. Ambience is bustling yet intimate. Located in a dodgy part of town, but well worth a visit. Just be sure to make a booking.

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Thank Shaz_m03
cape town
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Good food, reasonably priced and nice portions. Service is good and even though it is in the student area they play their music at a volume where one can still have a conversation without shouting at each other. Definitely worth going there.

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Thank Juergen e
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2016

It has become a tradition for me and my friends to visit Pancho's once a month on our "Big Night Out", always the best quality food and service!! Love It and Keep It Up!!!

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Thank MattJamesAFSP
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Friendly staff with quick service. The food was affordable and we were happy when we left the establishment.

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Thank KiliKelly
Cape Town, South Africa
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Our adult children treated us to a delightful dinner at Pancho's to celebrate my husbands birthday! The margarita's were fabulous and the food was just incredible. If you enjoy Mexican Tapas then this is the place to go! Thank you for a fabulous dining experience!

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Thank cathymP4326RO
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We heard about Pancho's being a great restaurant, well what a spectacular disappointment!!! The food is really poor quality. Honestly we make better Mexican food at home. Of a party of 6 we all had different dishes from the menu and not one of these was good. Atmosphere was VERY noisy (& we don't mind noise). The only part we... More 

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Thank Sutton1990
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

As self professed foodies we like to try new eating spots and we have been to some really great Mexican spots. However Panchos was a disappointment, nestled in the trendy Observatory lower main road area we expected much much more. The menu promises much, but does not deliver. They go for quantity and not quality. The viby street with very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Mexican, Pub
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 00:00
Thursday
17:30 - 00:00
Friday
17:30 - 00:00
Saturday
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Lower Main Road, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 447 4854

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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?