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2907 Washington St, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-1810
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San Diego, California
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364 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is very casual and simple. The food is much like a fast food slop shop but the staff is friendly and many items on the menu. It is what it is, Food is ok so don't go into this place expecting fine dining.

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Thank Perry H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Customer service is definitely below average. It is uncomfortable to even give my order and you do not feel welcomed. I almost feel like I am a bother to the owner and his son when I order food. The last time we went into the restaurant we ended up leaving because we felt so ignored. The pizza is not good.... More 

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Thank Kirsten N
Julian, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Serving Mexican and Italian, has great deals for Seniors on Thursdays after 4 pm.. The Mexican food is pretty good but I've tried the Italian several times and its just not where I would do Italian..

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La Jolla, California
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Really good inexpensive Mexican Food - just around the corner from the main drag in Julian - so less crowded but good cheap eats.

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Thank sand_ca_traveler
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

I am a Julian resident and Pancho Villas has excellent food (and an excellent senior special on Thursdays). It is usually one of the only places open after dark. It isn't as cutsie as the other places. I always figured it catered to the local crowd. The food is great and the service friendly and the prices reasonable. It could... More 

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Brighton, Australia
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

It was late and I was hungry so I drove down Washington avenue past the police station and then turned into a centre. I walked in and there were five or six bench tables with one family. They have a great range of mexican food and pizzas. I saw a 20 inch pizza come out and it looked great. I... More 

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Julian, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Delicious traditional pizzas, large variety of Mexican dishes and one of the best cheeseburgers in town. Lots of value for your money. I especially like the taco salad, the carne asada burrito and the pizza. Family friendly dining room, very nice outside seating, which is also dog friendly. Hard working and pleasant servers.

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Thank Cheryl E
san diago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

second try and was as bad as the first time. boring flavorless mexican food in a dingy dirty place. half of the place seems to be a pizza box storage area...maybe they have good take-out pizza?

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Thank mike w
San Diego, California
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

Honestly we only went here because it was about the only place open on a Tuesday evening in Julian. I had heard it was pretty good, but as we drove up to it and went in, we were having second thoughts. The dining room and atmosphere are compatible with a 'locals' hangout and not geared to tourists. Order your food... More 

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Cortez, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

Not much atmosphere but the food was good. I had chicken nuggets and my husband had chili rellenos. We were both satisfied with the portion and taste.

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Thank Stacy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Italian, American
Meals
Lunch
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2907 Washington St, Julian, CA 92036
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Julian
  • Phone Number: +1 760-765-1810

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?