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Pancho's Restaurant

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Mexican, Bar, Pub
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3615 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3298 (Rosecrans Avenue)
+1 310-545-6670
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Today
11:00 - 02:00
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All hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon 11:00 - 23:00
Tue 11:00 - 00:30
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a longstanding (and expensive) Southern California Mexican restaurant. It currently has beautiful Christmas decorations. The menu is broad and delicious. If you ask for Ramon as a waiter (working there since 1978), it becomes a memorable dining experience. He treats everyone with dedication, respect, and extreme courtesy -- he elevates the dining experience beyond the mere food and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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267 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My son took us to see what Pancho's was all about... Food was not really the best for the high prices one has to pay for this establishment... With many tables in this establishment, we were seated right next to the wait staff station... this really took away from enjoying our meal... decor of the restaurant was quite nice, but... More 

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Thank STULETSEAT
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Walk through a door and into another era! This specialty Mexican food restaurant in Manhattan Beach is spectacular! Extended twice over its nearly 90 year history you can sit on an indoor balcony surrounded by lush greenery overlooking a Hacienda courtyard below, dominated by a large Fig tree, all inside! The food, long term staff service, ambience and specialty rooms... More 

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Thank Marybeth S
Manhattan Beach, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

great margaritas and mexican food. if you don't drink and you order ice tea, soda etc. they give you a pitcher. habit forming chips and salsa. nice ambience. and large TV at the bar. they have speciality nights like karaoke, live bands and more. a little pricey but worth it!

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Thank bruinvic
Manhattan Beach, California
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I so want this place to have it all! But sadly they are missing the most important thing....consistently good food! It is a cute Mexican restaurant near the beach with a cute appropriately appointed interior. I like their bar and on the weekends they usually have some good bands in the evening playing. However their food leaves much to be... More 

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Thank Debbie V
Miami, Florida
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting our kids from, from Miami. Had the carne asada tacos, wife had quesadilla carne asada....wow, great food, great taste, incredible service. You'll be blown away first by their salsa w their chips, not too hot, great taste. Son swears by their Margaritas...live music on Fri.nite, bar seems like a good place to hang out n catch a game. Will... More 

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Thank 2ENTravelers
New York City, New York
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Love this place. Great salsa, fun atmosphere and great balance between themed and authentic. Worth the visit.

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Thank michaeljaygoldberg
Miami Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing food! Amazing staff I went here 3 times during the 4 days I had in Manhattan beach - karaoke night is a blast - you for sure need to go here when your in town

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Thank Deanna074
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167 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing nachos. A classic Mexican restaurant with a million things to choose from. Good kids meals too. Typical traditional Mexican fare in this very typical decorated joint. Great for big parties or an after work margarita and guac. A+

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Mukilteo
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Ate here 50 years ago and just had to return. Still an amazing Mexican sanctuary with plants, lights and real Mexican feel. Good meal and Ramon was a great waiter. You will love this guy! I will not wait another 50 years to return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 26
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3615 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3298
    (Rosecrans Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop on Rosecrans. Hotel trolley stop in front of restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-545-6670
Description
Authentic Mexican cuisine, award-winning margaritas, world-class service and nightly entertainment.

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