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Pancho's Mexican Food

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1231 Johnson Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
+1 805-545-0994
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San Luis Obispo, California
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51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

delicious mexican. not a place for atmosphere but a good hardy lunch that will assuredly fill you up. if you are not famished, consider splitting something. the portions are quite substantial. the chips fresh and the salsa fabulous. small staff though, so if you are in a hurry you may have to take your check up to the register as... More 

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Thank SydneyofSanLuis
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Great find in SLO. Lots of options for kids, big menu for adults and all the food was fantastic. We even took leftovers back to the hotel! It's not fancy...very casual and local feeling. Slightly off the main drag, but well worth the effort to find it. Lots of parking...but walkable from much of the SLO downtown area and hotels.

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Thank Mary A
San Luis Obispo
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I've taken advantage of "Taco Tuesday" and "Burrito Wednesday ". Worth it! Have had two lunches there and both were delicious, good amount and reasonably priced. I would go back to try dinner, when I'm with someone who has a car, since the bus doesn't run after 5:15pm

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Thank Celeste J
San Luis Obispo County, California
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

Good food served quickly. Easy place for lunch. A cross between true mexican, and california food. Not too spicy, but the salsa and hot sauces help. Very friendly staff. Portions are big.

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Thank M K
California
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235 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

I couldn't get any lengua (beef tongue) here, which told me that it was not an authentic Mexican joint, but I can certainly recommend this cute little place to the weary traveler and even somebody local who just wants a good bite to eat. The food was substantial, hot and tasty, if lacking piquancy, and I think you would go... More 

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Thank OnParleFrancais
Paso Robles Wine Region, California
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

We both had the taco salad. It was good. It is possible that some of their other dishes step it up a notch. I am picky having been raised in a home that was "in to" good eats and where I was taught to make homemade Mexican food. Pancho's is located next to a grocery store and it's decor is... More 

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Thank JWP49
San Jose, California
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133 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Good food, Good Price...What to Expect at Panchos We were passing through SLO and decided on Mexican for lunch. Panchos had good reviews on Google so we gave it a try. We were not disappointed. Food: My three enchilada platter was served piping hot, the serving was generous and the food tasty...especially the cheese enchilada. My wife was similarly happy... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

Food was good. Staff was exceptional. We asked if they had fried ice cream and they said they ran out of ice cream and went out and bought ice cream just for our dessert. They also helped us find fun things to do in the area...

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Thank Polandbound
San Francisco
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012

We were seeking a hole-in-the-wall restaurant for some good mexican fare, what we found was an over-priced restaurant serving a mediocre lunch. They have a huge selection of items on the menu, but nothing special or even appealing. The portions are huge. My daughter's burrito was the size of a presto log. She didn't even know where to begin. I... More 

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Thank Simpkeys
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012 via mobile

I would never have picked this place w/o the reviews - located btw a drug store & a nail place - but I'd go back in a minute. Lots of veggie alternatives too.

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Thank Innereagle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1231 Johnson Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-545-0994

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