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Pancho & Lefty's Cantina

) #71 of 200 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
75-5719 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1738
+1 808-326-2171
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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75-5719 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1738
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Based on my recent experience, I want to suggest those considering eating at Pancho & Lefty’s Cantina to take their business elsewhere. Due entirely to his carelessness, a server burned the back of my neck with a hot plate of food. This very painful burn,...More

Thank CG V
Reviewed 6 days ago

While I have known they are a good place for Mexican Food at dinner, it turns out they are good for breakfast. Probably the best Chicken Fried Steak I have had in a long time and made on site, not prepackaged. Omelettes are good and...More

Thank Keaka_Pono
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on a whim after a long day of hiking. The location was perfect and the Our Style Burrito was amazing!! I love funny ads- and they had plenty of those! Great food-we all left full with food to spare!

Thank Liz W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mexican flavors with a decent variety. Fish tacos were good but a ltitle bland. Added salsa and that helped out. Service was friendly but a little slow. Would be concerned at rush hour. But they may staff up for that.

1  Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having lunch at this restaurant is great! The view of Alii Drive from the restaurant is great. This restaurant sits on the second floor, so you can see the ocean, Alii Drive and Kailua Harbor. The food is good and the waiters very helpful. This...More

1  Thank Way2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was recommended by one of the locals. We ere not expecting much. After all we went to Mexican restaurant for breakfast. We were very pleasantly surprised by the food. We had the seafood omelet and is was fantastic.

Thank Dave0621
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably the worst food I had in Kona, but the staff was trying really hard and they just seemed like they couldnt keep up. 3 stars for the location right on Alii.

Thank JacksonBell1983
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here twice due to the food being so good. They had some guy singing one night when we were there last. He was terrible LOL

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

After a day of visiting Volcanoes National Park and the long drive back to Kona, we were hungry! Perfect place for dinner. Service is a little slow but the view is incredible and so was the food. We had the chimichanga and chicken burrito with...More

1  Thank T N
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We visited Pancho and Lefty's in the late afternoon for some respite from shopping, and had a couple drinks and some nachos The drinks were wet and the nachos were quite good actually, with several layers of chips and cheese with jalapenos.

Thank Rob M
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Ken S
Do you have a special on Tuesday's ?
30 March 2016|
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Response from Will F | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but I don't think so this is a restaurant on the beach front, they don't really need to have specials as new customers are always arriving. If your looking for a deal, then check out the L & L drive in. Good... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5719 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1738
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-2171
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