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Address: Calle 59 no. 509, Merida 97160, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 999 923 0942

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We went with locals who said the place was touristy and had dropped in quality. However, we enjoyed the evening, food was good as was the service. Like a lot of places in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
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North Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been to Pancho's a couple of times in previous visits, but we were very disappointed this time. The menu was very limited, the ambience not as 'magical', and the overall experience was somewhat negative. My wife had the Sea Bass, and did not enjoy it (some of it tasted 'fishier' than the rest), and my chicken was bland... More 

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Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with locals who said the place was touristy and had dropped in quality. However, we enjoyed the evening, food was good as was the service. Like a lot of places in Merida, not much curb appeal, but once inside very nice decor.

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Thank 1039
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Pancho's happens to have the perfect look and feel for a night in Merida. It is more expensive than other local restaurants, but it is for tourists. We were there with a sizable group and we sat "outside", under the stars. It really is a beautiful place. The service was excellent. If you do decide to visit Pancho's, get the... More 

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Thank Tom P
Maplewood, NJ
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Thought we'd try it out. The food, while not terrible, was nothing better than you could get anywhere in the States. Burger was mediocre. Would be a good place when you're longing for expensive food from home.

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Thank Kana B
Sacramento, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

The Food is great. Try the flaming coffee. The staff is great too. We always go to Pancho's when we are in Merida.

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Thank TheScotsman27
Merrillville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

First of all, some of the experiences below are very inaccurate and I wonder if there were communication issues. I am definitely not fluent and heard no other problems from anyone else we met there. For happy hour special-you must sit at bar! Also, we went to Pancho's on the weekend (Fri - Sun) and got the 2 for 1... More 

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2 Thank Lisa D
Merida, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

Not very good food and very touristy. Way too many great smaller resturants within easy walking distance of the main square. If your looking for the Tourist experience then it's ok..just Ok.

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1 Thank Glenndee
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2012

I am an octopus aficionado who has had Greek octopus dishes, Chinese octopus dishes and other octopus dishes at seafood restaurants in various cities in the US, Asia and Europe. I didn't expect to have such a tasty octopus salad at Pancho's. The salad was perfectly portioned, with octopus cut into bite size pieces along with the surprisingly good nugget-sized... More 

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Thank OnTheRoadAgain88
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

We had a horrible experience at Pancho's. We were walking along the main strip in Merida when we saw a sign for Happy Hour (2 for 1) at Pancho's. Thought it was worth a shot so went along. We sat down and when the waiter approached we said we were there for happy hour. He said we couldn't sit in... More 

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

A great location, near the main square. Set in tropical surroundings, extensive choice of typical Mexican dishes on the menu and so much more. Good ambience and, if you like the idea of drinking a Mayan coffee (or even if you don't), it is worth ordering just to see the great show they put on making a flaming coffee, involving... More 

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