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Pancho's

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, Pub
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127 lower main road, Observatory, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 447 4854
Today
17:30 - 00:00
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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Pretoria
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been here too many times to mention, and I keep going back. The food is always mouth watering, and the frozen margaritas are the best ever. Portions are large, and well priced. Ambience is bustling yet intimate. Located in a dodgy part of town, but well worth a visit. Just be sure to make a booking.

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Thank Shaz_m03
cape town
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, reasonably priced and nice portions. Service is good and even though it is in the student area they play their music at a volume where one can still have a conversation without shouting at each other. Definitely worth going there.

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Thank Juergen e
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

It has become a tradition for me and my friends to visit Pancho's once a month on our "Big Night Out", always the best quality food and service!! Love It and Keep It Up!!!

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Thank MattJamesAFSP
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Friendly staff with quick service. The food was affordable and we were happy when we left the establishment.

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Thank KiliKelly
Cape Town, South Africa
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Our adult children treated us to a delightful dinner at Pancho's to celebrate my husbands birthday! The margarita's were fabulous and the food was just incredible. If you enjoy Mexican Tapas then this is the place to go! Thank you for a fabulous dining experience!

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Thank cathymP4326RO
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We heard about Pancho's being a great restaurant, well what a spectacular disappointment!!! The food is really poor quality. Honestly we make better Mexican food at home. Of a party of 6 we all had different dishes from the menu and not one of these was good. Atmosphere was VERY noisy (& we don't mind noise). The only part we... More 

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Thank Sutton1990
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

As self professed foodies we like to try new eating spots and we have been to some really great Mexican spots. However Panchos was a disappointment, nestled in the trendy Observatory lower main road area we expected much much more. The menu promises much, but does not deliver. They go for quantity and not quality. The viby street with very... More 

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Thank Robert C
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Nachos and frozen margaritas! Good value for money, amazing vibe. Make sure to book and try to avoid the smoking section, it is quite cramped. You won't regret it. You can even go for a non-spicy option

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Thank Elana D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

What a cool place to chow! Awesome food, food, service and atmosphere! Highly recommend Ponchos, if ur out and about in Obs!!!

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Thank ryanmK6587CG
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The margaritas are great and jalapeño poppers good, but the rest of the food is here not authentic Mexican.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Mexican, Pub
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 00:00
Thursday
17:30 - 00:00
Friday
17:30 - 00:00
Saturday
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 lower main road, Observatory, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 447 4854

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