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127 Lower Main Road, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
+27 21 447 4854
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“chilli poppers” (12 reviews)
“margarita's” (7 reviews)
“burrito” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
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127 Lower Main Road, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having gone to Pancho's a few days earlier and tasting the chicken nachos, my friends and I were so excited to return and have them taste the nachos we were raving about. However, on our second visit everything went horribly wrong- from the food to...More

Thank Almaz S
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I was really excited to try ponchos as I'm a HUGE Mexican food fan and I've heard so many people talk about it.. the cocktails are a huge hit.. the food.. not so much! The chilli poppers are the worst chilli poppers I have ever...More

Thank Chels W
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Hands down, the best Mexican/Tex-Mex restaurant in Cape Town! The setting is cosy and quaint, the food is delicious, the portions are generous, and the service is always good. Value for money guaranteed. I've never had a disappointing experience at Pancho’s and my friends and...More

Thank MichelleSCapeTownSA
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Worst chilli poppers I've ever had and those are really hard to mess up.. Really poor quality food! Service was good and awesome cocktails but sadly that's about all that's good

Thank Chels W
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was bustling as we waited to enter. We were then seated next to the toilets, on a bench so low, I felt like a child at grown ups party. There were three tables placed within elbow space from each other around us. Looking...More

1  Thank Alistercpt
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Fantastic food, amazing service and wonderful vibe. Best Mexican restaurant in Cape Town. Will definitely be back!

Thank 888Dawn888
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Panchos was awesome. I had the best quesadilla I think I have ever had. The lemon strawberry margarita was tasty and well made. The chips tasted home-made. If you are in the mood for Mexican this is a great place to go. I will definitely...More

Thank brooke515
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Not the most traditional Mexican food that I have ever had, but certainly delicious and massive portions! I took my girlfriend here, who lived in Mexico for a couple of months, and she loved it. Great flavours and good service. Make a reso or get...More

Thank Francois B
Reviewed 24 April 2017

THE MEXICAN PLATER is the best consisting of beef popper, chicken poppers, chili poppers, chicken wings, feta wraps CORN CRIPSY THINGS and cheesy QUESIDILLAS!!!! TOP OFF WITH A MARGERITA!!

Thank Yajna G
Reviewed 10 April 2017

While on holiday in the Cape, we decided to try out Pancho's for some Mexican delicacies. It was amazing! The decor and vibe in general was wonderful, even my grandmother (who is in fact quite a hip 82 year old) enjoyed it. The food was...More

Thank Amanda_The_Pixie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Lower Main Road, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 447 4854
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