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Pancho's Restaurant

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3615 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3298 (Rosecrans Avenue)
+1 310-545-6670
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon 11:00 - 23:00
Tue 11:00 - 00:30
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Pancho's has been a Manhattan Beach staple for decades. No wonder. It serves the best Mexican food in the South Bay. Yes, it's a bit Americanized, but most dishes are superb. Portions are very large, well presented and delicious! Their Margaritas are tops! The tortilla chips and salsa are first rate too. Service is friendly and efficient. Prices are moderate... More 

Thank A A W
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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127 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a longstanding (and expensive) Southern California Mexican restaurant. It currently has beautiful Christmas decorations. The menu is broad and delicious. If you ask for Ramon as a waiter (working there since 1978), it becomes a memorable dining experience. He treats everyone with dedication, respect, and extreme courtesy -- he elevates the dining experience beyond the mere food and... More 

Thank Jim M
Houston, Texas
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293 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My son took us to see what Pancho's was all about... Food was not really the best for the high prices one has to pay for this establishment... With many tables in this establishment, we were seated right next to the wait staff station... this really took away from enjoying our meal... decor of the restaurant was quite nice, but... More 

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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Walk through a door and into another era! This specialty Mexican food restaurant in Manhattan Beach is spectacular! Extended twice over its nearly 90 year history you can sit on an indoor balcony surrounded by lush greenery overlooking a Hacienda courtyard below, dominated by a large Fig tree, all inside! The food, long term staff service, ambience and specialty rooms... More 

Thank Marybeth S
Manhattan Beach, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

great margaritas and mexican food. if you don't drink and you order ice tea, soda etc. they give you a pitcher. habit forming chips and salsa. nice ambience. and large TV at the bar. they have speciality nights like karaoke, live bands and more. a little pricey but worth it!

Thank bruinvic
Manhattan Beach, California
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I so want this place to have it all! But sadly they are missing the most important thing....consistently good food! It is a cute Mexican restaurant near the beach with a cute appropriately appointed interior. I like their bar and on the weekends they usually have some good bands in the evening playing. However their food leaves much to be... More 

Thank Debbie V
Miami, Florida
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting our kids from, from Miami. Had the carne asada tacos, wife had quesadilla carne asada....wow, great food, great taste, incredible service. You'll be blown away first by their salsa w their chips, not too hot, great taste. Son swears by their Margaritas...live music on Fri.nite, bar seems like a good place to hang out n catch a game. Will... More 

Thank 2ENTravelers
New York City, New York
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Love this place. Great salsa, fun atmosphere and great balance between themed and authentic. Worth the visit.

Thank michaeljaygoldberg
Miami Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing food! Amazing staff I went here 3 times during the 4 days I had in Manhattan beach - karaoke night is a blast - you for sure need to go here when your in town

Thank Deanna074
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237 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing nachos. A classic Mexican restaurant with a million things to choose from. Good kids meals too. Typical traditional Mexican fare in this very typical decorated joint. Great for big parties or an after work margarita and guac. A+

Thank Gma0917

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$26
Mexican, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3615 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3298
    (Rosecrans Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop on Rosecrans. Hotel trolley stop in front of restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-545-6670
Authentic Mexican cuisine, award-winning margaritas, world-class service and nightly entertainment.

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