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5400 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206-5401
+1 803-738-9511
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
25 Nov 2017
“Pretty typical Mexican food - hard to find vegatarian options”
30 Sep 2017
“Great food”
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5400 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206-5401
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

The food was reasonably good and there were lots of choices on the menu, but if you're looking for anything that isn't fried or covered in cheese, you may want to try somewhere else. We weren't even able to get an order of whole beans...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank CMN14
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect with the corrugated steel exterior, but when I got inside I found the interior nicely decorated. The staff were extremely friendly and polite. The food was delicious and at a reasonable price. The best steak quesadillas I've had in...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank skyland2127
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Came here because it was the first thing I saw with more then 3 stars. Amazing choice. So fast and great atmosphere. Me and my girlfriend came in and we gone within 25 min but full belly's and a great recommendation for people. Amazing.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Josh S
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Margaritas of many flavors, all excellent. Comfortable, attractive setting. Cheese dip was terrific, and salsa was good. Other food was so-so, but it's worth going to Panchos for the margaritas. I loved the mango and the strawberry.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank APracticalIdealist
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I have been here about 4 times and have never had a bad experience. The service, the quality of the food was great and the prices are not bad at all.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank beachwedding2017
Reviewed 9 August 2016

It's San Jose, just with higher prices. Basically what I call "Gringo Mexican food" - it's not bad, by any stretch, but it's not Mexican, or Tex-Mex.

Date of visit: April 2016
1  Thank David P
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Big dramatic interior. Good service. Food was good-we had the chicken and beef burrito combo and the fish tacos. The burritos were more like enchiladas, meaning sauced. Meat filling was generous and tasted good. The fish tacos were okay with grilled fish but not very...More

Date of visit: August 2016
1  Thank ZeldaMcSC
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

First time eating at this establishment. We enjoyed it very much. Friendly and speedy service. Our food was delicious. Price was great as well!! Will definitely come back.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Global191183
Reviewed 5 May 2016

We went to Panchos one evening while in South Carolina. We enjoyed the chips and salsa...their tacos were very good. Their cheese dip was very good. Service was good...and enjoyable meal

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank MammawJ
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Chips were fresh, salsa simple but good. I got lunch #10 and son got ACP. Both was plenty of food. Chicken in particular was tender and had a nice flavor. I will come back.

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank tjeason
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Service
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5400 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206-5401
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-738-9511
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