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Los Panchos de Charly Mexican Grill & Cantina

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Downtown
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
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431 E St, San Diego, CA 92101-6111
+1 619-237-1320
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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781 reviews
378 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 894 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my partner and I called for early evening drinks only. staff friendly. great prices. nice atmosphere. service good.

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Thank enncle
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Went there only because the restaurant we were aiming for was full. We like spicy food and we like Mexican but this was completely devoid of any spice at all. I don't know for sure what authentic food is actually like in Mexico but this did not resemble anything we have had that has purported to be 'Mexican'. Neither the... More 

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Thank Geoff S
Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

My server was Carlos and told him what i liked and he asked me to trust him and he pick my drink (margarita skinny) delicious and for dinner i had the shrimp Zarandeados which were also delicious ( Grill Shrimp with the red sauce yummie and rice with avocado and tomatoes).

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Thank Violet F
Montreal, Canada
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Had a huge burrito had to ask for a doggy bag. Fresh food, good service friendly atmosphere and not expensive.

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Thank jabroni514
Yuma, Arizona
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We had dinner here our first night in town. It was great food with very satisfying portions. Being from a border town in Southern AZ, we known our Mexican food and this place delivered! I had the shrimp tacos which were a very impressive size with lots of shrimp in each taco. My wife and I had a couple of... More 

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Trenton, Michigan
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73 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Was hesitant after reading some of the reviews, but was pleasantly surprised. No, it's not the trendy spot that many may crave, but it's typical Mexican fare you can find in most cities. Yes, they have pictures of the food on the menu, overdone decorations, and Mexican music playing just a little too loud...That said, the service was good, the... More 

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Thank TraverseCityDiner
Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

We visited los panchos twice during a six day San Diego trip, the first time spontaneously, the second time by choice because our first time had been SO amazing. That's how great a restaurant this is and San Diego has plenty of Mexican restaurants to choose from. Go here if you like great Mexican food, reasonably priced and unbelievable fresh... More 

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Thank Mattzone
Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

The California burrito was good. However, this is the typical tourist trap type of restaurant in the gas lamp district. $3.50 for a very small side of guacamole is ridiculous. As well, the burrito did not even come with rice and beans. A $13 dollar burrito that does not even include rice and beans?!!? Are you kidding me!!?? The rice... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

This place is one of many options while walking down the gas lamp district. Downtown. It's well worth the visit with a full bar and an extensive menu. The sautéed shrimp was so delicious. Also had the red ceviche and was great. I saw several folks eating a burrito more like a burrote. They would eat the burro standing up.... More 

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Thank EphraX
Ontario, CA
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

ordered the Carnitas tacos Plate and what little meat was in the taco was fat-The rest was guacamole and a some onions. Just bad. My husband had a Carnitas and Carne Asada plate and the carnitas was a s bad as my mine. The Carne Asada was marginally passable. To their credit they did comp my lunch but I didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 E St, San Diego, CA 92101-6111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-237-1320

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?