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Avenida Playa Gaviotas 408 | Zona Dorada, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Ladysmith, Canada
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

had a return visit to Pancho's, menu slightly changed, but portions, quality and service have remained the same

Thank decogran
Olathe, Kansas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is just fun!!! Food, service and atmosphere is great!! This place is right on the beach and is open air, so get a table by the beach. Tequila cheese is outstanding and cool to watch them make table side. They give you complimentary tequila shots and after dinner Kahlua drinks!!! Beware of the complimentary mahi-stuffed, fried peppers...they have... More 

Thank Scott K
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome experience as always! All the staff are great, hospitable, and the food is great! They make fresh salsa at your table, give you Free toquilla shots and a free Kahlúa drink after dinner! Great experience!

Thank Randyinyakima
Oklahoma City
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have always gone to Pancho's in Zona Dorada for breakfast for many, many years. It's location, the view of the ocean, and the food are outstanding. Until this time. I realize that restaurants change chefs once in a while, and sometimes the food is better, sometimes worse. In this case I found the food portions to be somewhat smaller,... More 

Thank Maz_friendtoo
Lamoille, NV
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are a lot of things to like about Panchos. The setting is lovely, right on the beach with exquisite views. The service is extremely attentive, bilingual, and friendly. The restaurant is beautiful. I just wish the food were better. I mean, there was nothing really wrong with it. I had the grilled shrimp, and beyond being a bit overdone... More 

Thank mountaingirl1961
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was very good n the place was very busy. Right in the heart of the old golden zone. This beach front resturant provided a romantic atmosphere with a sunset. Surrounded by lucky B's, twisted mama's, friend, all music/food joints, filled with American n Canadian people n yes some Mexicans as well. Really fun places.

Thank ciba n
Temecula, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG, so good. We came back 2 nights in a row. Some locals recommended Pancho and it did not dissappoint. Fabulous view and even better food. And so reasonable for what you get.

Thank WanderWomanTravel
Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked toPancho's from our hotel for breakfast. Very good service, friendly staff, great food. We had the Spanish Omelet which was very good. Not spicy at all. Dined outside on the patio. Would strongly recommend.

Thank Howard B
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pancho's seems a little Americanized - but everyone was nice and the beef, shrimp and chicken molcajete was really good! Sometimes it can be a little embarrassing to have that boiling stone mortar coming to the table with meats, tomatoes and onions hanging out all over the place...but get over it! The sauce thickened with every bubble and everything had... More 

Thank MexFanColorado
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been going to Pancho's for twenty years. Located on and above the beach, it offers either open air (on the veranda) or air conditioned (upstairs) dining. Beautiful view on the beach. Pancho lived on a ranch and provided his own beef for the restaurant (probably still does). The waiters hustle to keep their patrons every need fulfilled. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Mexican, Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Playa Gaviotas 408 | Zona Dorada, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Sinaloa  >  Mazatlan

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