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Pancho's

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Avenida Playa Gaviotas 408 | Zona Dorada, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
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08:00 - 21:00
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Austin, Texas
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154 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pancho's in the golden zone on the ocean is where you'll find a ton of gringos, mostly Canadians and Americans enjoying "authentic" Mexican food. The restaurant is fine if it were located in Omaha but here it falls well short. There is usually a wait (again tourists by the boat load) and the atmosphere is very nice with beautiful sea... More 

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Edmonton
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for lunch on a Wednesday and there was a bit of a line but we got in after 20 min. We have the fish ceviche and fried snapper. I asked for a big fish and boy did they deliver! Fried to perfection, if you never had fried fish I highly recommend it here. Lots of lime makes... More 

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Thank Jeffersin
Mexico City, Mexico
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and I love the landscape!!! It right on a beach access and you can find excellente mexican food. It is not expensive and the value for your money is good

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Thank Jonatan C
Seattle, Washington
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a bit concerned as there are a bunch of cheesy stores on the way in but it was really good. Hard to find but it is directly across from Seashell City. Food was really good. Table next door had the seafood platter that looked incredible. Butterflied shrimp and fajitas were really good. Very reasonable and on the beach.

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Thank Chris L
chicago
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate Christmas Eve at Poncho's and we brought 2 boxes home! We ordered the ranch plate and it could feed 3-4. We are from Chicago and the ribs/chops and chicken were better than home. ... a couple drinks and including tip was under$25. We'll be back... thanks for making our first trip here delightful!

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Thank twinsisChicago
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great evening! The food and drink was wonderful. My granddaughter, age 10, enjoyed being serenaded! Thank goodness for aero taxis to get us back to our villa!

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Emerson, Manitoba
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pancho's has been around for years... but unlike many restaurants who's service and quality of food often diminishes.. Pancho's rating in my opinion stays great. Conveniently located in the southern tip of the Golden Zone..always packed and even without a reservation they seem to get you in. Portions are large... good variety on the menu... quality top notch. Very nice... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Mazatlan recently off of a cruise ship and we ended up in the Golden Zone. We decided to eat at Pancho's due to the recommendation of a friend. We had to wait for a table for about 15 minutes and decided to grab the table near the beach. Bad decision. During the entire meal, we were approached... More 

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Cheney, Washington
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the view from the beach while eating our food selection. We chose the combo skewers. They had shrimp and steak. A great choice for sure. This restaurant total only provides chips and salsa but the most amazing poblano Chile stuffed with smoked marlin. The complimentary shot of their homemade moonshine is interesting but you also get a nice... More 

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Portland, Oregon, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit hard to find if not walking the beach. Very friendly staff and good food. Dutch and you will find.. They have a great sunset every night

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?