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127 Lower Main Road, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 447 4854
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“margarita's” (7 reviews)
“burrito” (6 reviews)
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127 Lower Main Road, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 106 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was bustling as we waited to enter. We were then seated next to the toilets, on a bench so low, I felt like a child at grown ups party. There were three tables placed within elbow space from each other around us. Looking...More

1  Thank Alistercpt
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Fantastic food, amazing service and wonderful vibe. Best Mexican restaurant in Cape Town. Will definitely be back!

Thank 888Dawn888
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Panchos was awesome. I had the best quesadilla I think I have ever had. The lemon strawberry margarita was tasty and well made. The chips tasted home-made. If you are in the mood for Mexican this is a great place to go. I will definitely...More

Thank brooke515
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Not the most traditional Mexican food that I have ever had, but certainly delicious and massive portions! I took my girlfriend here, who lived in Mexico for a couple of months, and she loved it. Great flavours and good service. Make a reso or get...More

Thank Franswazi
Reviewed 24 April 2017

THE MEXICAN PLATER is the best consisting of beef popper, chicken poppers, chili poppers, chicken wings, feta wraps CORN CRIPSY THINGS and cheesy QUESIDILLAS!!!! TOP OFF WITH A MARGERITA!!

Thank Yajna G
Reviewed 10 April 2017

While on holiday in the Cape, we decided to try out Pancho's for some Mexican delicacies. It was amazing! The decor and vibe in general was wonderful, even my grandmother (who is in fact quite a hip 82 year old) enjoyed it. The food was...More

Thank Amanda_The_Pixie
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Went there for a quick, early dinner. We both ordered the Flauta... Mine was good, but soggy at the bottom. The flavours were also good, but could've packed more of a punch with some peppers and spices. Be advised that the regular portion is MASSIVE......More

Thank whittaker348
Reviewed 4 March 2017

A variety of really tasty food and friendly, efficient service. Located in a busy part of 'regenerated' old suburb among many pubs and eating establishments. Cosmopolitan crowd of 20s to 40s abound but we (60s) were entirely comfortable. Street parking can be difficult to find...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I have been here too many times to mention, and I keep going back. The food is always mouth watering, and the frozen margaritas are the best ever. Portions are large, and well priced. Ambience is bustling yet intimate. Located in a dodgy part of...More

Thank Shaz_m03
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Good food, reasonably priced and nice portions. Service is good and even though it is in the student area they play their music at a volume where one can still have a conversation without shouting at each other. Definitely worth going there.

Thank Juergen e
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Lower Main Road, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 447 4854
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