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Pancho's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar, Pub
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3615 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3298 (Rosecrans Avenue)
+1 310-545-6670
11:00 - 01:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon 11:00 - 23:00
Tue 11:00 - 00:30
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Houston, Texas
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267 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My son took us to see what Pancho's was all about... Food was not really the best for the high prices one has to pay for this establishment... With many tables in this establishment, we were seated right next to the wait staff station... this really took away from enjoying our meal... decor of the restaurant was quite nice, but... More 

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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Walk through a door and into another era! This specialty Mexican food restaurant in Manhattan Beach is spectacular! Extended twice over its nearly 90 year history you can sit on an indoor balcony surrounded by lush greenery overlooking a Hacienda courtyard below, dominated by a large Fig tree, all inside! The food, long term staff service, ambience and specialty rooms... More 

Thank Marybeth S
Manhattan Beach, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

great margaritas and mexican food. if you don't drink and you order ice tea, soda etc. they give you a pitcher. habit forming chips and salsa. nice ambience. and large TV at the bar. they have speciality nights like karaoke, live bands and more. a little pricey but worth it!

Thank bruinvic
Manhattan Beach, California
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I so want this place to have it all! But sadly they are missing the most important thing....consistently good food! It is a cute Mexican restaurant near the beach with a cute appropriately appointed interior. I like their bar and on the weekends they usually have some good bands in the evening playing. However their food leaves much to be... More 

Thank Debbie V
Miami, Florida
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting our kids from, from Miami. Had the carne asada tacos, wife had quesadilla carne asada....wow, great food, great taste, incredible service. You'll be blown away first by their salsa w their chips, not too hot, great taste. Son swears by their Margaritas...live music on Fri.nite, bar seems like a good place to hang out n catch a game. Will... More 

Thank 2ENTravelers
New York City, New York
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Love this place. Great salsa, fun atmosphere and great balance between themed and authentic. Worth the visit.

Thank michaeljaygoldberg
Miami Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing food! Amazing staff I went here 3 times during the 4 days I had in Manhattan beach - karaoke night is a blast - you for sure need to go here when your in town

Thank Deanna074
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161 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing nachos. A classic Mexican restaurant with a million things to choose from. Good kids meals too. Typical traditional Mexican fare in this very typical decorated joint. Great for big parties or an after work margarita and guac. A+

Thank Gma0917
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Ate here 50 years ago and just had to return. Still an amazing Mexican sanctuary with plants, lights and real Mexican feel. Good meal and Ramon was a great waiter. You will love this guy! I will not wait another 50 years to return.

Thank Crisquayle
New York City, New York
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Love the frozen margs here. The food is incredible, portions are plentiful. It is California style with lots of veggies, unlike Southwestern style which is mostly meat and cheese. There is a gorgeous atrium inside, looks like a mini jungle. The bar area has lots of TV screens so you can watch a game and drink your margaritas. They have... More 

Thank Amy K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$26
Mexican, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3615 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3298
    (Rosecrans Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop on Rosecrans. Hotel trolley stop in front of restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-545-6670
Authentic Mexican cuisine, award-winning margaritas, world-class service and nightly entertainment.

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