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Pancho's Mexican Restaurant

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131 E Collins Ave, Orange, CA 92867-4834
+1 714-639-2702
10:00 - 22:00
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Mesa, Arizona
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

If you like Mexican fare, this place is the best. The food is delicious, the service is good, the portions are large and the staff is friendly and accommodating. Chips and salsa are served before your meal. As far as the look of the restaurant outside and in, it's very casual and an inexpensive looking family restaurant, but if you're... More 

1 Thank Shirley J
Orange, California
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I love Panchos food!! So flavorful & generous servings. Our 1st time here for breakfast Not our last! I got the Chili Verde enchiladas with 2 eggs. They gave me 3! Eggs were perfect, not hard. The best Verde. I could eat only 2 eggs & most of one enchilada. Didn't even touch the rice & beans. To top off... More 

1 Thank Debra E
Sun City, California, United States
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436 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Located on NE corner of Collins & Glasell. Service is always excellent. The Carmitas are the best in town. Salsa & chips Made fresh daily. There is a restaurant side & a Bar.. food is great on either side, but restaurant is much quieter. They also do catering.

1 Thank Christopher W
Orange, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Running errands yesterday, we thought we'd try the BBQ place next door to Pancho's that was on our route, but they were closed. We almost left the parking lot when we saw a few groups of folks enter the restaurant next door. Pancho's Taco Tuesday with carnitas hit the spot. I recognized one of the patrons and he said Pancho's... More 

1 Thank nutmegmannikin
Orange, California
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274 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

I know a lot of locals really like this place, but I have yet to eat anything there that was above just "average". The restaurant has been in the same location for a long time, and it shows.

1 Thank oyyveyy
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284 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Pancho's is the real deal for authentic Mexican. The atmosphere is unique and we felt like we were in a jungle with all the plants. The beef tacos were quite delicious. The chicken enchiladas were tasty only because of the sauce-the chicken itself was bland with no seasoning. They really should marinade it in something to spice up the chicken.

1 Thank mom2my4boyz
Orange, California
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

If you haven't been here yet you need to go. I grew up in the 70s and this restaurant brings me back to those amazing Mexican restaurants. The food is really good, the drinks are really good, the staff is really good............ If you're looking for a reasonable priced Mexican restaurant you must GO!!!!!

1 Thank Kari L
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Nothing fancy, just good food and good prices. It made me feel like the places I went to growing up. I had a crispy shredded beef taco and it was better than any other places that I have been to. The chips and salsa were fresh and crisp, service was friendly. Ignore the run down strip mall, this is one... More 

1 Thank CathyO22
Lake Forest, California
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380 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 895 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

Good tasting authentic Mexican food. The cheese crisps and the super tacos are to die for. You can't go wrong with enchiladas beans and rice or any other other menu items. The wait staff is friendly, the food is awesome and I make sure that I don't go anywhere else. This place is great!

4 Thank Michelle G
Orange, California
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148 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

If you like walking into 1954 decor and like bad food, go to Pancho's. Service was good. Ordered a combo plate. Everything had yellow cheese on it. Yucky refried beans, mild favorless salsa and flavorless enchiladas. Sad to report my soda was the best. Very americanized version of what mexican food is thought to be. Sad. Never going back.

Thank Brenda L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 E Collins Ave, Orange, CA 92867-4834
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 714-639-2702

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?