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Pachanga Cocina Mexicana

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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10291 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042-3656
+1 410-461-4266
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Catonsville, Maryland
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731 reviews
402 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have driven by Pachanga for years and finally stopped in for what turned out to be some very good food and happy hour prices. They had $2 Tecate Lights and $4.50 margaritas and our soft and crispy shelled seasoned chicken tacos hit the spot. Nice cozy bar area to the left, main restaurant area to the right and there... More 

Thank Mark G
Chino Valley, Arizona
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214 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

If you are a fan of mole negro, as my wife and I are, this is the place for you. It is homemade and very tasty indeed. I had it on chicken enchiladas and my wife had it on white cheese enchiladas. Chips and salsa were also fine. Cannot speak for any other menu items. Our waitress, Guadalupe, was friendly... More 

Thank Rich B
Woodbine, Maryland
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We like everything at Pachanga but on certain days of the month they serve pork shank that is off the charts fantastic. Their sangria is delish and it comes in fishbowls!!! Love this place.

Thank kcima
Ellicott City, Maryland
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Ate at the bar during Happy Hour! Great Marguaritas. Menu is good but we always end up in the Fajita rut. Service was prompt and bar patrons are always friendly.

Thank Datsun280Z
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The family always appreciates the low-key vibe but delicious food served here. My daughter even chose to eat here for her 8th birthday! She loves the tacos prepared to order. The adults love the pitcher margaritas to accompany any of the entrees!

Thank DCH0412
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102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We've been going to Pachanga for a while, normally to Happy Hour on Thursday nights. We stopped going for a few months. It was always okay food, decent prices. We went for the first time in months last week, and sat in the bar. Menu was different. It was a bit more limited, but easier to navigate. I had the... More 

Thank amyanderic1
Ellicott City, Maryland
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

No one in my part liked the food. There is nothing "bad" to say about the quality of the food, however, taste was quite different from usual Tex-Mex restaurants in a way that we did not like. I do not want to imply that this may be because we were served "authentic" Mexican food - it was not authentic: it... More 

Thank Mihai C
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

My only complaint is that you only get one basket of chips for free. The food is really good, and I got my money's worth. I highly recommend eating here for some good food.

Thank Alex R
Ellicott City
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

The appetizers are top notch. Thr waitresses are very polite and professional. Portions are nice, could use a little less lettuce.

Thank Suzanne H
1 review
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

The food was ok , but didn't meet the authenticity of Mexican food! They have modified it a lot, If you are looking for a good and authentic Mexican restaurant , then you will be disappointed!!!!

Thank Amjad S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10291 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042-3656
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-461-4266

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