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Los Panchos de Charly Mexican Grill & Cantina

431 E St, San Diego, CA 92101-6111
+1 619-237-1320
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (5 reviews)
“beans” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
431 E St, San Diego, CA 92101-6111
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at the Gaslamp plaza suites so this place was just up the next block. Great Mexican food, large portions. I recommend them.

Thank Signsofthejoker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went over after getting out of a bar. So yes they are open late. Got filled with many after the bars. Great Mexican food. Had menudo my favorite and was not disappointed. Also had the tampiqueña. Was a little salty. It was great i would...More

Thank Caroline G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is yet the best Mexican food I have eaten I'm not a fan of Mexican food. But it was good the steak. The drunk was amazing pineapple mojito.

Thank Nana P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The prices are average and the food is good. Lots of chips and salsa provided while you wait. Its a bit dark because its also a bar but the service was good and fast.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Outdoor seating options, fun decor, and attentive waitstaff. The menu is pretty standard, but the food is well prepared. This was the perfect spot for a late lunch on a weekday. It looks like it is probably lively for evening cocktails. So if you are...More

Thank OutWanderin
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Drinks were small and weak with prices that did not match the quality or service. Service was slow an inattentive. In all, it was a disappointment. Would not return. Better food almost anywhere on the Gaslamp district.

Thank David M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

An excellent Mexican restaurant, good menu, large selection, fresh food. Very "homey" feeling, service good rather than excellent. The drinks were reasonable quality, but somewhat overpriced. And they had run out of desserts, which disappointed my husband greatly :-)

Thank 416Traveller2013
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This restaurant was near our timeshare so we went over for a late dinner and sat outside. Bring ear plugs because the music was playing very loud. Their menu has a great selection of appetizers, quesadillas, burritos, tacos, enchiladas, chile rellenos, and fajitas. We ordered...More

Thank BigDMI
Reviewed 22 March 2017

My favourite! In a 5 day trip to San Diego I managed to get three meals here and it was consistently excellent. Attentive, helpful staff, excellent and generous meals with a shaken margarita that makes me drool to remember. I promised I'd be back next...More

Thank Phil J
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The shrimp tacos were right out of the water fresh, none of the cardboard solient green variety with no taste you get from some places. The green chili sauce rocks. Best food we had in SD and the prices are great. Go. You'll be glad.

Thank Stuckshutter
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 E St, San Diego, CA 92101-6111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-237-1320
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