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Pancho & Lefty's Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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75-5719 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1738
+1 808-326-2171
08:00 - 22:00
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Anchorage, Alaska
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hubby and I love to share an order of "Rosas Nachos" with kalua pork! They are delicious and perfect for two hungry people. Only thing bringing rating down was kinda slow service by nice waiter. Never got the chips n salsa he was going to bring. We will definitely share nachos again on our next visit!

Thank Heidi M
Delta, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had lunch here recently and found the service and the food very poor and it was not a busy day! The only good thing was the open air facility and the view but this can be had at many of their neighbours.

Thank Larry and Ronni... S
Eugene, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a must try for some great Mexican food! We ate here 3 times during our stay. The service was awesome and the the view is great too. Thank you Terry and Penny for the wonderful experience, we will visit you again soon! Penny and Josh

Thank pennylc2017
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are way to many options in Kona to waste time and money here! We ate here 4 years ago and unfortunately we remembered after we ordered. The food is decent and the view is as well but unfortunately even with just a handful of tables occupied the service was horrible. Beer was warm and when we tried to go... More 

Thank Keri S
London, Canada
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here on a busy night. Got a table near the side overlooking the street which was nice. Fast service. Food was good and prices were right on par with it. Nothing to write home about necessarily but also no complaints at all.

Thank J-Fish85
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far the best mojitos and nachos in town. It is a scenic overlook of Ali'i drive and is always a good place to grab a meal for either lunch or dinner.

Thank BParnell
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We liked this place well enough that we went back a few times during our week in Kona. It serves Mexican food with a Polynesian flair. Servings are huge. We recommend it for lunch, dinner, or happy hour.

Thank ELResort
Milwaukie, Oregon
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate lunch yesterday at Poncho and Lefty's, had the chimmichungs, just like home. Service is excellent and their signage will keep you busy while waiting for your food.

Thank Buffie1314
Michigan, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was very good. Atmosphere was nice and welcoming. Food was fabulous! Best fish tacos I've ever had, very fresh and bursting with flavor! Prices were about the same as any restaurant in the area.

Thank Mary G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view from the restaurant is nice but the waitress was unfriendly and it seemed that she was angry with us for unknown reason. Furthermore, the owner was grumpy. The chips and salsa were ok but the food is not great. In my view, the restaurant is ok for drinks but not for food.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5719 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1738
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-2171

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