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Avenida Playa Gaviotas 408 | Zona Dorada, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
08:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoy ponchos every time we go.breakfast ,luch or supper. One of the best places to eat in Mazatlan.

Thank Don A
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to both restaurants in Mazatlan, but this time we went to the location walking distance from El Cid Marina. Before we even ordered our drinks, the waiter brought shots of mescal. They tasted better than expected, and it was fun to try! Then we ordered our drinks - Negro Modelo and my favorite margarita. For an appetizer... More 

Thank annette917
McHenry, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best places I've eaten at. The 2 plus 2 plus 2 shrimp is outstanding and Rafael, our waiter, went above and beyond to take care of us. HIGHLY recommend this restaurant.

Thank TSkip
San Diego, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is so well located right on the beach in the Golden zone. The decor is lovely. You sit on shiny wooden benches with an amazing view of the beach. I had my favorite Mexican dish which is whole fried fish( red snapper). And it did NOT disappoint. This is a must when coming to Mazatlan, Good food, service... More 

Thank worldtraveller1951
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Awesome service,awesome food, awesome view. Who could ask for more? Poncho knows how to treat his guests.

Thank anamarie2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have had several meals here and it's always very good! Easy walk down the beach from Ramada Resort. Excellent open air restaurant, great menu selection, cold beer, very clean and has fair prices. The service is friendly and attentive. We love that it' non smoking and does not allow la Banda out front. You don't get hassled by peddlers... More 

Thank NCM3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Friends introduced us to the two Ponchos restaurants in Matzatlan. We were treated great and the food was very tasty, nice quantity and good quality! Debbie

Thank Deborah G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was a short walk down the beach from our hotel. What a blast! Very fun restaurant! We had the guacamole appetizer the big seafood platter divided by 3 people! and an after dinner drink compliments of the house!! I would highly recommend this place. It is popular so be patient if you have to wait for a seaside... More 

Thank maryfMinnesota
Muskegon, Michigan, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a cold beer after a long walk on the beach. We were treated to free chips, salsa verde, and poppers. Serenaded by mariachi group from the beach. Food looked wonderful but we couldn't stay.

Thank gailhall53
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we are in Mazatlan we make sure to go to Pancho's. The food is great. I especially enjoy the lava bowl selections. We had the tequila melted cheese and they prepare it at the table. I also ordered the 3 amigo malcajete and it had some deep flavors and was very enjoyable. They end your night with a... More 

Thank Jackie P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Mexican, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Playa Gaviotas 408 | Zona Dorada, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Sinaloa  >  Mazatlan

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