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Pancho Villa

#256 of 2,186 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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361 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1M7, Canada
+1 613-234-8872
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me: foodie, have been to Mexico, my parents are from Mexico. The salsa and chips were good but we had to ask to have more and he brought only one dish of salsa and stacked it in the dirty ones (restaurant no-no). Homemade chips=good! Salsa had good flavour. The beef mole was drenched in mole, black beans good, beef rather... More 

Thank La_Tortuga_amarilla
Mississauga, Canada
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143 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want good food that has large portions for a good price this is the place for you. My wife had chicken fajitas that were excellent and I had a combo that was 1 taco, 1 burrito and 1 enchilada. All were excellent. Everything is made in house and if we lived in Ottawa it would be a regular... More 

Thank Jeff H
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

First off, the decor and ambiance are adorable. Then the menu has lots of amazing choices. Anything with the mole sauce is delightful; I had the enchiladas. The pulled chicken and beef fillings were tender and delicious. The combo plates also looked amazing. Treat yourself to a mucho margarita while you're at it!

Thank Ashli H
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is our go to spot when we want large portions and tasty food. They always start the table off with fresh chips and salsa. I enjoy the Dos Equis beer they serve on tap. I always order the same haha it is hard to branch out when you have a go to favourite. The veggie burrito is filled with... More 

Thank Esther T
Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

It's a great Mexican restaurant in Ottawa. I really had great time in supplement with great food. Yummy food

Thank Angel8885
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Service was excellent. Food was delicious and well portioned - Had the chicken Pancho Special. Came with guac, salad & beans. Will definitely go again.

Thank RailBandit
Gatineau, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I have tried many mexican restaurants and Pancho is the best! Their enchiladas are filled with big strips of white chicken breast and their red mexican sauce is succulent. Salads are fresh, rice is amazing. Quesedillas are simply delicious served with guacamole on top or on the side. Service is great, staff is very pleasant. I go once a month.... More 

Thank Josée d
Belleville, Canada
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I had a very good salad with avocodo, I had never tried it before, but It was delicious, I will make it at home. My partner had a nice meal as well. We love this restaurant it is excellent value.for what we paid.

Thank Mary M
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Nothing good to say about this place. The food wasn't actually too bad, but the service was horrible which just made it a bad experience. Won't be going back...try Feleena's if you're looking for good Mexican food and with good service!

1 Thank Maria A
Mississauga, Ontario
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Surly and unhelpful server. Ordered their 3 oz margarita - there was no way the drink had 3 oz's - I am not sure there was even 1 oz of tequila - and it was simply powdered drink mix. What a rip off. Food was mediocre. Had the chicken chimichanga and it was smothered in what tasted like bottled spaghetti... More 

1 Thank bettyc245

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 361 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1M7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-234-8872

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