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Pancho's Mexican Food

1231 Johnson Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3306
+1 805-545-0994
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good52%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (6 reviews)
“burrito” (3 reviews)
“salsa” (4 reviews)
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1231 Johnson Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3306
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

delicious mexican. not a place for atmosphere but a good hardy lunch that will assuredly fill you up. if you are not famished, consider splitting something. the portions are quite substantial. the chips fresh and the salsa fabulous. small staff though, so if you are...More

Thank SydneyofSanLuis
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Great find in SLO. Lots of options for kids, big menu for adults and all the food was fantastic. We even took leftovers back to the hotel! It's not fancy...very casual and local feeling. Slightly off the main drag, but well worth the effort to...More

Thank Mary A
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I've taken advantage of "Taco Tuesday" and "Burrito Wednesday ". Worth it! Have had two lunches there and both were delicious, good amount and reasonably priced. I would go back to try dinner, when I'm with someone who has a car, since the bus doesn't...More

Thank Celeste J
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Good food served quickly. Easy place for lunch. A cross between true mexican, and california food. Not too spicy, but the salsa and hot sauces help. Very friendly staff. Portions are big.

Thank M K
Reviewed 17 November 2015

I couldn't get any lengua (beef tongue) here, which told me that it was not an authentic Mexican joint, but I can certainly recommend this cute little place to the weary traveler and even somebody local who just wants a good bite to eat. The...More

Thank OnParleFrancais
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We both had the taco salad. It was good. It is possible that some of their other dishes step it up a notch. I am picky having been raised in a home that was "in to" good eats and where I was taught to make...More

Thank JWP49
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Good food, Good Price...What to Expect at Panchos We were passing through SLO and decided on Mexican for lunch. Panchos had good reviews on Google so we gave it a try. We were not disappointed. Food: My three enchilada platter was served piping hot, the...More

Thank MrGaucho1987
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Food was good. Staff was exceptional. We asked if they had fried ice cream and they said they ran out of ice cream and went out and bought ice cream just for our dessert. They also helped us find fun things to do in the...More

Thank Polandbound
Reviewed 6 October 2012

We were seeking a hole-in-the-wall restaurant for some good mexican fare, what we found was an over-priced restaurant serving a mediocre lunch. They have a huge selection of items on the menu, but nothing special or even appealing. The portions are huge. My daughter's burrito...More

Thank Simpkeys
Reviewed 28 August 2012 via mobile

I would never have picked this place w/o the reviews - located btw a drug store & a nail place - but I'd go back in a minute. Lots of veggie alternatives too.

Thank Innereagle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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: 1231 Johnson Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3306
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-545-0994
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