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Pancho Pistolas Authentic Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Southwest Side
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700 W 31st St, Chicago, IL 60616-3007
+1 312-225-8808
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Every time I come here the food, service and staff are phenomenal!! I have tried almost everything on the menu and they get it right every time!! Their Margaritas are the best in Bridgeport!

Thank Philip L
Chicago, Illinois
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113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I've been here a number of times since it's in my neighborhood. There are many other really authentic Mexican restaurants in the area that are better choices. I've never found the staff to be very friendly here...and the service is below average.

Thank Jim P
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Best margaritas in town. Great food and location. Second floor has a bit more space. Great customer service.

Thank My3dog
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Was this place Mexican, with a name like Pancho Pancho Pistolas it was hard to tell décor looked like a coffee shop. The quality of the food was nothing near authentic, I am Mexican and we know good Mexican food when we taste it and this by far was one of the worst. Really overpriced 2.95 for one taco, also... More 

Thank cakewitch
Hobart, Indiana
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298 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Cute corner place ... Margaritas much better than food. I live in NW Indiana and our Mex places much better, cheaper, and bigger quantities. Had the flautas and tasty enuf (beef and chicken) but small. Hubby and Son had burrito. Again peach margarita and reg. marg yummy. We ate outside ... comfy and nice. Inside cute and small. Decent service.... More 

Thank lynne p
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

I'm italian and I was searching for a good mexican restaurant, travelling in chicago for a business trip with my Father We took the fajitas and was nothing special ... not bad, but really standard The waitress brings to us dirty dishes and she forgot to bring us our drinks Not the best service at all

Thank Roberto Z
Indianapolis, Indiana
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 June 2016

My experience at Pancho Pistolas was amazing. Our food was delicious, and the service was excellent. I I regret not ordering salsa to take back home with me. Also, my veggie fajitas was the best I ever had!!

Thank Kadela10
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 May 2016

LOVED this restaurant. The ambiance was amazing and staff was super friendly. I enjoyed the Steak Fajitas and the delicious flan. Would definitely recommend it to all my friends who enjoy authentic Mexican food!

Thank Mimi M
East Peoria, Illinois
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

The quality of the food was nothing near authentic. My family and I were only in town for the day and we were all looking forward to a good authentic dinner before heading back on the road 3+ hrs back home. The restaurant was cute and very clean. The staff was all very nice, helpful and friendly. The food and... More 

Thank Carissa J
Hobart, Indiana
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We hit this place when in Chicago good margaritas real good food and great atmosphere. from Carne Asada to a giant burrito that can feed 2 nothing will disappoint you always ask for hotter salsa and sneak in some grand marnier for your margaritas to save some money LOL

Thank Kumi131313

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 W 31st St, Chicago, IL 60616-3007
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Southwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Southwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-225-8808

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