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Pancheros Mexican Grill

Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
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32 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3912
+1 319-338-6311
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Angola, Indiana
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here with friends. Having never visited, it was a little stressful but easily completed. Only problem we ran into was paying the bill. Someone got into our group while I was debating and the cashier didn't seem to know how to deal with it.

Thank ndfs10
Iowa City, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have eaten here over 100 times and always find the food to be good and I like watching it being cooked and prepared.

Thank KitIowaCity_Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Fresh made to order authentic Mexican burritos, tacos, quesadillas, blue corn chips with salsa or the very tasty queso dip. watch while your tortilla is pressed and grilled from fresh dough, then topped to order while you watch. Fast food done right. Haven't met anyone under age 20 that doesn't love this place. Home of the 2 pound burrito!

Thank MDB678
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Burritos are a must here! Everything is fresh and make sure to get the queso 🤗 Go early to beat the bar rush at the end of the night.

Thank Maggie O
Punta Allen, Mexico
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169 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

BE AWARE the clerks will throw on extras for PL:US COST as you whiz through the Chipoltes type line. Nothing was impressive here. Convenient location near the U of I.

Thank jacjsc
Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

The food selection is very limited - tacos and burritos. You order at the line like at Chipotles. But that's where the similarity ends. Line cooks did not seem familiar with their own menu. Acted rather "put-out" to have to prepare your food. When we got it ,it was cold!! Not pleasant when Mexican food should be served hot. We... More 

Thank Linda H
Bellevue, Washington, United States
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112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Was driving through Iowa, staying in Iowa City for the night, and got in a bit before 9PM tonight. Decided to walk around a find a place to eat. A few places highly rated on Yelp were closed (and had the family so some of the places were a no go as they were over 21). After passing by, we... More 

Thank Bill C
Hong Kong, China
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110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

This is an authentic Mexican burrito quick eat joint much like Chipotle but LOCAL TO IOWA. The first branch was opened in Iowa City, Iowa. Get the chicken burrito with guac. Also get a side of chips and queso!

Thank Kaylaswanderlust7
Rock Falls, Illinois
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

We went there with my stepson. He had been there before. My wife and I did not like the place. The atmosphere was okay. The food selection was limited and when we got it ,it was luke warm at best. Not pleasant when Mexican food should be served hot. We have not gone back and have found a better Mexican... More 

Thank edpleskovitch
Iowa City, IA
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

typical burrito chain but the burrito's are huge. I generally save half of it for later. My only pet peeve - guacamole costs extra and you don't know that until you check out. This should be posted

Thank kathybrez

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3912
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-338-6311

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