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El Poncho Mexican Restaurant

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440 S Mayo Trl, Pikeville, KY 41501-1524
+1 606-218-6007
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Pikeville, Kentucky
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for dates or big get-togethers. Friendly and fast service in a down home atmosphere make every visit worthwhile.

Thank Roger F
Corbin, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I ordered chicken, vegetables and beans. The food was fresh and tasty. The service was great. For lunch hour the food came out super fast. The prices were reasonable as well.

Thank amywX3927IO
Lawrence, Kansas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 November 2016

My husband and I were staying in Pikeville and walked from our hotel to El Poncho. The hostess didn't walk us to our table, she told us to sit "over there". After we figured it out, Angel took our drink order as we were walking to the table, and a few minutes later, he took our food order. That was... More 

Thank Kathleen W
Bonita Springs, Florida
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Wasn't sure where to eat as it was late (most place close around 9 p.m.), but this place was open until 10 pm so decided to give it a try. Glad we did. Right after we sat down, our waiter bought us a big bowl of homemade hot tortilla chips and salsa. We had individual bowls to put the salsa... More 

Thank ummmsami
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 July 2016

When it comes to stereotypical Americanized Mexican food, this is about as good as it’s gonna get. El Poncho was no different than any other basic Mexican restaurant in your home town. While the servings were large and the free chips and salsa were plentiful, the food was nothing extraordinary. I ordered fajitas and, as expected, they came out piping... More 

Thank Kaitlin M
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

In terms of Mexican restaurants in the U.S, they tend to not be fully authentic, and the offerings seem to be and taste the same. To me, what differentiated El Poncho is the customer service. I went with a large party, and they treated us pleasantly and brought our food out promptly. My order was not disappointing, and I particularly... More 

Thank Manuela H
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We visited "El Poncho" on our trip to Pikeville for a conference. I visited with a group of 20 and the service the waiters provided was phenomenal. They were fast in seating us and they were fast in taking our orders. All order came out in diligent time considering the big party I came with. The plate I order was... More 

Thank Alberto C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We love Mexican cuisine and often eat it when traveling. Apparently we picked the wrong location to eat on this trip. The waiters and service was great. They were very friendly etc, but the food was lacking! The salsa was more like tomato juice, not flavor just crushed tomatoes...no cilantro, no onions, no peppers...no flavor...just tomatoes! Then the food came... More 

Thank yellowbird92
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This was the first restaurant I dined in during my stay in Pikeville. The food was great and the waiters were friendly and alert, they were quick with our food and refills. I order the special and did not regret it.

Thank Ben N
Berea, Kentucky
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Great food in a town like this. Great vegetarian options. It was heavy food like at any Mexican restaurant but I loved it! I would definitely recommend stopping here if you're in Pikeville or making your way through. The service was very friendly and the atmosphere was great.

Thank kristinaanderson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 S Mayo Trl, Pikeville, KY 41501-1524
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Pikeville
  • Phone Number: +1 606-218-6007

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