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Pachanga Cocina Mexicana

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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10291 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042
+1 410-461-4266
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Ate at the bar during Happy Hour! Great Marguaritas. Menu is good but we always end up in the Fajita rut. Service was prompt and bar patrons are always friendly.

Thank Datsun280Z
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The family always appreciates the low-key vibe but delicious food served here. My daughter even chose to eat here for her 8th birthday! She loves the tacos prepared to order. The adults love the pitcher margaritas to accompany any of the entrees!

Thank DCH0412
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We've been going to Pachanga for a while, normally to Happy Hour on Thursday nights. We stopped going for a few months. It was always okay food, decent prices. We went for the first time in months last week, and sat in the bar. Menu was different. It was a bit more limited, but easier to navigate. I had the... More 

Thank amyanderic1
Ellicott City, Maryland
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

No one in my part liked the food. There is nothing "bad" to say about the quality of the food, however, taste was quite different from usual Tex-Mex restaurants in a way that we did not like. I do not want to imply that this may be because we were served "authentic" Mexican food - it was not authentic: it... More 

Thank Mihai C
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18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

My only complaint is that you only get one basket of chips for free. The food is really good, and I got my money's worth. I highly recommend eating here for some good food.

Thank Alex R
Ellicott City
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

The appetizers are top notch. Thr waitresses are very polite and professional. Portions are nice, could use a little less lettuce.

Thank Suzanne H
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

The food was ok , but didn't meet the authenticity of Mexican food! They have modified it a lot, If you are looking for a good and authentic Mexican restaurant , then you will be disappointed!!!!

Thank Amjad S
Clinton, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

I have been here a number of times and have yet to be disappointed. There are two areas of the restaurant: a bar to the left, and the dining hall to the right. The bar is smaller than the dining hall so is sometimes a little loud. The dining hall is a little chilly but rarely crowded. Pros: - Fast,... More 

Thank C D
Nottingham, Maryland
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231 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

You've got to try this place out if you like Mexican food! I've had the enchiladas, burritos, and the tacos, and haven't eaten anything I didn't enjoy immensely!

Thank rddiggins
Laurel, Maryland
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

This place has good food. The service is fast but I wouldn't call it friendly. The outdoor staff in the summer could use some customer service training. It is crowded because of the dance studio in the same building but that usually dies down after 7 or so. Fajitas are a good value on Wednesdays. Quesadillas are a good value... More 

Thank Joy M

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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
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10291 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-461-4266

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