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Avenida Playa Gaviotas 408 | Zona Dorada, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
08:00 - 21:00
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Carnation, Washington, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

This place never disappoints. My wife and I travel to Mazatlan each winter and never miss a trip to Pancho's. We were introduced to Pancho's by our Mexican friends Carlos and Rocio who are native to Mazatlan and really know the area. Great location, friendly staff and always great food. If you are near the Golden Zone I would highly... More 

Thank Jeff H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

We had heard about Pabcho's but not been for dinner. First there's the homemade "libation." Some call it moonshine, but it's delivered in a shot glass and it's smooth! My husband's mixed salad was enough of two. Nice light dressing. My sister asked about the Red Snapper and was soon introduced to two from which to choose. The smaller one... More 

1 Thank MZTLady
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The location is ON the beach ! The cleanest restaurant you will ever find in MEXICO. If good service is the best seasoning for food ? Then Pancho's is "hands down the BEST" Everyone is treated as a long lost friend. Sunsets from here can not get any better UNLESS I guess You have died and gone to heaven !!

Thank rk8018
Lethbridge, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Wow!! Prepare to be impressed!! Went for dinner, had shrimp and beef kebobs, and a spanish coffee, and Poncho showed his talent making it, flames everywhere!! On the beach, fabulous!! A must to go to while in Mazatlan for sure!!

Thank Bilma2015
San Diego, California
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Before a recent Mexican Riviera cruise I hit Trip Advisor to recon each city for nice spots others have sussed-out to escape their cruise ship buffet food line grazing. Panchos came out pretty high for Matzatlan so my bro & I got a cab and made the fairly long drive to get out of the port. As others say, this... More 

Prince Rupert, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Ate at Pancho's three years in a roe nothing but good things to say. A bit pricey but good. Sad to say trying Cuba this year I love Mazatlan wife wants a change. Happy wife happy life.

Thank robm897
Blaine, Washington
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132 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

On the basis of TripAvisor reviews, we did Pancho's for lunch yesterday. It is everything the good reviews said, and we saw none of the things listed in the few 'less than favorable' reviews. It's been hot in Mazatlan but we sat outside, beachside, anyway. The view is lovely. Service was great. We had margaritas built table side. We shared... More 

Thank TJHill
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

The food, service and drinks here are great, but the best thing about here is the view, few places can offer such an amazing sunset like the one you'll see here.

1 Thank Gilberto R
Palm Springs, California
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95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Amazing dinner! And, not just the food, the service is outstanding! Two wait staff stand ready to attend to your needs with the littlest glance. Free shots, free antijitos/appetizers, amazing chilies stuffed with smoke marlin, and an after dinner shot of Irish Cream. The house margarita's were great, no need to pay extra for Cadillac or Patron, they are large... More 

2 Thank Rain Greg J
Santa Monica, California
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Have been coming to Mazatlan and Ponchos for over 25 years and it was always one our go to stand by's. Went back today and I was SO let down! The drinks started very well, service was attentive. The fried calamari our long time favorite was so franchised, looked like a frozen packaged squid product from overseas. The seafood cocktail... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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: Avenida Playa Gaviotas 408 | Zona Dorada, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Sinaloa  >  Mazatlan

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