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Poncho's Mexican Food

) #302 of 2,594 Restaurants in Phoenix $$ - $$$ Mexican,
7202 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-5425
+1 602-276-2437
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“corn tamale” (2 reviews)
“fajitas” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 22:30All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
7202 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-5425
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1 - 10 of 62 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First time there. Chips thin and crispy and an excellent hot sauce. Green chili chimichanga was perfect and daughter's bean burro was fantastic. We will definitely make this our go to and take friends to restaurant.

Thank Farquar H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title of this head line should say it all but if it doesn't then let me add. Awesome chips and salsa, the refried beans are off the chain good, and the chimichangas are my life. Every time I visit Phoenix I stop by here...More

Thank Rudy R
Reviewed 18 May 2017

At first this place looks like a very small hole in the wall, but you have to go inside to enjoy the quaint mexican decorations. It has great ambiance and the food is fast and high quality. The people there are nice as well!

Thank Doris P
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Follow up with great service and eating environment. Food served promptly with care taken by server to detail. Separate seating rooms with cleanliness foremost including the bathroom.

Thank ronflausa
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Generous portions, good Mexican food. It can take a while to get seated on Friday afternoons, or of course anytime on the weekend - but it's a south Phoenix staple. Service is very personable. Worth the wait!

Thank catsandicecream
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We stopped in for a quick bite but were disappointed. We've always want to try this place and probably won't be a repeat customer. I know Bill Clinton loved this place and they display that proudly. Our experience was not as good as his was....More

Thank dkmeise
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

There was a short wait but they cleared and re-sat tables quickly. Dinner was good. Server was friendly. Cudos for not writing orders down and food arrived correctly.

Thank TSFfromNM
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I've been to Poncho's a couple times now. First of all, the restaurant was extremely busy, but the wait wasn't long to be seated. You could easily see it's a great place to bring the family or friends, the crowd was energetic. The decor is...More

Thank unowen1
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

A Phoenix landmark since the 70s and still is today. The food is stellar as it always has been, that's why I love this place. They don't try to change a dish from it's original recipe. Ponchos has always been one of my favorite Mexican...More

Thank Ronatringside
Reviewed 23 December 2016

large portion, disappointed by the guacamole which was a bit thin. the chips were very good, thin and crispy and not oily, the salsa was spicy but more like a sauce and not a chunky salsa. Didn't appreciate to be seated in a separate small...More

Thank Lavaboarding
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a patio?
7 March 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Lawdrum | Reviewed this property |
Yes and no. For the restaurant, you can only dine inside the restaurant or the bar. There is also a takeout station in the front of the restaurant where customers (while outside) can order and eat on the concrete tables... More
Robin G
what time is happy hour over
20 January 2017|
Response from Ronald B |
I was just there and didn't see the hours posted
Robin G
what time is happy hour over
20 January 2017|
Response from Ronatringside | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if the time is still the same, but it used to be 3-6pm. Give them a call and they will gladly let you know.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7202 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-5425
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > South Mountain
  • Neighbourhood: South Mountain
  • Phone Number: +1 602-276-2437
  • E-mail
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