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Poncho's Mexican Food

$$ - $$$Mexican,
7202 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-5425
+1 602-276-2437
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible8%
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“pollo fundido” (8 reviews)
“tamales” (5 reviews)
“chicken” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
7202 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-5425
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Enchiladas where OK, chili relleno was not to good, salsa was real thin like a taco sauce. Waitress was not the most attentive.

Thank soonertravaler
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is where you want to go for great mexican food. The spanish rice is very good and along with the Pollo Fundido. Packed with a ton of seasoned chicken with the spicy cream cheese sauce. The service is always friendly and fast. Poncho's...More

Thank Paula M
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

My visit was definitely enhanced by a couple of die-hard fans who dined next to me. I got to sit next to the Bill Clinton mural table, and ate the presidential sampler, which was a great deal. I really enjoyed the tamale with red sauce,...More

Thank RoadTripToSFO
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went off the reviews. The place was busy, lots of cars in the parking lot so we were excited. The waitress had too many ppl to wait on and the food was just ok, kind of bland. Very disappointed

Thank poobecca
Reviewed April 12, 2018

If you like old school Mexican food in and old school Mexican restaurant this place is great. It family-owned, clean as a whistle, and trip in the way-back machine. The food is perfect an really tasty. I recommend the Sonoran enchilada con carne with green...More

Thank Horse B
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Love this place been going for years..first place I eat at when I fly back into town. Eat there at least once a week.

Thank nicajah
Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

I went based on the positive reviews, but I thought the food was just average at best. It clearly had been busy earlier, so the service suffered somewhat. I wouldn't drive from my airport hotel again to visit.

Thank Jonnyjetprop
Reviewed January 7, 2018

Arrived around 5pm on a Saturday evening. Was told there would be a 30 minute wait,but found ourselves seated in about half that time. Chips are served warm, and we loved the salsa. We enjoyed the Pollo Fundido and Tostada Verda, both arrived on a...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Was here for lunch. The food was plenty, and delicious. Chips extra thin and warm, salsa very good. Grandson ordered tacos, but they did not look appealing.

Thank Ron B
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

Worst take out service ever! I've been picking up food at least once a week from the take out window, lately it seems every time I go there is a mistake with my order, they forget food or give me the wrong order. Yesterday they...More

Thank Gary F
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Jeanette C
January 31, 2018|
Response from Ron B | Reviewed this property |
No, they do have a walk up window
March 7, 2017|
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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
January 20, 2017|
Response from Ronald B |
I was just there and didn't see the hours posted
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
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