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Pancho's Restaurant

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3615 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3298 (Rosecrans Avenue)
+1 310-545-6670
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon 11:00 - 23:00
Tue 11:00 - 00:30
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Manhattan Beach, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

great margaritas and mexican food. if you don't drink and you order ice tea, soda etc. they give you a pitcher. habit forming chips and salsa. nice ambience. and large TV at the bar. they have speciality nights like karaoke, live bands and more. a little pricey but worth it!

Thank bruinvic
Manhattan Beach, California
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I so want this place to have it all! But sadly they are missing the most important thing....consistently good food! It is a cute Mexican restaurant near the beach with a cute appropriately appointed interior. I like their bar and on the weekends they usually have some good bands in the evening playing. However their food leaves much to be... More 

Thank Debbie V
Miami, Florida
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting our kids from, from Miami. Had the carne asada tacos, wife had quesadilla carne asada....wow, great food, great taste, incredible service. You'll be blown away first by their salsa w their chips, not too hot, great taste. Son swears by their Margaritas...live music on Fri.nite, bar seems like a good place to hang out n catch a game. Will... More 

Thank 2ENTravelers
New York City, New York
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Love this place. Great salsa, fun atmosphere and great balance between themed and authentic. Worth the visit.

Thank michaeljaygoldberg
Miami Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing food! Amazing staff I went here 3 times during the 4 days I had in Manhattan beach - karaoke night is a blast - you for sure need to go here when your in town

Thank Deanna074
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227 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing nachos. A classic Mexican restaurant with a million things to choose from. Good kids meals too. Typical traditional Mexican fare in this very typical decorated joint. Great for big parties or an after work margarita and guac. A+

Thank Gma0917
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Ate here 50 years ago and just had to return. Still an amazing Mexican sanctuary with plants, lights and real Mexican feel. Good meal and Ramon was a great waiter. You will love this guy! I will not wait another 50 years to return.

Thank Crisquayle
New York City, New York
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Love the frozen margs here. The food is incredible, portions are plentiful. It is California style with lots of veggies, unlike Southwestern style which is mostly meat and cheese. There is a gorgeous atrium inside, looks like a mini jungle. The bar area has lots of TV screens so you can watch a game and drink your margaritas. They have... More 

Thank Amy K
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Terrific Mexican food restaurant. We go often and is always delicious and consistent. Coupons are distributed in the area and it's very cost effective. Love it!

Thank Nelia M
Germantown, Maryland
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Delightful setting as if you are sitting outside, yet inside. Plants and sunlight abound. The table service is amazing, I just wish the food matched the ambiance and service. Guacamole lacked flavor. The dishes, although plentiful, taste like every other Mexican Restaurant in SoCal. Now with all this said, I will return and try some of their specials and then... More 

Thank MWG2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$26
Mexican, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3615 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3298
    (Rosecrans Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop on Rosecrans. Hotel trolley stop in front of restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-545-6670
Authentic Mexican cuisine, award-winning margaritas, world-class service and nightly entertainment.

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