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Don Pancho's Cantina

$$ - $$$
Bar, Mexican, Pub
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1200 Armory Dr Ste D, Franklin, VA 23851-2463
+1 757-516-8622
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I have to say our server was very attentive, but he was not familiar with the item I ordered off the menu. One of the items came back incorrect and looked mushy. The taste was awful. We might have caught the chef on a bad day, but the food was not good at all.

Thank Nikki R
Ahoskie, North Carolina
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269 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have visited here twice with my family and enjoyed both visits. I would like to return and try some drinks. The Burrito San Diego was excellent!

Thank Terry428
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We visit this spot whenever we have a craving for Mexican, which is often! Every dish has been great and it is always served quickly and with a smile! The salsa is a favorite and we always get some to bring home. Pollo Con Creama is a must try and the carnitas are excellent as well!!!

Thank Maegan W
Tokyo, Japan
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has good Mexican food at a decent price. The service is good and the servings are huge. I could only eat half my burrito, leftovers for the next day. The margaritas are good too.

1 Thank TravelinDeweyIV
Duluth, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 17 May 2016

nice food and cheap price enjoy nice location nice service.but bathroom was very nasty smell very bed.

Thank saramayrick
Franklin, Virginia
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115 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

I've been going here for years and the food is always great.They recently built a new outside deck that is really nice to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air while dining. Very popular Mexican restaurant in area

Thank raysquay
Norfolk, Virginia
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287 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Was down in the city of Franklin Va meeting with the Economic Development Director who suggested that we head to this establishment on Armory Drive just outside the city. Simply impressive. Inside and outside eating (we ate on the porch), fantastic service and a very full and comprehensive menu from which to choose your meal. Lunch specials were both delicious... More 

Thank JimCarroll3
Lexington Park, Maryland
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

I work at the hospital and we order from here often. Personally love their taco salad. One day was particularly busy, a small group didn't get to the cafeteria before it closed. Thankfully don ponchos delivered an order for us and I can't thank them enough! Not only is their food always great, they have great customer service, and delivered... More 

Thank 959dawnk
Suffolk, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Fast & Friendly, well worth the time. more than enough to eat and very consistent. Would recommend for friends or family.

Thank hjhhhhh
yorktown virginia
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178 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2015

i just happened by this place when I was in Franklin for some business--just to stop for a bite the menu was very varied-and I wondered if the individual items would be any good wow--was I pleased! my item---haha---Lunch special #20 (they have like 30 specials for lunch!) it was perfectly prepared---and enormous! I didn't eat again for three days!... More 

Thank Yorkriver

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$18
Bar, Mexican, Pub
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Armory Dr Ste D, Franklin, VA 23851-2463
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 757-516-8622
Welcome To Don Pancho's Cantina Are you in search of that unique blend of flavor, spice and excitement that comes as something exclusive to the experience of dining in an authentic Mexican restaurant? Are you tired of experiencing the same old, generic Mexican themed establishments and want to eat somewhere that tastes and feels like the real thing? Then Don Pancho’s Cantina is the place for you!Don Pancho’s Cantina is the leading Mexican dining establishment in all of Franklin, Virginia. We go to great lengths in order to make sure that we offer our customers the best Mexican dining experience anywhere in the state, and we do so with great passion and pride. In our years of experience operating out of Franklin, Don Pancho’s has cultivated an outstanding reputation for both our superb level of customer service as well as our great food and family friendly atmosphere.At Don Pancho’s we even cater to parties and large group gatherings. Our friendly, dedicated staff as well as our array of live performance bookings all serve to ensure an unforgettable night out. After all, we at Don Pancho’s understand that Mexican dining is as much about the atmosphere as it is about the food and we endeavor to provide it to our clients in the most authentic fashion that is possible!Don Pancho’s Cantina also offers special discount prices on all of our foods for senior citizens as well as our war heroes. Furthermore, our takeout service allows you to take real Mexican food home with you and save yourself the trouble of cooking today make a reservation or come on down!

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