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Pancho Loco

££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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218 Talcottville Rd, Vernon Rockville, CT 06066-4617
+1 860-871-1819
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Hartford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Food was cold. One waitress was trying her best but the rest were just standing around. We paid, left and went to another place

Thank Fordybrook717
Ocala, Florida
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185 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

What a great place with daily specials - I had the Tacos last night, great! $3.99 for Two total with tax. Many specials including Margaritas & the most delicious FREE Chips & Fresh Salsa made everyday. My server, Jenn was SO terrific that I went back later to enjoy more chips & salsa with some other folks. Wonderful atmosphere, friendly... More 

1 Thank Muncha_Ocala
Vineland, New Jersey
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I ordered the fajitas, but just with vegetables. Do YOU like onion fajitas? I don't. They didn't come see how things were. My margarita was served in a plastic tumbler....I gave it a shot because most mexican food restaurants have refried beans and other options that I can eat plus I like frequenting local restaurants rather than the large chains.... More 

Thank Brandi G
Ellington, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

My husband and I love mexican food. I have lived in the area for 30 years and driven by this establisment hundreds of times because we had gone once many years ago and it wasn't very good. Today I wanted to give them an overdue second chance. I ordered a chimichanga which comes with rice and beans and my husband... More 

Thank sue374
Newport, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We are a local couple and had a Fajita craving. We didn't want to go to a chain restaurant so we tried Pancho Loco. The exterior is rustic but inside we were greeted by the friendly attentive staff. The generous house Margaritas were delicous and served in pint glasses. Complimentary homemade chips and salsa were fresh. The service was great,... More 

1 Thank Eric H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

It's a good joint. If you love the non- chain, single owner working hard to keep your business model (I do) then you will like it too! The owner, Bill is really friendly and customer centric. He loves his newbies and the regulars (the regulars love him). We LOVED both the homemade hot AND mild salsas. They are made fresh... More 

Thank Terpdive85
East Hampton, Connecticut
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Arrived after the lunch rush and was pleased to find a festive atmosphere and quick, efficient service. Monday special was a $4 or $5 (fruit) Margarita ~ very good ~ and there were lunch specials. The chips and salsa were delicious and there were sauces at the table so "heat" could be added according to taste and for those that... More 

Thank carol7182014
East Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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64 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

The parking lot always seems filled every time we drive by so we decided to give it a try. The meals were really really good, seemingly home made not nuked from frozen. Spouse has rib special while I had BBQ Burrito - absolutely no complaint. Portions were pretty large . Too bad, would like to have tried dessert.

Thank josephbK8896UN
Vernon, Connecticut
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

The food has been going down hill for a while. Last time we were here I had tacos, one steak, one pork, one chicken. The pork was ok, the steak was dry and flavorless and the chicken was clearly reheated, warm in some spots cool in others. It tasted reheated as well. When they first opened years ago they made... More 

1 Thank Carrie K
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

Yes, it's divey, but the food and service is awesome. The fajitas are out of this world, I love the jerk wings, Dave's famous wings, the guac, the shrimp quesadilla, and so many more! They have awesome happy hour specials, awesome margaritas and dos quis amber on tap. My family loves this place and we come here as often as... More 

Thank Nicole S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 Talcottville Rd, Vernon Rockville, CT 06066-4617
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Vernon Rockville
  • Phone Number: +1 860-871-1819

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