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“a very average eating experience”
Review of Pancho's

Pancho's
Ranked #38 of 802 Restaurants in Merida
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Uno de los mas antiguos y queridos restaurantes en el centro histórico de la ciudad de Mérida, a solo dos cuadras de la plaza principal o plaza grande.
Reviewed 30 March 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a member of our hotel management and as his recommendations have been excellent 'til now reserved a table. To start with the table we were shown to had not been cleaned properly from the previous clients or set up again although there were plenty of tables that had been. The starters of lime soup and enchiladas were average with almost inedibly salted meat used in the enchilladas and the soup being lukewarm and tasted like stock before anything is added to it. Our main courses of Mexican burger and chicken breast were then served. My husband enjoyed his burger as he very rarely can get a rare burger nowadays but didn't enjoy it being smothered in mayo and raw onion. The chicken was lukewarm but served with interesting additions (also lukewarm). The staff weren't very attentive and were not to be seen between serving others. When the bill arrived it had a slip attached to it telling us that they recommended a 15 % service charge. We did not feel we wished to pay that much and removed the slip. When our change finally arrived it was for the total of the bill plus their recommended service charge, and yet again no staff were to be seen to query this. A very disappointing and expensive meal (over 800 pesos including one beer and a vodka coke) for the quality of the food and service and we certainly would not recommend a visit

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Reviewed 26 March 2014

A fun spot with good food. Try for either the back patio or the upper level with a view. Good food, wine and service. We dined twice during our Merida stay.

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Thank Polter
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

We stumbled on to this little place and were amazed at how expansive and quaint it was. We only had drinks, which were 2 for 1 because it was happy hour. They were fantastic. The spinach and Chaya artichoke dip was out of this world. Staff was attentive and friendly. Next time we're staying for dinner!

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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Our friend took us to Pancho's our first night but it was closing, went back the next evening.(they open at 6pm) and sat at the bar, ordered drinks only to find out it was happy hour 6-9pm...they were wonderful...ordered Pancho's quisadilla's and cob salad...both were great. I had the small cob salad...portions are huge. Our Bartender Choco was wonderful and remembered us and our drinks the next day...He does an awesome job behind the bar, and keeps the drinks flowing without asking....The hostess Susanah is such a sweet lady....when we got back from a week on Holbox we were greeted like old friends. lovely atmosphere....beautiful place...highly recommend this gem.

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Thank Deborah T
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

The food is OK, but the drinks are great. It's always happy hour from 5pm-8pm, I recommend the margaritas.

The patio is huge and has a great atmosphere.

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Thank JeaniAbroad
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