"Pancho" . As with so many ethnic restaurants that are out of their culture, Pancho exhibits the same flaws with the execution and seasoning of food that is best enjoyed locally. Although the claim is "authentic" it doesn't really ring true. The food "looks" Mexican but the food did not taste Mexican or "authentic" at all. Perhaps, the "locals" enjoy the food but then what is their knowledge of authentic Mexican cuisine. I " started with the Tortilla Soup, one of my favorite soups from Mexico. The broth was heavily infused with ancho chilies (no-no!), broken tortilla chips (a good way to use up the "not-so-perfect" chips, and some kind of cheese (it may have been feta) floating on top. There was no shredded chicken. There was nothing "authentic" about this soup at all. Next up, was Chicken Enchiladas. I used to think that it was only in America where you would find the idea the "when in doubt throw some cheese on it." My arteries just hardened up at the sight of them and I had to hunt for the chicken inside. After two bites I decided that this was not the best choice I could have made, and perhaps should have gone with the fajitas (which, by the way are NOT Mexican but Tex-Mex-so much for authenticity!)
But the fault doesn't necessarily fall on Pancho, I have found this to be true in many of the foreign cities I've traveled to. If you need to satisfy a craving for Mexican food then you could probably do worse than Pancho (or not.)
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