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“Yummy vegan burritos !”
Review of Sancho Cantina

Sancho Cantina
Ranked #199 of 4,051 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$15
Description: From the moment you walk through our door you can expect a warm welcome, lively atmosphere and a burst of fantastic flavors. Take a look around and you’ll find a host of authentic features that capture the very essence of all things Mexico. Put all of this together and you’ve got the vibrant and laid-back fiesta feeling that Sancho's Cantina has become famous for. So sit back relax and enjoy… Welcome to the Sancho's Experience!
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Description: From the moment you walk through our door you can expect a warm welcome, lively atmosphere and a burst of fantastic flavors. Take a look around and you’ll find a host of authentic features that capture the very essence of all things Mexico. Put all of this together and you’ve got the vibrant and laid-back fiesta feeling that Sancho's Cantina has become famous for. So sit back relax and enjoy… Welcome to the Sancho's Experience!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the burritos! The staff were extremely accomodating with a mix up in our order and we got drinks on the house and a great chat with the manager. Definitely recommend visiting and we’ll be back ☺️

Thank Amanda-Jane K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was closed to our hotel. The mic of craft beer and tacos seemed asking. The beer was good and well priced. We ordered tacos and quesadilla. Travis has a lot of cheese, were a bit dry and no cilantro or lime. The best had some black beans through it. Quite Tex Mex if that's your thing. Given the abundance of such fresh ingredients everywhere, a little disappointing. The quesadilla was basically just cheese. Good for a quick snack. Friendly people!

Thank hammockman
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Got there with my girl, sat down, the staff didn't speak decent English and couldn't understand our questions regarding ingredients of the dishes. Finally ordered Nachos Supreme with shredded chicken and Burrito with shredded beef with the special topping of salsa (which just looked like diced tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, cheese) ... A few minutes later the waiter comes back saying that they don't have shredded chicken for nachos, so we had to get it with ground beef... After good 15 minutes of waiting the nachos got served, poorly decorated, the fillings were not how they looked on the pictures (quite far from the pictures actually) and they were not spread on the chips, just tossed on top separately. A few minutes later the waters come back again, saying that they dont have shredded beef for a burrito, but have chicken (surprisingly enough, since they didnt have chicken for nachos...). Okay, we settled for chicken here.

We finished nachos, another 5-7 min passes by... The waiter comes back and says they dont have guacamole for the topping for our burrito. I thought that they didnt even start making the burrito, so i just ask for a check. He leaves and brings back the burrito...

Besides those major service flaws described above and virtually no English speaking staff, who had to be babysited by the owner, literally every step of the way, we ran into some minor unpleasant situations along the way, like the check we got want ours and then it took quite some time to figure out our order for them and bring us our check, and jalapeno side orders that took 5 minutes to arrive...

Left the place very irritated, was not a pleasant experience. They also have a weed dealer selling out of the restaurant and the owner seems to be okay with it...

Not even talking about the food, the prices are too high for the quality, which is too low.

Definitely NOT RECOMMENDABLE.

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2  Thank thisissyndicate
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Brian G, General Manager at Sancho Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you for your review! Yes, you are quite right as well with all statements. I remember your visit, and yes, it was quite the disaster! I believe all staff had only just started a day or few before your visit with us. New management has recently changed hands at Sancho's and we've been going through some mighty big growing pains as the 'Turn-Key' operation promised was quite far from the truth. We can only apologize at this point for your bad experience and ask for your understanding. Since your visit we've managed to improve our service, get back over 85% of our former menu, introduce some new items and have made some cosmetic improvements of which are not all finished. As per the dealing of weed, yes, this is Bui Vien and all the cigarette ladies walking the streets in this area tend to pedal weed; it's common place for all businesses on Bui Vien. What the police don't control, we as well have no control over. Street Gangs, so called local Mafia, control these vendors, therefore it's best to let them do their thing and move on without incidents that may cause for harm to the business. Perhaps you didn't know this about the area in which you were visiting. I myself am not a fan, but we must choose our battles wisely in Vietnam in this area and this business. Once again, very sorry for your poor experience - we met at a most unfortunate time. Sancho's always has been and always will be the best Mexican eats and hang-out in Ho Chi Minh City, and we are fully committed to bringing it back to its former glory and beyond. All the best, and thanks again.

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

We visited here as a group of five for dinner on our first night visiting HCMC. The food and service was excellent. It was Taco Tuesday so they were very busy and we had to wait a little bit for a table but the staff served us drinks while we waited and were so accommodating and friendly. The food was very good and they have a great selection of drinks including margaritas and craft beer. They have taco specials for Taco Tuesdays. I would recommend this place if you find yourself craving Mexican food in HCMC!

Thank Farangak8
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Looking for great Mexican in Vietnam?! This is your place!!! Great food and awesome staff! Nachos supreme were delicious! Will definitely be back our next visit to HCMC!

Thank Chelsea G
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