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Pancho's Restaurant

3615 Highland Ave. (Rosecrans Ave.) Send to Phone
310-545-6670 | Menu
Enjoy the festive ambience, margaritas and lengthy menu of Mexican dishes at the South Bay’s oldest Mexican restaurant.

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Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.
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Pancho's Restaurant, Manhattan Beach, CA

Pancho's Restaurant Restaurant Review

: Interesting antiques and murals create a festive ambience at Pancho’s, the South Bay's oldest Mexican restaurant. (The building has quite a history --- it has been a nightclub, gambling den and brothel, and has hosted movie stars since the 1920s.) The multi-level dining room is a popular spot for celebrations, while the loud bar area plays host to live music, comedy and karaoke throughout the week. A margarita and chips and guacamole are de rigueur to start. Among the specialties are “Camarones a la Diabla” (sautéed shrimp simmered in Diablo sauce with roasted Guajillo chiles and herbs) and “Pollo al Pipian” (chicken cooked in a Pipian sauce of roasted pumpkin seeds, garlic, cumin and other spices). Quesadillas, tostadas, enchiladas, burritos, chimichangas, tacos and desserts like flan round out the lengthy menu.
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