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Pancho Villas Grill - 13 Reviews - 2539 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (612) 871-7014

Pancho Villas Grill

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2539 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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(612) 871-7014
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Pancho Villas Grill - Minneapolis, MN
Pancho Villas Grill - Minneapolis, MN
Pancho Villas Grill - Minneapolis, MN
Pancho Villas Grill - Minneapolis, MN
Pancho Villas Grill - Minneapolis, MN
Pancho Villas Grill - Minneapolis, MN
Pancho Villas Grill - Minneapolis, MN
Pancho Villas Grill - Minneapolis, MN
Pancho Villas Grill - Minneapolis, MN

Reviews

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Best

I went here for lunch with a friend yesterday and it was great! The last time I tried to get in, it was too crowded. On Friday afternoon there's no problem getting a table. We...

Worst

Not a good experience. We ordered steak fajitas and they were like leather. Service was slow.

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/9/2013

I thought I found a nice Mexican restaurant on 25th and Nicollet in South Minneapolis, But I was Rudely mistaken, This place is a dive, The staff is as cold and slow as the food. They do have big tv's so if ya want to go watch a fight, ya might like that.. Don't park ANYWHERE Near there , Tow trucks are dying to to take your car away... Staff seems to be only interested in shuffling ya around, Don't fall for the Karaoke Stuff!! Food on a early Friday was SLOW and COLD!! erggg!!! There are better places, Stick to the chains because this place in NOT Authentic at all!!! Forgot to mention, The Bathrooms are Filthy, Graffiti.. walked out the back door, 2 kitchen doors wide open and Everything flying into the kitchen from the back ally... Not KEWL!! I Would PASS!! on this one! more

Food was really terrible. 4/23/2012

Not a good experience. We ordered steak fajitas and they were like leather. Service was slow. more

Parking is a problem 10/20/2011

Food was awesome but parking is a nightmare and I got towed ($256) The service was so-so. All in all a great place to eat but service could be better. more

Awesome food! 3/12/2011

I went here for lunch with a friend yesterday and it was great! The last time I tried to get in, it was too crowded. On Friday afternoon there's no problem getting a table. We got a couple of margaritas (two for one!), a big complimentary basket of warm tortilla chips and salsa and a couple of combination plates. All this for about $21 + tip. What a deal! The waitresses were very nice. I've got to start going back more often. By the way, I had a chicken tamale, chicken quesadilla, and chicken taco with rice and beans. Scrumptious! more

Awesome! 4/1/2009

We arranged to have a celebration dinner at Poncho Villa for 30 people, at 9:00 PM on a Saturday night. The owner was prepared for us when we arrived, and we proceeded to have a fantastic night. Margaritas, chips and chipotle sauce (the BEST!) were brought promptly to the table. The dinner orders were out soon after, and were spot on. Pros: Great food, Great Atmosphere and Great prices Cons: Loud.. but expected more

Never again 2/15/2009

We had the worst experience at Pancho Vs. We've been there several times, for 2-for-1 happy hour and decent mexican 'greasy spoon' food, and more often then not been satisfied, but the last time was terrible. The food was cold and soggy, it was bright and loud inside, and when we left, our car had been towed. We were in the gravel area at the back of the lot, and tried to tell that to the towing company and the servers in the restaurant, but they didn't care. Then we saw the security guard out in the parking lot watching people walk in to the restaurants on both sides, and on his cell phone, with the towing company I assume. He wouldn't even talk to us. What a scam. That $250 bill was the last we'll pay to Pancho Villa. more

Great food and now featuring new improved interiors 6/28/2008

I have always liked this place and now I adore it even more. Pancho Villas recently upgraded their furniture as well as interior-the place is now bigger and a lot more inviting. And also the smell of old carpets/deodorizers is gone. Welcome to new Pancho Villas. The food has improved in quality. Pros: Quick seating, great food-value for money Cons: Restroom location more

great mexican food 2/12/2008

The service was decent but thats not why you would go to this place. Pros: Delicious food Cons: Waitresses speak broken english more

Great food, great prices, great service 11/27/2007

Pancho Villa is my favorite Mexican restaurant in Minneapolis and one of my favorites anywhere. The menu is huge, with something for everyone. They have an excellent seafood selection and many great family-style meals. Try a plate of oysters for starters, or one of their shrimp cocktails. Then get a whole tilapia, cooked to flaky perfection and served with warm tortillas. Or just try to avoid ordering the fajitas after an aromatic, sizzling platter has passed by your table. My personal favorites are the Camarones a la Veracruzana, the fish cooked in white wine, and the enchiladas with chipotle salsa (the mole is great too--best I've had outside of Mexico City--but the chipotle totally rocks). I haven't tried the desserts yet because I'm always too stuffed after eating my meal, but they look wonderful. Pros: The best Mexican food in Minneapolis Cons: If it gets any more popular I won't be able to get in more

Great customer service 7/3/2007

There were five of us and we requested to sit outside on the ""patio"" (actually on the sidewalk in the space in front of the building). Even though there were only two-person tables set up, the waiters quickly catered to our needs and pushed some tables together - even kindly asking a man to move down a spot (my apologies to the kind man). Pros: Customer service Cons: Food and drinks not up to expectaions more

Holy Cow. 5/30/2007

Yes, its that good. Casual, cheap drinks, and AMAZING food. They have a patio area to sit but inside is nice too. Best hole in the wall joint you will find in that neighborhood. Pros: Great service and yummy food. Cons: Hard to get a table more

Awesome Tacos, Awesome 2-4-1's! 5/3/2007

This place, for the last 4 years, has been my favorite Mexican restaurant. The food is delicious, some of my favorites being the the carnitas (roasted pork) and lengua (beef tongue) tacos. The carnitas is fantastic; slow cooked tender pieces of pork that's roasted until the fat in the meat crisps up, the taste and texture combination will make your lengua cry, it's so good! You can either get them the authentic way, with chopped cilantro and onions on two small thin soft stacked corn tortillas or you can get them durazo style, a more familiar hard corn shell with tomatoes lettuce and sour cream. I'm a big fan of the former, but I've never tried it durazo. Another favorite is the caldo de siete mares (soup of the seven seas) which is a rich seafood stew. Highly spiced (but not too hot) and hearty with chunks of potatoes carrots and lots of shrimp fish and crab pieces, it reminds of chigae, which is a spicy Korean stew, if you're familiar with that cuisine. I've often split the stew with friends (2-3 other people) and the waitresses will split it for you into separate bowls, and make sure you each get the same amount of shrimp and crab legs! That's great service! Pros: Great food, attentive staff, 2-4-1's all day, inexpensive Cons: Cafeteria-like, T.V.'s on all the time, can be really loud, esp. karoke Th-Su nights more

Cheap and Tasty 7/24/2006

VERY CASUAL & cheep décor (good place to wear the sweatpants). They do have great Mexican food and the drink specials are amazing!!! It was $4 for two margaritas and $2.75 for two beers!!! The staff was also very nice. Pros: Food, Drinks, Service Cons: Hole-in-the-wall more

Can't go wrong with this place. 10/9/2005

If you're a fan of the real deal, you'll find it here. Big flavors and fresh food is on the menu. We did not have one dud in our meal tonight! more
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Editorial

  • Gigantic portions and a huge selection of tequila make this Eat Street restaurant is a great spot to party; don't miss the fab happy hour.

  • 4/20/2008 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    10am - 2am
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Whittier, Powderhorn
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