Pancho's Villa Mexican Restaurant
32804 Pennsylvania Ave, San Antonio, FL 33576
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin American
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Below Average
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03/28/2012Provided by Citysearch -
TOTALY DISAGREE... PANCHOS VILLA IS NO LONGER THE SAME SINCE THE NEW OWNERSHIP...THE FOOD DEFFINATLY TOOK A TURN FOR THE WORST AND THE SERVICE SUCKED... IF YOU ARE CRAVING GREAT MEXICAN FOOD WITH GOOD FRIENDLY SERVICE TRY LOS CHICOS LOCATED BEHIND THE BURGERKING IT WILL DEFFINATLY HAVE YOU CRAVING MORE... LET YOUR TASTE BUDS DECIDE FOR THEM SELFS...NOT TO MENTION LOS CHICOS IS THE ORIGAL OWNER OF PANCHOS VILLA HE CHANGED HIS NAME BC HE DOENT WANT TO BE AFFILATED W SUCH A TERRIBLE RESTURANT...HE HAS A REPUTATION IN PASCO FOR BEING THGE BEST ...YES MY FRIEND LOS CHICOS
My family and I love eating at Pancho Villa's, I just wish that the prices were more affordable. I am a teacher and when I take my family of four to Pancho's my bill is anywhere from $65 to $70 dollars. I can take my family to Red Lobster or Olive Garden for my much better price. Last week, we ate at Cracker Barrel and our bill was $40. I wish the prices were less. I have had to limit my visits to the restaurant, due to the amount of money is costs to eat there. My husband and I are teachers and due to some many changes in budget and lack of raises for 4 years, we are on a minimal eating out budget. Thank goodness there are other restaurants that don't charge so much as Pancho's. Hope the prices will go down soon so my family can go back to enjoying this restaurant more often!
I gave it a 2 stars for the following reasons:
First, the restaurant is super small and the dining area is about the size of our living room, but with about 15 tables inside. It felt very crowded and lacked privacy.
We asked for guacamole and margaritas. The guacamole tasted like the kind you would get in the frozen section at the supermarket, but mixed with a lot of water. Which is fine... (if you like that sort of thing). Maybe folks don't typically order guacamole there, because the waitress came to the table, sighed real loud and practically threw it down so it slid across the table. The margaritas were perhaps the worst I'd ever had. If you love margaritas you will be disappointed. However, if you regularly drink the Collins sweet and sour neon-green mix straight from the bottle - you will love them.
I ordered steak Acapulco and my husband ordered carnitas. The carnitas were authentic, served with cilantro and onion, though a little on the bland side. I was impressed the restaurant was able to pull off some authentic carnitas after being served reconstituted guacamole and store bought margarita mix! The quality of the meat in the steak acapulco was not bad. It was tender enough, but the sauce was very heavily tomato-based (almost to the point of tasting like tomato sauce out of a can). I expected a much more flavorful and spicy sauce. Fortunately the rice and beans were good.
I think a restaurant of that small size needs to have excellent service and excellent food to overcome the size limitation. The restaurant could go a long way by making a thick and creamy guacamole and making a good margarita (please lose the collins sweet and sour mix - yuck!). Adding some more spice and flavors wouldn't hurt also.
05/18/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Located in San Antonio FL - just about as far away from anywhere as you can get - is this small Mexican restaurant - authentic food, amazing tastes, great prices and just about the best service I have ever had at a restaurant in the State of Florida - if you get a chance - try this place.
05/02/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I have been a family friend of the owners for quite awhile now. Every since I first ate there years ago it has always been good. This restaurant is not a 5 star gourmet food joint. Its a very chill little place in a small town. So all these comments with little here and there's are just a minor setback compared to everything that is truly great.
There has been a change in management but every company goes through some change. Recipes have been modified and some have a been taken off the menu. But nevertheless, it is still a great place.
Bottom line is, if your looking for a good mexican meal, please consider Pancho Villas. Your chair might not be level and the paint might not be pristine, but the food is great.
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08/01/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I was working at the college when I first found this restaurant. I came back with the family 4 times since in 2008/2009 and we have all loved the food. Plenty of free hot chips and salsa when you are seated and the food comes fairly quick even when busy. Seems like a great place for the family since there was not a bar. Staff was always friendly as well.
02/03/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Returned recently from up North and headed out to Pancho's Villa for dinner the other night and I have to say that the food is just as good as it has ever been. I had the tamales (with the ranchero sauce) and my wife ate the chile rellenos. All tasted very fresh and the rice and beans are just as we remembered. The restaurant looked good as they have made some nice upgrades inside since we had last been in there. We had a very pleasant dinner despite a short wait in the cold weather. Always look forward to eating some good mexican food at Pancho's.