A Cabo Mexican Tradition at Pancho’s
By Fernando Rodríguez • Photos by Andrik Oechler
Pancho’s, is one of downtown Cabo San Lucas oldest restaurants, which was founded in 1989. Located along Miguel Hidalgo Street’s restaurant row, Pancho’s reddish pink arch facade distinguishes itself as an individually unique Mexican cuisine dining establishment. Adorned on their walls are paintings of Pancho Villa and Frida Kahlo. Recently renovated to allow seating for up to 150 people in its main open air dining room, with A/C installed in their cozy private enclosed patio for them hot, sizzling summer humid days of July-August-September. Pancho’s continues offering its long-standing Mexican traditional entree favorites, like their chicken mole’, pork ribs, Imperial shrimp, tortilla soup, and the Maria Special, which is an Arrachera beef flank with chicken, rice, beans, and guacamole. The reasonably priced menu choices at Pancho’s offers a little bit of everything Mexican for everyone.
The New York steak, Rib-eye steak, and Filet Mignon are other savory choices, as well as their combination plates. For early morning starters the breakfast menu is available from 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon and features a savory fruit plate, Pancho’s French toast, classic French toast, banana pancakes, waffles, eggs sunny-side up or scrambled, and either sunny-side up Rancheros style or scrambled spicy Mexican style. Chilaquiles are also available in a green sauce or served with beef strips. The omelette plates, served with beans and country potatoes consist of the following choices; shrimp, vegetarian, American style and chorizo with cheese. Aside from their traditional Mexican dishes, the lunch menu is quite the alternative with a mid-day line-up that is as American as apple pie; beginning with a their 1/4 lb sirloin beef cheeseburger and fries, to their chicken burger, and either fish sandwich or club sandwich selections. The lunch choices from Mexico include chicken strip tostadas, chicken enchiladas in green sauce, quesadillas, and Chimichangas; accompanied with rice and beans. Panchos Restaurant and Tequila Bar has also been recipient of the Tripadvisor certificate of excellence in 2016 and ‘17. And part of that well deserved excellence can be attributed to the Pancho’s wait staff and restaurant personnel who do a tremendously great job in being attentive freidnly, funny and exceedingly professional in a Spanish or Bilingual English kind of way. They are quite simply honest-to-goodness nice gentleman who work hard to greet and service everyone who steps into their place of business; where they have excelled during the past 30-years. Open from 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM. (624) 143-0973. All major credit cards accepted.