Pancho Villa Restaurant (Reported Closed)

(612) 871-7014 | View Website

2539 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN | Directions   55404

44.955987 -93.277734

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10am - 2am

 
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Cuisine: Mexican

Neighborhoods: Powderhorn, Whittier

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Pancho Villa Restaurant
Pancho Villa Restaurant
Pancho Villa Restaurant
Pancho Villa Restaurant

Reviews for Pancho Villa Restaurant

9 months ago

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!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

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

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Parking is a problem – 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.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Awesome food! – 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!

over a year ago

Thank you for coming and for for the positive feedback. Welcome anytime!!

Pancho Villa Restaurant

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Awesome! – 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.

The karaoke was a bit loud, but it added to the overall ambiance and fun!

As noted elsewhere, parking is tough, however, we were asked 3 separate times by the wait staff where we parked, just to make sure that we wouldn’t be towed.

over a year ago

Thank you for coming. Welcome anytime!

Pancho Villa Restaurant

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Never again – 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.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great food and now featuring new improved interiors – 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.

Few recommendations I have for them: the mens restroom location needs to be changed, The door is right there in the main dining area-not pretty at all. Overall 4 stars for me.

over a year ago

Thank you for coming and for for the positive feedback. Welcome anytime!!

Pancho Villa Restaurant

Recommends
over a year ago

Editorial Review – 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.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

great mexican food – The service was decent but thats not why you would go to this place.

Fantastic authentic mexican is why. The portions are huge and the prices are low. This is a definate hole in the wall that I will be visiting again.

over a year ago

Thank you for coming and for for the positive feedback. Welcome anytime!!

Pancho Villa Restaurant

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great food, great prices, great service – 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.

The bar is fully stocked, and includes a very impressive selection of tequila. I'm not usually a marguerita fan, but the margueritas here are perfect. Plus all the standard great, weird Mexican concoctions, including burning drinks that you're supposed to slurp through a straw before the straw (or your face) starts on fire.

This is not your standard Americanized Mexican restautrant. This is the real deal. The food here is authentic and the place is usually packed with Mexicans. I love the atmosphere here--very friendly and family-oriented. Soccer nights can get a little insane if Mexico is playing, and karaoke nights are always packed with soulful, out-of-tune singers dying to show off their lack of singing skills. It all just adds to the happy, wonderful, family vibe. Great jukebox. Happy hour drink specials all day, Monday through Friday. The prices are very reasonable and the only bad deal I've found on the menu is the plain burrito for $6.99 (just a plain old burrito with no sides--you can do way better here).

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