Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant - Minneapolis
Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant - Minneapolis

Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant - Minneapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.panchovillasgrill.com/
  • Phone: (612) 871-7014
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Specials Daily: 10:00AM - 3:00PM Dinner Combinations Daily: 3:00PM - 2:00AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Traditional Mexican, Regional Mexican, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Ivan Cardenas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We cater for any special events, contact us directly.
  • Private Party Facilities: We welcome any
  • Private Party Contact: Ivan Cardenas 6122502344
  • Entertainment: We want to state that Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant & Bar has its open doors for any social event that you have in mind. Let us be your first option in your events. KARAOKE: Come have fun, we play all kinds of music. HAPPY HOUR: Monday – Thursday: 2x1s Margaritas and tap beer all day long. RULETA Wheel prize: Party of 6 friends or more get a chance to spin our prize wheel, one lucky winner per table. Great prizes like FREE drinks for everyone at the table, gift certificates and more. CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY WITH US Bring 6 friends with you or more and your drinks will be on us.
  • Special Events: call Ivan for more details at 612-250-2344

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 26th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking behind our building. Parking spaces available on the left side of our building after 4pm, please double check with our staff. Also street parking available.
A word from Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant - Minneapolis
Welcome to Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant OpenTable site.
Pancho Villa has a vast menu of authentic Mexican cuisine. From tacos and enchiladas to soups and tamales, Pancho Villa's has it all.

The restaurant is open from 10:00 am until 2:00 am, 365 days out of the year. Pancho Villa's is the perfect place to go for sporting events, parties, or a fun night out. Please take a look at our menu and stop by today!

Thank you very much for the support offered by all our clients to Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant, we are located in the South of Minneapolis.
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Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant - Minneapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.4
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (7)neighborhood gem (3)special occasion (3)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)fit for foodies (1)great for lunch (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Best place for 21+ Birthday
    hungrynow
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    There is no better place to have a birthday celebration! Free drinks for the Birthday person if you have 6 people or more in your party. Always a great time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What Happened???
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This was not my first visit to Pancho Villa, so I was expecting the same great food and service as in times past. That sadly was not the case. The waitress's seemed annoyed that we were there - put out by being asked to wait for our whole party to arrive before placing our food order and in general just not very pleasant. Then when food arrived, one of the dish's was sent back - went downhill from there! Then to top it all off out of 8 checks, 4 needed to be sent back because they had extra drinks added to them. One person wasn't even drinking alcohol and there were charges for this. So I guess I won't be going back again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for groups!
    chickachels
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Pancho Villa is a great place for groups to go and celebrate birthdays. 6 or more friends order a meal = birthday guy/gal get free drinks and free food and a chance to spin the wheel for more prizes. Always a good time! Friendly servers, good margs and yummy food! It's a birthday tradition for our friends!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They didn't use open table
    Toro
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Made our reservation through open table and when we got there they had no clue what open table was. Didn't know if we would get credit or not.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthdaydiner
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Lots of energy from the service staff there! Great location for celebrating a birthday!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Felt ill all weekend
    MKEgirl
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Started our trip to Panchovilla due to positive open table ratings. My best friend and I were ill all weekend. The food was heavy. The Mexican band was too loud inside. It was hard to talk.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awful service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Took over 30 minutes for the waitress to come get our check so we could pay and leave! Had to have a different server come get it. Also, she charged us for things and didn't tell us there would be a charge when we asked for them!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 59 reviews are from the Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant - Minneapolis reviews archive.
  • pancho villa
    familyoffour
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Fun night out, not a romantic spot but good food for a night out with friends
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DELIGHTEDDENIZEN
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The service was truly amazing. My girlfriend and I don't eat meet so it was a pleasurable surprise to note all the vegetarian menu options! I loved the mariachi band and the big screen Fútbol games. The final part i loved was the cheap margaritas!!! Soooo good, and I shall be returning many a time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome for birthdays
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Friendly environment! Love every moment of my experience in the restaurant! Would most definitely come back for any event!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations
    mpen26
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I made a reservation through Open Table for May 5th, 2014. Everything was processed and I received a confirmation e-mail. When I got to the restaurant, I was told that they were not honoring reservations for that day. The 3 staff people I spoke to were very rude and did not apologize for the mistake. If the restaurant is not going to honor reservations, the website should say so. I was very disappointed; I usually love Pancho Villa, but this was a really terrible experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I had never been to Pancho Villa prior to this visit. Found them on line as they were within walking distance of the Children's Theater. My granddaughter and I love Mexican food, and this was disappointing at best. I ordered the Enchiladas and was not only disappointed in the lack of filling, but more surprised that they used just a plain cheddar cheese? Wont go back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Place in town for a Birthday
    hungrynow
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Can't beat their Birthday deal. Bring 6 friends and the Birthday person drinks free, gets a flaming shot and a piece of cake AND get to spin a wheel for an excellent prize. We always have fun at Pancho Villa for Birthdays!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid restautant
    Nando
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Overall a nice place. We had a groupon so decided to try it out. Not very fancy but food was excellent. The fresh guac is a must. A bit pricier than I thought ($60 for two) but can understand given the guac and liquor.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not bad!
    sullykat
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We wanted to visit Pancho Villa's because we heard it had a family atmosphere and fun karaoke. We found great family dining, food came fast. Wait staff pleasant, food good, but not fabulous, clean. We were told karaoke would start at 9...we waited around until 950, then it was off to a slow start (this was a Fri. night), after 2 very traditional Mexican songs, we left...music was ok, but time was getting to late for kids.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant is a great
    SuzWoehrle
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This restaurant is a great go-to for when I want a fun night for a mix of tastes. I have been to birthday parties here, girls-night-out and other special occasions and it is always very lively and festive. The menu has a lot of options so it might be a good idea to check it out online before you arrive. The drink specials are mostly margarita-centered but I love margaritas so that definitely wasn't a problem for me. For a real show-stopper get the table-side guacamole fresca so you can watch them make it. So good! The fajitas come out sizzling on a skillet which is also entertaining. All of the food is good, and they have a mix of tex-mex and authentic Mexican food so there's something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The REAL Deal
    Lnorginmn
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    You know a good Mexican restaurant when most of the clientele is Mexican. This was the case when my wife and I went for Valentines day. We were not disappointed. Great menu. Good variety. Excellent service. Dishes I have never seen before in "Americanized" Mexican restaurants. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We had a group of six on a Friday night. The food very authentic and we would definately go back. I had chicken Tinga tacos and my husband had the shrimp and seafood fahitas. Both were very good. Our four other friends each had something different and said everything was very good. The Mariachi Band started to play about 20 minutes before we left and that was a nice surprise.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Fiesta
    2dinefor
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Came here for the first time for New Year's Eve dinner. It was recommended to me by a friend. The menu provided plenty of choices and the menu items are authentic south of the border. They have a terrific two for one margarita drink special. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. Our waitress gave us helpful suggestions while ordering and picked a great dessert for us when we asked her to surprise us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Mexican Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Fantastic food, great portion sizes and a cozy feel to the joint--the four of us WILL be going back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but TOO NOISY
    Glinda
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    The food and service was very good. We were there on a night that they had live music (strolling musicians) and the music was deafening! They strolled over to a table next to ours and stayed there for almost an hour. We couldn't even hear ourselves think, let alone talk to one another. We tried to ask our server to ask them to move on, but she was no help. It really ruined our dinner. Bottom line, go to enjoy the food in a casual atmosphere, but don't go when they have the strolling musicians!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good time
    Foodiegoodie
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    Food was great as always, Had great service as well. Love going here with groups of people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food's great BUT the advertisement
    Rocks
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    There is false advertisement in the city pages for Poncho Villa that says FREE drinks on your Birthday (no restrictions stated). But what they don't tell you until you get there is that you have to have a party of six. We only had 4 at our table on my Bday so we were sol (how silly). The food was good and the Mariachi was fun, & they made fresh guac at our table. But what happened to the customer is always right, even when it says it in black and white?
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun evening
    Acm5255VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    Great time with some delicious margaritas and authentic mexican food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food/ambiance, bad drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    Loved the atmosphere, friendly service and vibrant neighborhood. Food was good. All that said, Pancho Villa needs to add actual tequila to their margaritas. Drinks, which should be a fun part of the Mexican food experience, were oddly weak and overly sweet.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Great service.
    Nicole
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Great food. Great service. We were there for lunch. We plan to go there for dinner the next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • authentic mexican and great drinks!
    ybba
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    delicious food for a great price. super yummy drinks, too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go here on your Birthday
    restaurantgirl
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Very fun for a birthday with the mariachi band, birthday shot (it was flaming, literally) and cake. 2-for-1 margaritas on a Friday night for dinner is awesome. Best Mexican food in town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food, Not so Awesome Servic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    The food at Pancho Villa is excellent! Everything on the menu is great. The service is somewhat slow, especially with a larger group. Food comes quickly, however drink orders and getting your tab at the end of the meal can take a little too long. Overall, an excellent place to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expectations not met
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    We expected much better food and atmosphere from this restaurant that always seems packed. My pork dish was dry and the beans and rice was bland with lack of flavor. My wife's chicken mole dish was less spicy than she had hoped. Service was ok, and there were many birthday groups so the singing was annoying. We most likely won't return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were with a group of 10
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    We were with a group of 10 and the music was so loud we couldn't hear each other talk, even right across the table. I asked for it to be turned down a bit and they did for about 10 minutes, then it was turned up again. we ordered margaritas and when leaving the waitress asked if we wanted our "other" ones. She said they were 2 for 1 specials but she hadn't told us this until we were paying and leaving, which we weren't very happy about. The food was just ok, nothing special at all. Overall I'd not be able to recommend this restaurant. We had been there last year and had a much better experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a family-operated
    SlugVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    This is a family-operated restaurant and the most convenient authentic Mexican restaurant to our work and home. We were impressed by the food, service and caring management.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We ordered drinks at the beginning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    We ordered drinks at the beginning and didn't end up receiving them until after we received our food. Also, it took a long time to get our check. It was difficult to catch any of the servers attention. They were very task oriented vs. customer service oriented.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a great experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    It was a great experience. The food was great and the service was wonderful; the waitress went out of her way and was very nice and helpful! The price is very reasonable as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Mexican fare! Lots
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2012
    Solid Mexican fare! Lots of choices for vegetarians, including tamales (which restaurants often don't have)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was very poor
    mplsdiner
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    The service was very poor and slow but the food was good. They also had no record of our reservation!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After reading so many positive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/27/2012
    After reading so many positive reviews, we were expecting it to be much better than it was. We found it to be extremely average and would not go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Watch out for Parking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    Good for groups. Watch out for parking though, someone is making a killing of their lot. It makes me hesitant to ever go here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Group Reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/9/2012
    If you are a group that goes in there, you are "put off" until the servers have caught up with their other tables; this was irritating and frustrating. If you asked for something, it was an inconveince and didn't get it until you were practically done with your meal and didn't need the item.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/27/2012
    My sister & I had dinner here and we both loved our Combination plates. Very flavorful and delicious!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate