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Pancho, Ballarat Central, AU-VIC

Pancho

4.8
4.8
81 Reviews
$40 and under
Latin American
A standout intimate Latin American eatery situated on a bustling dining corridor in regional Victoria, focusing on dishing up some of the best Central and South American flavours this side of the globe.
The Pancho experience was created to be fun, exciting and accessible for all. Coupled with friendly and personal service and lively atmosphere your dining experience will take you on a journey to discover some of the best Latin American Eats.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 5309 3070

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 81 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  • Victoria

    Best Service

  • Victoria

    Best Ambiance

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    Best Overall

  • Ballarat

    Best Food

  • Ballarat

    Best Service

  • Ballarat

    Best Ambiance

  • Ballarat

    Best Value

  • Ballarat

    Fit for Foodies

  • Ballarat

    Good for Groups

  • Ballarat

    Great for Lunch

  • Ballarat

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Ballarat

    Romantic

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    Special Occasion

  • Ballarat

    Most Booked

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  1. JM

    JustinM

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is delicious and the staff and service fantastic. Always a good feed here although the music can be a bit loud to hold a conversation
  2. KH

    KeiraH

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was exceptional as always. Our favourite place to dine. And thank you guys for being accommodating to the mistake i made when i made the booking, apologies and big thank you
  3. CG

    CaraG

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service. Food is incredible and can’t go past the margaritas! Thanks team!
  4. DC

    DebraC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, best Pisco Sour cocktail around.
  5. SA

    SallyA

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful time at Pancho. The staff are GREAT, the food is GREAT and it doesn't matter what mood you're in when you arrive, the music will make you happy!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always, food is tasty and well priced and staff are always attentive and smiling.
  7. MV

    MelV

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Feed Me banquet is so good and value for money. It takes the hassle out of deciding what you want and get to having a tasting of everything. I love that it’s a small venue and super casual. Staff are amazing and service is awesome. You must book as it books out super fast. Thanks Pancho Team as always the best food in town, that won’t break the bank.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Pancho and it didn't disappoint. Great place to catch up with friends and try different bits and pieces of the menu.
  9. A

    Ange

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks are always amazing at Pancho! Staff always friendly and vibes always high!
  10. G

    Gaynor

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyed ordering a mixture of dishes that we shared. Food was lovely and fresh. Also tried o lovely South American wine… a first for us. Would visit again.
  11. KH

    KeiraH

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints. And 90% GF is even better:)
  12. SC

    SusanC

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great atmosphere, food and cocktails. The waitress did all she could to cater for dietaries and was very knowledgeable. Would definitely return.
  13. AD

    AllanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat. Pancho is fast becoming our favourite place to eat in Ballarat. Great food at a reasonable price.
  14. TN

    ThaisN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, great presentation, cozy place and friendly staff.
  15. MR

    MelissaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great atmosphere, great service and beautiful food.
  16. R

    Rusty

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are regular guests at Panchos because it is consistently an outstanding dining experience. Excellent , friendly service and stunning South American cuisine.
  17. HM

    HayleyM

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! One of the best spots in Ballarat to eat and drink.
  18. HH

    HeatherH

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Three long term friends catching up over cocktails and food. The mojitos were fresh and full of flavour a lovely balance. The food was amazing and so quick to our table. We all had a different favourite and mine was the charred corn cob. Staff were so friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend and can not wait to go back.
  19. B

    Bretterin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food fast service will be back for sure
  20. i

    ichingi

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, great vibe and fabulous dining experience!
  21. f

    fabianm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pancho is the best. The food is great, especially the corn. I don't think I've ever been that excited about corn. Margaritas are excellent too. The staff are absolute champions
  22. J

    Jack

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this place is a vibe !! the food is amazing and the staff are so accommodating ! 10/10
  23. MP

    MarioP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good food and service by the staff was great..only negative is that more clarification to be made over extremely spicy food..otherwise really good food.we will be back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food awesome service great variety as we have vegetarian friends
  25. PA

    PaulandAlli

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pancho's is excellent for a meal out with family or friends. Service was attentive and friendly, the authentic Latin dishes were delicious. Loved the fish tacos! Would like to see more veggie food options. Decor and atmosphere were fantastic.
  26. CB

    CateB

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun vibe and friendly staff. The food is fabulous. Can’t go past the cerviche, chicken tacos and Pisco Sour 😍
  27. MK

    MegK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All dishes absolutely delicious. Staff attentive and friendly. Cocktails excellent as well.
  28. AC

    AmyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Everything was delicious. The corn was the BEST!
  29. H

    Hendo28

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic night, great food & friendly service! Highly recommend!
  30. NP

    NarelleP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I chose the banquet and there was soooo much food. We couldn’t eat it all! Great night. Small setting
  31. d

    daveotoo

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. The food is always amazing, but the staff are the best part of this place. They offer great suggestions on their menu, always friendly and make great magaritas. Can't recommend this place enough
  32. TW

    TraceyW

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the second time we’ve eaten at Panchos in a month. Last time we were returning from SA and we were walk ins. Enjoyed the food and helpful service last time and decided we sold book a high top table for this trip to Ballarat. Service was friendly and helpful while the wait staff did admit to being new or usually working elsewhere. A sign of pandemic times? They ensured the dishes met our dietary needs. The food was delicious and well presented. We ordered the ‘Tengo Hambre’ at $60 PP. The dishes kept coming until we could fit no more and included dessert. Great value and a lot of fun letting the chef choose what would come out. Nice fun and intimate atmosphere.
  33. AH

    AlissaH

    Victoria

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional dinner last night with the Pancho team! We were celebrating our engagement, so did the banquet. Everything was delicious! The staff were lovely and cocktail and mezcal recommendations spot on. Thanks for a lovely night!!
  34. E

    Evie

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Ballarat by far. My absolute favourite and the passion and dedication that chef/owner, José, puts in is clearly evident when you see how he interacts with his patrons and staff. Always a memorable dining experience. Gracias!
  35. GH

    GabrielleH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was delicious but a little too pricey for what you receive. Only rec 'd 3 small pieces of bread with cheese dish but the cost was $18.00 and bread was burnt on one side.
  36. JS

    JackieS

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful South American food in a relaxed atmosphere. Would absolutely go back if we didn't live in Sydney.
  37. SA

    ShellA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Mother’s Day lunch!! Food was amazing, cocktails were to die for and the service was fantastic. I can’t recommend this place highly enough!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic marriage of flavours. Service good. Highly recommend the Valverde.
  39. AG

    AdelaG

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic with delicious food and friendly service. It was a great night out and will be coming back!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food as always !

FAQs

Pancho is rated 4.8 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Pancho

36 Armstrong St N, Ballarat Central, AU-VIC 3350

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Ballarat

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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