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Pancho Villa

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Mexican, South American, Central American
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Luis a. Martinez y Eloy Alfaro, Banos 010151, Ecuador
+593 6-274-2870
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Our experience here was disappointing. The portions were very, very small and the only thing Mexican about this food was the decor....no authentic Mexican flavor to be found...never again 😡

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Thank JJH183
Banos, Ecuador
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Homemade tortillas, as it should be. Fresh salsa and pico de gallo, as it should be. Small menu with big flavors. The owners prepare fresh food daily and it shows. Highly recommended.

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Thank Manola A
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79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Went here on a very quiet Thursday night. We were virtually the only customers in but despite that the service was incredibly slow. However when the food and drinks did arrive all was forgiven. At the end of the evening the owner even offered us a Conalazo and we stayed and chatted until close. Really nice evening.

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Thank Andrew G
Steinbach, Canada
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Whatever you get on the menu is going to be delicious! I shared a plate of fajitas with another man, and the portion was absolutely sufficient for the two of us. Prices are great too.

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Thank Mark R
Cuenca, Ecuador
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

In my review of the Santa Clara hotel I mention this restaurant. It was only one block North of our hotel. Since we have lived in Ecuador for four years, finding good Mexican food is hard and we were delighted to find this one and try it out. I had enchiladas and Ana Maria had flautas. Both dishes were excellent,... More 

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Salamanca, Spain
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Ate here twice, once just the two of us and the second time a group of us from our hostel. Both times the food was delicious and the staff fantastic. We also got a tour of the brand new hotel above and it was beautiful, we wish them all the best!

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Thank oneyearinspain
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Very good Mexican food. Excellent tequila priced low foa a restaurant. Nachos and frijoles excellent. Very friendly. No credit cards. Moving to Called Montalvo and 12 de Noviembre next week

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Thank Russell H
Calgary Alberta
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99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

Four of us went to Pancho Villa for supper. Two had burritos, one had enchiladas and I had the beef fajitas. We had beer or wine which were both very reasonably priced. All of us were very happy with our menu choices. We also had beans, rice, salad and guacamole. My fajitas were very plentiful and filling. My only recommendation... More 

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

We were a bit tired of Ecuadorian food by day 17 so tried this as a change of place. The atmosphere was nice and the food good. We shared mixed fajitas and there was plenty of meat and veggies. The lemonade was good as well.

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Thank Cecilia H
Community of Madrid, Spain
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

Savory TexMex food, vegetarian options, outstanding guacamole and the best Margaritas in town. Saul, the owner, and his wife will give you personalized service and will take care that everything goes right. This is a 14 year tradition restaurant and I always return when vist Banos (and the taste remains the same).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, South American, Central American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Luis a. Martinez y Eloy Alfaro, Banos 010151, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Tungurahua Province  >  Banos
  • Phone Number: +593 6-274-2870

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?