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Ponchos-Mexico Nuevo Restaurant

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601 W Expressway 83, McAllen, TX
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food if you're on the go for a quick buffet. Place was too busy and noisy, you can't even enjoy your cup of Joe. Homemade tortillas corn were good, flour tortillas had a hard texture it was not easy to tear apart. Under staffed, took a while to get any request. Though we did have friendly waiter. Restroom was... More 

Thank Kari24ruiz
Houston, Texas
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278 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I ate here a year ago and the place was empty. I ate here recently, and they were essentially empty again with a huge amount of table and chairs. There was no lighting. They tried to let outside and ambient light the place. It was like being in a house after a hurricane. The food was ok, but just swimming... More 

Thank Ikeamillion
Mcallen, Texas
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

this is a nice night place to go karaoke with friends. Great environment and place to eat good mexican food.

Thank Tweetydreamer
McAllen, Texas
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The food at this Poncho's Restaurant was just as good as the others. I was served promptly and very tasty. My only issue was the waiter didn't speak nor understand English, which made giving our orders difficult.

Thank Donna B
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Went for a visit to the Rio Grande Valley this past weekend and was craving real Mexican food. The sign outside said open 24 hours and internet says they open at 7 a.m. we got there at 7:20 and the placed looked like it was closed. I could smell food though so we went in. We were the only people... More 

Thank Blanca G
South Carolina
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Awesome fajitas. For someone who is not from the area the food was really good. A tiny bit overpriced but extremely delicious. Very nice and accommodating wait staff.

Thank Matt D
Corpus Christi
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Went to dinner with a group of co-workers (14 or 15). We sat down to dinner and they didn't give us any menus. After we received our drinks the waiter came and told us it would be difficult to serve a party as large as ours and that it would be much easier if we would order the botanas. So... More 

Thank TexasFaith
Houston, Texas
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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

I have been to this place before and the food was good however I don’t know what has happen but during my last visit with was terrible. The meat was flavorless and dry. I was a little embarrassed because I recommended this place to a business associate and we were so very disappointed. Will NOT be visiting again.

Thank R N
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We asked the waiter for a bigger plate instead of the coffee cup plate and he stated they didn't have any. Asked for pico de gallo and he stated "If I had any I would've brought it". I don't know of too many Mexican restaurants that don't have pico de gallo. I told the manager of the experience and he... More 

Thank Ricardo G
Washington, Michigan
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

for those of you that know what sweetbreads are, Ponchos has them in some of their tacos. I had been to ponchos on a previous business trip and was pleased with the service and dinner. Plus they had karaoke which is always fun to listen to. Anyway this time the place had been remodeled and there were not a lot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 W Expressway 83, McAllen, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: 9566302237

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