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Pancho & Lefty's Cantina

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
75-5719 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1738
+1 808-326-2171
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
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“fajitas” (24 reviews)
“taco” (7 reviews)
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8:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75-5719 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1738
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1 - 10 of 434 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cheeseburger and fries were good. The al pastor chicken and beef with refried beans and rice, was ok. Not bad, but not totally outstanding ether. Service was very good. Atmosphere was good. Average in price.

Thank Carol P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the food and margaritas, not to mention the great service so much we went back 3 times during our stay on the big island.

Thank mfrenchy31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Kona with our oldest son & wife, our 5th time & their 1st. We had to bring them to Pancho's & Lefty's for authentic Mexican food. We loved their cocktails & fresh salsa/chips. Loved the open air table on 2nd floor overlooking famed...More

Thank carawelch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most excellent margaritas and nachos. View from the balcony in this open air seating. I was glad to stop and rest my weary feet.

Thank TheDude23112
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently visited whilst staying for the Ironman, had breakfast here whilst our Ironman went out on the bike! Our water server was so attentive and friendly, the food was substantial for setting us up for the rest of the day! We got there just at...More

Thank Andrew19711973
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stopped in for happy hour, friendly bar staff in a cute little place tucked up on the second story. The steps are eclectic art sayings and the décor was great. Very nice location and easy walking distance to shops, hotels and waterfront.

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Very delicious food, friendly server, fast service. We had the chili rellanos, chili verde, and chicken taco everything was fresh and and tasty.

Thank Holly F
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Great food in a busy section of downtown Kona. Lots of history in the area. Many celebrities have visited over the years.

Thank floatqueen
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Most reviews of Mexican food we've seen for the islands are just so-so, but we needed a mexican food fix and Pancho & Lefty's was close, so we stopped in for" happy hour". They weren't very busy but it was around 4 in the afternoon....More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch and loved the blended Margaritas. We shared the fajitas supreme for two with beef, chicken and shrimp and they were delicious. The only niggle was we only got 3 shrimp but everything else was very generous.

Thank Liz B
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Ken S
30 March 2016|
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Response from Will F | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but I don't think so this is a restaurant on the beach front, they don't really need to have specials as new customers are always arriving. If your looking for a deal, then check out the L & L drive in. Good... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5719 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1738
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-2171
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