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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 good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“fajitas” (23 reviews)
“shrimp” (9 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All 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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with a group of people on a weekday. Had not been in a couple years. Not very crowded. Was hesitant as previous visits were not so great or were pretty average. However this visit was different. New menu with additional items and the...More

Thank Finn1033
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Chicken nachos and at the time I said the chicken tasted bad. The next day I was ill from eating there.

Thank Awsumer
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This was a great fun Mexican Restaurant in the heart of Kona. It is an open air place with lots of good fresh Mexican food in a fun environment! Not expensive, but good quality food.

Thank 874ronr
Reviewed 12 August 2017

i was fresh off the plane and lunch was in order ... 'mommy' wanted to go here so we went. now i was not feeling real hot, my back so i thot a cocktail for lunch a good thing. the first thing i run into...More

Thank punadude
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Our service was excellent. Standard Mexican fare. The chips were fresh and guacamole good. We ordered a taco platter for family of four, and it was ample food and a great price. I highly recommend.

Thank TheoVenturaCounty_CA
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

While visiting the big island of Hawaii our family had a hankering for Mexican food. Our grandson had discovered enchiladas and wanted some. Pancho & Lefty's Cantina in downtown Kailua/Kona fit the bill. They also had some great Ono tacos. I was pleased they had...More

Thank Nazsnaz
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We enjoyed a nice lunch at the Ponchos. The ambience is open and friendly and the place has a dash of humor in the form of some hilarious quotes displayed across the place. The food was nice. My wife tried a Margarita and liked it....More

Thank DrMrinmay
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Fun upstairs location. The fare was "American-ized" covered in cheese and olives. Sweet and kind service. Great margaritas!

Thank OlympicPeninsula2
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We ate here for dinner with a family of four. We ordered fajitas and 2 kids meals, the food was great, it honestly was one of the best meals we had on the island. The service however was the poorest, the server did not bring...More

Thank MattB2
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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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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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