Pancho's Cantina

★★★★☆
  • 4245 Austin Blvd

    Island Park, NY 11558

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  • 516-897-8300

About Pancho's Cantina

Hours
Mon. - Fri. 4am - 9:15pm;Sat. 12am - 10:30pm;Sun. 4pm - 9pm
3.8333 6
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I LOVE Panchos!!!! One of my favorite, regular go-to places. \r
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It is consistant, no matter how crowded it gets, and it does get crowded, but worth the wait--no big deal since we hang out at the bar and begin with a pitcher of peach

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★★★★★

I LOVE Panchos!!!! One of my favorite, regular go-to places. \r
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It is consistant, no matter how crowded it gets, and it does get crowded, but worth the wait--no big deal since we hang out at the bar and begin with a pitcher of peach

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Recently, I walked into Pancho??s Cantina with some friends for dinner. While we were waiting to be seated we looked over the crayon drawings covering the walls. The drawings were quite disturbing. They were of the Twin Tower, which could have been a nice tribute, but they were graphically violent. I thought it was a bit distasteful to see guns and knives and bullets going through men??s head??s with blood coming out the other side. I also thought it was a bit worrisome to see these drawings were clearly meant to represent Muslim men; they were wearing turbans. I hoped that they were meant specifically to be Osama Bin Laden. Although I am not a revengeful person and hate to think of children depicting such violent scenes of vengeance and brutality, I had some measure of understanding that this is a tragedy that we went through as a country which is difficult to come to terms with. Aside from the fact that I think there are better ways to deal with it than drawing bloody cartoons all over the walls 9 years later, I was horrified when I saw a sentence scrawled out in crayon: ??damn towel heads?. I gasped. My friends pointed out to me that the drawings and words were probably the work of adults; not children. It hadn??t occurred to me, but seemed correct. We immediately left. We would never give our business to a company we knew to depict racist and hateful images and words. I could only imagine how discomforting and threatening such a sight would be to a Muslim family if they came in for some good Southwestern food. Poncho??s will never receive business from me or anyone I know if this is not amended. I imagine that others feel the same way and I hope they have written too to show their displeasure. Alienating a portion of your consumers and offending a portion of the human race is no way to conduct business and I am appalled it was allowed to happen.

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★☆☆☆☆

Recently, I walked into Pancho??s Cantina with some friends for dinner. While we were waiting to be seated we looked over the crayon drawings covering the walls. The drawings were quite disturbing. They were of the Twin Tower, which could have been a nice tribute, but they were graphically violent. I thought it was a bit distasteful to see guns and knives and bullets going through men??s head??s with blood coming out the other side. I also thought it was a bit worrisome to see these drawings were clearly meant to represent Muslim men; they were wearing turbans. I hoped that they were meant specifically to be Osama Bin Laden. Although I am not a revengeful person and hate to think of children depicting such violent scenes of vengeance and brutality, I had some measure of understanding that this is a tragedy that we went through as a country which is difficult to come to terms with. Aside from the fact that I think there are better ways to deal with it than drawing bloody cartoons all over the walls 9 years later, I was horrified when I saw a sentence scrawled out in crayon: ??damn towel heads?. I gasped. My friends pointed out to me that the drawings and words were probably the work of adults; not children. It hadn??t occurred to me, but seemed correct. We immediately left. We would never give our business to a company we knew to depict racist and hateful images and words. I could only imagine how discomforting and threatening such a sight would be to a Muslim family if they came in for some good Southwestern food. Poncho??s will never receive business from me or anyone I know if this is not amended. I imagine that others feel the same way and I hope they have written too to show their displeasure. Alienating a portion of your consumers and offending a portion of the human race is no way to conduct business and I am appalled it was allowed to happen.

Pros: Good Sampler of Buffalo-wings, etc

Cons: Offensive Wall-drawings

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This place has to be the worst Mexican restaurant I've been to.

Food was not good and the service was poor.

If you don't know what good Mexican food is about, you may think this is good. But it's not.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place has to be the worst Mexican restaurant I've been to.

Food was not good and the service was poor.

If you don't know what good Mexican food is about, you may think this is good. But it's not.

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I've been going to Pancho's since around 1980 (when I was in Jr high school) when it was in Cedarhurst and you ordered at the counter. The food is consistent since than EXCELLENT!!! When they moved to Oceanside I followed and now in Island Park. Almost 3 decades later the food is consistent and the management as well!!! For children this is one of the most Child friendly restaurants ever! I highly recommend Panchos for ALL!!!

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★★★★★

I've been going to Pancho's since around 1980 (when I was in Jr high school) when it was in Cedarhurst and you ordered at the counter. The food is consistent since than EXCELLENT!!! When they moved to Oceanside I followed and now in Island Park. Almost 3 decades later the food is consistent and the management as well!!! For children this is one of the most Child friendly restaurants ever! I highly recommend Panchos for ALL!!!

Pros: consistent, management excellent!, child friendly

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Best mexican food! Lines may be long on the weekends so go early or on a weekday. Best nachos and salsa! Save your receipts to get free dinners. You also get a free dinner on your birthday within 3 days.

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★★★★★

Best mexican food! Lines may be long on the weekends so go early or on a weekday. Best nachos and salsa! Save your receipts to get free dinners. You also get a free dinner on your birthday within 3 days.

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This place has the greatest chips and salsa I have ver had in my life. I live all the way in west babylon but will make a trip to island park just to go to panchos. The way they heat up the chips and oh, the SALSA. 4 people can easily go through 7 bowls. It is simply irresistable. I also enjoy the brown paper table cloths which you can draw on using the crayons they provide you with. A great way to close the gaps between waiting for your food and if you draw a good picture they might paste it on the wall. Overall it is a great little place with a lot of energy and great service including the cute hostesses "I just graduated High school". The foods awesome too! You won't be upset if you go to Panchos cantina, I guaranteee it!!!

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★★★★★

This place has the greatest chips and salsa I have ver had in my life. I live all the way in west babylon but will make a trip to island park just to go to panchos. The way they heat up the chips and oh, the SALSA. 4 people can easily go through 7 bowls. It is simply irresistable. I also enjoy the brown paper table cloths which you can draw on using the crayons they provide you with. A great way to close the gaps between waiting for your food and if you draw a good picture they might paste it on the wall. Overall it is a great little place with a lot of energy and great service including the cute hostesses "I just graduated High school". The foods awesome too! You won't be upset if you go to Panchos cantina, I guaranteee it!!!

Pros: Fun, Always a short wait, Great food

Cons: , running out of salsa, leaving too full

 

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