Pancho's Backyard / Dania Beach

Pancho's Backyard / Dania Beach

There are 17 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Sep 19, 2007, titled Pancho's Backyard / Dania Beach. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

When Jose Castellanos worked as maitre d' and general manager at the one-time grand dame of Hollywood dining - Martha's on the Intracoastal - he and Martha's assistant manager, Gustavo Molano, dreamed of owning ...

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Hollywood, FL

#1 Sep 19, 2007
My favorite restaurant!!! Bravo...Jose & Gustavo on making this a very fine restaurant. I'm a regular and can't get enough.
And...there's always a game on too.

Pompano Beach, FL

#2 Sep 20, 2007
This place is the best, the food is excellent and reasonable price, the service is great you feel like you are at home our server Maria was very kind and provided a comfortable atmosphere.
I highly recommend Pancho's Backyard ( the fajitas are great!!).

Jonas Ridge, NC

#3 Sep 21, 2007
I love to eat at Pacho's Backyard, the Best!!!!!!!!!!
Ho Ho Hollywood

Clewiston, FL

#4 Sep 21, 2007
Beatriz wrote:
I love to eat at Pacho's Backyard, the Best!!!!!!!!!!
Love the place!!!! i was thinking about going tonight. Great food, and they always have the Marlins on the plasma.
Patti Aramino


#5 Sep 23, 2007
The friendly greeting you get as you enter the restaurant is just a prelude to the great food you are about to enjoy. What more could you ask for --great food, great service --it's definitely a "winner" I personally love the shrimp and steak items & look forward to going there as often as possible. I highly recommend it to everyone!
Patti Aramino


#6 Sep 23, 2007
The friendly greeting you get as you enter the restaurant is just a prelude to the great food you will enjoy. You will surely become a "regular". What more can you ask for -- great food and service. It's definitely a "winner". I highly recommend it. I personally enjoy the shrimp & fish dishes.
Fred R Dania Beach

Dubai, UAE

#7 Sep 24, 2007
Friendly, Prompt, Large Selection, Specials, Great Food, Perfect Portions , Quiet, Ice Cold Beer, CLEAN, Close, Great Prices, Pleanty of parking. That's all you get and what's wrong with that?

United States

#8 Sep 26, 2007
I stop at that Publix when coming back from Beach but had no idea it was there. So glad to hear, love Fajitas!! Margaritas. Will be trying soon!

Miami Beach, FL

#9 Sep 27, 2007
Best Mexican/Spanish food around. We drive 30 mins to get to Panchos. It is worth every penny!!!

Miami Beach, FL

#10 Oct 3, 2007
Food is excellent. Consistent. Very clean. Jose and Gus make everyone feel welcome. Very gay friendly.


#11 Nov 7, 2007
The waiter or waitress forgets to tell you it's 2 for one.......

Many times..... He or she tells you please remind him before you get the bill.
I have been in there at least five times, and I have to remind them each time.....not nice.
Mo C

Brea, CA

#12 Nov 15, 2007
This 3 1/2 star review from the Sun Sentinal is so far off! I would give it a one star rating. The food was mediocre at best. The margaritas tasted like they took Daily's Margarita Mix and added ice to it! This place was not even worth the drive! We went to this restaurant because of the Sun Sentinal review and we were deeply disappointed in the food quality and especially the drink quality. We can make better mexican food and drinks at home!

Summerland Key, FL

#13 Nov 25, 2007
FABULOUS!! Great food and staff. Service better than most high priced restaurants.

Boca Raton, FL

#14 Dec 12, 2007
I have been there 3 times since the review with groups from 3 to 12 and I haven't been disappointed yet! It's just great food at a great price. I would recommend the skirt that comes with a cheese enchilada, the crab filled chili rellenos, steak empinzada (the BEST breaded steak I have ever had, super crunchy) and the chimichanga. Items I wouldn't order again would be the sangria and the fried ice cream.

What I like about the food is that it's not greasy the way many mexican/cuban restaurants tend to be.

Dania, FL

#15 Mar 10, 2008
The food is great BUT the service is not. Most of the time I do take out since I live and work close by and they always seem to have a chip on their shoulder. Not very friendly at all. Almost like you're bothering them when you pick up your food. It's too bad because the food is really good but I refuse to give my money to a business who doesn't appreciate it. We also no longer do lunch take out from work.

Pompano Beach, FL

#16 Apr 23, 2009
The food is GREAT and the service is GREAT. We drive from Pompano Beach and it is worth it! Try the whole snapper. We have never been disappointed there. Jose and Gus make everyone feel like famiy.

Bradenton, FL

#17 May 20, 2013
Four of us walked into Pancho's for dinner. We have eaten here many times.It was very busy outside and we went inside where it was empty. It was very cold and we asked if they could turn the air up a little. The manager/owner came over and nastily asked "how long are you living in Fl?" I tell him and he says rudely "you live in Florida and its hot on the outside and cold in the inside!" We thought he was kidding but he walked away shaking his head in disgust. We left and we didn't expect to have this kind of attitude!!

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