|Shark in The Cantina|
Everyone deserves a second chance. I am absolutely glad that after my first visit to Pancho’s restaurant located in Downtown Summerlin I had the opportunity to go back. The first time was not terrible it was just not great. This time, perfect and absolutely delicious Mexican food. When you enter off to the left is a full bar where they have a band and happy hour is in full swing on Monday’s through Fridays from 2pm until 7pm and appetizers are 50% off. Yet it gets better Pancho’s also has Happy Hour on Saturday and Sunday. When was the last time you saw that? I have been here in Las Vegas for over 20 years and I have never seen a Happy Hour on the weekend! This one runs from 11am until 6pm and applies to drinks only, however what a deal.
|Guacamole & Pomegranate Margarita|
Margarita’s are not only the perfect way to unwind but they sure go fantastically with crisp chips and salsa. Pancho’s has quite the selection of high quality delicious Margarita varieties to choose from. I started off with the Pomegranate Margarita. REFRESHING and tasty, that tartness of the pomegranate masks some of the taste of the tequila. Plus as an added bonus Pomegranate's are thought to aid in memory retention, so drink away (just kidding, sorta)!
Back to second chances the first time that I dined at Pancho’s for dinner they had been open for approximately three months. Every restaurant has growing pains, and it is the successful ones that take these growing pains and learn from them. I can absolutely say that Pancho’s has learned and improved immensely. The service was impeccable and prompt. Waters were refilled, coffee was refreshed.
|Trio Los Pancho's|
During dinner I decided why not be a little adventurous and tried the Peach Margarita, what a scrumptious concoction! I love anything peach and this was fresh peach. I ordered it like the Pomegranate Margarita on the rocks with a lightly salted brim. Both wonderful Margarita’s! The Kiwi Margarita is a more acquired taste, it is fruity and less sweet than the other two and has less carbs and sugar. But if I had to choose I would choose the Peach Margarita.
|Tres Leches Cake|
Time for a break and time to get ready for dessert! There are five choices on the menu. Anytime I see Tres Leches Cake, well that is what I want. A Tres Leches Cake can either be a sponge cake or a butter cake, and is then soaked in three types of milk and put in the refrigerator to chill and then is topped with frosting. Decadent! The frosting that this cake had was a light whipped cream frosting, which is perfect for this light decadent vanilla cake. Topped with a cherry, PERFECTO! We also tried the Flan which another very traditional Mexican dessert and it can be prepared incorrectly where it is sweet and gooey. This flan was light and coated with sweet caramel. The perfect ending to a wonderful meal.
|Pancho's Interior w/Natural Light|
The first location is in California in Manhattan Beach. This location in Summerlin is the second one and has historical antiquities, furniture, paintings, stained glass windows and Tiffany style hanging chandeliers. Real plants trees and flowers add the ambiance of eating in a Mexican hacienda. Add the tinkling fountain in the middle and the stage is set for either a great date night or a fun family night out.
11020 Lavender Hill Dr
Monday - Thursday 11am - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday 11am - 10:30pm
Sunday - 10 am - 9:00pm
Cantina open until 2am
Las Vegas, NV