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Pinche's Mexican Bar and Grill

RMexican, , Latin
Calle Lisang | Lisang Street Level 1, Residencia Katrina Bed and Breakfast Barangay Maligaya, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
+63 917 632 9749
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good12%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“nachos” (13 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Central American, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Calle Lisang | Lisang Street Level 1, Residencia Katrina Bed and Breakfast Barangay Maligaya, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

After reading previous reviews of this place I was very excited to try it. It turned out to be a terrible mistake. There is absolutely nothing Mexican about the food here. The chicken tacos were bland, the tortilla soggy and the burrito was full of...More

Thank ourwanderyear
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Wouldn’t recommend.... I had chicken fajitas which came with a plate of chicken, peppers and onion and some beans separately (and bland rice weirdly). I asked for spicy but there was a lack of any flavour and definitely NO spice! No sign of any sour...More

Thank Cerys B
Reviewed 30 June 2018

I give this restaurant not so much a good review because I was quite disappointed with the portions that I got. Well, I'll be honest I did get the promo meal they had posted. The barbeque was not exceptional and oddly similar to the barbeque...More

Thank Chemi C
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We were cruising around El Nido on our way to a restaurant one evening when when we passed by a dark alley with a sign out front saying Pinches Mexican food, excited to see that so far from home, we said we will have to...More

Thank Jaimee D
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We had heard good things about Pinche's so one evening we went for it. Service was great and they set us up with a number of tables along the beach, there were a lot of us. I ordered a shredded beef burrito and can honestly...More

Thank Dave G
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

I would t go as far as say as the worst Mexican I had but pretty close. Service was great but food lacked that kick!

Thank Dery S
Reviewed 14 June 2018

My fiance and I enjoyed a nice meal on the beach. We had excellent service here, one of the best service in the Philippines actually. The mango-rita was delicious. They don't skimp on tequila either. We ordered the fish tacos and chicken quesadillas. Both were...More

Thank Wanderxlust
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Ate here twice. Quesadillas with chicken had a little too much cheese to my taste but the street tacos were delicious! There was only three small tacos in the dish so you should’t go if you are really hungry or you need to order more...More

Thank EmiliaH363
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Nachos: Cheese was weird. Average. Tacos: Small portions. Average. Burrito/ bowl: Did not include cilantro when it said it would. Very small amount of beans. Basically just chicken and rice. Beer: Cold. 60 php beers during happy hour. Price: $1700 php for 4 dishes, 1...More

Thank Charles Z
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

The portions are ridiculously small we felt ripped off. Not value for money at all in fact I felt offended that I was charged more than I would pay for a full big meal in my home country for a snack. Paid 250pesos for a...More

1  Thank Abi A
Yarin L, Investor at Pinche's Mexican Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Dear Abi A, Good Day! with regards to your statement that the portions is ridiculously small, I guess that you are so used in eating more than the usual amount of recommended dietary allowance per meal. For you it is small...RELATIVELY. To the management, each...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Lisang | Lisang Street Level 1, Residencia Katrina Bed and Breakfast Barangay Maligaya, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mimaropa  >  Palawan Province  >  Palawan Island  >  El Nido
  • Phone Number: +63 917 632 9749
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Authentic Mexican cuisine right on the beachfront of El Nino town
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