Located in Williams' oldest building, this Mexican cantina calls itself the town's funnest restaurant, and you may very well agree. Sonoran-style ... More
Located in Williams' oldest building, this Mexican cantina calls itself the town's funnest restaurant, and you may very well agree. Sonoran-style Mexican and Southwestern cuisine are served in the former "Cabinet Saloon," renowned for its gunfights and shady ladies. Many of the building's original architectural features remain, including the ceiling trim and hand-painted wainscoting. The building is directly across from the train depot in the downtown historic district. The usual suspects including burritos, enchiladas, tacos, chicken, beef and pork combination plates, go well with the frosty Margaritas and other house specialty drinks. Both smoking and non-smoking dining rooms are available.
I love this restaurant and always bring out of town guests here. When you walk in, you are walking into an actual saloon from the 1890s and just how cool is that? I used to always bypass the saloon though and eat in the restaurant, because smoking was allowed in the saloon/bar. However smoking is not allowed anywhere in the building now. There is also patio dining in the summer, usually with live music. They have great margaritas in several flavors and the best Navajo Tacos in town. Their shrimp fajitas are wonderful also. I've always had great service, except for one night when they were super busy and our waitress took a long time to bring our bill, and she did apologize. But other than that one little delay, we've always had excellent service and excellent food at Pancho McGillicuddys. Many hotels in town have percentage off coupons for Panchos, so be sure to ask.
Ignore previous 1-star poster. Who asks for tartar sauce in a mexican restaurant? Only fish in the restaurant were fish tacos. Perhaps they were fishsticks in there. Ordering fish in a greasy spoon smalltown mexican restaurant is like ordering crepes at McDonalds and then being angry that they're previously prepared fastfood.
I was there on a busy sunday evening. Place was packed and fairly noisy. Service was still very quick.
Food was simple typical tex-mex. Ordered chicken enchiladas. Plate was nuclear hot from being in the oven, but served on a cold wooden trivet. That's a lot more than many mexican restaurants will do. Wife asked for lemon for her water as the waitress was running to service the next table and the request wasn't lost on her.
Spanish rice was well made, refried beans weren't too greasy. Enchiladas sauce was OK, plenty of meat. Served with lettuce, tomatoe, olives.
Wife had the rellanos. Complained of there being too much cheese (is on a diet), but thought the chilles were tasty and that's quite a complement considering she's from a small town in New Mexico.
The service was terrible. When asked if there was any tartar sauce, the waitress said "I don't think so and then didn't even check" When asked again if we could get some for the fish we were eating, she said, we don't have any. Then when we sent the fish back because it was so dry and tasteless, she came over and dumped three packets of tartar sauce on our table and said "There's your tartar sauce". When we talked to the manager, we said that we didn't think we should have to pay for a mandatory tip, she said if we didn't pay it, she was going to call the police!! Needless to say, we will never eat here again and since we live in this town, we will make sure and tell everyone we know how we were treated.
I go out of my way to eat at Pancho McGillicuddy's.
By A Yahoo Contributor, 7/5/05
I like the relaxed atmosphere, the great service, and the excellant Mexican food & Salsa . . . ..
I go there anytime I'm in the area. My favorte is the Ground Beed Chimi, enchilada style w/lolts of green sauce.j
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Amenities:Air Conditioning (In Room). Non Smoking Rooms. Private bathroom. Refrigerator. Telephone. Television. Television (Cable/Satellite). Radio/Alarm Clock. Hotel Details:Internet (Wireless) in
Public Areas (Free).