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RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
A PERSONAL REVIEW OF RESTAURANTS AROUND THE WORLD

PANCHO VILLA'S OF NEW YORK
VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA

The "of New York" title kind of scared us but we stopped for lunch here anyway and it was a pleasant experience.  By the way the "New York" aspect came about because these people started out their first Mexican restaurant in the Big Apple and then opened a branch in VB.

The outside of the restaurant looks a little odd but once inside, it's sparkling clean with really nice tables and chairs.

We were hungry and immediately conned our waiter into rushing two orders of nachos to the table.  I told him that our son-in-law was a vegetarian and asked him to bring plain nachos.  He took that to mean no jalapenos so they weren't very hot but we were hungry and didn't want to take a chance on waiting a few extra minutes to get peppers added.

We all selected different Mexican combos for our main meals.  One consisted of a beef burrito, taco and cheese enchilada.  The next one involved a quesadilla, chimmichanga and taco.  The third combo came with a burrito, flauta (cheese), and beef enchilada.  The fourth and final platter had a chimmichanga, beef flauta, and a cheese enchilada.  And guess what?  I haven't had to spell any Mexican food names for a long time so please forgive me if I've slaughtered the spelling on some of the above.  Spell check certainly thinks I've screwed up most of them!

Since we had some driving to do we skipped the Margaritas but they sure did look tempting.

The food here was good but nothing spectacular.  On a scale of one to ten, I'd probably give it a five and a half.  Then again you must remember that we have lived in Dallas and San Antonio where Mexican food absolutely rules.  So we're a little more critical than many reviewers might be when it comes to Mexican cuisine.

They're located at 1069 Laskin Road not far inland from Atlantic and the tourist zone.  You can call them for vectors at (757) 428-2299.