As Eater Vegas predicted last month, Pancho's, the 50-year-old, Los Angeles South Bay institution, is expanding their Mexican restaurant reach to Downtown Summerlin. They will be occupying a stand alone building on Lavender Hill Drive, close neighbors to Capriotti's and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.
The "festive spot for Mexican food and drinks" sits a short walk from the ocean in California's Manhattan Beach, hosting a lively sports bar with close ties to the Raiders and Dodgers and a full, widely regarded menu of authentic Mexican dishes. Pancho's is also heavily focused on regular live entertainment, from karaoke to jazz combos.
While Downtown Summerlin's brand new building will needs plenty of interior work to add some historical character, the original Pancho's is packed to the gills with greenery and walls stacked with antiques and curios, accented by small fountains on the patio and a large stained-glass window from an "old mansion near Cincinnati."
Downtown Summerlin now provides a link on their restaurant directory to the Pancho's Website, noting opening hours will be Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. No other information, including an estimated debut date, has been provided.