It won't be cheap and won't be soon before California's Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant arrives in Downtown Summerlin from its 50-year-old, Manhattan Beach base.
Eater Vegas first uncovered the Southern California institution's expansion last October and now the restaurant has released images of the construction ground breaking, announcing the project is "tentatively scheduled for completion in September."
The standalone, 10,500-square-foot site neighbors Capriotti's Sandwich Shop and Panda Express. With the hefty sized footprint comes an equally hefty budget. Just for construction, an estimated $2.8 million has been earmarked.
Pancho's original Manhattan Beach location is known as a "festive spot for Mexican food and drinks," located a short walk from the ocean. Their sports bar features close ties to the Raiders and Dodgers and the elaborately adorned main dining room offers a popular menu of authentic Mexican dishes.
Filled with antiques and curios, Pancho's is decorated with small fountains on their patio and welcomes guests through twelve foot tall doors "salvaged from a castle in Spain" and walks them by a "wrought iron sculpture of famous bandido, Emiliano Zapata."
Pancho's is also heavily focused on regular live entertainment, hosting karaoke, acoustic sets, jazz combos and comedy nights.
Downtown Summerlin expects the restaurant's opening hours to be Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 pm and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.