Submitted Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 5:20pm [Dine in]
I've been eatting here for years now and I must say that the renos
have really added to the place and the food is still good.
With so much selection in the Denman St area, I usually decide
where to eat on what I want. My favorite is the chicken swarma plater.
It has a nice fresh salad, and a plate loaded with their yummy dill-rice
and covered with their rotisorie chicken.
The lamb is very good too. The staff is friendly and helpful, as we
had a bit of a wobble on our table the other day and one of the servers quickly attended to us and fixed the wobble.
I don't go there as often as i would like, but I will go back.
I have also seen other Persian places open and close in the same block, but
I have not felt the need to try them.
I'm glad the Med Grill is there for when I have a hankering.
It's the original.
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Submitted Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 12:54pm [Dine in]
I wanted to give the food a five start rating, but I'm just not sure what incredible tastes like. I've been going to Mexico and eating in their restaurants almost every year for the past 16 years (not the all-inclusives) and I really like what I have found at Poncho's. I've been eating at Poncho's for a good twelve years now and have enjoyed it everytime.
I have tried most of the dishes and all tasted really good. I almost always savour my first few bites before I lose control and chow down, unless it is too hot of course. Some of my favorites are, Pollo con caso e creama, Steak & Garlic prawns, Carne Mexicana and sometimes the Pollo or Carne Verdes for a nice tangy change. I also like that they bring you a basket of chips with Kaeta's fresh salsa to start, like they do at most places in Mexico. Although I like the salads that come with some dishes, I often order something else to get their refried beans. Yum.
I don't drink alcohol, but I have found the Horchata a very delicious drink and reccomend it highly. The deserts are good too, although I rarely have room left for some.
I have introduced Poncho's many times to family and friends and they have also found it an enjoyable experience.
My wife and I have found it better to go before 7pm to beat the rush as it gets busy most nights. We've been lucky enough to get in during special Mexican celebrations like Mexican Independence day where Poncho's puts on a show of traditional dancers and music or a great Mariachi band.
The owners and staff have always been friendly and promt as they are able to in their Mexican way. Something new I learned, is Mexicans think it rude to bring you the check before you ask for it. So if you are in a rush, ask earlier.
I wish they could be open for breakfasts on the weekends. I know it would be great. Enjoy.
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