Pancho Villa’s Mexican Restaurante
w/ Rice, Beans
Dish Score: 71
Overall Score: 71
- Presentation & Creativity: 6/20
- Portion Size & Nutritional Value: 6/10
- Ingredient Compatibility: 9/10
- Flavor, Taste, Texture, & Doneness: 34/40
- Service: 7/10
- Restaurant Appearance: 5/5
- Cost vs. Value: 4/5
Tired of eating the same restaurants over and over, my friend suggested we take a short trip to Henryetta (actually, it turned out to be in Dewar) and try out a Mexican restaurant he had been to before. Always up for trying new places, I quickly agreed and we set out down I75 to Pancho Villa’s Mexican Restaurante. Upon our arrival, I wasn’t expecting too much from the exterior. However, the moment I stepped foot inside, I was completely taken aback. The interior is fully decorated, complete with waiting room in the entrance, and I felt as if I were in one of the nicer restaurants in a bigger city.
After having a seat and looking over the menu, I decided to order the special of the day: Pork Enchiladas with rice and beans. Chips and salsa were brought to the table. The chips were a colorful combination of orange and yellow. The salsa was flavorful and had a good consistency. When our food was brought out to us, my friend unwrapped his silverware to find he had no spoon. After some difficulty waving down one of the waiters who seemed to be meandering aimlessly about, we were both able to begin our dinners.
The first thing I noticed about my dish was the presentation. While they attempted to garnish it for visual appeal, the lettuce they used was not fresh and unappealing. Once I took a bite out of the enchilada, however, the plate turned uphill quickly. The enchilada overall had a good texture with a mild seasoning and the meat itself was cooked well and tender. The accompanying beans had a good flavor and the rice was mild, but tasty.
Overall, I was incredibly impressed with Pancho Villa’s. While their garnish needed help and they definitely have some issues with their waitstaff, they are a great restaurant tucked away in the small town of Dewar. If you’re ever passing through, or are willing to make the trip as I was, definitely make a stop.