Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Pachanga Grill

Pachanga Grill (or Pachanga Cocina Mexicana) is another outpost in Gilbert Cortes' local empire of Mexican restaurants (see also El Azteca and La Palapa). The menu is similar to what you'd find at El Azteca, though somehow the El Azteca versions come out seeming fresher and made with more care. On the other hand, you rarely have to wait for a table at this western Route 40 location. Pachanga offers decent Mexican fare, but I haven't found anything to go out of the way for, yet.

Pachanga Grill does not appear to have a web site, but the menu is similar to El Azteca's.

Pachanga Grill
10291 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott Cty, MD 21042

Pachanga Grill on Urbanspoon


Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I went to Pachanga Grill today for our Cinco de Maya lunch. I ordered the lunch enchilada special listed at $8.95. The menu stated that I had a choice of chicken, pork, or bean cheese enchiladas. I ordered a chicken and a pork enchilada and explained to the waiter that I was not allowed to have beans or bean juice. He stated that he would put them on the side and my husband could eat them since my husband did not get beans with his order.
The meal arrived with my enchiladas swimming in the bean juice. To add to the injustice, when the bill arrived I was charged $12.95 and the same waiter explained that I was not allowed to get two different enchiladas from the lunch menu so he had to charge me the dinner price -- a fact that he neglected to mention when I ordered the lunch special from the lunch special menu. By the way except for ordering, serving, and giving us the bill, we never even saw our waiter nor did anyone there check to see if our meals were all right despite the fact that there were only about four tables filled with customers when we were in the restaurant.
I did not eat my lunch but paid the full amount charged anyway. I will NEVER go back there again and I will not recommend the restaurant to any of my friends.