What’s on the Menu: Pancho & Lefty’s | Sponsored by Camping World

FEATURE — Pancho & Lefty’s Mexican Cantina, one of St. George’s longest-running restaurants, has been serving delicious Mexican food for more than 30 years.

St. George News “What’s on the Menu?” show. Episode 27, Pancho & Lefty’s, St. George, Utah, October 2018 | Photo by Aaron Crane, St. George News

General manager Jose Valdivia says Pancho & Lefty’s faithful customer base extends as far as Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and beyond.

“It’s a good feeling to have people that come from so far and enjoy the food whenever they come in,” he says.

The restaurant’s menu includes various tasty offerings, including the following dishes sampled by host Sheldon and Pedro during their recent visit:

  • Combination fajitas platter – Steak and chicken topped with onions, mushrooms, peppers, cilantro, pineapple and lime, and served with a side of rice and beans.
  • Shrimp enchiladas – Flour tortillas filled with marinated shrimp, cheese, guacamole and onions, topped with house salsa, melted cheese and sour cream.
  • Chili verde burrito – Tortilla filled with beans and chunks of marinated pork, smothered in cheese and chili verde sauce.

Ride along with Sheldon and his left-hand man Pedro as they try out Pancho & Lefty’s in Episode 27 of “What’s on the Menu” in player above.

Pancho & Lefty’s also offers a selection of soups, salads, appetizers and desserts. A kids’ menu with smaller portions is available top those under 12 or over 60.  

The restaurant’s bar offers various beverage options, including a speciality drink each month.

“We night do a margarita with jalapenos or something random. It’s good stuff,”  Valdivia says.

Valdivia says in addition to providing a pleasing atmosphere and delicious food, the restaurant strives to make both customers and employees feel like they are part of a family.

“We have lot of hardworking people that have been working here for seven, eight years already,” he says. “You know if they like working here, we’re doing something right.”

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  • Pancho & Lefty’s | Facebook | Location: 1050 S. Bluff St., St. George (click for map). | Hours: Open at 11 a.m. seven days a week. Closes at 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. | Telephone: 435-628-4772.

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  • utahdiablo October 19, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Pancho and Lefty’s?…Hell we thought they went out of business years ago, the last time we were in there they were playing “Heavy Metal” music and our waiter was complaining about only making $2.15 a hour and said he hoped we would give him a good tip ( this before we even ordered )…yeah, here’s a tip, stop playing Heavy Metal music in a Mexican restaurant…guess we’ll have to give ’em another chance, and bring ear plugs

    • SilentThunder October 19, 2018 at 10:25 pm

      They only pay their employees 2.15 an hour!?

  • 42214 October 20, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Lousy food.

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