Pancho's Mexican Restaurant

When Louis Jack Berger graduated from high school, his father, Morris, surprised him with a trip to Mexico. Not only did they enjoy the trip, they discovered flavors, colors, and taste sensations that inspired them to open the very first Pancho’s in 1956 in West Memphis, Arkansas. The restaurant had packed dirt floors and a live tree salvaged during construction was the centerpiece.

About 9 months after opening, the restaurant was destroyed by an 18-wheeler, but you couldn’t keep this family down long. They had a night club at the current West Memphis Pancho’s location called the Plantation Inn. They tore down the nightclub and built the new Pancho’s.

The family continues the tradition today with 2 local restaurants and their “addictive” dip is available in over 350 stores and online. The recipes are all the same as the original.

You can purchase any of our famous dips here. 

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Latitude: 35.146671 Longitude: -90.13987 Elevation: 218 ft
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Hours Open

Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm | Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm

Seasons Open

Year Around

Price Style for this Establishment


Family and Kid-Friendly Dining Notes

We are a casual family dining restaurant. Our children's menu has beef tacos, hot dogs, tostadas, hamburgers, enchiladas, and other kid favorites! 

Eco-Friendly Notes

We proudly recycle all paper, plastic, cardboard, glass, and aluminum.

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

Pancho's Mexican Restaurant was opened in 1956 by Morris Berger and his son, Louis Jack. The current owners are Brenda Berger O'Brien and family.

Accessibility Notes

Pancho's Mexican Restaurant is handicap-accessible.


Do you have any specials or coupons? Why can’t I locate the menu on the computer?

Joi Patterson, 12/2/2016

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