A Love of Familia.
A Tradition of Flavor.

Sharing our favorite, from-scratch recipes since 1972.

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When Isabel Vasquez would start a batch of red or green chili, her South Phoenix neighborhood knew. There was no hiding the unmistakable aroma of the Sonoran-style comfort food she was so gifted at preparing, and there was no chance those flavors wouldn’t be shared. That tradition continues today at Poncho’s, a mainstay Mexican cantina that feels like home.

Embracing Our Community Roots.

We’ve grown up in South Phoenix, right along with this tight-knit, supportive community. We support its youth sports and celebrate its academic achievements through sponsorships and fundraisers. Because, we’re familia.

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We Started at Home, And Stayed There.

Green and red chili, beans and rice. That’s how we started, at home, making family favorites from scratch that we served through a tiny takeout window. Isabel, Socorro and Poncho started a tradition that has lasted decades, but there’s so much more to the story.

Where It Began
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  • “The Crudo Burro: excellent. It's juicy machaca beef with a thin, light, and tasty green tomatillo sauce. It is wrapped into a flour tortilla, then topped with red enchilada sauce and melted cheese with rice on the side. Perfecto!”
  • “Poncho's is a great, family-owned business with lots of nostalgia. The food is great. I highly recommend the green corn tamales, which are large and soft with just a bit of corn kernel sweetness.”
  • "Always a good experience! The Pollo Fundido is always great! The chorizo cheese crisp is a must! Recommend this place to anyone that like a “ TRUE authentic Mexican restaurant!"
  • “Can't beat the house margaritas, they are amazing... Salsa and guacamole are awesome. Food, drinks and service have never been a problem here. I highly recommend Poncho's, we haven't found a single place that beats it yet."
Jeff B.