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Pancho Frijoles in Sunset Beach, Calif. OUT OF BUSINESS!



Sunset Beach, Calif.--If you're driving along Coast Highway in Sunset Beach and you feel like a treat, stop by Pancho Frijoles, featuring hearty Mexican faire, catering and cafe dining.  Perhaps you think the guy in the photo above looks familiar. He's been a Huntington Beach restaurateur for many years, serving up similar dishes in his Linda's Mexican restaurant at Bolsa Chica near Warner Ave. Nick and his family love to cook, and they are known for their dishes that don't hold back on fresh ingredients, extensive use of fresh cheeses, fresh tortillas, and crispy lettuce, tomato, great salsa, and other things you expect from a Mexican restaurant.


The day I went into Pancho Frijoles I was with a friend. We pulled over on an impulse just to check it out. We didn't think we were going to eat there. We just wanted to poke our heads in because we drove by it so many times. But on stepping in the door, a welcoming Nick greeted us. As luck would have it, he was the owner and was able to extol all the reasons we should try it out. I had just received bad news, and wasn't feeling like spending much money. But much to my surprise, the taco a la carte was just a few bucks (shown in the photo above.) I went for it, and was happily surprised that the food was quite delicious, and affordable.


My friend's bill was a whole lot more, however.  Why? While the a la carte items are quite affordable, when you add up extra such as rice and beans (that I don't normally eat), your end up spending $10 or more on lunch! They serve breakfast all day, have an extensive menu, and one our visit, offered fresh squeezed watermelon beverage. I didn't try it, but may some time. Omelets, breakfast burritos, and menudo are made fresh daily


Location: Pancho Frijoles, (562) 592-6160
16635 Pacific Coast Hwy., Sunset Beach, CA, 90742

Note: For vacationers, on the same side of the street are two hotels you might enjoy, Ramada Ocean View or Sanatra Econolodge.




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