Co-owners Eli and Lisa Santana have been serving up burritos, fajitas, specialty plates and gaining buyer consideration since Might 2010.
It has not been simple retaining a restaurant going by way of private onerous occasions and the lean COVID-19 years, however the Santanas have exhibited steely resolve to perform that.
Hailing from the Southwest, Lisa has 30 years’ expertise within the restaurant enterprise, rising up in a household of restaurateurs. Eli has greater than 40 years behind the grill, together with time with Lisa’s household’s eating places in Arizona, which is how the 2 met. Shortly after shifting to Lincoln in 2010 to be nearer to members of the family, the pair opened Pancho Villa.
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The Santanas emphasize that the Pancho Villa fare they serve is totally different from what different Lincoln Mexican eating places supply. In line with Lisa, virtually all the things that comes out of the Pancho Villa kitchen has been made recent, from marinara sauce to the grated cheese utilized in recipes.
Eli is the kitchen magician in getting ready the restaurant’s dishes. Among the recipes are from his earlier kitchen experiences, some are from Lisa’s household and a few are from his personal visions, taking the concepts and placing his spin into them … making them private.
The Pancho Villa menu is in depth, starting with 11 appetizers starting from $6.95 to $16.95 and 5 salads (aspect, taco, fajita, chipotle garlic shrimp and grilled rooster) from $8.95 to $16.95.
Guadalajara and onerous shell tacos are $11.95, a Torta prices $9.95, and 12 plate-size burrito choices from $12.95 to $16.95 embrace shrimp burritos, inexperienced burritos and chili relleno burritos.
Twelve Pancho Villa plates vary from Hen Ranchero ($15.95), Eli’s Signature Marinated Hen Breast ($16.95) and the Better of Pancho Villa ($19.95) to Eli’s Deluxe Plate ($21.95).
A dozen choices within the Mixture itemizing price between $14.95 and $19.95 and have totally different enchilada, burrito, taco and relleno choices. Six fajita selections are rooster; steak; rooster and steak; shrimp; shrimp and scallops; and shrimp, rooster and steak, costing $17.95 to $29.95.
For these favoring seafood, 10 selections embrace Shrimp Quesadilla ($10.95), Camarones a la Diabla ($18.95) or complete deep-fried pink snapper (market worth).
Tequila, quite a few margarita mixtures, and home and imported beer can be found from the Pancho Villa bar.
Lisa mentioned that buyer favorites embrace the Shrimp, Hen & Steak Trio Fajitas ($22.95); the Better of Pancho Villa (enchilada, guadalajara taco, garlic chipotle sautéed shrimp over bell pepper and onions, $19.95); and Eli’s Signature Marinated Hen Breast ($16.95). She added that relating to Eli’s Signature Marinated Hen, clients say they “have by no means tasted something like that rooster dish.”
She mentioned that the menu could expertise some slight modifications, including new eating and drink choices.
The Santanas admit that working a restaurant is labor intensive and private. “Eli and I are right here on a regular basis with our little children as wait workers. It’s actually a household affair.
“We have now been supported by our long-time clients for years,” she continued. “The relationships between us have gone past meals and have adopted the expansion of our kids and the expansion of theirs. It’s familial each methods. Hopefully new patrons will attempt Pancho Villa, recognize our meals choices and be part of our household of regulars.”