Welcome to Pancho Pistolas Restaurant, in Chicago’s historic Bridgeport neighborhood. Owned and operated by the Garcias since 1997, we take great pride in serving up only the most authentic Mexican fare in a contemporary, casual atmosphere—and, during the summer, in our sunny outdoor patio.

Call us to find out more about our menu or just come on in, grab a bite, enjoy a margarita and relax. At Pancho Pistolas, you are with familia.


Pancho Pistolas cooks up only the freshest Mexican cuisine. Here is just a sampling of our favorite dishes. Download full menus below.

Dine-In Menu » Carry-Out Menu »

House Specialties

Steak or Chicken Fajitas Sautéed slices of onions, green pepper, tomato, and choice of chicken breast or outer skirt steak. Served with rice, beans, guacamole, lettuce and tomato

Carne Asada o Pollo a la Tampiqueña Chargrilled USDA Choice premium outer skirt steak or chargrilled chicken breast prepared to your taste. Served with a cheese enchilada, rice, beans, guacamole, lettuce, tomato and grilled scallions

Coctel de Camaron Shrimp in a cocktail sauce filled with diced onion, avocado and fresh cilantro

Mexican Favorites

Steak and Pepper Burrito Burrito filled with succulent chargrilled USDA Choice premium steak, fresh green peppers, onions, beans, lettuce, tomato and cheese

Fried Ice Cream Vanilla ice cream coated with cornflake crumbs, spiced with cinnamon sugar and flash-fried for a paradoxical paradise


Our bar offers housemade specialties, including the peach margarita, in addition to cocktails and mixed drinks handcrafted with top-shelf liquor.


Lime Classic and refreshing
Delightfully sweet
Peach Delicious and incredibly unique
Regular, Large, Jumbo & Pitchers available.


Our homemade sangria always has the freshest ingredients and that will complete any dinner. Regular, Jumbo, & Pitcher available.


A wide variety of beers are available, including Corona, Tecate, Modelo, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, Dos Equis and domestic beers.


Pancho Pistolas is a family-run Mexican restaurant with one goal in mind: To bring Mom’s homestyle cooking and recipes to Bridgeport. It all started in 1997, when this lovely corner restaurant got new owners, gorgeous hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and a new chef from Jalisco in the kitchen. Since then, Pancho Pistolas has been serving up traditional, consistently delicious Mexican cuisine with delectable margaritas and ice-cold cervezas, all in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Come by and join the family!

Read what people are saying about us!

“Love this place. The food is good, the margaritas are awesome. Great place to bring the kids, too.” —Sandra M., Yelp! review

“The food was excellent. The service was flawless. The crowd was great, and the place is fun to look at. I love it!” —Linda H., Yelp! review

“I don’t spend a lot of time on the South Side, but when I’m down there and have a hankering for some good Mexican food, my first thought is Pancho Pistolas.” —Andy M., Yelp! review


Good Day Chicago »

Join Fox Good Day Chicago’s Breakfast Club as they visit us just in time for Cinco de Mayo!
May 2, 2012

190 North »

The Chicago restaurant show covers our Pancho Grande 17-inch burrito! Watch for Pancho Pistolas at minute 1:32!
November 16, 2011


CLTV named Pancho Pistolas one of Chicago’s Best Mexican restaurants.
March 2011

Time Out Chicago »

TOC says “the crowd is festive and the staff seems friendly.”


Pancho Pistolas is located in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood, conveniently situated near U.S. Cellular Field and I-90/94. Delivery and carry-out are available, and we accept all major credit cards.

Find us

700 W. 31st St.
Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: 312-225-8808
Fax: 312-225-8246
[email protected]


Monday-Thursday: 11am-10pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am-11pm
Sunday: 11am-10pm

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Private Room

Let us host your event! Our sunlit upstairs dining room accommodates up to 80 people—perfect for rehearsal dinners, showers, birthdays, graduation parties, school field trips, and more. What’s more, the room has a dedicated kitchen and bar, where our staff, bartenders and chefs can create a menu to your liking.

For reservations and room rental, please contact one of our managers at 312-225-8808.