Family Owned & Operated Since 1978

Long Island's Favorite Tex-Mex!
4245 Austin Blvd. Island Park, NY 11558
Call Pancho's - 516-897-8300

Mon. - Thurs. 4 - 8:45 PM, Fri. 4 - 9:45 PM
Sat. 11:30 AM - 9:45 PM & Sun. 11:30 AM - 8:45 PM
Dinner Menu ~ Brunch Menu ~ Specials
Free WI-FI ~ Private Party Room Available

~ PANCHO'S CATERING...AT YOUR PLACE OR OURS! Private Party Room Available. Click here for catering menus and info. ~


Pancho's Cantina in Island Park, NY since 1994. Long Island's BEST Tex Mex!

From our humble roots selling tacos and burritos on paper plates across a counter in Cedarhurst (6 months before Long Island’s First Taco Bell),
Pancho’s has grown to be Nassau County’s favorite destination for quality Tex-Mex food and drink.Our first location...a roadside stand near the border! ;-)

Founding brothers Stephen and Gary Steiner were living in Colorado in the late 70’s. Having grown up on Long Island in a restaurant family (their parents owned Al Steiner’s, one on the South Shore’s most famous steakhouses), the brothers realized the popularity of Mexican food in Colorado decided to return to NY to open the original Pancho’s.

In 1987, Stephen missed skiing too much, so he moved to Hunter Mountain and opened Tequila’s Restaurant. Gary and his wife Helene moved Pancho’s to Oceanside opening as Pancho’s Cantina where we began offering our famous Fajitas and Margaritas, as well as all of our delicious BBQ items.


Pancho's Cantina in Island Park, Ny since 1994

Click Here to see a slideshow with
more pictures of Pancho's Cantina
before and after hurricaine Sandy.


In 1994, needing more space, Pancho’s was on the move again, settling into our current Island Park home.

Everything went well until Sandy struck in 2012, devastating Island Park and so many of our neighbors and customers in the surrounding areas.


With the support of the community
and the extreme dedication of our loyal staff,
together we rebuilt Pancho’s Cantina stronger and better than ever!

Pancho's Cantina - "In the News..."

Pancho's Cantina was featured (2/20/2013)
on CBS 2 New York in a segment called:
"2 In The Kitchen: Life After Sandy/Restaurant Rebound"
It seems that the video is no longer available on their site,

but, the Fish Taco recipe shown in the video is still available!

FIO1 TV: Restaurant Hunter with Rob Petrone:
"Dig into the Big, Bold Flavors of Pancho's Cantina"
(This video features the "Pre-Sandy" Pancho's Cantina)

Eat Fajitas ...Live Longer.

Drink Margaritas ...Live Happier!

The BEST Tex-Mex and Mexican food, Texas barbeque, the BEST fajitas, catering, margaritas, tequila, enchiladas, burritos, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, salads, baby back ribs, chili, guacamole, salsa and chips.  Island Park, Long Island, nassau county. Pancho's Cantina in Island Park, NY is Long Island's Favorite Tex-Mex! A family owned and operated restaurant since 1978. Pancho's Cantina
4245 Austin Blvd. Island Park, NY 11558

Tel: 516-897-8300
Fax: 516-897-7397
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