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Pancho Villa's in Matawan Is Now Cafe Fabian

eleeper | Nov 29, 201402:07 PM

Well, I went to Matawan today hoping for a big bowl of pozole and discovered that Pancho Villa's became Cafe Fabian two weeks ago (presumably with a change of ownership as well). The menu is more Americanized (though it still has some authentic dishes), smaller, and more expensive. The decor is also more toned down (no more photos of PV, for example).

Pozole was not on the menu or the specials board, but when I asked about it, they did have it. (Odd.) Anyway, it was not nearly as good as Pancho Villa's had been--it had no jalapenos and no cilantro, just broth, chicken, and pozole. (It also came with two chicken tostadas, which I thought strange.) Mark said his fajitas were tasty.

We'll probably go back, but not as often as we did to PVs's. And speaking of pozole, does anyone know of a restaurant in Keyport that makes a good pozole?

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