Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant is an established name in Southern California, and one of the oldest and best known landmarks in the Los Angeles area. Owned by the Sampson family starting in 1945, the property came under the ownership of current owner E. Abbott Lawrence and his family in May 1976. Since then, Lawrence has created a thriving business in the Manhattan Beach location. Following the success of the Manhattan Beach restaurant, Lawrence expanded the family-owned business to Las Vegas. Pancho’s opened in the Downtown Summerlin shopping center in September 2015.