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#1 detail larry

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:49 AM

does anyone remember the spanish galleon resturant on i30 and forest park. i think it was owned by panchos mexican restaurant. i really would like a pic or any info......

#2 John T Roberts

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:36 AM

I remember eating there quite frequently when it was open. I don't know if I have any old photographs.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:46 PM

yes i remember eating there one of my cvustomers just told me that they are still open up north.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:22 PM

Loved walking in through the whale mouth when I was a kid. They had awesome hushpuppies too.
Also loved the Hayloft, in the same parking lot.

The Spanish Galleon building was used as a haunted house one year, including the bathrooms. I remember it being odd, smelling urinal cakes in what was supposed to be a mental ward.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 10:48 AM

Totally remember that place- just down the street from my elementary school. They had a great radio jingle "The Spaaaaaaanish Galleon - We'll go overboard for you!"

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:48 PM

o m g i remember that wow !!!!!!! anyone have any photos ?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:36 PM

I remember the Spanish Galleon well! (I bought my first new car next door at Holiday AMC!) I never heard of any tie to Panchos....anyone know?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:01 PM

I remember the Spanish Galleon well! (I bought my first new car next door at Holiday AMC!) I never heard of any tie to Panchos....anyone know?


Pancho's and Spanish Galleon were both owned by a company called Pamex. A Pamex executive broke off from the company in the 1970's and opened the Hayloft on Forest Park Blvd if anyone remembers that place. They were famous for their chicken fried steak. I see on Google maps that the building that housed the Hayloft is still standing, but can't tell if it's inhabited.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:06 PM

There's no active business in the building at the moment.
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:33 PM

The Hayloft Restaurant was opened in 1975, sitting next to the Trinity River.  I was hired before they opened.  We had to wear the most hideous outfits, blue jean skirts trimmed in white vinyl fringe, red vest, white cowboy boots, and a white cowboy hat.  We made $1.00 an hour plus tips,  but that was all of the restaurants.  The chicken fried steak was to die for, but you took your life in your own hands with the salad dressings.  



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:29 AM

My favorite hush puppies barr NONE to this day were Bill Martins 3rd Edition. IIRC this was on Lancaster like near St.Rita, maybe? Long, thin, rolled in butter, dredged in cocktail sauce or ketchup...mmmmmm MM.



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:39 PM

Yes, I remember the Bill Martin's on East Lancaster.  I also loved their hush puppies.



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 05:55 PM

I will check with my Uncle to see if he might have an old picture he was VP of Purchasing for Panchos


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