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Sancho's Taqueria

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491 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 322-8226
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great price for the food!

Visited here for lunch since it's close to my office. There was a line-up but I didn't wait very long. I don't eat much Mexican food, but I ordered 2 fish tacos and they were delicious. The meal was very filling and it was under $9! They included nacho chips as well. TIP: this place only accepts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Kimberly S
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Visited here for lunch since it's close to my office. There was a line-up but I didn't wait very long. I don't eat much Mexican food, but I ordered 2 fish tacos and they were delicious. The meal was very filling and it was under $9! They included nacho chips as well. TIP: this place only accepts cash.

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Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Had 2 tacos for lunch. Sancho's beef taco had chopped marinated beef with guacamole and salsa, while the fish taco had deep fried white fish cubes, cabbage, and tapatio/mayo sauce. Both were garden varieties, nothing special. Price was high, almost $9 for both.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Love their burritos. Very tasty salsa and guacamole. Great lunch spot in Palo Alto. They have a few outdoor tables.

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Walnut Creek, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I cycled through lovely, but expensive , Palo Alto looking for a " locals " Taqueria. The folks at P.A. cyclery ( the bomb ! ) told me about Sancho's and I was not disappointed. Cycle friendly with 4 hardened bike stands, right in front. Then you order at counter, and they bring you a marvelous , authentic meal. I... More 

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Los Altos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I discovered Sancho's Taqueria only a couple of months ago and have returned a few times. I love their freshness and flavor of the fish tacos and the shrimp tacos. Just add a few squirts of lime juice really brightened up the shrimp flavor. The taco salad was deliciously light and flavorful. The tortilla soup is perfect for a cold... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

I come here from time to time since my work and home is so close to here. Super cheap and fairly good quality of Mexican food. They're well known for their fish tacos but I haven't tried them yet. (I tried the chicken quesadilla and it was pretty good.) I think I like this place more for the price than... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stop here while traveling South on 280. The service is quick and there is outdoor seating to enjoy after being in the car. The menu is great and there is a bar if you need a refreshment. The serve yourself taco chip bar is good too. I tend to have chicken quesadillas and this one is very good. Seems... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It's The place for your easy going lunch in Palo Alto. Great quality and simplicity of the offered tacos and burritos. You must try the fish burritos: unique!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

If you crave for a quick and tasty burrito, go here. Just one parallel block from University Ace. Moist and moderate portions to satisfy your hunger.

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I come here very regularly since I work close by. Always a good option for a fish taco or burritos. Lines could be long, but they move fast.

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Additional Information about Sancho's Taqueria

Address: 491 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone Number: (650) 322-8226
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 491 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: (650) 322-8226

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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