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Sancho's Taqueria

491 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 322-8226
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Ranked #66 of 315 restaurants in Palo Alto
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Feb 6, 2014
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English first
Palo Alto, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I love the soft tacos here. They are the best I've ever had. I have been here quite a few times, mostly for lunch. The Exxxtra hot sauce is really exceptional, and sets your mouth on fire.

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San Francisco, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Come here for lunch pretty often and am always impressed by the quality of the food. Excellent burritos and the fish tacos are a must try!

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Palo Alto, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Friendly staff, great "street" tacos. grilled or fried fish and the grilled vegetables w black bean tacos are consistently good. Go early or late or you will wait in the line out the door.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is definitely one of the greatest places to get a quick bite in Palo Alto. The service is quick and the guy that takes the order is always friendly. The fish tacos are always a favorite but venturing beyond that is highly recommended. The burritos aren't the best in the bay but passable. The steak quesadillas are a little... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Was there a month ago, on the last night of my Palo Alto visit. Wish it had been the first night, because I would have returned for every dinner of my brief stay. I preferred the chicken taco to their more "famous" fish version, but both were delicious, as were their salsas. Great casual atmosphere, very reasonable prices, excellent service.

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Palo Alto
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

Try their fish burroto! Lots of food, i can never finish it. I will add a photo of this as well. Get their hot salsa or extra hot.

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Atherton, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Sancho's is one of the best Mexican spots around. They've got great hearty burritos with fresh ingredients. I would recommend the burrito only if your in the mood for a heavy meal, because they are some of the biggest burritos that I've ever had. If you want something a little lighter, go for the fish tacos. They're lightly battered and... More

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Palo Alto, California, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Food: Hands down the best burrito I've ever had. 1) Super Burrito with Pollo Asado - rice, refried beans, guac, sour cream, chicken = delicious! 2) Fish Taco - get the fish sautéed instead of fried and you won't regret it. Service: You order at the counter and they bring it to your table. They are very quick and give... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Two things you need for great Tacos, fresh ingredients and fresh tortillas! You will find both at Sancho's! The variety of excellent and homemade salsas, the bright and sunny decor and outdoor patio are just a bonus! The vegetarian black beans are delicious and packed with flavor! Great tasting vegetarian beans is hard dish for a lot of mom and... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Stopped in the other day to Sancho's for lunch and was definitely pleasantly surprised. The salsa was great, and the fish burrito was notably REALLY good. I will probably return, and I definitely recommend it.

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