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Pancho Villa Taqueria

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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian
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365 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4019
650-343-4123
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Amazing Burritos

We have been coming here for years The burritos are fresh, well wrapped and full of goodies. I love all the options. I get either a Spicy Chicken or Chili Verde Chicken especial burrito. We always call ahead, assuming they answer the phone. This used to be easy but now is quite difficult... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
debreb
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San Francisco, CA
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San Francisco, CA
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We have been coming here for years The burritos are fresh, well wrapped and full of goodies. I love all the options. I get either a Spicy Chicken or Chili Verde Chicken especial burrito. We always call ahead, assuming they answer the phone. This used to be easy but now is quite difficult. I'll try ordering online next time.

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Great selection of fine ingredients, from carne Asada to Barbacoa to fish tacos ! Economical and fast but fresh fresh fresh! It's a great place for a fast, delicious lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

fast service, very fresh ingredients, and freshly cooked meats. The atmosphere is like any other taqueria, sometimes noisy, but the service is fast. Great salsas, and they also have freshly made juices or shakes. Of all taquerias I have visited, this one is the best.

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Minneapolis, MN
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I was totally blown away by how delicious the food was and what great value was offered. I ordered spicy prawns and for $10 was presented with a lovely plate of rice, great pintos with cheese, perfect avocado, tomato, red onion, 8-9 delicious prawns and sautéed mushrooms to die for, along with 5 corn tortillas. The salsa bar is a... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We live close by and come here every now and then for burritos, tacos, etc. They've got a nice salsa bar and a large selection of aqua fresca.

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Kennewick, WA
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Found this just walking through the downtown area. Super busy, but that usually means great food. We ordered the chicken and prawn salad. It was fantastic. Great flavors. Also had the mango fruit drink. Very tasty. Would frequent this place more if I lived there.

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San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We have been going here for years and Pancho Villas is always very good, fresh, bustling and clean. Everything you'd expect from a fast-turn, lively Mexican place is here. Limited seating but never really an issue. Good prices, but not cheap Mexican food. One area that I have always found is that they use too much salt, especially in their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you like real Mexican food you should try this place. The food was excellent taste really good and like truly Mexican style. Is not a fancy place like others but is clean, fast service and a lot of choices. The food is also plenty, probably to share or at least to take half for dinner. The prices are really... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

There is plenty of street parking outside. This is a very busy restaurant at lunch time. It is quite loud with a lot of people trying to get seats to eat. The line is very long but it does move fast. It will take about 10 minutes for your food to be prepared. This is all fresh ingredients and no... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is the place to go when you want authentic Mexican food that is exceptionally well prepared and affordable. Go to the counter, order from an extensive menu (don't be overwhelmed by the selection) and find a seat in the "community" dining area. In April, while visiting with family and friends, six of us met in San Mateo for drinks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 365 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4019
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: 650-343-4123

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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