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Pancho Villa Taqueria

365 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4019
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Ranked #6 of 356 restaurants in San Mateo
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican, Vegetarian
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83% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We weren't looking for Mexican food when we Pancho Villa's. The food was made to order. Extremely fresh and flavorful. I had the chicken burrito, which immense. I ended up sharing with the my husband. My daughter had the nachos and ate them all. My husband had a super taco. My daughters favorite was the Mexican Mango smoothie and ended... More

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150 reviews 150 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Came during lunch and it was very, very busy. But the line went fast and there was always a seat. I got the Veggie Burrito. Inexpensive for a good sized burrito. I liked their salsa bar, they had very good sauces. Very good for a fresh lunch.

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I'll start by saying that I enjoyed the experience, overall. The price for the 3 tacos, 1 carnita enchilada and 1 chile relleno was on the high side at 20 bucks. Got it to go at the end of the night (10pm) and I was surprised to get back to my hotel room without any napkins and no plastic fork... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We called in an order for an early dinner while staying at the San Mateo Marriott, and made the five minute drive to pick up the food. Upon arriving there around 3 on a Sunday we were greeted with a very cool compiled-to-order taqueria that deserved a brief wait in the line to order in person. The bar where you... More

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Herndon, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Meat was tender and flavorful, salsa was spectacular and service was decent. The burritos were large and the menu had anything you could ever want from a Mexican restaurant. Samples of meat before ordering definitely helped us choose.

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San Mateo, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It's hot, noisy, and crowded...ie. not a relaxed atmosphere for a meal. But the food is pretty good, portions are generous, and you'll have plenty of options.

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Foster City
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We visit this place at least once a week. Love the food here. The menu is very well set. The food is always fresh and they do run out of things if we come in late say around 9PM :) The salsas (yes there are multiple choices) are really awesome. I would highly recommend this place if you want taqueria... More

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Alameda, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Beautifully prepared and served Mexican dishes. Nicely adapted for non-Mexican diners but authentic enough to be popular with Central American taste as well. Servers are well trained, and the line for ordering moves along smoothly. We've never been there when there wasn't a nicely filled dining area with all sorts of ethnic-background diners having as swell time. Try it out.... More

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Albany, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Not fancy, but great menu. Lot's of wonderful choices and very fresh food. Service is quick and the portions are more than ample for the great prices. You watch prepare everything and can have it all made the way you like it.

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Los Angeles, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Wife and I always make it a point to stop in when we are in the bay area. Great burritos full of flavor. There are so many menu options from tacos's,salads and dinner plates. Service is always quick and portions are genorous.

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