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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
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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Fresh Mex

try the spicy shrimp super taco and watermelon drink....yum. Fresh food...a little noisy but worth it or take it home!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Jim F
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

try the spicy shrimp super taco and watermelon drink....yum. Fresh food...a little noisy but worth it or take it home!

Thank Jim F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's such an amazing place! It seems to be busy at any time and hence is probably not the place I'd choose to go on a date ;) but the food is incredible! Every dish comes with complementary nachos and there is a designated area for dips where you get to choose between loads of different varieties - and you... More 

Thank deepeynde
San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pancho Villa is where we all go for genuine, freshly-prepared Mexican food. Everything is done to order, so you can have all the hot sauce you want, or none at all. Extra sauces and salsas are out for you to take what works for you. Come often enough, and they know your name. Order in English or Spanish. Stay and... More 

Thank Lynette D
San Mateo, California
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love Pancho Villa Burritos. Everything is fresh and of good quality. They are very large Burritos. You get a side of tortilla chips with a selection of different sauces to choose from. My only complaint is they don't allow substitutions without charging extra. A good example is that I don't like rice or beans in my burritos. When I... More 

Thank Sandy B
San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quality inexpensive and good Mexican food. Always busy which is also a good sign. Lots of choices available.

Thank dbertell
Hillsborough, California
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Simple, great value, and tasty tacos of any kind. And burritos too. Think their formula is that they are always busy so the food is always freshly made. Plus the guys at the counter are efficient and friendly, considering the busy factor. BTW, their chips are the best. Light, crunchy and not oily. You can judge a taco place by... More 

Thank alxsuh
Foster City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Great food for the family or for business. I picked this up for a business luncheon. Every one loved it!!

Thank Laurie H
Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

My 19-year old found this place on our quest for dinner. It was so great! The carnitas are out of this world. The prices are great, staff super nice & delicious foos! Their hot pico de gallo is loaded with fresh jalapenos- spicy, spicy but great flavor. They also have a Mexican-style fixin's bar with a variety of hot sauces,... More 

Thank debsheahoran
San Mateo, California
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Every time we pass by San Mateo where all the restaurants are, we definitely choose Pancho Villa. Absolutely delicious burritos and Super Quesadilla. It has HUGE servings, not to mention their condiments and chips. You will definitely love this place if you're a mexican food fan..

Thank Backpacker1019
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

For us, a trip to the Bay Area doesn't feel complete without a meal at Pancho Villa Taqueria. The variety of dishes is way beyond what you'd find at an average Mexican restaurant ... and everything is so delicious it's difficult to choose. You order at a counter (this is the only challenge: sometimes they're so busy it's difficult to... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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