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Pancho Villa Taqueria

365 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4019
650-343-4123
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Ranked #12 of 352 restaurants in San Mateo
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican, Vegetarian
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Herndon, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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San Mateo, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Province of Rome, Italy
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

At normal dining times the line can be very long. The menu is huge with too many choices to contemplate. The Garlic prawns come with the shells on them so be prepared to leave with stinky fingers. Seating is on little stools that are just OK for my larger frame. onto beans were better than the back beans. The tamale... More

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I enjoy pretty much everything on their menu and what is key is that the food is fresh and prepared right in front of you. I like the quesadillas, burritos and their tacos. They also have great aguas frescas and salas. Enjoy, you will not be disappointed!

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San Mateo, California
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8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Average tacos and decor. My vegetarian wife did not have lot of options and it ended up being a veggie burrito which was not great.

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Sunnyvale, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The various choices of meat - and the taste and quality - is what makes this place great and I like that they are displayed through the glass at the ordering station. Personally, I prefer chicken to be simmered rather than grilled (they have both here) with the simmered available in several sauces including a tasty Mole sauce. I would... More

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