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Pancho Villa Taqueria

365 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4019
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Ranked #7 of 357 Restaurants in San Mateo
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican, Vegetarian
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  • English first
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Come on, this is closer to a fast food than a restaurant! Food is ok, place is overcrowded, price are in the usual range for Mexican food... I found this place to be very overrated here.

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Carmel, IN
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Visited Pancho Villa Taqueria for the first time last week. OMG! I fell in love with this place. It was so good I went twice in one week and wanted to take a burrito to go the morning of my flight back home. Great and fast service! Great food (tried the nachos, tacos, super burrito, aguas frescas, etc..). Love the... More

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Orange, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We loved this place so much during our trip to Northern Calif that we ate here three times! We are from Southern Calif and have great food here, so our standards are pretty high, this place does not dissapoint! This is not a fancy restaurant, just really good food and quick service. Do not let the line freak you out,... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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