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Sancho's Taqueria

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491 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1535
(650) 322-8226
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped at this little taqueria to pick up dinner on the way to Sanford Hospital. I just expected more. The staff was friendly enough, but the flavor of the tacos were just okay. I ordered the super tacos, the carne asada didn't have much taste to it. I added their salsa, but really it was just chopped tomatoes, pico... More 

Thank Leasha50
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always delicious! I ordered a grilled shrimp tostada. It costs a bit more to add grilled shrimp, but oh is it worth it! The salsas are authentic and if you like hot and spicy like me, they have a hot salsa that satisfies my need for the burn! Bring cash, they don't take cards!

Thank Victoriousjb
Fresno, CA
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93 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Trip Advisor REALLY screwed this up! A lot of the reviews the 13 other Sanchos Taquerias are getting confused with this place. It's in San Carlos at 1457 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070. But Trip Advisor refuses to acknowledge that it exists so reviews for this place get confused with other similar places in Redwood City or Palo... More 

Thank C2H5OHFresno_CA
Vienna, Austria
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Sancho's is affordable and fast, two adjectives that describe very few establishments in Palo Alto. There are better burritos in the Bay Area but Sancho's is definitely up there. It's nice that they give you free chips and salsa with your order.

Thank BDL13
San Jose, California
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Visited here for lunch since it's close to my office. There was a line-up but I didn't wait very long. I don't eat much Mexican food, but I ordered 2 fish tacos and they were delicious. The meal was very filling and it was under $9! They included nacho chips as well. TIP: this place only accepts cash.

Thank Kimberly S
Palo Alto, California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Had 2 tacos for lunch. Sancho's beef taco had chopped marinated beef with guacamole and salsa, while the fish taco had deep fried white fish cubes, cabbage, and tapatio/mayo sauce. Both were garden varieties, nothing special. Price was high, almost $9 for both.

Thank Cliff N
Boston, Massachusetts
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405 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Love their burritos. Very tasty salsa and guacamole. Great lunch spot in Palo Alto. They have a few outdoor tables.

Thank Adam R
Walnut Creek, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I cycled through lovely, but expensive , Palo Alto looking for a " locals " Taqueria. The folks at P.A. cyclery ( the bomb ! ) told me about Sancho's and I was not disappointed. Cycle friendly with 4 hardened bike stands, right in front. Then you order at counter, and they bring you a marvelous , authentic meal. I... More 

Thank Gianni H
Los Altos, California
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141 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I discovered Sancho's Taqueria only a couple of months ago and have returned a few times. I love their freshness and flavor of the fish tacos and the shrimp tacos. Just add a few squirts of lime juice really brightened up the shrimp flavor. The taco salad was deliciously light and flavorful. The tortilla soup is perfect for a cold... More 

Thank Monkeyed
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

I come here from time to time since my work and home is so close to here. Super cheap and fairly good quality of Mexican food. They're well known for their fish tacos but I haven't tried them yet. (I tried the chicken quesadilla and it was pretty good.) I think I like this place more for the price than... More 

Thank Margi K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 491 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1535
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: (650) 322-8226

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?