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Pancho Villa Taqueria

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365 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4019
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Mateo, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'd say these are better than average burritos. What I like the most is that variety of fillings. They have a really good shrimp and steak burrito - not something you find at many burrito spots, but the combo is really good. It's usually a long line, but it goes relatively quickly, and a good prices. Tacos are gigantic!

Thank robjsen
San Mateo, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband usually orders a burrito for himself, but always ends up coming home with 2 burritos. I normally just get the chicken tacos which always taste wonderful. Never had a bad order at Pancho Villa.

Thank 735happy
Salt Lake City, Utah
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I saw many good reviews so I thought it would be good. But the food didn't have much flavor. I had a salmon burrito. It wasn't horrible, but I was expecting it to be better.

Thank Leah L
Amritsar, India
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193 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Generally the more crowded eatery has better food, but it's not true for this joint. We ordered Brito and chicken items -the taste seemed bland to us. May be it may be of liking to others

Thank Jayv1504
Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends had nothing but good things to say about this place but the one time I went last year it was closed. I was in San Mateo yesterday and remembered the location but initially not the name. I went with a friend and the choices were great and the food scrumptious. Can't say the same about the service. I don't... More 

Bentonville, Arkansas
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242 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

It was very busy in the evening and we had to wait about 30 minutes for the food to arrive. Food was fresh and tasted great. They make it in front of you. Prices are reasonable as well.

Thank seharmd
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I used to eat at Pancho Villa weekly when I worked in San Mateo and just returned for lunch today after a few year absence. While the food was still good, the prices have gone up and portion sizes have gone down. My carne asada super burrito was $9.50 and was not particularly large nor generous in terms of guacamole.... More 

Thank Paddleberg
San Mateo, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

I've reviewed this taqueria before and it does not disappoint. Why go to chipotle when you can get. Way more than a burrito or a bowl. Fresh made local and such a diverse menu. Just get in line people cuz it's that goooooooooood!!!!!!!!

Thank jckret
Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Great location, pretty good food. The menu reads like a laundry list of authentic items with a fresh and local spin. Lots of locals eat there so you know it's done right.

Thank sqivdad4life
San Mateo, California
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This neighborhood favorite is a self-service place. Order on line, food brought to the table. Food is excellent. Prices are low for the Bay Area. I especially enjoy the garlic shrimp plate. No Gluten Free tortillas are available though. The only other negative is that sometimes it is so crowded that no tables are available, and some folks do not... More 

Thank LH L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Vegetarian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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
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

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