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Pancho Villa Taqueria

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Latin, Central American
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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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great tacos. Flautas tacos al pastor Shirmp. All around Crowded and long line at 8:30 pm But that's what make me stop there And that was a great choice. If you are in the area you must visit You won't regret it.

Thank yuvo
Burlingame, CA
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

LOTS of menu choices. Be there before 11:30 or the lunch crowd is crushing. SUPER busy, and for good reason. I was very happy with my burrito, and it came with chips. Many salsas to choose from. Oh, and tho I didn't try any, they also have a large selection of fresh juices. Service can be spotty but I will... More 

Thank nothingformal
San Mateo, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best Mexican place in the area!!! The operation is very well run, the line is always moving, and the food is DELICIOUS. We always get the wet burrito, but the tacos are good too. Great selection of meats (steak, pork, beef, beef tongue and many more). We live about 10 minutes away, and probably come here at... More 

Thank Notcalvin
Palm Harbor, Florida
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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is good and tasty but not Food. Good for a quick fix of Mexican cuisine. Near movie theater. Scramble for tables..can get busy.

Thank uhmwpe
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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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195 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 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 June 29, 2016

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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244 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 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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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 Friendly, Latin, Central American
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?