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Pancho Villa Taqueria

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365 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4019
+1 650-343-4123
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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El Granada, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the best Mexican restaurants in San Mateo. Ordering is a la carte, and it is often crowded for lunch, so allow time. Great burritos, but also a wide selection of fresh Mexican/Mexican-American dishes.

Thank CoGus
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were just passing through and discovered this gem. We love Mexican food and this is some of the best we've ever had. The garlic shrimp is so good. Wonderful chips and salsa..

Thank Cherylduarte
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the kids favorite place. Amazing price-quality-quantity ratio. Very friendly place. Tends to be crowded with the line going into the street and lack of sitting space. We usually take the food home. From the burrito bowl to the quesadillas all is good there and made to order.

Thank Lionel C
Toulouse, France
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Really good mexican food. Copious dishes and friendly staff. Good price. A bit noisy but normal for a cantina.

Thank Lews31
Sao Paulo, SP
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115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

One of the best mexican food I've ever tried! The food is flavorful, colorful, it came hot and cilantro, lettuce, tomatoes and avocados looked very fresh I loved their tortillas and salsas The beef tacos are awesome!

Thank danichoy
San Ramon, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Best Happy Hour for Tacos. They have big volumes so the produce is very fresh, because they use happy hour to keep the Produce Moving. Very Nice Owners.

Thank Bobbeary3
San Mateo, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I love the food here , fresh & delicious! the only drawback is that the seating is uncomfortable & eating on styrofoam plates with plastic forks is not fun. The food is outstanding!

Thank Yvette J
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I love that there are a lot of vegetarian options (although I haven't inquired as to if the rice is vegetarian), as there are at least seven types of vegetarian burritos. They are also a great deal, and I usually get a bean, rice, cheese and salsa burrito for less than $5, pre-tax. The salsas are super yummy, especially the... More 

Thank Elisabeth G
San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Even if you are not hungry the moment you walk in your going to want to try something, everything is fresh and there are so many choices you will be happy you try it.

Thank intudamalu
Quezon City, Philippines
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

No fuss , but really good homey Mexican food. Generous portions . I hightech recommend the steak and shrimp burrito with everything on it :)

Thank art19b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 365 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4019
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-343-4123

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