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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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Sao Paulo, SP
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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10 reviews
8 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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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Even late at night, there was a long line up at this place, it goes to show how popular of a restaurant this place is. This is a fast food joint so don't expect any nice table setting or anything. It is a quick eat and go type of place. There was a lot of food options and combos to... More 

Thank Sherif S
San Mateo, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My wife and I visit Pancho Villa Taqueria once or twice a month and are never disappointed. Everything served is prepared fresh, right in front of you. The place is always packed, so plan accordingly. Every time I eat there, I feel as though I'm in that little cafe in Puerto Viejo where we ate while fishing and diving in... More 

Thank dlkflytye
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I am from Mexico and normally I get disappointed in Mexican restaurants in US. This taqueria has authentic flavors and food is really good, real Mexican sauces, agua de orchata highly recommended !

Thank Irma B
San Mateo, California
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47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Always a long line at lunch and dinner time, so much choices, fresh seafood, quality meat, vegetables, multiple beans, rice and fillings. You order, see team put your food together, your food delivered to your table or in a bag for you to go. A great operation, experience and wonderful food. Must try!

Thank Kallen C

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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, Fast food, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, 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?