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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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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Whenever we visit family in San Francisco, we make a beeline for Pancho Villa. Service is always friendly and efficient even with the long line. The food is always fresh. Anything you order hits the spot!! This place is always in our food checklist. Place is also very clean.

Thank KarinaMER
Jacksonville, Florida
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place makes me think I am in Mexico. Informal. You sit on leather covered wooden stools and they bring your entre to you. A variety of aqua frescas in big glass jars on the serving line. Great churros. Really fast service and autentica comida!

Thank Hansa108
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you want fresh ingredients and generous servings of straightforward, good Mexican food, this is the place. Pancho Villa is usually busy, but efficient in providing your order. I suggest take out, but sitting in the restaurant in San Mateo is also convenient. Seating is not very comfortable, but the food never disappoints.

Thank Marcie B
Foster City, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh guava agua fresca.....so yummy! Place is always busy....salsa bar is the best around! I am very content ordering a baby burrito for my meal, since portions are quite generous. Super affordable pricing!

Thank dcustodio
New York City, New York
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the best aguas frescos and burritos. so delicious, so cheap, and very comfortable. they also hire people from all groups: racial, differently-abled, etc. Lots of space to eat, very comfortable.

Thank R G
San Mateo, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This place is the best. It's always busy because it's good. My favorite is the grilled shrimp dinner plate, but they have awesome quesadillas, tacos, burritos and more.

Thank princessjax29
El Granada, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 27 December 2016 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
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

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
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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

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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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?