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Pancho Villa

Certificate of Excellence
Mission District
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3071 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3421
+1 415-864-8840
10:00 - 00:00
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Evanston, Illinois
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130 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really amazing chicken fajita salad! I asked for extra cheese and some guac on the side. My salad had lettuce and cilantro on the bottom layer, with some onions and green and red peppers. Next there were grilled onions, peppers (red and green), and grilled chicken, and on top was lots of melted cheese. Since I've had to give up... More 

Thank C R
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Grabbed a couple pork super tacos on a Monday night. Line was to the door but service was fast and didn't have to wait for a table. Tasty salsa bar and well cooked meats.

Thank Keith S
Houten, The Netherlands
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The place might appear messy at first sight, but it has a great energy. I'm Mexican from origin and used to the European idea of 'Mexican' I absolutely loved this place. It really tasted like home. I was in SF for a week and I couldn't help myself but to go back 3 times. The portions are indeed on the... More 

1 Thank Runninglady77
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The choices are many, exceptionally well prepared and reasonably priced. One warning--the especial burritos are massive. Neither of us could finish.

Thank Stephen B
San Francisco, CA
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Ignore the active drug dealing and junkies along Mission St near 16th, and you'll be left alone. Make your way to 16th Street, between Mission and Valencia, you will find some of the freshest Mexican food at Pancho Villa. Great for vegetarians. (Tip: Given the neighborhood, don't dress up for this meal)

Thank sidvicicious
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Burrito was good but not the out of this world experience I was expecting. It was a standard burrito with all the trimmings. I waited a very long time for my burrito too. The Mango drink was too sugary and I threw it out. The chips were over fried. The salsas were good but no better than any other fresh... More 

Thank Camille S
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Great if you are very hungry and in need something very quickly. Busy, canteen like, but charming surroundings. You can chose a very filling or more healthy meal. Hectic and unique. I kind of like its charm.

Thank Elin M
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Be prepared to eat a lot if you choose the bigest burrito. Definitely this is the nest burrito we tried in SF. Probably one of the nicest places to eat Mexican food in general.

Thank André S
Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

My friend was here from Europe where she doesn't have access to good authentic Mexican food so we walked through Mission District and ate here. We enjoyed our lunch. I requested spicy but it wasn't spicy enough. That doesn't matter because the fresh spicy sauces to choose were many. The restaurant was lively and packed with so many people. The... More 

Thank Faryz1
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Best burritos in town. Salsa bar is extensive. Service is super quick. Delicious. Lunch can be busy, but worth the wait.

Thank Cameron W

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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
Average prices
USD 20
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3071 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3421
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-864-8840

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

Staying in Mission District

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the country.
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