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Sancho's Taqueria

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491 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1535
+1 650-322-8226
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great locals stop for Mexican food. Must have chips with their fresh flavorful toppings. The fish tacos are not inexpensive but are stuffed with light battered fresh fish and zesty ingredients. A MUST !!! Try the house favorite chimichanga or tostada as well. Kids menu available. Soda and beer prices very reasonable for Palo Alto. Very simple cheerful establishment with... More 

Thank David O
SF Bay Area
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Second visit to Sancho's Taqueria. Had regular burritos (one chicken, one carne asada). Concluded they were nothing special for the price ($8). Worse, however, was witnessing the staff making the burritoes snacking on the toppings of the burrito being made! Furthermore, the very hot sauce had a decidedly metallic flavor. We won't be going there again.

Thank cuppajava
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90 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

It is nice place for lunch and clean Mexican food. I don't care for their deep fried dishes but others are good. You may need to wait in line around lunch time.

Thank Michael T
San Francisco, California
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We stopped at this little taqueria to pick up dinner on the way to Sanford Hospital. I just expected more. The staff was friendly enough, but the flavor of the tacos were just okay. I ordered the super tacos, the carne asada didn't have much taste to it. I added their salsa, but really it was just chopped tomatoes, pico... More 

Thank Leasha50
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Always delicious! I ordered a grilled shrimp tostada. It costs a bit more to add grilled shrimp, but oh is it worth it! The salsas are authentic and if you like hot and spicy like me, they have a hot salsa that satisfies my need for the burn! Bring cash, they don't take cards!

Thank Victoriousjb
Fresno, CA
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94 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Trip Advisor REALLY screwed this up! A lot of the reviews the 13 other Sanchos Taquerias are getting confused with this place. It's in San Carlos at 1457 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070. But Trip Advisor refuses to acknowledge that it exists so reviews for this place get confused with other similar places in Redwood City or Palo... More 

Thank C2H5OHFresno_CA
Vienna, Austria
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Sancho's is affordable and fast, two adjectives that describe very few establishments in Palo Alto. There are better burritos in the Bay Area but Sancho's is definitely up there. It's nice that they give you free chips and salsa with your order.

Thank BDL13
San Jose, California
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Visited here for lunch since it's close to my office. There was a line-up but I didn't wait very long. I don't eat much Mexican food, but I ordered 2 fish tacos and they were delicious. The meal was very filling and it was under $9! They included nacho chips as well. TIP: this place only accepts cash.

Thank Kimberly S
Palo Alto, California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

Had 2 tacos for lunch. Sancho's beef taco had chopped marinated beef with guacamole and salsa, while the fish taco had deep fried white fish cubes, cabbage, and tapatio/mayo sauce. Both were garden varieties, nothing special. Price was high, almost $9 for both.

Thank Cliff N
Boston, Massachusetts
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407 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

Love their burritos. Very tasty salsa and guacamole. Great lunch spot in Palo Alto. They have a few outdoor tables.

Thank Adam R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 491 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1535
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-322-8226

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?