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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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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Been goin' here since '94. Place does have great food and tip top service. However you likely will have to wait several mins for your order to be prepared. Quick to to take your order but not so quick to get it to you. They have an excellent salsa bar.

Thank Kevin C
Helsinki, Finland
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158 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Fast food eatery serving fresh and tasty tacos and other mexican dishes. All done to order, and everything was very tasty. Get in line, place your order, pay, wait it to be ready, and go find a table, very easy and straightforward.

Thank Purjelentaja
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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158 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is not your typical taco/burrito bar. The ingredients are fresh and put together into wonderful tacos and burritos. my 3 companions and I each had something different. Everyone liked their meal. I had the Salmon tacos, excellent!

Thank bicyclemark
Sausalito, California
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82 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

A OK now. Was superb years ago. Around the general area are many other other tacquerias that have as good or way better meats for way cheaper prices and bigger portions. Good, safe place for non Hispanics but I would check out the other places around here especially if this place has a line because the wait can be long... More 

Thank WorldTravelerAtoZ
San Francisco, California
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99 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This place is over rated by mindless lemmings who think this is good Mexican. It's not terrible but rather, very average with long waits and a dining room that is not well ventilated (be prepared to leave smelling like a burrito). There are other taquerias within two blocks that are better, have shorter lines and are well ventilated.

Thank Flyintl

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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
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
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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