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Sancho's Taqueria

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491 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1535
+1 650-322-8226
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10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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SF Bay Area
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank cuppajava
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90 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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.

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Thank Michael T
San Francisco, California
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

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Thank Leasha50
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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!

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Thank Victoriousjb
Fresno, CA
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94 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 

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Thank C2H5OHFresno_CA
Vienna, Austria
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Thank BDL13
San Jose, California
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.

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Thank Kimberly S
Palo Alto, California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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.

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Thank Cliff N
Boston, Massachusetts
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407 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

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

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Thank Adam R
Walnut Creek, California
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

I cycled through lovely, but expensive , Palo Alto looking for a " locals " Taqueria. The folks at P.A. cyclery ( the bomb ! ) told me about Sancho's and I was not disappointed. Cycle friendly with 4 hardened bike stands, right in front. Then you order at counter, and they bring you a marvelous , authentic meal. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 20:00
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?