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Happy Hour Taconamics $1 tacos, $2 beer - M-F 3-5pm: Pancho Villa & Taqueria El Toro - worth it?

hhc Aug 28, 2011 09:49 AM

Saw an ad that there's $1 tacos, $2 beer m-F 3-5pm at these locations:
Pancho Villa Taqueria 3071 16th St @ Valencia. 415-864-8840

Taqueria El Toro, 598 Valencia St @ 17th St 415-431-3351

Pancho Villa Taqueria, 365 South B St, San Mateo. 650-343-4123

Any good?

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Pancho Villa
365 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401

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    bigwheel042 RE: hhc Aug 28, 2011 12:40 PM

    I did it last week for the first time at El Toro (was going to get a burrito until I saw I was there within the window). I had 3 - carne asada, carnitas, and al pastor. These are perfectly fine regular tacos, with the usual beans and salsa. I think onions too, not sure if they were topped with cilantro. Would I go out of my way for them? Probably not unless I wanted to eat 8 or 9 of them.

    Good as a cheap snack between lunch and dinner.

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      vulber RE: bigwheel042 Aug 28, 2011 07:05 PM

      i think "perfectly fine regular tacos" is a good description. would not recommend the burritos

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      vulber RE: hhc Aug 28, 2011 07:06 PM

      not to mention for $1.75 at all hours, you can go to taqueria vallarta and get the most authentic tacos in sf

      1. psb RE: hhc Aug 28, 2011 09:25 PM

        I agree with the general sentiment: Taq Vallarta is better, but for $1/taco El Toro is a reasonable deal for not-high carb + decent protein.

        One detail to add: the salsas at Toro are better than Vallarta.

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          bigwheel042 RE: psb Aug 28, 2011 09:52 PM

          Agreed that the Toro/Pancho Villa salsas are very good to excellent. Truth be told, this is why I keep coming back (especially to PV): the salsas blow those at places like El Farolito out of the water, and the other burrito components have always been at least adequate. Plus you can order them "pura carne" and skip all the extra filler.

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