Happy Hour Taconamics $1 tacos, $2 beer - M-F 3-5pm: Pancho Villa & Taqueria El Toro - worth it?
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
365 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401
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.
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.