If you’re craving some authentic Mexican food and happen to be in San Francisco, apparently this is the home of the restaurant voted best Mexican food in the entire Golden State.
A new report released by Stacker ranking the best Mexican restaurants in California found that San Francisco’s very own Taqueria El Farolito in the Mission District ranks No. 1!
Located at 2779 Mission Street, Taqueria El Farolito is known for its super burritos – from carne asada to al pastor, there’s bound to be something for everyone’s cravings fix.
If you’re looking for a great Mexican place that’s a few notches above a corner taqueria but that still gives you change for a $20 bill, The Little Chihuahua is the place for you. This is a “pay before you eat” kind of place, which makes it an easy choice for a casual dinner. It is located at 292 Divisadero St, San Francisco, California.
The chips are so crunchy and good! They’re warm, have just the right amount of salt, and are the perfect size to scoop one of the salsas available at the salsa bar (my favorite is the tomatillo). They have a wide variety of Mexican beers on tap and in bottles. They have over eight hundred reviews on google giving them four-point-three star reviews.
They offer Guacamole Enchiladas on the menu, which you can try with either green or red sauce, or both. And if you’re a burrito person, I’d highly recommend the Fried Plantain and Black Bean Burrito. It’s sweet and savory – a taste combination you typically don’t see in burrito form. The Chicken Tortilla Soup is also a great choice- it has huge chunks of chicken, avocado, cheese, corn, and more. It seems like an endless bowl once you dig into it! And almost every dish comes with a small side of their slaw- light, healthy, and crunchy!
No Reservations, we’re out to highlight underrated eats in the Bay Area where you can get a fantastic meal when you want it—the ones that have slipped off our radar or never got our deserved attention, to begin with.
In this first installment, we’re starting with tacos. This is California, after all, so a superb taco lies around most bends. In San Francisco, La Taqueria reigns supreme. No one disputes its greatness. Since 1973, this James Beard-award-winning eatery has been the ultimate example of famed Mission-style burritos — their carnitas rival the best anywhere. But that title brings long lines. And let’s be honest: With a line that snakes around the shop and never lets up, it’s not the easiest stop for locals. The reality is excellent tacos abound across the Bay Area. It is located at 2889 Mission St, San Francisco, California.
And there are so many varieties — fish and meat? Baja or Yucatecan-style? Birria or al pastor? Plant-based or lard? Korean, Indian or Filipino fusion? It’s tough to say that any single taco shop is the best of all measures. With that in mind, we tried to focus on a few “greatest hits” across all genres of taco in SF, narrowed down with a few ground rules: no taco trucks (they deserve their own article), and only places with handmade tortillas and house-made salsas. They have over four thousand reviews and a four-point-six star rating.
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