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La Taqueria

Restaurants, Mexican Mission
5 out of 5 stars
2 out of 5 stars
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La Taqueria
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/John L. 

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

Home of the original Mission-style burrito, still a giant in a neighborhood now filled with dozens of imitators.

There’s no shortage of taquerias serving the Mission-style burrito in San Francisco but the simply-named La Taqueria is an undisputed favorite. For under $10, this no-frills joint will serve you a giant foil-wrapped version filled with beans, cheese, salsa and meats ranging from carne and pollo asado to carnitas, chorizo and lengua (you won’t find any rice in the burritos here, a sore point for some burrito connoisseurs). As the name implies, La Taqueria also features tacos, quesadillas, aguas frescas and super-fresh guacamole.



Address: 2889 Mission St
San Francisco
Cross street: at 24th St
Transport: BART to 24th St Mission/bus 12, 14, 48, 49, 67
Price: $
Opening hours: Tues-Sat 11am-8:45pm, Sun 11am-7:45pm
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Users say (1)

2 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3 / 5

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Call me a west coast noob, but this burrito was one of the best things I ate when I last went to San Francisco (and that's saying something).  If you had told me that I would have loved eating a beef tongue burrito, I would have thought you were crazy, but it was incredible. The salsa is also amazingly fresh. If you're visiting San Francisco for a few days, definitely stop here for lunch!

This cozy and perpetually-packed Mission restaurant serves what FiveThirtyEight deemed "the best burrito in America." On my visit, it didn't really live up the hype. La Taqueria's tortilla-wrapped delicacy is a bit of a mushy mess. Everything taste like it was poured out of a can, reheated and then wrapped up in foil. Personally, I prefer a few crisp vegetables in my burrito, but if you need something that will slide down your throat and soak up some booze, you could certainly do worse.