The Mission burrito, as iconic to San Francisco as fog and cable cars, is the star at La Taqueria, a stalwart of the Mission District for more than 40 years. While some quibble over the exclusion of rice, no one argues over the tastiness of their behemoth foil-wrapped burrito bombs, filled with beans, cheese, salsa and meats ranging from carne and pollo asada to carnitas, chorizo and lengua. The tidy, no-frills spot also features tacos, quesadillas and a full selection of aguas frescas. Whatever your preference, start off with a basket of chips and the super-fresh guacamole.
|Venue name:||La Taqueria||Contact:|
2889 Mission St
|Cross street:||at 25th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–9pm; Sun 11am–8pm|
|Transport:||BART to 24th St Mission/bus 12, 14, 48, 49, 67|
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.