La Taqueria

Restaurants, Mexican Mission
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La Taqueria
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/John L. 

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
Address: 2889 Mission St
San Francisco

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
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Zach L

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.