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Tacolicious

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Mexican
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1548 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-433-1800
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Tacolicious is by no means a traditional taqueria-you won't find burritos...
Tacolicious is by no means a traditional taqueria-you won't find burritos here. What started out in the summer of 2009 as a little taco stand at the Thursday Ferry Plaza Farmers Market with a fittingly frivolous name, has become a sit-down, cocktail-driven restaurant, 120 tequilas strong. Tacos anchor a menu that extends to dishes such as beet salad with grapefruit and pumpkin seeds, tuna tostadas, grilled squid served Veracruz-style, albondigas, shrimp a la diabla, and toasted coconut flan. Like many native Californians, Mexican food is in us. Though we grew up traveling to Mexico regularly (and still do), it took a trip to Mexico City-where the food is served in settings as sophisticated and urban as you'll find anywhere in the world-for us to realize that tacos don't have to be relegated to street food or a corner mom-'n'-pop. We're proud to be based in San Francisco, a town where the words local, sustainable and organic have become so redundant that they make you want to yawn. But just in case you were wondering about our menu: The answer is almost always, "Yes, yes and yes."
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great tacos!

We were in a bit of a hurry and had to get something to eat quickly, so we ended up here. We ordered 4 different kinds of tacos and they all were great. I had never eaten 'real' tacos before (only the hard shell ones), but there were simply delicious and we the enjoyed tortilla chips with home-made... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
MartijnHaz
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We were in a bit of a hurry and had to get something to eat quickly, so we ended up here. We ordered 4 different kinds of tacos and they all were great. I had never eaten 'real' tacos before (only the hard shell ones), but there were simply delicious and we the enjoyed tortilla chips with home-made guacamole so... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Tacolicious offered a kitchy offering of taco surprises, the were very flavorful. The Tequila drinks looked very appealing. This would be a great place to come to with friends to kick back and have some fun

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you are a meat eater this may not seem your style, but wait! They had outstanding Carnitas (pork) tacos. We also had a chiken mole and what they called a beer and a shot chicken taco, both were scrumptious. Lots of fresh veggie options. The sides were good. We had the refried beans and mole rice, but the guacamole... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic chips - very fresh, think and crunchy with a good amount of salt. The yellow habanero salsa was outstanding - hot but also mellow with what i presume was simmered in butter. All the tacos were outstanding also.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We stumbled across this place in amongst all the Italian restaurants in North Beach. We shared 4 tacos, all really tasty but our favourites were the slow cooked pork and the beef. Reasonably priced and very quick service.

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San Francisco, California
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29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

From a local, a tip for visitors looking for authentic Mexican: this is **NOT IT**. Go to La Palma or Farolito in the Mission. Tacolicious serves excellent fancied up California Mexican food. Their sauces in particular are really excellent. My favorite tacos here are the fish - light and crispy, super. Good drinks. The guacamole is overrated.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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44 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

If you like mexican food you have to try this place. Real deal nachos. Delicious food all around the menu. Very honest price

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Really enjoyed the cod fish tacos. They serve them grilled and fried. The chips and salsa were great. The cheese dip is a little non traditional but interesting and hearty. Very affordable.

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

There are 3-4 of these in the city. We've been wanting to try it and had high expectations. They exceeded all of them. The tacos were excellent and the queso fries were amazing. Very large bar area is perfect just about anytime. Staff were great.

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Idaho
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51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were staying in an apartment up on Russian Hill and were looking for something close. This place popped up. We didn't have to wait very long - which was surprising considering it was during the peak of the world series. Food was excellent! Would go back again.

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Additional Information about Tacolicious

Address: 1548 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: +1 415-433-1800
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1548 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-433-1800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Tacolicious is by no means a traditional taqueria-you won't find burritos here. What started out in the summer of 2009 as a little taco stand at the Thursday Ferry Plaza Farmers Market with a fittingly frivolous name, has become a sit-down, cocktail-driven restaurant, 120 tequilas strong. Tacos anchor a menu that extends to dishes such as beet salad with grapefruit and pumpkin seeds, tuna tostadas, grilled squid served Veracruz-style, albondigas, shrimp a la diabla, and toasted coconut flan. Like many native Californians, Mexican food is in us. Though we grew up traveling to Mexico regularly (and still do), it took a trip to Mexico City-where the food is served in settings as sophisticated and urban as you'll find anywhere in the world-for us to realize that tacos don't have to be relegated to street food or a corner mom-'n'-pop. We're proud to be based in San Francisco, a town where the words local, sustainable and organic have become so redundant that they make you want to yawn. But just in case you were wondering about our menu: The answer is almost always, "Yes, yes and yes."
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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