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Tacolicious

1548 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-433-1800
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Ranked #111 of 4,929 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
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."
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
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."
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Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Great food and brilliant atmosphere. The staff were superb and loved the experience of how casual the dining was.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by here for a late night bite to eat. It was packed and very loud inside but we got a nice table outside. I highly recommend the made to order guacamole. All our food was good and service was quick.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Myself, wife, and three boys (13-7) went after a rec from the folks at cow hollow motor inn. Outside seating at six or so 2 person tables but despite the sun it was a little cool so we ate inside at a nice corner booth. Great booth for kids. Margaritas were 10.50 but a good value as they were mixed... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

This was our second visit to this restaurant stopping by on by on a Sunday afternoon. We were thrilled to get seated at a table looking out on to the street, which is always a plus for people watching. We ordered 4 tacos, 2 carnitas and 2 braised ribs, which was more than enough to split. The drinks were great,... More

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London
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was really lively on a busy Sunny Sunday afternoon! We got a great seat outside and even though it was busy got served straight away. Good choice of beers not your boring normal ones served nice and cool, great margaritas served just right. , lots of water you were given a big bottle to stay hydrated and complimentary tortilla... More

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Maine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

It's always nice to be at restaurant surrounded by people having fun and great music. BUT, the design of the restaurant resulted in all this fun bouncing off walls and ceiling and creating a cacophony so loud we couldn't have a conversation at all without yelling at each other. That gets old fast. So, while the food was great, we... More

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This place was over-flowing every time we passed by, and so when we found a rare slightly quieter time, we jumped at the opportunity to find out what all the fuss was about... We tried a selection of tacos ( my favourite was the fish taco ), but to be honest, we found the pancake-like texture of the tacos a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

What a cool place to eat. Located in North Beach and surrounded by plenty of Italian and pizza places, this is a top pick for casual Mexican. Great food served up at very reasonable prices. The tacos were delicious, although even the house-made guacamole is a standout. Busy inside and has a nice chilled feel to it. Will definitely be... More

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London, United Kingdom
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397 reviews 397 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Loved this place - amazing tacos, absolutely delicious. Loads to choose from. Lots of drink options. Mexican beer to go with it too. Cool little place - loads of atmosphere. Had a great time. Would be back in a flash if I only had more days in SF.

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San Francisco, California
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When here with some friends. Not a big Margarita drinker, but had a few and no hangover, big plus ;) Tacos were delicious, guacamole was very tasty. Definitely be back here.

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