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Tacolicious

1548 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-433-1800
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Ranked #99 of 4,857 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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."
Restaurant details
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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  • English first
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English first
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The guacamole and salsa are fresh and somewhat light, whereas the tacos are way too greasy and heavy.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Came here simply as the beer garden looked like an escape from the sun. Grwat selection of beers, awesome and polite service and most importantly excellent tacos. Really worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Tacolicious was recommend to me by my hotel as the best place to get a taco in San Francisco and they were right! We just got platter of tacos and stuffed ourselves. I think there was a short rib taco which was amazing. The cocktails are good and very unique. I had a spicy margarita! The wait can be annoying... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Overpriced, and too noisy. The wait staff were dour and unfriendly, and the busser took some of our food before we were finished with it (without asking). There are many other places to eat in San Francisco, so give this place a miss!

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

We were told to go to this restaurant by another restaurant and we are so glad we did. The staff are incredible and so is the food (loved the passion fruit and habanero shot). It is in a great location and has such a fun atmosphere that we stayed for awhile. We will definitely be back. Highly recommended.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Ate there three times. Tried everything on the menu. Amazing food and great ambiance. Fresh ingredients put together will expertise. Big fan of the fish tacos and ceviche. Went to both locations, though the Valencia shop is more fun. Hard to find without the address.

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Top Contributor
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99 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I love the tacos because they taste good and are a lot of choices. This is my place and I love it so much. So darn good. Love the cocktails too.

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

From an atmosphere standpoint, this restaurant is great. There were a lot of people around and, while noisy, it was entertaining. It is a small restaurant though and the wait can be long. The food was not fabulous. The butternut squash taco was lacking in flavor, while the brussel sprouts were drenched in lime juice. The drunken beans had a... More

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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Get the chicken Colorado mole taco, by far the best. Great margarita selection. Wonderful guacamole:) good date place but loud.

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San Diego, California
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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We had some great tacos and ceviche, right on Chestnut ave. there are lots of places to eat on this street but we decided on it because it had a lot of people and we now know why. It seems to be a local favorite.

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