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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 - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 114
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Noisy place ..average food

We expected something better from this restaurant. Food is good but not superlative. The atmosphere is not very relaxing as it is crowded and noisy. I would not go back again.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
DD164
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Varese, Italy
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Varese, Italy
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126 reviews 126 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We expected something better from this restaurant. Food is good but not superlative. The atmosphere is not very relaxing as it is crowded and noisy. I would not go back again.

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San Francisco, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The cooks are very friendly, but the waiters are not. The food is ok, but extremely oily. The restaurant just felt dirty in general.

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Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We wanted a light meal and shared a plate of tacos. Corn chips and salsa dip came out while we were waiting but you could pay for cheese dip or guacamole. The table next to us had a pair of girls who looked to be ordering one of everything on the menu - all looked good, generous portions. The food... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

The beer chicken tacos are amazing. You pick four tasty tacos I got two different chicken types The beer chicken was one of the best tacos I've ever had Solid gaucomole too

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The guacamole was outstanding...One of the best in the United states..they also serve amazing vegetarian tacos

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Traveling from England, it's been a while since I had good Mexican food and this did not disappoint. A friend who lives in the Bay Area met me for some catching up and we chose this place for dinner. We both had the taco platter and had great recommendations from the staff for food and beers. I enjoyed the fish... More 

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Princeton, NJ
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78 reviews 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My hubby loves Mexican food so Tacolicious was right up his ally. Tacos are all they serve but you can get almost anything on a taco here. You can also order one or two at a time and then order more if you are still hungry. The margaritas were tasty but not very strong.... which is probably a good thing!

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Calgary
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Really good food, nice atmosphere. Get the tiny shooters different flavours really fun and they aren't too stiff so you can try lots of them!

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Truckee, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Never disappointed with the great food bites here. Mexican meets modern with always some creative fun options to traditional tacos. Awesome salsas and cheese dip. They have some fun drinks with my favorite being a good old Michelada with Negra Modelo. Great Staffa d fun atmosphere. Good times.

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pnjaban
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71 reviews 71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Good and fast service and good execution of a simple menu and concept -- family style tacos. Abundant dip and chips. Tasty sauces. Outstanding guacamole! We live nearby and will be back.

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Restaurant Details

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?