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Tacolicious

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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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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Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, 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
Good tacos, great atmosphere

Tacolicious was recommended to us from a few friends whilst we were travelling in Cali. We decided to go for the 10 tacos which was an insane amount (in a good way). The tacos were v good but they weren't amazing/best taco ever standard. The atmosphere however was great, with great service and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Tacolicious was recommended to us from a few friends whilst we were travelling in Cali. We decided to go for the 10 tacos which was an insane amount (in a good way). The tacos were v good but they weren't amazing/best taco ever standard. The atmosphere however was great, with great service and great margaritas which instantly made me want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We came here for dinner on our final night in San Francisco based on its good reviews and were certainly not disappointed. The staff were friendly and helpful in advising on the menu and the service overall was very efficient. The tacos were simply delicious and the drinks were lovely. Also, the atmosphere was buzzing and lively although it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We came here for lunch on the recommendation of a local and were not disappointed! It's a little easy to miss. The sign outside is just the picture of a taco.The outdoor courtyard is great for enjoying a warm day. The pitchers of margaritas are fairly small, perfect for a couple to have two each. We had guacamole, sopes, and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was a San Fran highlight in a cool neighborhood! I recommend the beer can chicken and the salsa is re ever I've ever had in my life!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Really great and quality tacos, agua frescas, drinks, and Mexican food. Local, with good prices definitely a can't miss. In a great area and environment and location!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A delicious stop for lunch or dinner during a San Francisco stay. The restaurant is always hopping so grab a seat at the bar if available. I highly recommend the Guacamole, Chips & Salsa - an amazing start to a great meal. We enjoyed the tuna tacos and a variety of the others. A bit pricy for what I considered... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This was a nice stop while iin the North Beash area. The guac and chips were awesome. Service was fantastic. Interior was cute and had a nice vibe. Only complaints is the menu is not child-friendly. I asked for a simple soft taco with a little beef and cheese and it was still just not edible for my son's simple... More 

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Eastvale, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We loved the choices! The carnitas tacos were amazing! They had several gluten free options to choose from, which was important to our family. My daughter had the chicken soup and said it was fabulous. In our group, we tried the carnitas, the beer chicken, the fish, nopales, and I believe the last type was al pastor. Everyone liked their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great place! There are four in the area and the food was great. Tacos are smaller but with chips and salsa (and of course Margaritas!) my Hubby and split 4. Fun place. Enjoy!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Nice lil' place. Limited menu. But great food, good prices! Very busy on Saturday night. I enjoyed it!

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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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Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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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