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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 - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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
So fun, so delicious

Being from New England, sitting outside in February to drink cocktails and eat delicious tacos was quite a treat. I appreciated some creative menu items that were vegetarian! I found the prices to be very reasonable, and the waitstaff made us feel like we had all known one another for years. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Falmouth, Maine
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Falmouth, Maine
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86 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Being from New England, sitting outside in February to drink cocktails and eat delicious tacos was quite a treat. I appreciated some creative menu items that were vegetarian! I found the prices to be very reasonable, and the waitstaff made us feel like we had all known one another for years. I just loved this restaurant!

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Thank c8r
Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped into this simple looking eatery and enjoyed some delicious, varied and good value Mexican food. The tuna tostadas were a particular treat and exactly as described on the menu. The crispy leeks were a really clever, tasty and welcome textural addition. Most enjoyably, the 'Fort Point' local craft beer on tap, with a grapefruit flavour was sensational. Attentive... More 

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Thank Simon E
Helena
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We heard from some people this was the place to go D and also saw some flyers so we gave it a try. Very disappointing. It was expensive for very basic tacos, they were not great, very basic flavors, horrible fish taco. I would not recommend this place

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Thank Jaimee S
Janesville, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to location on Chestnut St in Marina District for Taco Tuesday- by accident, but took advantage of deal since food was very expensive and margaritas for $10 seemed exorbitant. Our $12 platter fed 2- advertised as "tacos the way your mom used to make." Ground beef, cheese, tomatoes and lettuce with a smoky, spicy brown sauce. It didn't... More 

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Thank Ryansma33
Scotts Valley, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Finally made it to SF to try this place, and very glad we did. I had bookmarked their salsa recipe online a while ago, and got to try it at the restaurant - it is seriously delicious. I ate way too much there, and then went home and made it myself. It's a roasted tomato salsa with mint added, which... More 

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Thank Robyn B
Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

The food was good but the website and menu prices quite different. 1 margarita, 2 cokes, 6 tacos (no beans or rice), side order of beans and 1 cheese quesadilla cost us 78.00. Unfortunately will not be returning to this restaurant.

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Thank ghalzee
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We went to the quieter location but it was not quiet. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and the food was just awesome!

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Thank Anita B
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

I read about Tacolicious prior to my visit, but different location in San Fran. So ... I was excited to walk right up on this location and glad I did.. I felt odd since I was alone in town for work. The Manager, Amanda could tell, and made sure I had a great seat to see everything and treated me... More 

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Thank Craig H
Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The best part of the meal for me was actually the complimentary salsa that they gave us while we were waiting for our meal to come out. It isn't your standard salsa as it has a secret ingredient that isn't in a normal salsa (no, I'm not going to tell you what it is) Other than that, I can say... More 

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Thank jamesofasia
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Me and my parter stopped in for dinner after a long day of sightseeing. We were seated straight away and served with complimentary tortilla chips and salsa which tasted amazing and fresh. We ordered two of the Mexican pizzas (which were a special item) some guacamole and grilled corn. The food came out quickly and was honestly the best Mexican... More 

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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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