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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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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fancy Cali Mexican - go to Mission for authentic

From a local, a tip for visitors looking for authentic Mexican: this is **NOT IT**. Go to La Palma or Farolito in the Mission. Tacolicious serves excellent fancied up California Mexican food. Their sauces in particular are really excellent. My favorite tacos here are the fish - light and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
elsabear3
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

From a local, a tip for visitors looking for authentic Mexican: this is **NOT IT**. Go to La Palma or Farolito in the Mission. Tacolicious serves excellent fancied up California Mexican food. Their sauces in particular are really excellent. My favorite tacos here are the fish - light and crispy, super. Good drinks. The guacamole is overrated.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

If you like mexican food you have to try this place. Real deal nachos. Delicious food all around the menu. Very honest price

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Really enjoyed the cod fish tacos. They serve them grilled and fried. The chips and salsa were great. The cheese dip is a little non traditional but interesting and hearty. Very affordable.

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

There are 3-4 of these in the city. We've been wanting to try it and had high expectations. They exceeded all of them. The tacos were excellent and the queso fries were amazing. Very large bar area is perfect just about anytime. Staff were great.

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Idaho
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51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were staying in an apartment up on Russian Hill and were looking for something close. This place popped up. We didn't have to wait very long - which was surprising considering it was during the peak of the world series. Food was excellent! Would go back again.

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Davie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The food here was SO GOOD! My mouth is watering thinking back to it! We tried several of the tacos and all were delicious!! We also tried the queso and it was very good. You can tell a lot about a a Mexican place by the free chips and salsa; these were TO DIE FOR. We had 2 or 3... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If its authentic mexican you're craving head nowhere else... great staff and brilliant selection at the bar... Food obviously outstanding...

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We found Tacolicious while exploring our first night in the city. The service was so helpful from the moment we walked in. I am gluten free and the manager helped us immediately with what I could and could not eat on the menu. The food was fresh and delicious! We will definitely be back.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

great food. good value. always crowded ;( but worth it. Abondigas soup is hot as in spicy but delicious, yum

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Ate here with a large group and sampled a variety of tacos. They were all pretty good. The margaritas were fine too but not the very best I've ever had. The waiters were unfriendly and impatient when people asked questions. The decor is very trendy, the music and atmosphere were great. I enjoyed it overall.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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