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La Taqueria

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Mission District
Mexican
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2889 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-3907
415-285-7117
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
"Viva La Taqueria!"

Being here several times, we went mid-afternoon for a change to avoid the crowded atmosphere. Was told about trying "dorado" style burrito...so I was quite curious. Tried the Veggie burrito "dorado" style. It means that the tortilla is grilled, therefore somewhat crispy. It was a pleasant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
nagasefong
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Being here several times, we went mid-afternoon for a change to avoid the crowded atmosphere. Was told about trying "dorado" style burrito...so I was quite curious. Tried the Veggie burrito "dorado" style. It means that the tortilla is grilled, therefore somewhat crispy. It was a pleasant difference from the ordinary, and was bulging with their ingredients. Very good! Then tried... More 

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Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My partner had the beef tacos and loved them, I just got the nachos and salsa/guacamole. He loved the tacos, two would have been enough but had bought three, the guacamole and pico de gallo (salsa) were so good! It's crowded but the turn over is quick so getting a seat shouldn't take too long. We found a table right... More 

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Midwest
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118 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Stopped at La Taqueria for burritos because ... well, because a lot of the reviews say this is the place to go for mission burritos. You roll up to the counter, place your order, then go find a seat in the smallish room and wait for your number to be called. The burritos were very good - fresh and flavorful.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Sorry, I know this isn't going to make me popular, but of the other excellent options in the neighborhood I don't feel La Taqueria earns the hype. Everything is consistently a little overpriced and not as wow! delicious as expected. Go to La Palma or Farolito.

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Sydney, Australia
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166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Excellent cantina serving delicious taco's, burrito's etc. Very laid back - and the family were well fed for less than $40. One warning - it can get busy - but there is a good reason why.

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Tacoma, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Juicy, flavorful, filling, umami. It filled me but I still wanted more. The flavor profile was so deep and varied that I didn't want to eat for the rest of the day just so I could savor the memory as long as possible. I grabbed another before driving south and flying out of SFO. I got hungry a few hours... More 

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Cedar Hill, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We'd heard the history of the restaurant as the "birthplace of the burrito" and were curious. But our unfamiliarity with SF public transportation meant we got off the bus WAY too early and ended up walking a very long distance. When we got there around 1pm, the line was long, but it moved quickly. I would suggest getting your order... More 

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I Love this taqueria!!! It could be because I've eaten here since I was 5 years old and every time I travel back to San Francisco I stop here first for a Carnita burrito. My husband enjoyed his first burrito this trip. One of the beauties of this place is that no matter how crowded it is by the time... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Tasty flavourful Tacos! The prices will not break the bank. I would call it the authentic version of Chipotle. Everything is freshly made. The guacamole is worth the extra cost. It is a family run business and is for sure one of San Fran's best kept secret for Mexican. They also serve some great Mexican beer. The line ups are... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

On a Saturday, the lunch line for this place can stretch 50+ people long, but the attention is understandable. For the carne asada, tender beef cuts are flame grilled, chopped into burritos and served up within the space of a few minutes. Choose the "super" version to get avocado, sour cream and cheese included. Very fine indeed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2889 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-3907
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: 415-285-7117

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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

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Neighborhood Profile
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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