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La Taqueria

2889 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-3907 (Mission)
415-285-7117
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Ranked #48 of 4,918 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
Neighborhood: Mission
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Westlake, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We originally were going to another restaurant in the San Francisco/Valencia, but after our 2 mile walk, we were told the restaurant was closed for an emergency. We found La Taqueria on trip advisor and walked an additional 1.5 miles to get there. The walk was worth it! The soft tacos were delicious and fresh. The wait was short and... More

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Chico, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This place is always, always packed. Fast and friendly service and the food is spectacular. Go for the tacos. Their specialty is the fried quesadillas with chorizo (homemade chorizo). Simply to die for. Believe the hype. Cons: Place is small, so seating is limited. Pricey for fast food mexican but well worth it. Enjoy!

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I ordered a chicken taco with extra sour cream, avocado & cheese and a beef burrito. Both were fantastic although slightly too much for one person. This was by no means refined but excellent for this sort of cuisine. For someone not used to the Mission area it was really fun to eat here and quite different from anything you'd... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Fantastic food! We ordered chips with salsa and avocado, a burrito, several tacos, a quesadilla, and everything was great. Definitely the best tacos we've ever eaten! But bring cash, no cards accepted.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The menu is quite simple and the food was just outstanding! Very casual atmosphere you just order, pay for your food and they call your number when it is ready. The food is fabulous and we definitely plan to go back!

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

After a quick 10 minute trip on the BART from Union Square we arrived at La Taqueria. It's a typical taco restaurant but the food isn't typical. We ordered streak and carnitas tacos and an order of salsa/ with chips. We also ordered a horchada and catalope water. The tacos are simple (meat/beans/salsa) but delicious and the drinks were fantastic.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The carnitas! & carne asada. :) Plus the old man behind the counter is pretty amazing to watch while waiting in line. Its hours also make it possible for a late but good dinner in the Mission while half the world is closed.

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Clearwater, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

La Taqueria serves excellent mexican food in a hurry. This was a great find in the mission. More of a cafeteria-style restaurant than a true "sit-down", but the food was outstanding.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I used to think that Gordo's burritos were the best until my daughter, who lives in the Mission told me about this place. It is incredible. Best Mexican food ever. And it is really popular. No reservations. Just authentic and delicious Mexican food. The carnitas are outstanding.

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Chicago
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94 reviews 94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Ever wish you could eat a tortilla that tasted like a cloud of joy? Head to La Taqueria. I ventured here since it was named the best taco in America by The Daily Meal website - thedailymeal.com/50-best… I ordered the beef burrito and it was freaking amazing. A few piece of beef were a little tough (perhaps too much connective... More

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