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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Very good, but not sure it is best in the world...

HINT: They don't accept credit cards, so come with cash or use their ATM, but don't expect to use a credit card!!! Perhaps the hype was so much that it couldn't possibly live up to it, but I came with a fairly open mind. The taco was good and the burrito was pretty good as well. I have eaten... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
jncd2000
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Omaha, Ne
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
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Palo Alto, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I don't get all the ga-ga ratings. The food is ok, but this place is way overrated for sure. I guess of tourists have read the reviews.

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Omaha, Ne
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

HINT: They don't accept credit cards, so come with cash or use their ATM, but don't expect to use a credit card!!! Perhaps the hype was so much that it couldn't possibly live up to it, but I came with a fairly open mind. The taco was good and the burrito was pretty good as well. I have eaten better... More 

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Ventura, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Decided to check it out after hearing that won America's Best Burrito. We ordered the burrito and a taco both dorado style. The burrito was good but the taco was amazing! I asked the woman taking my order what meat she recommended I try for the taco and she suggested I do a combination of the chorizo and carne asada.... More 

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New York City, New York
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67 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Maybe it's a Northern v. Southern Cali thing but I was expecting great. I came here straight from the airport for a taco fix. I ordered 4 tacos, cabeza, lengua, carnitas, chorizo. The meats were pretty good, but I didn't care for the tortillas. You should get the carnitas how they recommend them, with a crispy shell and cheese. I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Not worth waiting for. They couldn't get rid of us quick enough. The place stinks of drains, the tortilla was soggy and all the filling as wet and sloppy. Between us we didn't eat a whole burrito. We each of us gave up in disappointment

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Delicious, fast and we'll priced food. Turn up early! We had heard about this place from friends. It was definitely worth the trip from across town.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a very good burritos! Busy place but good service! Really Mexican food. We was been here in 2008 because we found it on lonely planet book...

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Lexington, KY
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13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Get there early or be ready to wait in line, but well worth it! Located in the Mission District of San Fran. They are known for their burritos and we weren't disappointed! Small and intimate family run business. At times, standing room only. We shared a table and conversation with a local which made it even better!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The food was amazing, and really filling. The owner talked to us, and he's basically the best guy on the planet. He really gave all the girls with us a rose, and more than enough reason to come back. Get there early if you want to beat the rush, because practically everybody already knows about this place.

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Malibu, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Always worth a visit. The very best tacos and burritos in San Francisco, in my humble opinion. Wide variety of fillings and meats. All are tasty. Quick service. The Queen of the Mission District.

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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 1 - 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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  • 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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