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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: Lunch, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 62
    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
Turned the wrong way out of the BART....

We went the wrong way out of the BART on 24 th but we walked up to the restaurant. It was buzzing but didn't have to wait very long at all. We ordered 3 tacos between the 2 of us. Plenty of food for us. We shared a beef and a pork and chorizo one. All very good. A couple... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Margo D
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Canberra, Australia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went the wrong way out of the BART on 24 th but we walked up to the restaurant. It was buzzing but didn't have to wait very long at all. We ordered 3 tacos between the 2 of us. Plenty of food for us. We shared a beef and a pork and chorizo one. All very good. A couple... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Really delicious & worth going out of your way to visit. Great buzzy atmosphere. Friendly staff. A legend in San Fran for a reason.

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Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We got lucky and arrived at 2pm, and the line was manageable - only to the end of the counter. It was recommended by locals and our uber driver, and did not disappoint. I ordered the carnitas burrito, and my friend and I shared the chips+salsa (with extra guac). Great value for money too!

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Was only in SF for a lunch before catching a flight back home to NYC and figured we should stop in and see what all the hype was about. The burritos and fresh pico were both very good, but not leaps and bounds better than local places back home. Maybe I'm biased, but I would take Blockheads over it. Very... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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99 reviews 99 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The line is long and there is a reason for that. La Taqueria has been an icon for what good burritos and tacos are and they are good reason to make a stop there. Everything is very freshly prepared and the service is also quite good. Definitely the best taco and burrito we have ever eaten!

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Palo Alto, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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214 reviews 214 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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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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