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“Great breakfast” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe La Taza

Cafe La Taza
4230 18th Street, San Francisco, CA (The Castro)
415.525.4921
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Ranked #151 of 4,525 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Latin, Coffee Shop
Neighborhood: The Castro
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Neighborhood: The Castro
Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff and great breakfast - perfect start to a day of sightseeing and shopping round The Castro and Haight.

Scrambled eggs with chorizo was really tasty, served with black beans and sour cream but the Monte Castro sandwich was amazing (and huge).

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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Always a treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

You would be excused to pass In e street and not notice this place (the seating at La Taza is mostly upstairs, so it tends to look like an idle take away from the street level).

I've had meals at La Taza a dozen times, and remember each one. Nothing fancy here, just some great food - Mexican oriented, but not exclusively - and constantly good service. I am not usually daring at brunch, I just want food, lots and lots of it. But I know that whatever La Taza proposes, it's going to be great... The Marisco Benedicts (sea food in a Saran sauce, trapped between a bun and a poached egg, covered with hollandaise sauce??? They were amazing!)
My friend had the simple bacon and eggs breakfast, which he said was perfect.

If you haven't, definitely go there once. Note that it can be busy at weekends around lunchtime - but most good laces are anyway.

  • Visited October 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great mexicana food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Eaten here twice - both times for breakfast. French toast it very good as it the beef brisket breakfast baguette. Bottomless mimosas for only $10!

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Paris, France
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Tried for breakfast. Good espresso, kind service and nice selection of different cakes, tasty. Worth it

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Talk about a hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

From the street you may think this is a tiny café, but its three stories tall. I recommend going up to the larger third floor dining room and sitting on the enclosed deck overlooking the 18th st. and a good bit of the Castro district. Our waitress was very friendly and the service was good. The real treat here is the food though. This is very good Latin American food at almost cheap prices. I started with maybe the best sangria I’ve ever tasted. Yum. I ordered Plantano Verde for $5 which was excellent and the presentation was very nice. I had Pollo en Mole $17 and it was delicious half a chicken with mole sauce and the cilantro rice was super. My partner had Pollo al Romero $16 (half chicken with olives lemon, fresh rosemary) served with spinach and cilantro rice. He loved every bite. My only complaint was the appetizers came only a few seconds before the main courses which was awkward, but everything was so good, so inexpensive and friendly that the overall experience was delightful. I can’t wait to go back and take friends the next time I’m in San Francisco.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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