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El Faro's Mexican Food

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435 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080-4345
(650) 589-6288
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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South San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

whenever I'm in the mood for an el faro type burrito ...I go here.....I think they shred the carnitas and the style is all their own.....not like the burrito shops on Grand Avenue

South San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I like their carna asada torta's. They have something there for everyone's taste. A bit on the expensive side when it comes to Mexican food. I don't like that the restroom is located outside around the back of the building.

Thank Roseann R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I will explain my review title, the burritos and tacos are double the size of most of the Mexican fast food restaurants. They are made to order and delicious. My favorite is still the tacos with lots of jalapenos. Of course they have traditional chips with either green or red sauce dips. Also you can try the Carney Asada dinners... More 

Thank Dave L
Back East
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70 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When in the area and awaiting a late night flight home, I decided to see if El Faro's was better than it was when I was younger. Sadly, I can say it is not. That said, it fit the bill for what I required. There are better places still around but sometimes you have to give places another try.

Thank Misplaced_Childhood
South San Francisco, California
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The best part is the drive through if you would rather eat at home. The Carnitas tacos are great. Fresh corn tortillas, plenty of Carnitas, fresh onions and cilantro. The burritos are good if you want to eat a lot of rice and beans with your choice of meat.

Thank Anita A
South San Francisco
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17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

My kids love mexican food and I love nachos. We come here 2-3 times a month but due to our busy schedule we haven't been here for a while. We normally come over here after the kids' game...nice treat for the family...

Thank Mama888
Seattle, Washington
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103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

This place has my husband's favorite: carnitas torta. It is cooked on the spot so it is always warm and fresh. Meat, sauce, mayonaise, lettuce, jalapenos, tomatoes, yum!! He loves it on the Dutch Crunch roll, but unfortunately they ran out, so he had to have it on a french roll. Good, but not as good as dutch crunch!

Thank rainiershadow
South San Francisco, California
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110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

I'm not sure what people are complaining about. The food has been good the two times i went, and the service was fast! Try the ALL MEAT Burrito!!!! Yummy Carnitas for days!!!!

Thank LarBearSSF-CA
Rohnert Park
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10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

Twice I have been to the El Faro's and twice I have gotten sick. The first time I tried it, it was a year or two ago, decided since I was in the neighborhood would give it the benefit of the doubt. I should have stayed with my first instinct, was sick again, ordered the same burrito I would anywhere... More 

Thank Gil Z
Southern California
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329 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

We stopped here on a whim, and this place was alright. The dining room was very warm as though the a/c was not working or not turned on. The food was average, I had the chorizo tacos and they were pretty good, and my wife had the nachos, there was plenty of meat but the beans were bland and they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Mexican, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080-4345
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: (650) 589-6288

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?