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Mexican, Latin, Fast Food, Spanish, South American, Central American
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Mission District
0.5 miles from Mission District
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

This is my go-to burrito place every week for burrito night. My daughter loves their carne asada burrito with black beans and rice. I always get the burrito bowl with chicken, beans, rice and extra grilled veggies. Delicious with their homemade tortillas.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed September 6, 2019

Been here many times, always great food. I'm a sucker for the chicken burrito, but the beef one is also to die for.Nice atmosphere, but can get busy. A good bet for a daytime lunch. You just can't walk much afterwards because you need a...nap! Been coming here for years...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

We came here with family who live in the area. This is the second Mission style burrito place that they have taken us to. I liked that you could order the burritos in different sizes. They have a baby size, which is still very filling,...and one where you can get more meat and less of the other fillings. It was very good and I can't say it's any better than the other place where we had this type of burrito. I had the al pastor and it was delicious. My husbabd shared a bite of his carne asada which was also wonderful.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

Our tour guide recommended this so we all decided to go in for lunch. It is a basic looking, but large and very busy Mexican restaurant. There are plenty of options available such as Tacos, Burritos etc. and the sizes are all customisable, with the...larger sizes actually being very large, but not for much extra. I went for a Fish burrito and as you go along you can choose your own fillings from a selection of rice, beans veg, sauces etc. The food tasted fantastic and was great value. Not too much else to say really.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

We've been here several times and always enjoy the food (though I'm still partial to La Corneta). El Toro has good burritos (a tofu one, one with rice, beans, and avocado or guacamole), which I always get on a whole wheat tortilla with whole beans...and their veggie rice. I'm veg, so don't know from their meat things. What makes it even better is their salsa bar with a nice variety. All cooled down with a cantaloupe agua fresca and we're happy!More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Had a nice quesadilla here and for a very cheap price. The quesadilla with chicken, cheese and salsa was pleasant to eat but nothing spectacular. I would not go out of my way to eat here again, but if I was there at lunch or...dinner time, I would happily go in again.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

My brother and I went to El Toro for lunch and it was so good. Cheap and delicious, a classic San Francisco taqueria. I had the vegetarian burrito. Oh yes.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

This place used to be excellent but the quality of the food has declined over the last couple of years - they are the sister restaurant of the excellent Pancho Villa but it seems like they are not related. The food has one flavor note...- salt, and too much of it. Given all the great options in the Mission, go elsewhere.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

El Toro is an excellent place to drop by for a good quality snack or lunch. The place is authentic and always very busy, which adds to its charm. The service is great and I always enjoy my meal there. A warm recommendation.

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

Great burritos and lots of salsa choices. Amazing ox tongue burrito. Affordable with great service. Nice aquas frescas.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

The place is fine for fast food. Large selection of food. The line queue can be long at times but usually goes quickly.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed October 16, 2016

Along the tourist corridor of Valencia Street, sits El Toro Taqueria. Ate there for the first time today and thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots of options on the menu, my burrito was packed full with good stuff. Excellent salsa bar as well. Friend had prawn tacos...that were superb.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed June 7, 2016

There is pretty good Mexican food here, like you'll find in many taquerias throughout the Mission District. The problem is that the food can be inconsistent - sometimes the staff are overwhelmed or inexperienced, and they prefer to chat in Spanish so if you know...THAT language you might get exactly what you ordered. They have a wide range of offerings, and offer beer too. They could stay open a little later, but that's a minor quibble. I keep coming back. so they must be doing something right often enough!More

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed March 23, 2016

So glad we came here.... Really, the only issue s finding parking.. To us, it was worth driving around to find a spot... This is a San Francisco taqueria... not fancy on the inside... affordable... hot and tasty.... They have a chip and salsa bar.......All the basics are available... we went for a burrito and a combination plate... so much food... It came out pretty quick.... The place is pretty clean too...More

Date of visit: May 2015
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Reviewed March 23, 2016

big portions, fast line, lots of choices, lots of salsas to choose from, good vegetarian options. sometimes the seating is crowded. sometimes mariachi bands play. cold beer and mexican fruit drinks. garlic mushrooms.

Date of visit: January 2016
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El Toro Taqueria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5