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SanJalisco Restaurant

Mission District
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901 S van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110-2613
1 (415) 648-8383
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic little Mexican style diner in the Mission district of San Francisco. Menu is so authentic some of the dishes we didn't recognise. Beware - portions are large!! Subtle spicing, fresh tasting ingredients. Fantastic. I want to come back for dinner and breakfast! Staff lovely as well. Really fantastic and good value. (The arm is the photo is to give... More 

Thank AWilliams1978
Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

BARTed over to this place, based on the glowing reviews. Wasn't worth the trip. I'll give kudos to the staff for being welcoming. They keep things moving relatively well, so there was no wait even at 10am on a Saturday. Food is mediocre. I had the Chilaquiles Veronica - it was essentially a bunch of soggy tortilla chips with a... More 

Thank SugarLanders
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Went to Mission Delores and the mural. Needed a place to eat. This place comes up on top so we went. It is one block over for the mission district so you feel comfortable but not adventerous. Food was fine. Ambiance is not noteworthy, lots of tables in a big room...beer and wine only. Do not,order the melted cheese appetizer.... More 

Thank Cornelia Z
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

I had wanted to get my friend in the hospital some soup to help her heal, so my friend Adiac brought me to this place! It had traditional "cantina" type decor, with tables, chairs, and a counter! I ordered two beef and two chicken shops to go! Well, she had been discharged, so I took them all home! OMG! Each... More 

Thank Veronika F
Sacramento, California
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Several different chilaquiles options and a favorable Zagat comment brought us well out of our way for breakfast & was worth it. Parking is a hassle (typical so just accept it) service was good mostly, quarters were cramped but makes the wait less. We had Veronica & Carne Asda chilaquiles . Both were served hot & with corn tortillas. We... More 

Thank Donna S
Vancouver, Canada
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

This is now our fave Mexican restaurant in a neighbourhood of terrific Mexican restaurants. South Van Ness and 20th is a bit of a walk from the BART on 24th Street but well worth the effort. One word: birria. Best birria de chivo (spicy goat stew) in the city. You can go for the chilaquiles brekkie, or whatever else takes... More 

Thank gonzogourmet
cape town, south africa
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104 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Hi, A great surprise in the Mission. Terrific food and friendly service. I felt like I had been transported to Mexico. They even had my favorite cake, Dulche de Leche, promised freshly baked and it was delicious.

Thank blanche62
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Fast service and good food. Guacamole was fresh! Large portions. Mexican singers came in and played a few songs.

Thank Melanie S
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We had a delightful breakfast at San Jalisco on father's day. We were looking for a restaurant that wouldn't have a long wait, but would have good food and found it here. There were four in our group, and we were all very happy with our meals which were two different kinds of chilaquiles, a vegetarian burrito, and the machaca,... More 

Thank terriks
Richmond, Virginia
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Went there at the suggestion of my son who lives in the area. I love mexican food and cannot get REAL Mexican food at home. The people are friendly and helpful. Started with the chips which were ordinary but the salsa was off the wall and was soon followed by guac that tasty, fresh and devine. I had a shrimp... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 S van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110-2613
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: 1 (415) 648-8383

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

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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