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La Taqueria

Certificate of Excellence
Mission District
Mexican, Latin, Fast Food, Central American
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2889 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-3907
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yum -- I trekked all the way out to the Mission for this place, and it was very much worth it! Big crowd (which I gather is fairly standard) -- the line stretched around the store, but it moved quickly. Important note: CASH ONLY! (A couple in front of me realized that late in the game and was super aggravated).... More 

Thank charmed3687
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sure, this may not be a fancy place in any sense of the word but if you want a great taco, there is nowhere else to go that matches La Taqueria in flavor and style. Just beware, the lines can get very long. But the wait is worth it.

Thank bethenss
Arlington, Virginia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Better go early to this awesome taqueria. Line was jumping from the break, but well worth it. Be careful with the peppers on the nachos, slow burn stays with you for a bit. Cash only so be prepared in advance.

Thank jorge r
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Showed up late afternoon for lunch and there was still a long lineup but it moved quickly. Service was quick. Tacos were excellent. We tried the beef and pork tacos with chips and guacamole and all was excellent. Loved the atmosphere. Even had a mariachi band playing. Would definitely return.

Thank havetimewilltravel
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tacos were well worth the wait and sitting at a tiny table! Best ever. The carne asada was outstanding.

Thank ypsijudy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been doing a road trip around california and love Mexican food. We took an uber down to mission as it was too far to walk from Union Square but it was well worth the fee there and back. The food was fantastic and so much better than anything from San Diego and also a great price, a 2 huge... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What is there to say. Best is best. Yes there is a crowd, yes it's noisy, yes they might get an order wrong but... yes but... this place is the gold standard for fast Mexican food. Not Mexican "Fast food" but really good, really fresh, really right tacos and burritos.

1 Thank ericksonceramics
New York City, New York
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We asked our waiter at Mission Chinese what his favorite local taco joint was, and he recommended La Taqueria. We went the next day and were not disappointed!! The line was long, but they kept it moving at a pretty brisk pace. We sat at an outside table until our order was ready, and then the fun began. Everyone in... More 

Thank Win T
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is definitely overestimated. They cannot handle the orders. We got the wrong stuff. Plus the burritos were cold, not tasty and soaked in tomato water.

1 Thank krynn1878
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive but worth every penny. Make sure you tell them DORADO (or crispy). I highly recommend the carne asada and chorizo.

Thank Grabe R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Fast Food, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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

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  • 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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