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El Farolito

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Mission District
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2950 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-4132
+1 415-641-0758
10:00 am - 2:45 am
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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Good prices, quick service. Even though it was a long line, we got seats. Last but not least. The food was amazing. Fresh, a lot of nice flavours and good meet.

Thank Emilia O
San Jose, California
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138 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2016

HUGE PORTIONS! Apparently this place won a "best burrito" award some time ago, and it is indeed a great burrito. I got a super burrito with carne asada and no sour cream, and it was awesome! The meat was so flavorful and I was super impressed that they used actual avocado, not guacamole (or worse, guacamole paste). The fresh avocado... More 

Thank Andrea W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2016

We stopped in here since it was close to the 24th St BART station, on a recent visit to SF. There was a line when we entered which moved quickly. Got a carnitas burrito which was absolutely enormous - it felt like it weight at least 2 pounds! We split this between two of us and it made for an... More 

Thank citywalker15
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Waited in line to see what this place was all about. The wait (surprisingly quick line), was definitely worth it. I ordered the sesos and lengua tacos and both were on point. Very flavorful and their salsa verde was really good. Someone in our party also ordered a burrito and it was awesome (had to taste it). You definitely get... More 

Thank Adrian I
Halifax, Canada
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2016

Don't let the long lines put you off. the cooks work fast. my favorite veg option is the super burrito with a chile relleno stuffed inside. the green salsa is the best I've ever had. In an area full of great Mexican, this is the one I always go back to.

Thank Arc2015tour
Coventry, Connecticut
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118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2016

We stopped here for a tasting as part of a food tour (Mission 24th Street Tour by Edible Excursions) and tried the Al Pastor Taco. It was so different than standard Mexican fare and absolutely wonderful.

Thank Ramsey-Murphy
Orlando, Florida
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2016

The burritos here are worth the effort to find this place. The burrito was huge and delicious. We ate lunch here several times while in SF. I highly recommend you try it out with one warning. It is a small place with limited seating though we had no problem getting a table. Most people buy their food and leave. The... More 

1 Thank bluewaterdown
Los Altos, California
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171 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

The vegetarian options are low and the pineapple drink is good. Nice sit down place simple. Good for a group as it is clean and has ample seating for a taqueria

1 Thank art-scuba
Dunedin, New Zealand
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126 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2016

I could eat here night after night it's that good. As it happens we only went once on our short trip to SF. We got the Burrito and it was outstanding but apparently the Quesadilla is meant to be top notch as well. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the Mission!

1 Thank Joe W
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403 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

I love stopping in here to get the Carnitas Quesedillas and Lengua Tacos. Great Salsa, Mexican Rice, and Beans. The platters are a good bargain. Located right in the heart of the Mission District for an adventurous afternoon of shopping before or after a meal at El Farolito

1 Thank albebuc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Fast Food, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:45 am
10:00 am - 2:45 am
10:00 am - 2:45 am
10:00 am - 2:45 am
10:00 am - 2:45 am
10:00 am - 2:45 am
10:00 am - 2:45 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2950 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-4132
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-641-0758

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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