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“Fun taco bar”
Review of Tacolicious

Tacolicious
Ranked #331 of 5,693 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Description: Tacolicious is by no means a traditional taqueria-you won't find burritos here. What started out in the summer of 2009 as a little taco stand at the Thursday Ferry Plaza Farmers Market with a fittingly frivolous name, has become a sit-down, cocktail-driven restaurant, 120 tequilas strong. Tacos anchor a menu that extends to dishes such as beet salad with grapefruit and pumpkin seeds, tuna tostadas, grilled squid served Veracruz-style, albondigas, shrimp a la diabla, and toasted coconut flan. Like many native Californians, Mexican food is in us. Though we grew up traveling to Mexico regularly (and still do), it took a trip to Mexico City-where the food is served in settings as sophisticated and urban as you'll find anywhere in the world-for us to realize that tacos don't have to be relegated to street food or a corner mom-'n'-pop. We're proud to be based in San Francisco, a town where the words local, sustainable and organic have become so redundant that they make you want to yawn. But just in case you were wondering about our menu: The answer is almost always, "Yes, yes and yes."
Dallas, TX
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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Fun taco bar”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Great tacos in an urban, hip setting. We happened to be there the day of the Giants World Series parade, and the experience was unforgettable - orange and black-clad fans pouring in after celebrating the big win by having some delicious tacos and festive beverages! Great selection of tacos, very fresh ingredients, imaginative presentations, fun vibe!

Visited October 2012
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Coolum Beach, Australia
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“They've got it just right”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

WOW! Best tacos in the whole of California. Their service is superb - tortilla chips and salsa just keep coming to your table and everything tastes tremendous. They do a fantastic Mexican take on a Bloody Mary and call it their Bloody Maria - a must try.

Visited September 2012
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Fremantle, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Friendly service, great food”
Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

This place is always packed so we decided to give it a go and was glad we did. The food was excellent and well priced, the staff we super friendly and the drinks superb. We will definitely be heading back before we head home.

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queensland
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fantastic place for food, atmosphere and watch sport on big screens”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

We found this place as we were walking back to our hotel. It was buzzing with atmosphere so decided to go in and join them. Fantastic food, extremely friendly staff and most certainly the place to go on a weekend. During our 3 night stay in San Fran we ate lunch their twice! Also make great mojitos!!!

  • Visited September 2012
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Virginia Beach, VA
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Best fish tacos ever! I ordered the "taco of the week" - grilled yellowtaill tuna. YUM! We went to the Mission St location, and I understand there are 2-3 other locations in San Francisco. On a Saturday night, the place was hopping. A little noisier than I prefer, but the food was well worth it. Great mojitos too. I was in a party of 8, and the tacos came out family-style. Beans with cheese was very good, and the chips/salsa were great too. Fresh and delicious. Tacos are not huge, so order at least 2. Wish I had:-)

Visited October 2012
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