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“the most amazing burito:) no atmosphere”
Review of El Farolito

El Farolito
Ranked #627 of 5,860 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Neighborhood: Mission District
Reviewed December 11, 2012

El Farolito is not ordinarily a tourist destination but it has great character and and very freshly prepared Mexican American food. The prices are very reasonable; go to practice your Spanish skills, be prepared for hustle and bustle.

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Thank guycam
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

I went to El Farolito Restaurant in Mission st not in 24th st but the owner of both resto is the same.
I considered as canteen than a restaurant. The place was so tiny and simple like a long hall but if you went there a bit late of eating time, you would find hundred people lining up so you have to come earlier.
I ordered Shrimp Burritos and my husband ordered Alpastor Burritos. They are huge burritos and both were super delicious. I could only eat half of it and brought to hotel the other half which I ate for dinner. Surprisingly it was still delicious. The salsa bar is free and soooo goods. We ordered horchata for drink and it was so tasty if you mixed with soda water (mineral sparkling water).
We were happy and will come back again today. Hope they don't close for Labor day since we are leaving SF soon. The price is inexpensive and fit for every travelers. But if you are freak with cleanesse do not go there. The resto was messy BUT I still won't mind......

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Thank Nia01
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

There's no getting away from the fact that this taqueria is pretty grimy. But that adds to the authentic character. And anyway... the food is wonderful. Tasty, cheap, plentiful, oozy. Yum!

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Thank LDN_2009
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Excellent and very well priced carne asade super burritos!

It's very difficult to find parking in the area, but this little taqueria is right near a BART station, so keep that in mind when visiting.

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Reviewed July 8, 2012

Went here to get a burrito and saw everyone eating shrimp nachos. I had to order them. They were worth every weight watchers point I had that day and more. The place is definitely no frills and in the sketchy Mission but it's delicious! GO!

Thank ruthievonruthie
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