Top 8 Mexican Food Spots in San Francisco

May 2, 2014 3:05 PM

San Francisco is home to some of the best Mexican food north of the border. Kick up your dining experience with the best burritos and the top tacos on the hot lists of local weeklies. The food fiesta can be found at our Top 8 Best Mexican Joints in San Francisco.

Brace yourselves, amigos. It’s gonna get spicy!

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Nopalito
306 Broderick Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 437-0303
Nopalito

Mexican sister to the popular Nopa, get the pozole at Nopalito. It’s wonderful. Organic, sustainable and super fresh, this small, sleek Mexican spot is the perfect place for family friendly take-out.

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La Taqueria
2889 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 285-7117
La Taqueria

La Taqueria is an absolute favorite of burritophiles. This Mission staple serves the standard stuff, but line up and dig in. La Taqueria is the reason folks take this burrito thing so seriously.

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El Tonayense
Harrison Street at 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 550-9192
El Tonayense

You’re not dining in San Francisco unless someone’s trying to convince you the best food comes from a truck. We love our street food here, and (the difficult to pronounce) El Tonayense is a crowd favorite. To any fellow nervous eaters, all reports confirm touchy tummies will leave full and fine at El Tonayense.

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Papalote Mexican Grill
1777 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 776-0106
Papalote

SF Weekly’s choice for Best Burrito four years in a row, this popular family-owned spot went head to head with Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay on his Food Network Show, Throwdown. And they WON! Look for Papalote’s own brand of award-winning salsa to hit the shelves in the winter of 2010 and take the fiesta home.

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Tacolicious
2031 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 346-1966
Tacolicious

Another Marina spot (the Mission is SO predictable), Tacolicious is famous for more than just their namesake tacos. 7×7 says you MUST try the tuna tostada. Also, know what you’re getting yourself into. A side of rice is about $5.

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Gracias Madre
2211 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 683-1346
Gracias Madre

This Mission Mexican restaurant features organic, local ingredients because they love their mothers THAT much. Gracias Madre is the SF Bay Guardian’s 2010 choice for Best New Restaurant. IN EVERY category. Gracias, indeed.

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Velvet Cantina
3349 23rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 648-4142
Velvet Cantina

On of the San Francisco’s favorite Mexican spots is this low-lit, slightly chic restaurant with killer margaritas. Velvet Cantina is hip and happening, with a lively bar and a low-lit vibe. Plus, they have S’Mores Nachos. I’m just sayin’.

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