Jeff's SF Mission District Favorites!

Jeff
Jeff's SF Mission District Favorites!

Food Scene

Great bagels and Jewish food - 10 feet from the apartment!
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Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen
3150 24th Street
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Great bagels and Jewish food - 10 feet from the apartment!
Famous SF restaurant serving delicious California fare for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Also has a coffee shop attached with delicious baked goods and coffee. A must visit place!
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Tartine Manufactory
595 Alabama St
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Famous SF restaurant serving delicious California fare for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Also has a coffee shop attached with delicious baked goods and coffee. A must visit place!
Famous bakery steps from Dolores Park. Be prepared to wait in line! The morning bun is to die for.
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Tartine Bakery
600 Guerrero Street
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Famous bakery steps from Dolores Park. Be prepared to wait in line! The morning bun is to die for.
Wonderful all-organic, all-vegan cafe serving smoothies, tea, and nourishing bowls in a small cozy setting. It's a small place, so not great for large groups.
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Beloved Natural Cafe & Organic Juicery
3338 24th St
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Wonderful all-organic, all-vegan cafe serving smoothies, tea, and nourishing bowls in a small cozy setting. It's a small place, so not great for large groups.
All-vegetarian Indian restaurant serving curries, dosas, and other classic Indian fare.
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Udupi Palace
1007 Valencia Street
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All-vegetarian Indian restaurant serving curries, dosas, and other classic Indian fare.
Delicious fast casual pasta
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Barzotto
1270 Valencia Street
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Delicious fast casual pasta
Delicious California fare and pizza for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Great cocktails + outdoor seating!
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Beretta
1199 Valencia Street
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Delicious California fare and pizza for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Great cocktails + outdoor seating!
Worker-owned COOP featuring delicious breads, baked goods, and pizza
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Arizmendi Bakery
1272 Valencia Street
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Worker-owned COOP featuring delicious breads, baked goods, and pizza
My favorite Japanese place in the Mission!
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Kazan
2809 24th Street
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My favorite Japanese place in the Mission!
A great local little ice cream shop only a few blocks away. They make their ice cream on-site!
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Humphry Slocombe
2790a Harrison Street
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A great local little ice cream shop only a few blocks away. They make their ice cream on-site!
Global gastropub eats & a broad list of brews in a modern beer hall setting with big windows. Really cozy and awesome service.
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Paprika
3324 24th Street
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Global gastropub eats & a broad list of brews in a modern beer hall setting with big windows. Really cozy and awesome service.
Indoor/outdoor bar serving made-to-order sausages and extensive beer menu. Very casual.
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Rosamunde Sausage Grill
2832 Mission Street
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Indoor/outdoor bar serving made-to-order sausages and extensive beer menu. Very casual.
Casual greek sandwich and salad shop. The olive oil greek frozen yoghurt is to DIE FOR.
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Souvla
758 Valencia St
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Casual greek sandwich and salad shop. The olive oil greek frozen yoghurt is to DIE FOR.
Delicious thin-crust California fresh pizza. Be prepared to wait!
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Pizzeria Delfina
3611 18th Street
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Delicious thin-crust California fresh pizza. Be prepared to wait!
Delicious Asian fusion restaurant about 8 minutes from the apartment. They do not take reservations so be prepared to wait a little.
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The Spice Jar
2500 Bryant Street
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Delicious Asian fusion restaurant about 8 minutes from the apartment. They do not take reservations so be prepared to wait a little.
Californian-Mediterranean fare (& a popular brunch) in an outdoor space screening films. High-end and pricey, but delicious and very popular. Reservations are a must.
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Foreign Cinema
2534 Mission St
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Californian-Mediterranean fare (& a popular brunch) in an outdoor space screening films. High-end and pricey, but delicious and very popular. Reservations are a must.
Trendy crowds line up for the imaginative Chinese eats at this casual, nationally known destination. No reservations, be prepared to wait.
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Mission Chinese Food
2234 Mission Street
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Trendy crowds line up for the imaginative Chinese eats at this casual, nationally known destination. No reservations, be prepared to wait.
Relaxed, modern New American restaurant for an inventive take on seafood & vegetable dishes.
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AL's Place
1499 Valencia St
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Relaxed, modern New American restaurant for an inventive take on seafood & vegetable dishes.
Burgers and beers in a beer-hall setting. Great selection of microbrews! Burgers and chicken sandwiches are great! Best burger within walking distance.
Big Rec Taproom
3066 24th Street
Burgers and beers in a beer-hall setting. Great selection of microbrews! Burgers and chicken sandwiches are great! Best burger within walking distance.
Cuban / Puerto Rican food in a casual setting. Only a block away - I love this place!
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El Nuevo Frutilandia
3077 24th Street
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Cuban / Puerto Rican food in a casual setting. Only a block away - I love this place!
Peruvian chicken, ceviche, and seafood - what more can you ask for? One block away from the apartment.
Alma Cocina
2801 Folsom St
Peruvian chicken, ceviche, and seafood - what more can you ask for? One block away from the apartment.
Colorful hot spot with an open kitchen & a full bar for modern Peruvian dishes & rotisserie chicken.
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Limon Rotisserie
1001 South Van Ness Avenue
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Colorful hot spot with an open kitchen & a full bar for modern Peruvian dishes & rotisserie chicken.
Lively locale for traditional pub fare & a long list of beers, including lots of Belgian varieties.
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The Monk's Kettle
3141 16th Street
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Lively locale for traditional pub fare & a long list of beers, including lots of Belgian varieties.
My favorite ramen place in the neighborhood! 15 minute walk from the apartment.
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Coco's Ramen
3319 Mission Street
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My favorite ramen place in the neighborhood! 15 minute walk from the apartment.
If you're looking for a fresh salad, Mixt is the place to go! Great for lunch or a quick dinner.
Mixt
901 Valencia St
If you're looking for a fresh salad, Mixt is the place to go! Great for lunch or a quick dinner.
Great ice cream steps from Dolores Park
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Bi-Rite Creamery
3692 18th Street
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Great ice cream steps from Dolores Park
Creative street food from Southeast Asia in a cool setting with great drinks.
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Hawker Fare
680 Valencia St
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Creative street food from Southeast Asia in a cool setting with great drinks.
Delicious and affordable noodle soups, rice bowls, and other pan-Asian fare in a casual setting.
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Mau
665 Valencia Street
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Delicious and affordable noodle soups, rice bowls, and other pan-Asian fare in a casual setting.

Entertainment & Activities

Fun non-food activities!
Movie theater that shows Hollywood new releases and Indie films. Serves dinner and drinks while you watch in a restored 1950s theater!
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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
2550 Mission St
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Movie theater that shows Hollywood new releases and Indie films. Serves dinner and drinks while you watch in a restored 1950s theater!
Really fun indoor mini-golf course only a 5 minute walk from the apartment!
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Urban Putt
1096 South Van Ness Avenue
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Really fun indoor mini-golf course only a 5 minute walk from the apartment!
Street filled with murals only 3 minute walk from the apartment! A must see!!!
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Balmy Alley
50 Balmy St
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Street filled with murals only 3 minute walk from the apartment! A must see!!!
Nightly live-music performances in a converted ex-chapel. Really cool venue! Check out their website for performances
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The Chapel
777 Valencia St
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Nightly live-music performances in a converted ex-chapel. Really cool venue! Check out their website for performances
DJs, live bands & more in a dimly lit, retro setting complete with disco ball above the dance floor.
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Make-Out Room
3225 22nd Street
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DJs, live bands & more in a dimly lit, retro setting complete with disco ball above the dance floor.

Essentials

Grocery stores, barbers, and drugstores - all within walking distance!
Small neighborhood grocery store with fresh fruit, meat, and other essentials
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Casa Lucas Market
2934 24th Street
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Small neighborhood grocery store with fresh fruit, meat, and other essentials
Small grocery store with organic foods
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Valencia Whole Foods
999 Valencia Street
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Small grocery store with organic foods
All-organic grocery store; more expensive
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Whole Foods Market
3950 24th Street
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All-organic grocery store; more expensive
Local Mission barber shop. Laura and Salvador are great! They cut my hair :).
Laura's Beauty & Barber Shop
2858 24th St
Local Mission barber shop. Laura and Salvador are great! They cut my hair :).
Super convenient grocery store - only 1 minute walk away! Has all of the basics you may need including a great beer/wine selection.
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Grocery Outlet
1245 S Van Ness Ave
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Super convenient grocery store - only 1 minute walk away! Has all of the basics you may need including a great beer/wine selection.
Local pharmacy / convenience store with anything you may need for your stay!
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Walgreens
2690 Mission Street
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Local pharmacy / convenience store with anything you may need for your stay!
Small grocery store steps from Dolores Park! Pick up all of your picnic essentials here.
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Bi-Rite Market
3639 18th Street
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Small grocery store steps from Dolores Park! Pick up all of your picnic essentials here.

Parks & Nature

BEAUTIFUL city views. Easy walk / run from the apartment up Folsom Street. 1 hour RT walk from apartment.
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Bernal Heights Park
3400-3416 Folsom St
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BEAUTIFUL city views. Easy walk / run from the apartment up Folsom Street. 1 hour RT walk from apartment.
Small neighborhood park about 10 minute walk away - great cafes nearby including Hillside Supper Club and Precita Park Cafe.
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Precita Park
3200 Folsom Street
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Small neighborhood park about 10 minute walk away - great cafes nearby including Hillside Supper Club and Precita Park Cafe.
Most famous park in the Mission. Thousands of people on a weekend. Great for people watching.
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Mission Dolores Park
Dolores Street
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Most famous park in the Mission. Thousands of people on a weekend. Great for people watching.

Drinks & Nightlife

Here are my favorite bars in the Mission. I also include a few outside of the Mission in case you happen to venture out of the neighborhood.
Small and cozy bar serving beer and wine.
24th Street Bar
3336 24th St
Small and cozy bar serving beer and wine.
Creative cocktails and food in a unique lounge-like space. Quirky with atmosphere.
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Evil Eye
2937 Mission Street
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Creative cocktails and food in a unique lounge-like space. Quirky with atmosphere.
Laid-back queer/LGBT bar & restaurant serving American fare & weekend brunch, plus pool, dancing & shows. Focused on the lesbian/trans/non-binary community, but open to all!
Jolene’s Bar and Restaurant
2700 16th St
Laid-back queer/LGBT bar & restaurant serving American fare & weekend brunch, plus pool, dancing & shows. Focused on the lesbian/trans/non-binary community, but open to all!
Cool cocktails & playful New American eats in this buzzy, retro-glam lounge. Gets busy on weekends!
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The Beehive
842 Valencia St
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Cool cocktails & playful New American eats in this buzzy, retro-glam lounge. Gets busy on weekends!
Your quintessential neighborhood dive bar only 4 blocks from the apartment on Shotwell's!
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Shotwell's Beer Saloon
3349 20th St
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Your quintessential neighborhood dive bar only 4 blocks from the apartment on Shotwell's!
Awesome cocktail bar located in the Alamo Drafthouse Mission Theater
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Bear Vs. Bull
2550 Mission Street
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Awesome cocktail bar located in the Alamo Drafthouse Mission Theater
Large SF brewery with plentiful space for large groups inside and outside. Great menu of bar bites!
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Southern Pacific Brewing
620 Treat Ave
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Large SF brewery with plentiful space for large groups inside and outside. Great menu of bar bites!
Great cocktails + DJs in a cool two story bar connected to the Foreign Cinema restaurant next door.
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Laszlo
2526 Mission Street
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Great cocktails + DJs in a cool two story bar connected to the Foreign Cinema restaurant next door.
One of the few places in San Francisco with a rooftop outdoor bar! Serves Mexican fare and strong drinks! Also serves a great weekend brunch. Be prepared to wait in line.
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El Techo
2516 Mission St
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One of the few places in San Francisco with a rooftop outdoor bar! Serves Mexican fare and strong drinks! Also serves a great weekend brunch. Be prepared to wait in line.
Nightly live performances with a fun outdoor/indoor vibe. Small and cozy. Can get busy!
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Revolution Cafe
3248 22nd St
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Nightly live performances with a fun outdoor/indoor vibe. Small and cozy. Can get busy!
Strong margaritas in a fun Latin bar. Gets very crowded on a weekend night. Generally a younger crowd.
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Latin American Club
3286 22nd Street
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Strong margaritas in a fun Latin bar. Gets very crowded on a weekend night. Generally a younger crowd.
Rowdy local bar, young crowd. In the middle of the Valencia Street nightlight!
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Beauty Bar
2299 Mission Street
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Rowdy local bar, young crowd. In the middle of the Valencia Street nightlight!
Historic saloon pouring modern drinks!
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Elixir
3200 16th St
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Historic saloon pouring modern drinks!
Dark & quirky tavern offering unique cocktails, craft beers & karaoke nights amid mounted taxidermy. Checkout the backroom bar!!
Dalva
3121 16th St
Dark & quirky tavern offering unique cocktails, craft beers & karaoke nights amid mounted taxidermy. Checkout the backroom bar!!
For the more adventurous among us, porn company Kink.com's dimly lit cocktail bar resembles an upscale Victorian parlor. Really cool and unique SF experience!
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The Armory Club
1799 Mission Street
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For the more adventurous among us, porn company Kink.com's dimly lit cocktail bar resembles an upscale Victorian parlor. Really cool and unique SF experience!
Cozy wine bar serving modern American fare. Great for dinner or for a drink.
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20 Spot
3565 20th Street
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Cozy wine bar serving modern American fare. Great for dinner or for a drink.

Neighborhoods

The Mission offers the best of all of San Francisco and is considered the hippest and most diverse neighborhood in the city. You'll find some of the best restaurants, bars, art galleries, mom-and-pop shops, and street art all within walking distance. The apartment has a walk score of 100 (a perfect score!). The world-famous original Philz Coffee is less than a block away along with limitless options on other fun eateries and shops! I have tons of great recommendations for your visit to the city - just ask!
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Mission District
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The Mission offers the best of all of San Francisco and is considered the hippest and most diverse neighborhood in the city. You'll find some of the best restaurants, bars, art galleries, mom-and-pop shops, and street art all within walking distance. The apartment has a walk score of 100 (a perfect score!). The world-famous original Philz Coffee is less than a block away along with limitless options on other fun eateries and shops! I have tons of great recommendations for your visit to the city - just ask!

Mission Burrito + Taco Tour (Jeff's Favorites)!

San Francisco is the birthplace of the Mission-Style Burrito (the foil wrapped burrito that Chipotle then popularized). The best taquerias are within a 5 minute walk from my apartment! Here are my favorites.
The famous La Taqueria is the birthplace of the Mission-style Burrito. Also named the best Burrito in America! A must visit. Lines may be long, but moves quickly. Only a 5 minute walk away.
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La Taqueria
2889 Mission St
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The famous La Taqueria is the birthplace of the Mission-style Burrito. Also named the best Burrito in America! A must visit. Lines may be long, but moves quickly. Only a 5 minute walk away.
According to Eater San Francisco: "El Farolito, whose name nods to purported super burrito inventor El Faro, took the original Mission-style burrito and perfected it. These burritos — roughly the size of a neck pillow — are grilled to perfectly combine their ingredients, with rice, beans, and meat (carnitas and al pastor recommended) into a messy whole that’s far more than the sum of its parts. There are several Bay Area locations, and two in close proximity in the Mission, but the narrow, energetic Mission Street location is the favorite. Go for the super — an incredible value — and bring cash (they don’t take cards). It’s bright and upbeat inside, with some seating and the occasional mariachi band performance."
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Taquería El Farolito
2779 Mission St
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According to Eater San Francisco: "El Farolito, whose name nods to purported super burrito inventor El Faro, took the original Mission-style burrito and perfected it. These burritos — roughly the size of a neck pillow — are grilled to perfectly combine their ingredients, with rice, beans, and meat (carnitas and al pastor recommended) into a messy whole that’s far more than the sum of its parts. There are several Bay Area locations, and two in close proximity in the Mission, but the narrow, energetic Mission Street location is the favorite. Go for the super — an incredible value — and bring cash (they don’t take cards). It’s bright and upbeat inside, with some seating and the occasional mariachi band performance."
According to Eater San Francisco: "Brothers Miguel and Victor Escobedo opened their first Papalote at 24th and Valencia in 1999 (there’s now a second spot on Fulton) and from it they’ve built a salsa empire — their roasted tomato goodness is available by the jar all over the area. They don’t make their burritos in front of you, as they do at many of the area’s other taquerias, but their sizable creations typically do the trick, and vegetarians dig options like soyrizo and tofu mole."
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Papalote Mexican Grill
3409 24th St
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According to Eater San Francisco: "Brothers Miguel and Victor Escobedo opened their first Papalote at 24th and Valencia in 1999 (there’s now a second spot on Fulton) and from it they’ve built a salsa empire — their roasted tomato goodness is available by the jar all over the area. They don’t make their burritos in front of you, as they do at many of the area’s other taquerias, but their sizable creations typically do the trick, and vegetarians dig options like soyrizo and tofu mole."
The furthest of my taqueria recommendations, this one is my favorite for it's salsa bar. According to Eater San Francisco: "A bustling, tourist-friendly taqueria that spun off from nearby Valencia Street El Toro, Pancho Villa has served patrons in a bright, friendly space with lots of table seating since 1987. The menu here is lengthy, and burrito options are plentiful: Steak and prawns? Chile relleno? Classic orders — carnitas, carne asada, and so on — are your best bet, and be aware that “super” here includes lettuce on top of guac and sour cream. Also of note: The salsa bar is one of the city’s best"
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Pancho Villa Taqueria
3071 16th Street
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The furthest of my taqueria recommendations, this one is my favorite for it's salsa bar. According to Eater San Francisco: "A bustling, tourist-friendly taqueria that spun off from nearby Valencia Street El Toro, Pancho Villa has served patrons in a bright, friendly space with lots of table seating since 1987. The menu here is lengthy, and burrito options are plentiful: Steak and prawns? Chile relleno? Classic orders — carnitas, carne asada, and so on — are your best bet, and be aware that “super” here includes lettuce on top of guac and sour cream. Also of note: The salsa bar is one of the city’s best"