La Taqueria

(415) 285-7117

2889 Mission St, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94110

37.750884 -122.418055

Open Hours

Mon-Sat. 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sun. 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 
Restaurants, Mexican, $  more

Tags: Carry Out, Lunch Spot

Payment Methods: Cash

Neighborhoods: Central East, Mission

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La Taqueria
La Taqueria
Menu
Beef, Pork, Sausage, Chicken, Beef Head, Beef Tongue, Veggie Tacos, Corn Quesadillas, Corn Quesadillas with Meat, Carne Asada... more

Reviews for La Taqueria

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Mission must! – Great late night, leftover cash eat. If your hungry and you've spent most of your last $20 at the bar, this place offers well priced and great tasting food. It is a mission must!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Burritos & tacos! – This place throughout the years is my all time favorite! Frash everything, great prices, and quick service.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Burro in the city HANDS DOWN! – These are by far, the best burritos in the city. Those that don't like this place clearly don't know what's good from bad and should just stick to Taco Bell. I've been coming here since I was a little girl and they are still as juicy, flavorful and delicious as they were back in the day. As a south american myself, I know what's a solid burrito and these are for sure solid burritos as I AM THE AUTHORITY OF TASTE!

Recommends
3.5
over a year ago

This longtime Mission favorite serves up some of the best tacos in town. – The Scene
The white stucco exterior mimics traditional Mexican adobe, while the small-though-spacious interior features thick wooden tables, both for small groups and for communal dining. The open kitchen runs the length of one side of the restaurant, while a colorful mural, depicting pyramids and other Mexican cultural icons, runs the length of the other.

The Food

Tacos are what this place does best. Hot griddled tortillas stuffed with melted cheese, beans, meat and salsa make a savory, incredibly satisfying snack. Of the meat choices, carne asada (beef) and carnitas (pork) are the most popular, but diners can also get chicken, chorizo or tongue. Since no rice is used, the burritos aren't the belly-busting logs found elsewhere. Though they might look skimpy to some, diners actually get more meat--and flavor--for their buck.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

A Star is Gone – I've studied mexican cooking, explored much of mexico in search of excellent regional cooking, and own my own comal and molcajete to reproduce many of the wonderful flavors. Unfortunately what was once great, is now reduced to average.

I loved the down home carne asada and carnitas served greasily upon my ordered tacos and quesadillas, but after several recent trips...I must say--it's no longer high on my list. Nick's and Pancho's are the ones I will have to turn to now, the former less 'authentic' but truly well executed.

At the formerly glorious La Taqueria, there's no excuse for consistently unripe tomatoes prolific within the pico de gallo, grey carne asada, and "too-moist" carnitas. The execution with tortillas (grill, quesadilla, chips) is still good, the ambience wonderfully simple, but the passion is gone. That must be it. Has the owner gone soft? Gone away?

For some reason, leaving again unsatisfied last night made me crave the simply, but deliciously prepared tacos de carne asada available at the street vendors as you're walking back towards the footbridge to the US in Tijuana.

For now...I'll stop by every now and then to see if things have gotten better...but no longer to get my fix.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

best carne asada in the usa – I love their pork tacos. The pork is so tender and flavorful, picco de gallo, lime and red onion...to die for.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The best burrito in the bay! – After 6 years of being away from the city, the tintilating sensaton of the flavors of the La Taqueria Burrito did not let me down. After a couple of hours in the Potrero District, I thought "I hope they are still open"... To my great relief, I walked up to the register and ordered the Carne Asada Burrito, and my goodness... I have to say that this is the best burrito in the city and the ambiance of the restaurant is fun. With several long tables and a few scattered small ones; you just pick any spot available and enjoy the best burrito you have ever tasted. If you have never been there try it! You will never go back to any other place again! Their Best of the Bay awards are well deserved. Keep up the good work guys and I will see you soon.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

I have never found a burrito as good as this one – I spent many years living in SF and on a student budget, I often ate a lot in the mission, and I ate a lot of mexican food. Once I found this place, all others were forsaken. This is by far the yummiest burrito I have ever had....and I have had a lot. Seven years later, I have still not found an equal. La taqueria is on my list of places to return to every time I am in town for a visit. I don't agree with the others that it is expensive, the burritos were enough for two meals anyway. The quality of the meat and amount of meat is worth every penny. I didn't add any extras so not sure about add-on prices. The burritos are amazing as they come. In every burrito is a secret ingredient (and I have a feeling it's the cheese) that makes this burritoria the ultimate. If you're in the mission, stop here. You won't be disappointed.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

THE BEST TAQUERIA – I lived the first 20 years of my life in San Francisco, and sampled all the taquerias and Mexican restaurants the city has to offer. But this restaurant, by far, is and will always be the best for Mexican. You must go!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best tacos in SF (and burritos too)! – This place is small but the space is adequate for everyday in the week except for Saturday afternoons! If you arrive on a Saturday afternoon, be prepared to stand in a very long line.

However, regardless of the line or the lack of room, once you get your taco or burrito, you'll be into outer space anyway so it won't matter to you at all. This place is absolutely out of this world! The service is professional and the food is delicious!

I have eaten many steak burritos in my life time of fifty-four years. I have yet to find a burrito as delicious as the ones served at this restaurant. La Taqueria at 2889 Mission street is part of the reason that I've relocated to San Francisco from Cleveland, Ohio.

All of the food at this place is absolutely delicious!

Most Sincerely,

Tracie

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Nominations Nominated for:
Mexican Food (2011)
Burrito (2009)
Mexican Food (2009)
Burrito (2008)
Burrito (2007)
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Burrito (2006)
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