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What is the best burrito in the SF bay area?

I'm specifically looking for opinions on the Mountain View area vs. the SF Mission. I've been to both, and my favorite is La Costena @ Old Middlefield and Rengstorff. I would be open to trying new places in SF... I haven't eaten enough burritos there.

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  1. I now live in Mountain View, but lived in the Mission for 11 years prior. I don't particularly care for La Costena - prefer La Bomba. Depends on what you look for in a burrito, but some of my Mission faves include: El Toro, La Cumbre, La Taqueria and Cancun.

    1. So close yet so far. Try Taqueria La Bamba next to La Costena. The food there is excellent. Their their supersized burrito with the works or better yet, try their soft tacos with green chile, colorado chile, carnitas, al pastor. The pupusas and tamales are also very good.

      So a search on Taqueria La Bamba. It consistently gets excellent reviews.

      Here's a nice one with photos:

      http://www.jatbar.com/reviews/Mountai...

      1. I'm a big fan of a show called "Bay Area Backroads." A week or so ago they dedicated a segment to the best burritos in the SF area. They mentioned the following website...

        http://www.burritophile.com/

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        1. I don't know about "the best" but my favorite is the Azteca Burrito at La Azteca on Main Street off Woodside Road in Redwood City. It has guacamole inside and they cover it with melted cheese, sour cream and slices of onions, olives and jalapenos. I eat it with a fork. The liquados are also great. You can eat outside and there's a Mexican grocery as well.

          http://www.laazteca.net/

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          1. re: charliemyboy

            No offense but....boy that sounds awful.

            1. re: tomritza

              Are you assuming I meant guacamole is the ONLY thing inside? If so I agree it sounds awful. I was just listing the "extra" ingredients I like. It has the usual rice, beans and meat inside as well. Also some veggies inside, maybe lettuce and tomato.

          2. A 3rd on La Bamba in MV...but mainly for their carnitas. Best I've ever had.

            1. As others mentioned, La Bamba in Mountain View. Now thinking about it, I'm hungry for one.

              1. Places I've liked (unordered list, since it really depends on the day):
                --Papalote (sf, mole or green chile)
                --La Bamba
                --Los Altos Taqueria (solid mtn view performer)
                --Chipolte (hey, sometimes it works)
                --El Farolito (sf or ssf)
                --El Toyanense taco trucks (sf)

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                1. re: xanadude

                  I'm becoming a real fan of Farolito since they grill the tortilla first and the cheese melts. Other places that just steam the tortilla -- it makes them too moist, gooey. I've been getting the chile relleno super ones and they truly are super delicious. Good price, too.