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Mar 22, 2006 08:03 PM

Burrito in Financial District/Chinatown?

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Any good suggestions for CHEAP, ie less than $7 burrito, in Financial District or Chinatown?

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    Orale Orale on Sacramento at Drumm.

    Pancho Villa Taqueria next to the Ferry Building.

    7 Replies
    1. re: farmersdaughter

      Where exactly is the Pancho Villa? I've been to the Ferry Building lots, but have never seen it.

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          What's the deal with Orale Orale? I always thought you had to have waitress service to sit down at lunch. Can you just get a burrito and sit?

          1. re: fishmaven

            If you eat in the restaurant there's table service. You order at the counter for takeout.

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              That's why I don't go there. When I eat lunch, I want to order at a counter and sit, not: (1) be waited on by a waitress and have to wait for my meal to come; or (2) order takeout to eat in my office.

              1. re: fishmaven

                In that regard, Órale Órale is no different than any of the hundred or so other full-service restaurants in the neighborhood.

                Most of the other Mexican places in the area are counter-service taquerias with more limited menus. Órale Órale has made-to-order dishes like huevos rancheros and steak ranchero, and makes margaritas.

        2. re: fishmaven

          If you are facing the Ferry Building, with your back to the Financial Dist, it is in the building just to the left.

      1. Personally, I enjoyed the burrito I had at the taco truck outside GAP Corp. I believe it is $4.95.

        1. My favorite was always the taqueria in the underground food court at Kearny and Bush (a.k.a., the Food Dungeon). Carnitas and chorizo were the best meat options, and the beans and salsas were decent. Average by Mission standards, but the best all-around burrito I could find in FiDi. If you have a MUNI Fast Pass, you can easily go to the Mission District at lunch.


          1. There's a taco truck on Pacific between Battery and Samsome. I'm not a burrito eater so I can't vouch for them, but you should check it out.

            1. El Faro on Kearney bn Bush & California. I like their al pastor.