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Burrito in Financial District/Chinatown?

calieskimo Mar 22, 2006 08:03 PM

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

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    Jeff Dec 28, 2006 07:10 PM

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

    1. w
      willa Mar 23, 2006 12:50 PM

      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.

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        nja Mar 23, 2006 10:28 AM

        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.


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          Mike Lee Mar 22, 2006 10:19 PM

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

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            farmersdaughter Mar 22, 2006 08:17 PM

            Orale Orale on Sacramento at Drumm.

            Pancho Villa Taqueria next to the Ferry Building.

            7 Replies
            1. re: farmersdaughter
              fishmaven Dec 28, 2006 05:16 PM

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

              1. re: fishmaven
                Robert Lauriston Dec 28, 2006 06:06 PM

                1 The Embarcadero. Though Órale Órale is probably better.


                1. re: Robert Lauriston
                  fishmaven Dec 29, 2006 03:59 PM

                  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
                    Robert Lauriston Dec 29, 2006 11:41 PM

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

                    1. re: Robert Lauriston
                      fishmaven Dec 30, 2006 04:02 PM

                      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
                        Robert Lauriston Dec 30, 2006 04:41 PM

                        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
                  Leadbelly Dec 28, 2006 06:18 PM

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

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