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Best Burrito Place in SF

Zucumber84 Oct 26, 2007 11:16 AM

Ok - I think this board needs to have a serious discussion about burritos. My personal favorite place is Chinos on 32nd and Balboa. Anyone want to contest this?

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  1. jbyoga RE: Zucumber84 Oct 26, 2007 11:21 AM

    Wow - if your fave is Chinos....then...with all due respect you are in for a treat! I used to live in the hood (40th and Fulton) and would happily drive across town to Taqueria Cancun on 19th and Mission. In my humble opinion - Taqueria Cancun is possibly the greatest burrito in the USA. for real. A close second would be El Farolito on 24th and Mission. If you haven;t been to Cancun...go there NOW! Looking forward to hearing about your experience!

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      Zucumber84 RE: jbyoga Oct 26, 2007 11:46 AM

      I think I have been to Taqueria Cancun - it is the one with the bright flair and picnic tables? I used to go there when I volunteered at 826 Valencia. I agree that it is very very good - but I have a special place in my heart for Chinos. Mostly because of the fact that they melt the cheese while they steam the burrito - which makes for a layer of melted goodness before you even hit the amazing Spanish rice and other food details.

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        jbyoga RE: Zucumber84 Oct 26, 2007 02:43 PM

        You bring up a good point - which is a matter of preference - for me, a good buritto NEVER has the tortilla steamed! Gotta hit it on the griddle!

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        ML8000 RE: jbyoga Oct 26, 2007 11:58 AM

        I use to live in the 'hood as well and have to agree. Chino's is "okay" and I'd stop by Chino's if I was right there and didn't feel like driving but that was pretty rare. I think I went 4 times in 13+ years. I'd rather just wait a day until I knew I'd be in the Mission.

        Re: Cancun, it's one of my favs but I know others have preferences so I'll leave it at that and avoid the debate.

      3. jpancake RE: Zucumber84 Oct 26, 2007 11:45 AM

        This board has had several dozen serious discussions about burritos in the not-so-distant past.


        Also, http://burritoeater.com/ is maybe literally the best website of all time.

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          Zucumber84 RE: jpancake Oct 26, 2007 12:16 PM

          sweet! thanks for the heads up...

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          whiner RE: Zucumber84 Oct 26, 2007 01:02 PM

          I'm pretty certain we've had this conversation already, as the links suggest. That said, I still vote Tacqueria Cancun then La Tacqueria for authentic... but there is a warm place in my heart for Papalote and, to be honest, that is my most visited joint.

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            yannie RE: Zucumber84 Oct 26, 2007 03:16 PM

            Cancun is great, as is Papalote. El Farrolito is great when it's late, and while I like La Taqueria's tacos, I've found the burritos are...meh. That said, my favorite burrito is from El Castillito on Golden Gate (my work neighborhood, but they have 2 or 3 other locations). Nice guys, tortilla on the grill, heavy-handed with the avocado, etc. Do check out burritoeater.com.

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