DC Hound coming to SF for first time: thoughts?
I'm coming to San Fran for my first time to visit some friends of mine during the fourth of July. I'm pretty excited about it and have been doing some reading on here and some other sites to get an idea of places that I should try visit while in town. I'm looking for places that are unique to the city and, specifically, stuff that I can't really get back east. I'll be staying at my friend's place in Lower Haight
Here is my list thus far.... I'd love to hear your suggestions:
El Farolito - green chile sauce, carne asada burrito, super quesadilla
La Tacqueria - El Dorado style Carnitas Taco
Cu Co - Spicy Carnitas Burrito
J's Pots of Soul
Shanghai Dumpling King
No idea, you guys have more opinions on this with seemingly little consensus. Perhaps you guys can recommend a good one in Lower Haight?
What do you all think? I'm a sushi snob and when I'm in NYC (once a month) a usually frequent Sushi Yasuda, Ushi Wakamaru, and Blue Ribbon. I'm open to suggestions.
I'm open to any other suggestions and would truly appreciate your thoughts on the list above.
Thanks! I'm looking forward to checking out your city
>>"El Farolito - green chile sauce, carne asada burrito, super quesadilla
La Tacqueria - El Dorado style Carnitas Taco"
If by "El Dorado style" you mean "tacos dorados (golden/crispy tacos), I didn't know they did those at La Taquaria. Although I enjoy crispy tacos from time to time, I believe the regular "soft" ones are the standard there. I like to order two with carne asada, but only one with guacamole, then share the guac between the two. And the Salsa Verde (green chili sauce) in the plastic squeeze bottles is a must between each bite!
Ugh - do a search on Memphis Minnie's and I think you see more detractors than fans. In the lower Haight, consider RNM which is fabulous, although a bit pricier than a taco truck or inexpensive Asian. Very cool San Francisco scene, great cocktails, and a grilled salad to-die-for.