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Mar 31, 2009 05:26 PM

The best Chile Verde in San Francisco is...

Please advise.

I love the dish, and so far my favorite is at El Metate on Bryant street. I would love to hear your suggestions.

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  1. I have had good chile verde at Papalote on Fulton near Masonic.

    1. There was a thread about it a year or so back but the search function isn't working.

      My pick - Gordo's in SF (3 locations and Berkeley). Everything else is so-so to good but the chile verde stands out since it sits in a steam table it can only get better.

      4 Replies
      1. re: ML8000


        Gordo Taqueria
        2989 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

        Gordo Taqueria
        1239 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

        Gordo Taqueria
        2252 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121

        Gordo Taqueria
        5450 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121

        Gordo Taqueria
        1423 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706

        1. re: ML8000

          Everything else at Gordo's is so-so? Hardly! The carnitas is *excellent*! That's what most people in line buy at the Albany shop. Maybe it varies by location?

          1. re: bbulkow

            The carnitas is good but it's not great, a tad bit inconsistent. I did say good.

            1. re: ML8000

              Agree-to-disagree, then. I think the carnitas at the Albany branch is exceptional.

        2. My top favorites would have to be
          La Palma Mexicatessen 24th and Folsom.
          Who also have my favorite Burritos in SF. This is a grocery store, so no chairs. but there is a park nearby.

          Chava's Mexican Restaurant Mission @ 24th.
          The Chile Verde has a unique flavor here. tangier.

          Los Jarritos South Van Ness @ 20th.
          This place is my favorite sit down mexican in the city.

          I also enjoy the Chile Verde at Otaez. I prefer the International Blvd @ 39th location, but if you prefer less immediate access to gang violence you can go to Alameda, Webster @ Pacific.

          I'm sorry, but i really dislike Gordos. I worked next door to the sunset location for 9 years. And stopped eating there after the first year. Lots of the food is watery ... they have a very limited menu, it always smelled bad when my coworkers would bring it in the store, There is a reason why they are not located in the mission... they would go out of business there.
          Obviously food tastes are subjective though. To each their own.