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May 16, 2009 07:36 AM

Street Tacos

Hey guys, a group of 4 is traveling thru SF on the way to Napa next week - my objective is to sample the best street tacos available in the area - anywhere in town works. What are you recommendations?


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  1. Man cannot live on tacos alone. Here is a pleasant walk through the Mission.
    If that doesn't appeal to you there here are a couple of lists.

    1. Any of the El Tonayense trucks on Harrison are great. There is one near 14th, one near 19th and another at about 22nd or so. They have great al pastor. I also like their cabeza and lengua.

      1. Bypass SF and go through Oakland. The best tacos are to be found near the Fruitvale BART station, mostly along International Blvd. There are 5 or 6 trucks and I don't recall all the names, but they are all good. In particular, don't miss the El Ojo de Agua truck on Fruitvale St, a block west of International. It's just one man's opinion, but I haven't found a single taco truck in SF that compares.

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        1. re: Zeldog

          Great idea but poor execution after rworange went to all the trouble to make a list.

        2. International Blvd is great for the variety, volume, quality and ability to check out a lot within a short range but the OP mentioned SF.

          I second El Tonayense. It gets mentioned for a reason. I like the torta al pastor (sandwich).

          Also there's Los Compadres at Spear and Folsom, closer to downtown in SOMA. I've been a couple of times and it's as good as any truck I've been to, although I don't know the consensus best item...the carnitas is v.good.

          Los Compadres Taco Truck
          292 Spear St, San Francisco, CA