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Street Tacos

dombey May 16, 2009 07:36 AM

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. wolfe RE: dombey May 16, 2009 08:47 AM

    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.

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      srr RE: dombey May 16, 2009 11:10 AM

      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. Zeldog RE: dombey May 16, 2009 05:02 PM

        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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          wolfe RE: Zeldog May 16, 2009 05:14 PM

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

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          ML8000 RE: dombey May 16, 2009 05:40 PM

          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

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