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taco sonora at la palma SF

augustiner May 24, 2010 05:43 PM

sometimes i just want a flour tortilla. one that doesn't taste like the plastic bag it was sold in. but i hardly ever eat mission burritos. then last week i stopped by la palma wanting a snack, and noticed the taco sonora on the menu. a griddled fresh flour tortilla folded in half, stuffed with meat (i picked carnitas), cheese, beans, and pico de gallo. maybe crema. i should've written this last week when it was fresh in my head. the tortilla was crispy and browned on both sides (the bottom getting soggy later. i got it to go) and it was delicious.

unfortunately i can't remember the price, maybe $3.95 for one, about an eight inch tortilla. again, if you're craving a flour tortilla, but not a burrito or a quesadilla, i'd try the tacos sonora at la palma.

La Palma Mexicatessen
2884 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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  1. rworange May 24, 2010 07:38 PM

    It seems La Palma is also a hot bed for Guatemalan groceries. Some relatives were down here from Pinole recently and I kept saying certain things I liked were not available in the Bay Area and they kept saying you could get them at La Palma on 24th

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    1. re: rworange
      augustiner May 25, 2010 04:40 PM

      such as? they do seem to be sort of pan-central american, as i'm pretty sure they sell pupusas. or sort of sure.

      1. re: augustiner
        rworange May 25, 2010 04:58 PM

        I don't remember I just remember over the course of the evening at least a half dozen times when I mentioned something I was told I could find it at La Palma. This was pretty surprising because I didn't even think my husband's aunt was aware of La Palma. It just isn't in her usual territory ... and it was the same La Palama because her answer was always "They have it at La Palma on 24th in the Mission" I figured I'd just store the fact La Palma has Guatemala groceries in the back of my mind for when I return.

        1. re: augustiner
          Mari May 26, 2010 09:09 AM

          The original owners sold La Palma to a Salvadoreans so that might explain why there are Central American goods there. La Tapatia in SSF sort of spun off of La Palma when it was sold.

          1. re: Mari
            Melanie Wong May 26, 2010 10:55 AM

            Interesting, thanks, Mari. I've always loved La Tapatia in SSF.

            Yes, augustiner, La Palma sells pupusas.

            La Tapatia Mexicatessen
            411 Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080

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