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Any tasty upscale mexican in SF?

I have my go-to taquerias, and the places I go to drink margaritas, but in terms of tasty mexican you can take out-of-town older relatives to, that feel a little spruced up (and serve tequila!), where do you go? Is Mamacita tasty? I haven't tried Poc Chuc either, but I'm worried it won't feel upscale enough.

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Mamacita
2317 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123

Poc Chuc
2886 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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  1. Poc Chuc's not upscale. Look for reports on:

    Chilango
    Colibri
    Mamacita
    Maya (branch of NY celebrity-chef place)
    Mexico DF
    Nopalito
    Regalito
    Tropisueno

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    Mexico DF
    139 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Mamacita
    2317 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123

    Colibri Mexican Bistro
    438 Geary St., San Francisco, CA 94102

    Nopalito
    306 Broderick St, San Francisco, CA

    Regalito Rosticeria
    3481 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

    Tropisueno
    75 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Chilango
    235 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114

    1. Nopalito just added tequila (and is tasty, and upscale)

      1. Have you tried Nopalito? That's sort of upscalish and they have a variety of drinks available.

        I actually like Chilango (near Church & Market) a bit better. The food is a step up from Taqueria food - excellent (not too sweet) aquas frescas, crunchy-fatty-juicy carnitas, fresh soups. Best housemade tortillas i've had (slightly green and sour from cactus in the dough). The tres leches desert is also quite good - sweet, milky and large.

        They have beer but (I think) no hard alcohol.

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        Nopalito
        306 Broderick St, San Francisco, CA

        Chilango
        235 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114

        1. I would heartily recommend Nopalito. I was served the best carnitas that I have ever have had and I've been to Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Oaxaca.
          I can't wait to go back next time I am in the city.

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          1. re: kare_raisu

            Glad you liked it! What else did you get a chance to try?

          2. Agree with Nopalito. It's not the biggest, but the quality is very good.