Guatemalan Style Tacos
I recently went on a trip to Guatemala and Honduras, and had the best tacos of my life. They were generally a form of al pastor from what I could tell, but they were prepared with about 5 or 6 different condiments. A saucy avocado, a verde sauce, some sort of pico, and other various things. But they almost always had at least 3 or 4 ocndiments on top. Is there anywhere like that in San Fran? Even the al pastor at Taq. San Jose doesnt do it for me anymore =(
San Miguel, the Guatemalan on Mission I'd recommend is just north of 29th Street. Their family has a cart at 16th Street BART, but otherwise, that's a long walk from 16th. Great spicy shrimp tostadas.
Which other Guatemalan restaurants are you thinking of?
El Paisa, the only Honduran restaurant I know of, is a block south of San Miguel on the opposite side of the street. I haven't been there though. Someone was just recommending it on another thread.
3263 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Restaurante El Paisa
3322 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
>>> Great spicy shrimp tostadas.
If they were spicy, they weren't a Guatemalan dish. Guatemalans eschew spice mostly. Most of the Central American joints in the Bay Area also offer a Mexican menu out of necessity.
A Guatemalan taco is rolled and fried like a Mexican taquito. Is that what you are looking for?
Or are you looking for gringas which are the closest thing to a Mexican taco. However, I've never seen them with anything but ground beef.
Or tortillas con carne?
Al Pastor isn't a Guatemalan thing. After a year of living there, I only saw it at Mexican restaurants in Guatemala.Pork is usually grilled, deep-fired or stewed. Also, the pork is better in Central America which probably upped the deliciousness a bit.
I ask because you might have a better chance of finding them if you use the right term. As mentioned above, lots of local GT joints need to serve Mexican food to survive. So a search for tacos might not get you what you are looking for.
Has anyone tried or looked at the Gautemalan menu at Naples Pizzaria on Geneva?
Retraced my steps today. I was a little off. The two I spotted were actually past Mission Chinese Food, but north of 19th. "Palacio Latino" bills itself as "Cocina Guatemalteca" and Acaxutla as "Especialidad En Comida Guatamalteca y Salvadoreña." I didn't go in to check the menus.
2282 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Mission Chinese Food
2234 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110