Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > San Francisco Bay Area >
Jan 20, 2012 03:04 PM

Best lunch spots in the mission??

Moderate to inexpensive in price. Suggestions? Please!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
    1. re: ML8000

      Also... Taqueria Cancun.

      ETA: Don't forget to try Rhea's for the best sandwiches in SF.

    2. Balompie Cafe for pupusas. They have two locations in the mission, one on 18th Street and one on Mission Street.

      1. Little Star, Poc-Chuc, Truly Mediterranean, Pizzeria Delfina, Yamo, Udupi Palace, Taqueria San Jose, Old Jerusalem, Angkor Borei, El Metate, Chava's

        3 Replies
        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          i wouldn't consider angkor borei to be the mission.

          otherwise, i think robert covered it pretty well. but also, la santaneca for pupusas and mission chinese. i also prefer cancun for burritos, vallarta for tacos.

          1. re: vulber

            Mission Chinese Food is definitely worth a try, but I found the food's too hit-and-miss to rank on a "best" list, three of five dishes I tried I wouldn't order again, and the menu's not all that long.

            To me, the Mission District includes a sort of tail of the Mission Street flatlands between Noe Valley and Glen Park on the west and Bernal Heights and Holly Park on the east. What would you call it?

          2. re: Robert Lauriston

            I was in the city the other day and found myself obsessing about a carne asada burrito at San Jose. Hadn't had one for a long time, and it was so worth the trip. I get them with a red chili tortilla, refried black beans, and mild salsa, then load them up with one of the many salsas you can choose from at the back end of the restaurant. I order them to go, eat half at the restaurant, and save the second half for another meal.


          3. -Mr. Pollo is now open for lunch
            -Local Kitchen
            -Luna Park
            -Mission Cheese
            -Pica Pica
            -Limon Rotisserie / Limon
            -Venga Empanadas
            -Beretta and Foreign Cinema (weekends)

            1. Tortas los picudos and Pals takeaway both make good sandwiches