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Best burrito in the Mission?

Llamalicious Apr 30, 2012 11:05 AM

I recently had an amazing burrito at Taqueria San Francisco and I was wondering where else is there a great place to get the authentic Mission style burrito experience? I'm from the mid peninsula so I go up there to see some friends and we usually end up going to the usual spots. It's time to switch it up a little!

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    hyperbowler RE: Llamalicious Apr 30, 2012 11:20 AM

    You'll turn up plenty of recent discussions if you search for "burrito" or "best burrito." Some exhaustive analyses from outside of Chowhound:


    1. Robert Lauriston RE: Llamalicious Apr 30, 2012 12:04 PM


      Depending on where you live on the Peninsula, you might want to check out Redwood City's Mexican neighborhoods as well.


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        ML8000 RE: Llamalicious Apr 30, 2012 12:07 PM

        Why travel to the Mission if you live in the mid penn? There's plenty of great places in Redwood City, downtown San Mateo, Mountain View.

        In downtown San Mateo there's a couple of places that had original branches in the Mission (still do) like La Cumbre and Pancho Villa. There's probably 10 more in the downtown area.

        Redwood City has a bunch. Sushi Monster (a CH) has a list: http://emeraldlake.com/tacos/

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          wolfe RE: ML8000 Apr 30, 2012 03:05 PM

          Give the devil his due and remember his name change, El Taquistador.

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          vulber RE: Llamalicious Apr 30, 2012 03:48 PM

          it depends what kind of burrito you get; for example, i love taqueria cancun because i always get carne asada, but my friend who prefers chicken loves guadalajara, but i find their carne asada not very good. i can't stand farolito, but it's mostly the (low-quality and over-salted) meat, my vegetarian friends love it.

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            mick RE: Llamalicious Apr 30, 2012 08:05 PM

            Assuming Taqueria SF is La Taqueria, your search is done. No need to go any further. That is simply the best in SF.

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              tex.s.toast RE: mick Apr 30, 2012 08:34 PM

              La Taqueria and Taqueria SF are not one in the same. TSF is on 24th and York. (Interestingly, when you google "taqueria sf" you get the yelp/gmaps etc links to La Taqueria).

              Its been a good long while, but one thing Taq. SF did well that is hardly typical of mission burrito spots was a chile relleno burrito. not exactly health food or anything, but a cheesy, chile-ey taste explosion (though structurally pretty sound - only a metaphorical explosion really).

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                mick RE: tex.s.toast Apr 30, 2012 08:45 PM

                tex.. thanks, love chile rellon's, difficult to find a really good one. Years ago there was a place in Puerto Vallarata that served only Chile Rellon's and some type of wicked alcohol drink. Best Chile Rellon'[s ever, the magic alcohol may have helped. Anyway, will stop by Taqueria SF and see if therew still doing that CR burrito

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                  mick RE: tex.s.toast Apr 30, 2012 08:46 PM

                  Relleno, sorry

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                    Atomica RE: tex.s.toast Apr 30, 2012 08:55 PM

                    There is a nice series of shorts on Mission Local, interviewing Mission chefs on where they like to eat, and the head chef from Esperpento loves Taqueria San Francisco. I just watched this first a couple of days ago. http://missionlocal.org/2011/02/the-b...

                2. Llamalicious RE: Llamalicious May 2, 2012 09:27 PM

                  Thank you all for the awesome ideas! I tend to lean towards al pastor. I do have some local mid peninsula favorites like El Nayarta. Thank you for the links.

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                    Smitty1964 RE: Llamalicious May 3, 2012 06:43 AM

                    My favorite without a doubt...


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                      sparky403 RE: Smitty1964 May 3, 2012 12:32 PM

                      El Castillito and CanCun mentioned above are my favorites... and you can't beat the prices either. Though I am anxious to try some of the others mentioned - I never get around to it because I like these so much...


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