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worthwhile on the go lunch btwn tours nr 16th Mission or Cali/Powell [San Francisco]

debvil Sep 20, 2013 06:05 AM

Don't think I'll have time for a sit down - -Dashing between walking tours - 1st ends at 12:45 pm by 16th Street Mission Bart and next one starts at 2pm at California Street btwn Powell & Mason.

Any quick good do not miss casual eats by either place?

Saw Mission Banh Mi and Chilean emapnadas in Mission but I was hoping for quick Mexican or something we don't have in NYC.

Snacky stuff will work great - just don't want to miss something that might be amazing close by.

Thank you in advance SF chowhounds!!

  1. pamf Sep 20, 2013 02:51 PM

    There are any number of quick taco/buritto places around the 16th and Mission BART station. I like Pancho Villa, others prefer La Cumbre and there are plenty more.

    Then jump on BART for two stops until Powell Street. It's a bit uphill to get to Powell and California, so you might want to look for a cab, since time is a little tight.

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    1. re: pamf
      debvil Sep 20, 2013 03:59 PM

      Pamf thanks for the tips & heads up about my journey - I always seem to get the uphill walks :)

      1. re: debvil
        wally Sep 21, 2013 09:26 AM

        You can't eat on BART.

      2. re: pamf
        Dave MP Sep 20, 2013 04:25 PM

        I second the rec for Pancho Villa. It's my favorite taqueria within a 2 block radius of 16th St. BART.

        1. re: Dave MP
          debvil Sep 20, 2013 04:28 PM

          thanks dave! appreciate the response

          1. re: debvil
            bbulkow Sep 21, 2013 12:34 AM

            You should go to Pancho Villa. A quick burrito - or better, tacos - on the run between spots is exactly the way a mission burrito should be eaten. Pancho Villa has a broad menu, the line moves quickly, and the food really is pretty good.

          2. re: Dave MP
            hill food Sep 21, 2013 12:21 AM

            Panchita's for Salvadoreno but I dunno if there's time in your window.

        2. Robert Lauriston Sep 20, 2013 04:13 PM

          There's a taco truck just off 16th a couple of blocks east of Mission, numerous pupusa places nearby, Poc-Chuc and several other Yucatecan places.

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          1. re: Robert Lauriston
            debvil Sep 20, 2013 04:31 PM

            Poc Chuc tempts me because I LOVE yucatanean style antojitos but worried it may take too long to get and run. Robert do you think it would be quick?

            1. re: debvil
              Robert Lauriston Sep 20, 2013 04:43 PM

              I don't know. There are a couple of other Yucatecan places closer to 16th and Mission.

              1. re: debvil
                Civil Bear Sep 20, 2013 11:13 PM

                Poc Chuc is great but would not be quick. Pancho Villa would be your safest bet. I like them for their carne asada/shrimp combo burrito..

                Also quick & good in the area is Truly Med for shawarma.

            2. hill food Sep 21, 2013 12:11 AM

              whatever your choice is, eat your lunch around 16th and Mission, don't EVEN think about Cal and Powell for ANYTHING quick easy or casual that's not a fast food dump or slow, difficult and formal like in a hotel.

              ok that's not fair and I know it's not true, but the poster doesn't have time to browse.

              a taqueria's burrito might be large, but it's not the kind you get anywhere else (even at places that CLAIM they do CA style) - just tuck what's left into your backpack for later. everyone does.

              1. hill food Sep 21, 2013 01:10 AM

                debvil - the consensus is: quick easy cheap lunch on the run? 16th and Mission and tons of choices. tool around the board for a place for an idle nibble or glass after the tours.

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                1. re: hill food
                  debvil Sep 21, 2013 12:47 PM

                  Thank you all for the tips - i think it's gonna be Pancho Villa & I SWEAR I won't even think of eating on the BART!!

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