The 15 Best Taco Places in San Francisco

San Francisco has pockets and neighborhoods that offer fantastic Mexican food – think about the Mission District. Tacos are great options for those who are looking to eat well without breaking the bank.

Here are 15 great taco places you can try in San Francisco.

1. Hook Fish Co

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Sit-down dining
Address: 4542 Irving St San Francisco, CA 94122

Most Popular Items:

Fish Tacos
$17.00
Poke Burrito
$14.00
Enjoy some great fish tacos in the Outer Sunset just a block from Golden Gate Park. Hook Fish Co has an online ordering system, so make your selections about 20-30 minutes in advance of pickup. The fish in the tacos and the fish and chips melt in your mouth, and you should try their crab cakes and poke as well.

2. Taqueria Los Mayas

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 331 Clement St San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: (415) 548-2800

Most Popular Items:

Plantain Burrito
$19.00
Al Pastor Taco
$3.50
Considered the best Mexican place in the Richmond district, Taqueria Los Mayas serves food that is consistently fresh and tasty. Their fish tacos are excellent, and they love to incorporate plantains in their items, from burritos to quesadillas. Be prepared to pay a little more, but you will certainly enjoy a meal to remember.

3. Padrecito

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Tues-Thurs), 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM (Fri), 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM (Sat-Sun), Closed: Mon
Open During COVID for: Outdoor seating, Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining
Address: 901 Cole St San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (415) 742-5505

Most Popular Items:

Grilled Arctic Char
$16.50
Pork Carnitas
$14.50
Enchiladas Rojas
$17.50
Padrecito is known for its original recipes and innovation. Located South of the Panhandle, it’s a staple for those in the neighborhood looking for good Mexican eats. Their fish tacos are popular and pair it with their homemade chips and guacamole. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try their duck and pork belly tacos too.

4. La Taqueria

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Price Range: $ | Hours:11:00 AM - 7:45 PM (Closed: Mon-Tues)
Open During COVID for: Takeout
Address: 2889 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 285-7117

Most Popular Items:

Super Burrito
$12.80
La Taqueria is a popular stop for anyone visiting the Mission District. Locals love this place, many calling it the best tacos they have ever had. They also serve excellent burritos. All their menu items are packed with flavor, juicy, and quite hearty, so be sure to stop by to see what all the commotion is about!

5. Tacos El Patron

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Sitdown dining, indoor dining
Address: 1500 S Van Ness Ave Ste 100 San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 829-7315

Most Popular Items:

Birria Tacos
$4.95
Taco De Pescado
$5.25
Pastor Tacos
$3.75
The strength of Tacos El Patron is obviously their tacos. The birria (stewed meat) tacos are amazing and the most popular and unique item on their menu, given the plethora of Mexican restaurants also in the Mission District. Their portions are good too so you’ll certainly leave satisfied.

6. Taqueria Vallarta

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Next day)
Open During COVID for: Delivery
Address: 4697 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94112
Phone: (415) 452-8037

Most Popular Items:

Taqueria Vallarta serves some of the best tacos with al pastor, carnitas, and grilled chicken. There’s always a crowd, but the wait is worth it to satisfy your daytime and late night cravings. When you eat inside, you can appreciate the murals that show the history of the Mission District and San Francisco.

7. Taqueria Cancun

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Outdoor seating, Takeout
Address: 2288 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 252-9560

Most Popular Items:

Carne Asada
$12.25
Super Burrito
$10.50
Burrito Mojado
$10.75
If you need an option to satisfy a late night taco craving while in the Mission District, give Taqueria Cancun a shot. They serve delicious menu items at great prices, and particular favorites are the carne asada super taco and al pastor taco. You’ll want to make every taco a super taco by adding avocado, sour cream, and cheese.

8. Barrio

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Thurs-Fri), 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Sat-Sun), Closed: Mon-Wed
Open During COVID for: Outdoor seating, Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining
Address: 1609 Powell St San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: (415) 923-8997

Most Popular Items:

Barrio offers tacos and an awesome beer selection in the North Beach neighborhood. Even for those who have eaten thousands of tacos in their lifetime, Barrio offers new menu items such as cheeseburger and chicken tacos. The tortillas are house made and fresh, and don’t forget to try their ceviche.

9. Chuy’s Fiesta

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Outdoor seating, Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining Address: 2341 C Folsom St San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 872-9222

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Chuy’s Fiestas Restaurant in the Mission features outdoor seating that makes you feel like you’re not at a restaurant but rather a backyard cookout. The Birria tacos are a crowd favorite with tender beef, crispy tortillas, and great flavors. You can’t go wrong with their al pastor tacos as well.

10. Garaje

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 475 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 644-0838

Most Popular Items:

Carne Asada
$8.00
Thai Prawn Taco
$7.00
Located in the SOMA district near the ballpark, Garaje features a mix of cuisines, including some unique menu items such as their cauliflower and mojo chicken tacos. Their street tacos go well with their extensive selection of beers on tap. They also have vegetarian options to make sure everyone has something to eat.

11. Underdogs Tres

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM (Mon-Fri), 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Sat-Sun)
Open During COVID for: Outdoor seating, Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining
Address: 1224 9th Ave San Francisco, CA 94122
Phone: (415) 566-8700

Most Popular Items:

Underdog Tres is right in the heart of the Inner Sunset and serves some of the best Mexican food and margaritas in the city. THeir tacos are excellent, including their fish and al pastor options. Portions are generous and tasty, and keep an eye out for Happy Hour to get some discounts on food and drinks.

12. El Farolito

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 10:00 AM - 12:45 AM (Next day)
Open During COVID for: Outdoor seating, Takeout, Sit-down dining
Address: 2779 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 824-7877

Most Popular Items:

Carne Asada
$8.50
Super Burrito
$8.75
Quesadilla
$8.50
El Farolito is a staple of the Mission district, and is a great option for a cheap but filling meal. They prepare their meat well, and they are open late for those who get a midnight craving. Their shrimp tacos are very juicy and full of flavor. Be sure to bring cash as El Farolito is cash only and often has a line, but it’s worth the wait.

13. Tacorgasmico

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 2337 Market St San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: (415) 565-0655

Most Popular Items:

Enchiladas
$17.00
For as provocative as their name is, Tacorgasmico is a small and simple restaurant with excellent food. Their tacos, nachos, and quesadilla are all quite popular, and the food is paired with a nice fun environment. Enjoy your food with their variety of beer on tap, or their delicious horchata.

14. Cielito Lindo

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Open During COVID for: Takeout, Curbside Pickup
Address: 3450 Balboa St San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: (415) 742-0959

Most Popular Items:

Birria Tacos
$3.50
Vegan Enchiladas
$12.50
Cielito Lindo is located in the Outer Richmond and boasts great food, a wonderful staff, and friendly service. Their food is served hot, which is perfect for a cool foggy day in the Richmond district. Make sure to try their quesabirria tacos, as that is what patrons come back for again and again.

15. Lupulandia Brewing

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Price Range: $$ | Hours:
Open During COVID for: Takeout
Address: 2243 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 757-0487

Most Popular Items:

An awesome spot for tacos and beers, Lupulandia serves excellent tacos to go with a great space to dine - Mexican artwork, indoor patio, and large spaces. This is a great place for groups to eat, compared to some restaurants in the Mission that are more holes in the wall. Their ceviche and churros are also popular.