La Taqueria
A Mission staple for tacos & burritos
Mexican · The Mission · $
The Zagat Review
For over 40 years, this "true original" in the Mission has been churning out affordable, "delicious" Mexican meals including "awesome tacos" and burritos (they're "traditional" , so "they don't have rice" ); "seating is scarce" in the "no-frills" space, so prepare for "constant lines" – though the "speedy" counter staff keeps them moving.
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hours Closed Today
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
location 2889 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA phone +1 415-285-7117 website directions Get Directions
Known For
Outdoor seating
Quick bites
Zagat Mentions of La Taqueria
Google Reviews
This happens to be the only burrito I’ve tried in the mission to this date. The experience is authentic. From waitresses who take your order in broken English to lines wrapped around the tables filled with both international tourists and local Mexican workers. The food line looks like a cafeteria scene out of movie. Young women take servings from bowls overflowing with guacamole and sour cream to slop on top of your burrito while older men run the grill and meat station, furiously chopping fresh cuts to be added to the burritos. Overall, it’s disorienting. Especially for a first timer. Might be better to come at a time when there isn’t a rush, though I’m not sure that ever exists. To be truthful, the burrito as a whole is good, not great. The lack of rice, though authentic, allows the burrito to leak the liquid of the beans through the tortilla. The individual ingredients are delicious. The homemade salsas and guacamole are great, and should be ordered with chips on the side. I do recommend ordering the burrito “Dorado Style,” which instructs them to the grill the final burrito on the flat top to make a crispy outside for a juicy (somewhat runny) inside.
Justin Anderson · April 8, 2018
I don’t know if this is the best burrito place in the world but I’ll tell you what is not the best; the line and the seating. As good as the food is it’s diminished by the atmosphere of the restaurant. The seating is really tight and there’s a line of people smashed together throughout the entire restaurant.We had a burrito, a taco and chips with guacamole for $25. The food was fine. Parking was difficult in that you have to find an open spot at a meter somewhere around the vicinity. I doubt I would return.
Steven K · March 18, 2018
When there’s a long line up in San Fran, you know it’s definitely a place you gotta try out! Did my research prior to our trip and found that this place was really popular for Your Mexican food fix. It was worth the wait and price isn’t so bad. Everything is made fresh right in front of you and staff are efficient and friendly. Must try when you’re in the Mission District area, close to Balmy Alley where all the art murals are.
Cecile Nguyen · March 11, 2018