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Taqueria El Farolito


2779 Mission St, San Francisco
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San Francisco, and the Mission particularly, is filled with taquerias. So many, in fact, that it can be pretty overwhelming to decide which to go to. But El Farolito stands out from the rest. It’s the Simone Biles of this taqueria show, all thanks to their tender, well-spiced carne asada, carnitas, and al pastor. That, plus the fact that their super burritos are flawless, consistent, and delicious, whether you eat one after a night out around Valencia Street or for lunch on a random Wednesday. Each is approximately the size of a newborn baby, and stuffed with that flavorful meat and a magical mix of sour cream, guacamole, and cheese.

If you’re still searching for the number one burrito in the city, just hit up El Farolito. It’s virtually impossible to go wrong at this cash-only spot. And while a super burrito is our go-to, another foolproof order is their stunner of a quesadilla, which is a messy, glorious experience in itself. Or if you really want to be methodical about it, try one of each meat in taco form. For research.

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photo credit: Melissa Zink

Super Burrito With Carne Asada

The carne asada at El Farolito is the best of all the meats, and getting it in super burrito form is always our go-to. The steak is tender and perfectly cooked, and mixes together with all the fixings to facilitate one burrito-fueled, out-of-body experience.

Super Quesadilla Suiza

This isn’t so much a quesadilla as it is a late-night, drunken rite of passage. It’s huge, slightly chaotic, and at its most delicious at 2am after a night of bar-hopping. Al pastor, all the way.

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