2020 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
In the heart of Berkeley you will find Comal, an authentic Mexican restaurant, and at the heart of Comal you can find Executive Chef Matt Gandin. He brings a modern twist to southern Oaxacan food and is inspired by neighboring coastal states as well. This is evident on the menu with Local Halibut Ceviche, Wood-Grilled Fresh White Shrimp, House-made Chicharones and Compressed Watermelon and Padron Peppers. There are traditional Quesadillas, Enchiladas, Tamales and Tacos, but also “Platos Fuertes”. These are large plates for two to three people like a Whole Spit-Roasted Fulton Valley Chicken. A wide variety of Mexican craft ...
2317 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Amidst the growing fast food “burrito culture” of Californian Mexican food, Mamacita champions the ideals of traditional Mexican cuisine. The menu emphasizes fresh, seasonal ingredients, handmade preparation, and the love and care found in a home-cooked meal, creating a cuisine that has the refinement of haute cuisine and all the satisfaction of comfort food. Adobe walls, terracotta tiles, and thatch accents combine with starburst lanterns and twinkling lights to evoke the feeling of a magical realist hacienda from the pages of a Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel. A pomegranate margarita, handmade tortillas, and an ambience that is both invitingly familial and ...
1500 Irving Street, San Francisco, CA 94122
Sozai Restaurant and Sake Lounge is an authentic Japanese Izakaya, or alehouse. Opened in 2007, Sozai is a unique place to enjoy drinks while sharing traditional Japanese tapas with friends. Diners share small yet deliciously prepared dishes while sipping handcrafted sake. Partners Gil Payne and Mira Takahashi, have achieved a chic, modern lounge atmosphere while remaining true to traditional Japanese minimalism. The open kitchen and friendly service create a warm and inviting dining experience without sacrificing style. With the assistance of Master Sake Sommelier Beau Timken, Sozai boasts an extensive sake menu that has been carefully selected and attentively paired ...
14560 Big Basin Way, San Francisco, CA 95070
In the tiny Mexican pueblo of Santa Clara del Cobre, craftsmen still utilize old methods to produce copper goods of high merit. This devotion to integrity and skill influenced the creators of restaurant, Casa de Cobre, on Big Basin Way between 4th and 5th Street. The restaurant’s name, which translates to “House of Copper”, is a nod to the people of Santa Clare del Cobre, whose belief to never take short cuts has been adopted by the restaurant. The quality preparation shines through in the food; fresh Dungeness Crab Enchiladas are bursting with crab meat, and the Taquito de slow ...
25 West San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Mezcal is a unique Mexican food restaurant located in downtown San Jose that specializes in authentic Oaxacan cuisine. This vibrant and casual eatery offers home-style menu options with recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Mezcal is known for its signature Moles, ranging from mild to spicy, and its notorious Mezcalita: a bold cocktail similar to a margarita blended with mezcal instead of tequila. For adventurous patrons, Mezcal offers the Chapuline appetizer of sautéed grasshoppers with garlic, lime, and salt. The restaurant is embellished with charming red brick walls and indigenous Mexican artwork. Guests can also enjoy ...
3115 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
More Massachusetts than Michoacán, Tacko in Marina is not a run of the mill taco shop. The Nantucket theme is difficult to miss; the décor features lacquered wood and polished chrome, while the staff dressed in the colonial perennial style of white polo and khakis. Quality of ingredients is paramount; house carnitas are made from Kurobuta pork and contain no sodium, extenders or added water. USDA prime American Kobe beef is used for the carne asada. Organic and antibiotic free chicken is sourced from Fulton Valley Farm in Sonoma. Tacos prepared, “Nick’s Way” are double wrapped with a crispy corn ...
2401 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94115-2619
For a south of the border flavor in Lower Pacific Heights, Tacobar serves traditional Mexican style food made with local organic ingredients. The philosophy of quality over quantity is prevalent at Tacobar and is showcased by the exclusive use of line caught fresh fish, free range chicken, all natural pork, and all natural Black Angus beef. The house aguas frescas are freshly made and are wonderfully refreshing. Appetizers include Jicama Ensalada, made with grapefruit, avocado, cilantro and spicy dry roasted peanuts, and the Mexican street food staple Esquites, aka corn in a cup. Tacos include the standards such as carne ...
2031 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Tacolicious is admittedly not a traditional San Francisco taqueria. While incorporating Mexican ingredients into every one of the restaurants offerings, Tacolicious sees itself as a San Francisco restaurant first and foremost. The menu incorporates seven different tacos, seasonal salads, a Tombo tuna tostada, as well as a slew of appetizers, and even a brunch menu for the weekend. House-made agua frescas pair well for those looking for something free of alcohol, but if libations are on the mind, freshly-squeezed margaritas, an extensive Mexican beer list including bottles and tap, wine, as well as a selection of over 100 tequilas, including ...
250 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94199
In the burros of the Tenderloin and Civic Center lays El Castillito Taqueria, awaiting guests to dive into their delicious Mexican entrees. El Castillito creates tasty burritos from a hand full of protein choices, topped with fresh ingredients and salsa. Generous, El Castillito is heavy handed on packing the protein in each burrito, providing a entree to will fill your belly and tickle your taste buds at the same time. Guests are offered complementary chips and all access to the salsa bar on every visit.
1003 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
While it may not look like much from the outside, the SoMa location of Taqueria Can-Cun is a prime example of not judging a book by its cover. This local favorite offers some of the best fast Mexican food in The City. Voted Best Taqueria and Best Burrito 10 years in a row by the readers of the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Taqueria Can-Cun has made its reputation with wonderfully seasoned carne asada, and tasty carnitas. Tacos arrive with thick slices of avocado, and every order is accompanied by an order of chips and salsa. When in search of some ...
370 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
Taqueria El Castillito in the heart of the Tenderloin serves up some of the tastiest burritos this side of town. When it comes to sides, return customers rave about the flavorful and fluffy rice, as well as the black, pinto, and refried beans. The pollo asada, lingua, al pastor, and carnitas are all top notch, and one would be hard pressed to not enjoy a dish featuring any of these meats. The generous sized burritos can easily carry over to two meals for those of moderate appetites. Fresh made aguas frescas refresh the thirsty with flavors such as watermelon and ...
86 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Taqueria Castillo B in the Tenderloin is a local favorite. The namesake quesadilla, aptly named Quesadillas Costillo is wrapped like a burrito. The spicy Camarones diablos delight seafood lovers looking for a taste of the sea with a bit of kick. With some of the tastiest tacos this side of The Mission, the al pastor should not be missed. Tortilla choices include the standard flour and corn, but wheat and spinach as well. Guests can order meat combo burritos, should they choose, that is to say al pastor and carnitas, or pollo and carne, etc. Whole avocados are used instead ...
130 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Take a holiday in Jalisco, Mexico – the birthplace of tequila – without so much as having to pack a hat. Tres Agaves Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Lounge serves regional, rustic cuisine that relies on authentic ingredients and techniques to create dishes true in presentation and flavor. Just as vital as the fine cuisine is Tres Agave’s commitment to fine tequila. As the restaurant’s name implies, the three types of 100% Blue Agave Tequila (Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo) are the true stars of this production. Tequila tastings are held to educate patrons about the true nature of tequila: the biggest ...
515 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110-1114
Taqueria La Cumbre in the Mission District of San Francisco claims to be the birthplace of the now ubiquitous Super Burrito. Whether or not Taqueria La Cumbre is responsible for the legendary Mission style Super Burrito, the rest of the menu has diners returning to sample their varied offerings. Dishes such as the pollo asada plate, multiple types of quesadillas, hot caldos, and tacos give plenty of options to hungry patrons. The quality, flavor, and texture of the house carne asada is raved about. The habanero sauce, only available on Friday and Saturday, steps up the flavor profile of those ...
359 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Pasilla Mexican Grill serves delicious Mexican cuisine in the Financial District. The menu is composed of many Mexican-inspired entrees like Cubano sandwiches and Spicy Chicken Salad. Guests can also order grande sized burritos with a choice of proteins. Utilize Pasilla's unlimited salsa bar, offering treats like hot carrots and fresh salsa fresca. Pasilla Mexican Grill creates a experience where guest can indulge in tasty Mexican entrees that will surely fill your belly.