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The 10 Best Mexican Restaurants In Mission, San Francisco

Updated: October 6, 2021

Mad about Mole? These are our go-to Mexican places in Mission for Mole, carnitas, and tortas. We analyzed millions of reviews from top review sites so you could find the best Mexican options in Mission. With extensive mezcal and tequila menus and the best birria in Mission, a good time is guaranteed at these taquerias.

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Taqueria Cancún

Mexican, $, MissionMexican, $San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Loló

Mexican, $$, MissionMexican, $$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Taqueria El Castillito

Mexican, $, MissionMexican, $San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5
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La Espiga De Oro

Mexican, $, MissionMexican, $San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
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Papalote Mexican Grill

Mexican, $$, MissionMexican, $$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
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Taqueria San Francisco

Mexican, $, MissionMexican, $San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Pancho Villa Taqueria

Mexican, $, MissionMexican, $San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Gracias Madre

Mexican, $$, MissionMexican, $$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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El Metate Restaurant

Mexican, $, MissionMexican, $San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Taqueria Vallarta

Mexican, $, MissionMexican, $San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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How does it work?

Figuring out the best Mexican restaurants can take awhile. We analyzed 28808 San Francisco restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 San Francisco restaurant reviews, and 1901 lists and articles – looking closely at what Eater, Thrillist and TimeOut had to say – and applied our boam magic. Yes, we even looked at Eater - 17 San Francisco Tacos To Try Right Now, Thrillist - The 13 Best Tacos in SF and TimeOut - The 10 best tacos in San Francisco to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • Take mole to the next level

    When having mole, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Negra Modelo, a popular beer.

Did you know?

  • A killer pairing

    Often regarded as one of the most traditional drinks in Mexico, cerveza preparada is a favorite choice across the country, often prepared with beer, lime juice, hot sauce, chili spices.

Parking tips

Parking in Mission can be a challenge. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Mexican spot.

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