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The 7 Best Mexican Restaurants In San Francisco

Updated: October 6, 2021

After the best al pastor and corn tortilla in San Francisco? These are our favorite restaurants for Mexican cuisine. We analyzed millions of reviews from top review sites so you could find the best Mexican options in San Francisco. Grab a Mexican beer and tuck into the enchilada and corn chips at one of these fantastic San Francisco eateries.

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

Flores

Mexican, $$, Cow HollowMexican, $$San Francisco, Cow Hollow
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Infatuation

    The Best Mexican Restaurants In San Francisco

    Infatuation
  • Michelin Guide

    The 6 Best Mexican Restaurants In San Francisco

    Michelin Guide

Taqueria Cancún

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

    The 12 Best Burritos In San Francisco

    Infatuation
  • CultureTrip

    Where to Find the Best Burritos In San Francisco

    CultureTrip

Padrecito

Mexican, $$, Haight-AshburyMexican, $$San Francisco, Haight-Ashbury
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Infatuation

    The Best Mexican Restaurants In San Francisco

    Infatuation
  • TimeOut

    The 10 best Mexican restaurants in San Francisco

    TimeOut

El Buen Comer

Mexican, $$, Bernal HeightsMexican, $$San Francisco, Bernal Heights
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • San Francisco Chronicle

    ¡Viva la raza! - Mexican

    San Francisco Chronicle
  • TimeOut

    The 10 best Mexican restaurants in San Francisco

    TimeOut

Loló

Mexican, $$, MissionMexican, $$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Infatuation

    The Best Mexican Restaurants In San Francisco

    Infatuation
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

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Tacorea

Mexican, $, DowntownMexican, $San Francisco, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation

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    Infatuation
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Taqueria El Castillito

Mexican, $, MissionMexican, $San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater

    The 14 Best Burritos in San Francisco

    Eater
  • San Francisco Chronicle

    ¡Viva la raza! - Mexican

    San Francisco Chronicle

How did we curate these results?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Mexican restaurants in San Francisco. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 3104661 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 28808 restaurants, and 1901 lists and articles from top sources like Infatuation, San Francisco Chronicle and Eater. Yes, we even looked at Infatuation - Where To Eat Around San Francisco’s Tourist Traps, San Francisco Chronicle - ¡Viva la raza! - Mexican and Eater - The 14 Best Burritos in San Francisco to pull this list together. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Take cheese enchilada with beef to the next level

    Experts often pair cheese enchilada with beef with a glass of Amber Ale, a popular beer.

Fun facts

  • A traditional drink of Mexico

    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 info

Finding parking in San Francisco can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. 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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