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The 10 Best Taco Places In San Francisco

Updated: October 6, 2021

Is there a more iconic street food than the taco? Visit these San Francisco spots for the best al pastor ever. For this definitive list of the best tacos we analyzed top review sites and incorporated millions of expert and diner reviews. Take your pick of veggie, beef, or pulled pork tacos at these fantastic taco shops in San Francisco.

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Padrecito

Mexican, $$, Haight-AshburyMexican, $$San Francisco, Haight-Ashbury
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Taqueria Cancún

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

Mexican, $$, MarinaMexican, $$San Francisco, Marina
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
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Taqueria Vallarta

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

Mexican, $, MissionMexican, $San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Nick's Crispy Tacos

Mexican, $, Russian HillMexican, $San Francisco, Russian Hill
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
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Papito Potrero Hill

Mexican, $$, Potrero HillMexican, $$San Francisco, Potrero Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Don Pistos

Mexican, $$, Telegraph HillMexican, $$San Francisco, Telegraph Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Barrio

Bar, $$, North BeachBar, $$San Francisco, North Beach
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
  • Michelin Guide

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    Michelin Guide

Uno Dos Tacos

Mexican, $, South BeachMexican, $San Francisco, South Beach
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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How did we curate this list?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. For these results, 3104661 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 28808 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1901 lists and articles from Eater, Infatuation and Michelin Guide and others were carefully reviewed by boam. These spots have been featured in Eater - 32 Great Places to Eat and Drink Outside in San Francisco, Infatuation - Where To Get A Drink Near Your FiDi/SoMa BART Stop and Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019). We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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