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Garaje

Garaje

Mexican Restaurant and Bar$$$$
SoMa, San Francisco
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    Austin R.
    "Both the Cali steak zapato and the Como se llama are amazing"(12 Tips)
    Ben W.
    "Excellent beer, and the surfer leo is worth the subsequent coronary."(12 Tips)
    Emily D.
    "Zapatas are the best"(10 Tips)
    SFist
    "Our favorite taco is the "Como Se Llama?""(8 Tips)
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  • Noah W.heart icon on user image
    Noah WeissNovember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The California steak Zapata will put you into a blissful burrito coma. Great craft beers on tap, too.
  • Vassilisheart icon on user image
    VassilisSeptember 16, 2016
    Not sure about getting in at first but ended up having one of the best fast meals in town. Space is good in its own style, the cali steak zapato the real deal. Service is ok
  • Frederic B.heart icon on user image
    Frederic BarthelemyFebruary 28, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Crazy Dave is amazing, get his double cheeseburger and add a fried egg. The seared ahi tuna taco is huge, and don't miss the fully loaded steak fries either! (Ask about the beers too!)
  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 2, 2014
    Try the carne asada fries ($8), the pressed burritos known as zapatos ($6-$8) and the wickedly good Drive-in Burger that's reminiscent of In-N-Out ($6 single, $8 double). Read more
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    Our favorite taco is the "Como Se Llama?" A fancy take on T Bell's Double Decker: crisp corn taco shell wrapped with a cheesy flour tort spread, filled with refritos, pico, guac, and chicken or steak. Read more
  • Victor L.heart icon on user image
    Victor LeeFebruary 10, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Had the Carnitas Fries for the first time the other day. AWESOME!!! Crispy fries, and really good carne asada with a lot if guacamole. Only $8. Now on my regular rotation.
  • Josh M.heart icon on user image
    Josh MartinJuly 2, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Huge fan of the Dave Double. One of the better burgers I’ve ever had in SF. Love the thick tortilla chips and selection of craft beers on tap, too.
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    BommySeptember 13, 2014
    Cali steak zapato has fries inside and is delicious! Cheeseburger is greasy and so american cheesy but worth trying at least once. Off night perhaps but the carnitas taco had no flavor. Cash only.
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MaggioAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The burger here is one of the best. Zapatos are very good too (pressed burritos). The only drawback is that it gets packed at lunch & happy hour!
  • Will B.heart icon on user image
    Will BertelsenJuly 24, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Get a cali steak zapato. Just the right amount of food and super delicious. Grab some interesting looking hot sauce from their wide selection and order a weird looking beer to complete your meal.
  • Jesse A.
    Jesse AtkinsonJuly 24, 2015
    Good place. Lots of great beer. Can be really busy and loud after work hours on work days. Haven't tried the food yet so can't comment.
  • Kendra C.heart icon on user image
    Kendra ClevelandNovember 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Epic ahi Tuna taco & Cali burrito (there are French fries inside, but it doesn't feel like a filler!), but the steak and shrimp taco was just okay. Great local beer selection. Come on a taco Tues!
  • Lauren S.heart icon on user image
    Lauren SandersOctober 27, 2018
    We stumbled upon this retro spot. Order at the bar and find your own seating. Just say yes to the zapatos and the “fake news margaritas”... The zapatos are huge and shareable!
  • Wilson F.
    Wilson Favre-DelerueSeptember 28, 2016
    Tacolicious. Difficult to go wrong with any of the tacos here, all of which are tasty, flavourful and perfectly assembled.
  • Chris 🍻 M.heart icon on user image
    Chris 🍻 MakarskyJuly 18, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    I love that a bar can have complimentary iphone 5 chargers at the tables, but still be cash-only (also the zapatos, tacos, and beer selection are all amazing, especially given the area)
  • Jason S.
    Jason ShugarsOctober 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The best local spot for hangover cures; greasy, yet delicious food, combined with amazing beers (hair of the dog). No crap on tap!
  • Samantha B.heart icon on user image
    Samantha BergDecember 26, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The zapatos are humongous! Wash one down with a tasty beer. Cash only!
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FengJuly 19, 2013
    Cute decor with street signs. Easy to walk past so make sure you keep your eyes pealed when looking for it. Zapatos had fresh avocado but too many beans. Get the carne asana fries to share!
  • Megan Allisonheart icon on user image
    Megan AllisonJuly 3, 2016
    Bring cash for the Cadillac taco and some really interesting beers. Chill place for any casual occasion.
  • Hana K.heart icon on user image
    Hana KelleyJuly 23, 2014
    You can't go wrong with anything you get here! But I recommend the Cali Steak Zapatos and their street style tacos (they are only $3 each!).
  • Fernando T.
    Fernando ToledoFebruary 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is a great interpretation of mexican food. They don't try to seem authentic and fail, they take the best of street mexican food and mix it with an american twist. Recommended.
  • Justin M.heart icon on user image
    Justin McKissickJuly 1, 2018
    Outdoor entrance was unassuming but once inside the atmosphere is fantastic, great casual mix of American and Mexican.
  • Kayleigh G.
    Kayleigh GaddorMarch 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Come check this place out! The happy hour tacos are delish and so are the zapatos.
  • Devin R.heart icon on user image
    Devin ReamsAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    You can't go wrong with a burger, fries, and a beverage (they have a great craft beer selection).
  • Luis C.heart icon on user image
    Luis CastroFebruary 14, 2015
    It's great for burritos and tacos if you work nearby. It's Mexican style food with an American twist. They only accept cash and there's an ATM inside the local.
  • Nitin P.
    Nitin PuriOctober 18, 2016
    Great burgers but my go to are the Cali Zapatos (cali is code for avocado and fries)
  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Brian SperdutoJuly 14, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    The Como Se Llama Taco is kind of awesome. Worth the $6 for it's size and quality, and I love the double textures of the two tortillas.
  • Erik M.heart icon on user image
    Erik MörnerOctober 2, 2014
    Great food. Have a seat on the top floor with view of this often busy restaurant. Don't forget their nice selection of craft beer on tap.
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    _April 24, 2015
    Obsessed with the carne asada zapato!!! Everything is delicious here. Grab some beer while you're at it!
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WuMay 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I know everyone gets a zapato here. But the burger is actually pretty fabulous and super overlooked.
  • Andrew C.heart icon on user image
    Andrew ChoiApril 19, 2016
    Unique space with killer eats. The carne asada fries and the Cali steak zapato are so good!
  • Damian B.heart icon on user image
    Damian BayonaDecember 23, 2016
    Very delicious street style food with a broad beer selection. The fish burrito thing is very tasty and a ton of food.
  • Clay S.
    Clay SmithApril 19, 2013
    Good beer list, excellent ¿como se llama? taco. Don't order more than two of the specialty tacos unless you're starving.
  • Rebecca C.heart icon on user image
    Rebecca ChiuJune 4, 2014
    Great vibe and cheap eats. Seared ahi tuna with avo taco is fantastic. Love the spicyness of the sauce and freshness of the ahi.
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    MariJanuary 11, 2019
    A zapato is a burrito but without the rice and they are very good. Lines out the door for lunch, but chill in the evening.
  • Joshua R.heart icon on user image
    Joshua RoweJanuary 8, 2014
    The burgers are awesome but it's hard to pass up the tacos. Try the Cadillac and the Seared Ahi and Avocado. Great beer selection too.
  • Katie M.
    Katie MuiAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    My favourite Mexican restaurant outside of Chipotle (ha). The Cali Steak zapato is to die for, and the beer selection ain't bad either.
  • David R.heart icon on user image
    David RApril 2, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Delicious taco and beer spot. Great for small groups or you can rent the second floor. Can get very crowded and it's cash only.
  • Gσɳȥαʅσ A.heart icon on user image
    Gσɳȥαʅσ AɾҽɳαʂDecember 18, 2022
    Fish burrito was very tasty. Their house hot sauce was also super nice.
  • Song Z.
    Song ZhengAugust 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    When going on dates, choose the Zapatos, it doesn't get sloppy and drip everywhere. Cali steak is a very tasty bet.
  • Abbey K.heart icon on user image
    Abbey KeckSeptember 3, 2022
    Been here 25+ times
    The chicken street taco is really good. So are the nachos!
  • Josh M.heart icon on user image
    Josh MartinOctober 10, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    The Dave’s Double is one of the best burgers in SF. Great beer selection.
  • Abbey K.heart icon on user image
    Abbey KeckNovember 13, 2021
    Been here 25+ times
    Seared Ahi Tuna taco is delicious. Also, surprisingly great is the vegetarian Zapato even for meat eaters.
  • Daniel M.heart icon on user image
    Daniel MarkhamAugust 1, 2017
    Do you really need another tip telling you to get the burger here? No. Add jalapeños, though, because why wouldn't you? (They're free btw)
  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Brian SperdutoMay 28, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Lots of good beer (and they clearly dig good beer) and I love a good crispy tortilla, so the Zapatos are the way to go.
  • Ashley Y.heart icon on user image
    Ashley YueOctober 23, 2016
    La mermaid + churros cream ale + sangria (they put jam in it but oh my does it taste good!). 👌🏽
  • Jordan S.heart icon on user image
    Jordan StanisciaJanuary 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Cali Steak Zapato is the only way to go... Unless you get the burger... Or the tacos... Actually everything is great here.
  • David H.heart icon on user image
    David HowlandJanuary 16, 2016
    Crazy Dave's Double is the way to go, but be warned: the "plain" burger includes some sort of combo ketchup/mustard sauce.
  • Kirk H.heart icon on user image
    Kirk HerlitzMay 17, 2015
    The pork tacos are the best of the taco choices. The sleeper is the burger - it's really really good!
  • Annie W.heart icon on user image
    Annie WuDecember 15, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Burgers, surf and turf tacos...carne asada fries. So tasty, never gets old. And the booths are equipped with phone chargers
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