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El Castillito

Mexican Restaurant and Burrito Restaurant$$$$
Duboce Triangle, San Francisco
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    Go here. Experience the Mexican food. It's worth it.
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    Luke B.
    "Vegetable burrito sans tortilla on a plate (vegetable dinner plate?)"(5 Tips)
    timoni w.
    "wet burrito with carnitas"(7 Tips)
    Curtis S.
    "Carnitas is the best protein here."(9 Tips)
    Luke B.
    "best veggie burrito"(5 Tips)
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  • SFist
    SFistJanuary 5, 2015
    This humble Castro favorite is known for their al pastor, which is of course the best thing to have on a plate of nachos. They're also not shy with toppings, expect mountains of meat, guac, pico, etc. Read more
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    Vihang MehtaDecember 22, 2014
    The vegetable burritos are amazing. A steal for the low low price of $5. Also try the green salsa. If you bring a little extra back home, it goes well with scrambled eggs.
  • SFist
    SFistNovember 15, 2014
    While Castillito is one of the more humble taquerias about town, they're also a Castro favorite. Grab lunch here today and order the al pastor tacos. They aren't shy with the toppings here. It's good. Read more
  • Zachary B.
    Zachary BrowneJanuary 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Their quesasillas are top notch. The veggie quesadilla with a fruit juice to water down the spicy salsas at the salsa bar is one of the best deals in sf no doubt
  • Luke B.heart icon on user image
    Luke BornheimerJune 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Vegetable (different then the vegetarian) burrito and quesadilla are amazingly delicious! The best veggie burrito I've had in SF thus far and made even better by swapping guacamole for avocado. Yummo!
  • Simon W.heart icon on user image
    Simon WillisonFebruary 27, 2014
    Wow, the wet burrito with pastor is astonishingly tasty and happily feeds two people. It's almost too much for the plastic cutlery to handle, I'm considering bringing my own next time!
  • Ilya K.heart icon on user image
    Ilya KuznetsovMarch 30, 2018
    Can we just accept the fact that it was the best burrito I’ve tried in my life (and I had more than 50 different ones)?
  • Jason S.
    Jason SuSeptember 4, 2013
    They serve food fast here. Cash only. If you can't decide between pastor or carnitas, you can combine both. You're welcome.
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    brianDecember 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The fish here is delicious. They'll cook up fresh fish if they're out, no questions asked. Burritos, tacos, quesadillas, doesn't matter; it's all great. Their pastor is also bomb.
  • Natalie M.heart icon on user image
    Natalie MFebruary 5, 2016
    Their food is so good!! I love their fajitas especially the prawn. It's big enough to share with two people if you get extra tortillas!
  • Ben W.heart icon on user image
    Ben WardSeptember 2, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Their Pastor is outstanding, best I've had in the city. Critically, you should have them add pickled jalapeños to whatever it is you're eating as the two in combination is mind blowing.
  • Àlex R.heart icon on user image
    Best burrito so far in SF. Go wet burrito with advocado, cheese and cream. Top it off with some jalapeños and you're good to go for a week .
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RaeSeptember 15, 2013
    Zagat 25. Cost $9. To-die-for burritos & carnitas; digs are a bit grungy, but service is fast, bill is small & they aren't shy with the portions – can always get your order to go.
  • Brian L.heart icon on user image
    Brian LongtinSeptember 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Beers at nearby Lucky 13 followed by an al pastor super burrito at Castillito is basically the perfect afternoon with friends.
  • Luke B.heart icon on user image
    Luke BornheimerJuly 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Vegetable burrito sans tortilla on a plate (vegetable dinner plate?): huge, delicious, $5.75!
  • Josh P.heart icon on user image
    Josh PylesAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    San Francisco's secret best burrito. Try the Super Burrito with Al Pastor, and ask for the spinach tortilla.
  • Nancy T.heart icon on user image
    Nancy TranJuly 5, 2015
    Really good breakfast burrito, and burritos in general. Also quesadillas and tacos. Love the salsa verde.
  • Luke B.heart icon on user image
    Luke BornheimerJune 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Noticed this sign below the menu today; Apparently, they have a veggie burrito. I'll be trying this next time I come here!
  • Curtis S.
    Curtis ShoungAugust 25, 2017
    Carnitas is the best protein here. The steak and pastor are not tasty. Horchata a bit too gritty.
  • Jordan F.heart icon on user image
    Jordan FineJuly 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    When you ask for cheese on your tacos they layer melted cheese between the two corn tortillas. It's heavenly.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SpohnDecember 31, 2013
    The cooks here are nice. Good vegetable burrito on spinach wrap. Ask to add an avocado instead of the guac.
  • timoni w.
    timoni westApril 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The wet burrito with carnitas & verde sauce is the best burrito in San Francisco. Get it regular, of course.
  • Adell h.heart icon on user image
    Adell hkFebruary 5, 2018
    If you're me, get the al pastor super burrito. Free chips. Strong salsa game.
  • James S.
    James StinnettJune 4, 2018
    Most generous with topping !!!! So much flavor.
  • JoJo B.
    JoJo BearMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Super veggie burrito rules! Remember to bring cash if you dare offer them a cc card or debit card they laugh in your face!
  • Steve A.
    Steve AlmeidaOctober 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best marinated pork tacos in all of SF. Awesome people, and delicious food.
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    meganSeptember 2, 2015
    Classic hole in the wall taqueria with excellent burritos. Get it super!
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    DaveJanuary 13, 2016
    The quesadillas are like pressed burritos without rice and beans. They're tasty.
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MaësApril 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    great carnitas here! I also like the quesadilla suiza with carne asada and an avocado
  • Roy S.
    Roy ScopazziFebruary 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheap, excellent burritos. They make it and then you pay for it.
  • Megan A.
    Megan AldereteJanuary 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Vegetarian quesadilla is best value. It's basically the super veggie burrito grilled. Yum! Try w/ avocado!
  • ✨Lauralynn✨
    ✨Lauralynn✨November 13, 2013
    Amazingly good fresh squeezed orange juice for $3
  • Andrew W.heart icon on user image
    Andrew WilsonSeptember 11, 2014
    Vegetarian tacos are enormous, and all their meats are perfect.
  • James T.heart icon on user image
    James TNovember 7, 2014
    Beef fajitas with added chorizo is the way to go.
  • Adrienne L.heart icon on user image
    Adrienne LiuJuly 9, 2018
    Pastor burrito yummmm
  • Jake O.
    Jake OktawiecJanuary 6, 2012
    the carnitas are really good here too but the veggie quesadilla w/ avocado is my go to
  • Dave M.heart icon on user image
    Dave MeyerFebruary 10, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Quesadilla al pastor. Like a grilled burrito, with amazing pastor.
  • nancy t.heart icon on user image
    nancy t.July 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Super Burrito al pastor is the only way to go.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChinchillaNovember 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Delicious burrito. Ask for avocado instead of guacamole.
  • timoni w.
    timoni westJuly 19, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the wet burrito with salsa verde (the red sauce isn't particularly remarkable). With melted cheese & avacado on top, you'll be having one of (if not *the*) best burritos in SF.
  • Steve D.
    Steve DeanApril 28, 2014
    Burritos so good they can stand for themselves.
  • Vivian W.heart icon on user image
    Vivian WangJanuary 9, 2016
    Get the al pastor quesadilla with cilantro
  • Ben C.
    Ben CoffeeFebruary 15, 2015
    Very authentic Mexican food joint. Cash only!
  • Joseph P.
    Joseph PeraltaJuly 4, 2011
    Generous portions, reasonable price. Their al pastor meat is one of the best I've ever had anywhere.
  • Alex D.heart icon on user image
    Alex DobyanSeptember 14, 2017
    What a wet burrito - it was like two meals. Al pastor all the way
  • Nikolas L.
    Nikolas Laufer-EdelFebruary 24, 2018
    Carne Asada super burrito with spinach tortilla
  • Randy L.
    Randy LashleyNovember 28, 2012
    Best burrito's I found in SF so far. Carnitas here is delicious
  • Chris I.heart icon on user image
    Chris IversonJune 4, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Salsa verde is amazing.
  • Aaron L.heart icon on user image
    Aaron LeiferAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the carne asada... Much better than the chicken.
  • Elliot M.
    Elliot MercerJuly 30, 2013
    Burritos so large they could feed two people.
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