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Taqueria El Farolito

Taco Place, Burrito Place, and Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
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  • SFist
    SFistJanuary 5, 2015
    Like chunky, thick cuts of meat over your nachos? Then this is the place to go. The sliced avocado and jalapeños are also plentiful. Prepare to gorge on the toppings and the thicker than normal chips. Read more
    Upvoted Jun 4
  • Mike W.
    Mike WinstonNovember 13, 2014
    Simple put, El Farolito makes the best damn burrito in the entire world as far as I'm concerned. That crumbled chorizo was seriously unbelievable. Read all about it on WinstonWanders below!! Read more
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 28
    Farolito is open late at night, which is the best time to eat their delectable carne asada super burrito. This burrito does not discriminate, especially when you are imbibing. Read more
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 7, 2015
    El Farolito stays steamy until 1:30 a.m. in the Excelsior, 2 a.m. on 24th Street, and 3:30 a.m. by 24th and Mission BART, for those nights when only a burrito will save you from the approaching dawn. Read more
  • Christine B.
    Christine BorkowskiNovember 21, 2015
    The quesadilla super suiza was so good! Get the full experience by dining in or decide to take it to go. Either way your food is going to be authentic and delicious. Hit up the salsa bar too!
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    The carnitas taco is a great place to start here, but this is a great place to break out into some of the more adventures options. Round out your taco trio with something you've always wanted to try. Read more
  • Felix C.
    Felix ChuOctober 21, 2014
    Carne asada Super Burrito, best I've ever had. Crispy carne asada tacos (- sour cream), amazing. Endless green salsa, yes. Urine smell at the front door, ehh I could do without. Cheap! Delicious! Done
  • Martin A.
    Martin AnguloSeptember 1, 2015
    Definitely try their Super Burrito with carne asada. With each bite you take you're able to taste the char and spices in the meat. Probably one of the best spots for genuine Mexican food.
  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerJune 12, 2013
    Al pastor is the way to go (so good!). Also, ask them to grill your tortilla slightly longer for extra crispy deliciousness. Chips are mediocre, but the salsas are delicious, especially the green one.
  • Peter
    PeterJune 1, 2015
    Great burrito: The Super one with fried pork... delicious ... tender met - and big. you'll have to wait in line though. 7.75+tax. chips +65c
  • Tate W.
    Tate WilliamsNovember 10, 2014
    I grew up in Arizona and this is one of the best burritos I've ever had. Carne Asada super burrito. Warning though this place gets packed and tough to get a table.
  • Sara
    SaraApril 18
    Get the carne asada super burrito. So delicious. Add a Pacifico beer and you have the perfect meal. They are huge!!
  • Grace S.
    Grace S.August 16, 2013
    Super carne asada burrito, quesdilla super suiza, and get a side of the awesome el pastor meat! You can eat it with the free tortilla chips, green sauce and salsa.
  • Dana J.
    Dana JensenDecember 16, 2014
    The burrito had some ingredient-distribution issues, but holy hell were the good bites good. Got the al pastor super burrito. It's a good choice. Chips were really stale but salsa/sauce was fantastic.
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMarch 24, 2011
    A visit to the Mission is not complete until I’ve gotten a burrito or a quesadilla with a side of chips from my favorite burrito joint. Excellent service. Excellent food. Excellent prices. Read more
  • Ve R.
    Ve RaApril 24, 2015
    Wow, this is definitely the best Mexican place I've been in my life so far. If there are 2 of you looking for some food - take this insanely good quesadilla para dos <3
  • Gabriel S.
    Gabriel SuitsNovember 19, 2012
    This is the best spot for a "traditional" burrito in SF, hands-down. 7x7 lists their Carne Asada burrito as a must-eat of 2012, but you really can't go wrong.
  • squeasel
    squeaselOctober 8, 2014
    Decent late night burritos, for northern California. Seriously, growing up in San Diego, almost any hole in the wall there beats the most ridiculously touted here. I'm evil for saying so? Fine.
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary Reiss-DavisSeptember 11, 2012
    The Super Suiza Para Dos is amazing drunk food; A quesadilla out of two XL tortillas, meat, cheese, sour cream, steak, avocado, salsa -- really big enough for three people!
  • Melissa F.
    Melissa FrancoSeptember 1, 2014
    Best Mexican food around here!! Great service and delicious, super burrito and super suiza quesadilla are my fave.
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveJune 3, 2011
    Food blogger Stephanie Stiavetti says, “Their food is incredible and... they’re open until almost 3 a.m.! Fresh avocados and a ton of shredded cheese on every super burrito? Yes, please.”
  • Krista V.
    Krista VogelAugust 29, 2014
    Got the carne asada super burrito as suggested, and it was amazing. It's huge, too - probably could have split one. And the green salsa rocks!
  • James R.
    James RoseMarch 16, 2011
    As mayor, I order everyone who goes here to get the super quesadilla suiza with carne asada and everything on it. As it has just been stated, so shall it be done.
  • Chris V.
    Chris VodolaJanuary 19
    No scene here. Just the real deal. Brooklyn pizzeria style seating (sorry but that's my best comparison). Best burrito I've ever had.
  • Snarky Bat
    Snarky BatJanuary 22, 2011
    The most amazing carnitas super nacho I have ever eaten. Almost took my bf and I out. *HUGE* and plenty of everything. Makes for a very happy but VERY full belly!
  • Quinton M.
    Quinton MaMay 9, 2012
    The cabeza/lengua tacos I had were actually way better than the carne asada burrito, though that was good too. Those tacos were so good, I might cry.
  • Jerry C.
    Jerry CollinsApril 27, 2014
    Have had a burrito here twice and highly recommend this as a destination for other out of towners like me. The setting isn't much to look at but the line is akways out the door.
  • Zo N.
    Zo NastyFebruary 2, 2012
    Late night burritos etc, so delicious! Especially on your way home from the bar. If it's before 2am order a Pacifico to drink while you wait!
  • jessi K.
    jessi KFebruary 16, 2010
    best super burritos in the city, hands down! This is a once a week habit for me, I'm ashamed to admit...dude, they're open until 3am! How can anyone resist that?! Read more
  • Steve M.
    Steve MetzApril 5, 2013
    Best Mexican in The City. Personal faves are Super Burrito-Al Pastor, Black Beans, Extra Salsa and Quesadilla Super Suiza. CASH ONLY!!
  • Berk D.
    Berk DemirAugust 6, 2014
    Be prepared to take out the half of the burrito you couldn't finish. If you're not a hungry monster at the moment, you can consider sharing one with a friend.
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary Reiss-DavisSeptember 16, 2012
    Open until 4 am, their super suiza makes amazing post- a long night drinking food. Try the "para dos" for a massive meal to share.
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissAugust 6, 2015
    The burritos are good, but the carne asada quesadilla super suiza is the real star.
  • Michael G.
    Michael GoodeJanuary 6, 2015
    The best Bay Area carne asada burrito in my opinion. Rated number 1 by buzzfeed for must try burritos across the nation.
  • Brendan C.
    Brendan CurranAugust 7, 2014
    There's usually a long line, but it's worth waiting. Part of the holy trinity of taquerias, along with Cancun and La Taqueria.
  • RTWgirl A.
    RTWgirl ArnetteMay 22, 2013
    I had a carne asada burrito here. It was massive and tasty!!! You may wanna to spit it with someone and get some other things to share
  • Mike C.
    Mike CamptonAugust 2, 2012
    Doesn't really matter what you get. Can't go wrong here. The carne asada burritos and tacos are bomb. Grab a MexiCoke or Jarritos with your food.
  • Hakeem B.
    Carne asada super burrito 🌯 and the salsa bar, albeit simple and unassuming, is utter happiness
  • Dan
    DanNovember 20, 2012
    The Quesadilla Suiza will change your life. Should be on 7x7's Top 100 list. Worth the drive from anywhere in San Francisco.
  • Shivam V.
    Shivam VohraJuly 19, 2013
    Alas the super tacos are no more... but $1 gets you nearly a whole avocado on your regular tacos!
  • Drew M.
    Drew MeiserJanuary 2, 2013
    Peel the foil horizontally only as you go to minimize spillage of this food gold, AND to maximize the warmth of your burrito.
  • Brook S.
    Brook ShelleyFebruary 25
    Damn, this lengua burrito ruled. Really blown away and sad I have to go back to Portland on Monday. I 💜 you, burritos
  • Dan K.
    Dan KimAugust 3, 2013
    The Carne Asada super burrito is a delicious mess. It is also quite an undertaking. I'm currently sitting here, having finished my burrito, and I...can't....move.
  • Lucero V.
    Lucero ViktoriaApril 3, 2015
    be hungry. you've got to mentally prepare for the massiveness that is this burrito. super carne asada burrito with everything, and then the ensuing food coma.
  • 7x7 Magazine
    7x7 MagazineOctober 23, 2012
    Continually ranked as one of the city’s top burritos, the Mission District’s classic 3 a.m. stop for booze-sopping is legendary. What a whopper! Read more
  • Oliver X.
    Oliver XylanderMarch 22, 2011
    Come here at 3 a.m. And order the Quesadilla Super Suiza /w Steak or The Super Nachos /w Cheese! Sip on a Negro Modelo while waiting.
  • Nitin R.
    Nitin RastogiMay 1, 2015
    Get the super shrimp and meat burrito and try to finish that 10 lb monster. The guac is fresh and spicy!!!
  • Max B.
    Max Blue 🚴🍔November 8, 2014
    holy moly, the quesadilla super suiza are the most epic quesillada I ever ate.
  • Maggie C.
    Maggie ColeSeptember 18, 2011
    Quesadilla's w/no salsa are absolutely incredible. Why no salsa? Comes out crisp so you can dip into one of their salsas of your choosing!
  • Todd N.
    Todd NagleApril 1, 2014
    Delish! Huge burrito! One might need a nap afterwards. Full belly. Steps from Bart so great for grab-n-go if needed.
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