Though San Francisco is a mecca for Mexican food, and the Mission is the city's Latin heartbeat, there are very few sit-down Mexican restaurants in the 'hood (you'll mostly find counter-service taquerias). That may be the reason there's always a line outside of this long-time local's favorite, though the dirt-cheap pitchers of frozen margaritas are certainly popular. Patrons aren't coming for the decor, certainly, which is one step above a diner (the original art for sale on the walls gives it a touch of class). As for the food, it's solid: tasty and very cheesy enchiladas, a posole stew that must come from someone's abuelita's personal recipe and warm, freshly made chips with salsa. For a hearty, inexpensive and authentic Mexican meal in San Francisco, it's hard to do better.
San Francisco› Restaurant
Our Rating Neighborhood Mission District Hours Daily 5pm—10pm Transportation BART Train to 16th and Mission Phone 415/255-8201 Prices Main courses $8—$24, with most in the $12 range Cuisine Type Mexican
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