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The 10 Best Mexican Restaurants in San Francisco

Updated: March 5, 2021

Did someone say Mexican food? We did the heavy lifting for you by scouring all the top review sites to find the 10 best Mexican restaurants. Find everything you need to know about the finest Mexican restaurants below.

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Flores

Mexican · $20 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Cow Hollow
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Taqueria Cancún

Mexican
San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Padrecito

Mexican · $15 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Haight-Ashbury
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

El Buen Comer

Mexican
San Francisco, Bernal Heights
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Papito Potrero Hill

Mexican · $12 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Potrero Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Loló

Mexican · $18 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Tacorea

Mexican
San Francisco, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Taqueria El Castillito

Mexican · $9 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Papalote Mexican Grill

Mexican
San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Taqueria San Francisco

Mexican · $9 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate these results?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Mexican restaurants in San Francisco. We used our Feastfox magic powers to analyze 3104661 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 31320 restaurants, and 1904 lists and articles from top sources like Infatuation, TimeOut and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life. Yes, we even looked at Infatuation - The 12 Best Burritos In San Francisco, TimeOut - The 9 best burritos in San Francisco and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - Best Mexican Food in San Francisco/Bay Area to pull this list together. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Feastfox gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Take cheese enchilada with beef to the next level

    Experts often pair cheese enchilada with beef with a glass of Amber Ale, a popular beer.

Fun facts

  • A traditional drink of Mexico

    Often regarded as one of the most traditional drinks in Mexico, cerveza preparada is a favorite choice across the country, often prepared with beer, lime juice, hot sauce, chili spices.

Parking info

Finding parking in San Francisco can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Mexican spot.

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