San Fran burrito

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2005/06/17 16:42:17 (permalink)

San Fran burrito

Anywhere on the peninsula for a good, big ole burrito w/ black beans and works. I guess they are called "mission burritos." The sorta thing you get in tin foil w/ some G. Dead bootleg playing in background is what i'm thinking about.
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    GB944
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    RE: San Fran burrito 2005/06/17 18:12:33 (permalink)
    Check out Jason and Terry's Restaurant Review... lotsa good burrito places nearby...

    www.jatbar.com

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    RE: San Fran burrito 2005/06/17 18:53:24 (permalink)
    Actually, around here they are just called burritos. In other parts of the country and in Mexico, a burrito can be something different, but in the Bay Area it's pretty standard that if you order a "burrito" you get what you apparently have in mind.

    In The City, I recommend Taqueria Can-Cun (19th and Mission), El Toro Taqueria (17th and Valencia), or Pancho Villa Taqueria (16th between Mission and Valencia).


    For a somewhat different style of burrito (more like what you'd get in Mexico), preferred by some, there's Taqueria La Cumbre: [img] http://a1916.g.akamaitech.net/7/1916/33/f2730e0806a9a0/images.citysearch.com/profile/d8/30/889307p1.jpg[/img]

    Down on the Peninsula, in San Mateo, there's also a Taqueria La Cumbre and a Taqueria Pancho Villa but I don't know if it's related to the ones in The City. Here's La Cumbre's Peninsula product:
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    The heart of burritoville in San Mateo seems to be the 200 and 300 blocks of South "B" St. I found 5 Mexican places on those 2 blocks, mostly taquerias (that's where you get a burrito), including Pancho Villa--and a few more on North "B" St. including La Cumbre.

    Here's some of Pancho Villa's meat options (which look pretty much like those in The City:



    And I checked the jatbar site and found an El SuperBurrito in Milbrae at 780 El Camino Real which is right near the airport if that's where you're staying. I think I've eaten in one of those in The City too and it was good. Here's one of theirs:
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    RE: San Fran burrito 2005/07/12 20:27:07 (permalink)
    More burrito/taqueria reviews at www.burritophile.com
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    RE: San Fran burrito 2005/07/12 20:53:19 (permalink)
    ...and there's this homage....... :http://www.chowhound.com/california/boards/sanfrancisco/messages/139196.html
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    RE: San Fran burrito 2005/07/12 23:28:17 (permalink)
    Bill, I think I can verify that La Cumbre does make a very superior asada or steak burrito (and they used to sell, and maybe still do, a very superior T-shirt ). The problem for me is I really like carnitas (pork) better on my Mexican hand food (tacos, burritos etc) and I don't recall that La Cumbre even offers that. They are pretty definitely steak specialists but darned good at that.
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    RE: San Fran burrito 2005/07/12 23:33:24 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by amb

    More burrito/taqueria reviews at www.burritophile.com


    A word of caution. I just looked at the site and their top-ranked place in SF, El Castillito in Civic Center, which used to be a real favorite of mine, seemed to be closed the last time I walked by. I could be wrong and will recheck next time I'm in that area now that I know the place is getting such good recs, but it looked that way to me.
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    RE: San Fran burrito 2005/07/13 19:12:32 (permalink)
    El Castillito in Civic Center was open last month. I doubt it's closed since then, but not out of the question.

    Burritophile.com just launched this week, so the list of top-rated places isn't necessarily accurate now; the scores are based on user reviews.
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    RE: San Fran burrito 2005/07/13 19:52:16 (permalink)
    Living here in Oklahoma after all thoise years in Calif, i must admit--the one FOOD item that i miss is a burrito--not the regular item--but the Breakfast Burrito!!! there was a little place right at the beginning of what is actually "Downtown" Chico--i think its was "Amigos de Acapolco" or somthing else with "Acapolco" in it--anyway--they made a Machaca breakfast burrito that was FABULOUS!! Most of the crew at one of the parks i worked in all would send one guy out to get them at our 10 am break---eat half--or 1/3 usually put the other half away to reheat for lunch. They were great! and for what, about $3!!
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    RE: San Fran burrito 2005/07/13 20:12:32 (permalink)
    Being a Chico State grad, the place tiki is referring to is "Tacos de Acapulco and it is FABULOUS! The best burrito I've ever had... especially after a night at the bars
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    RE: San Fran burrito 2005/07/13 21:50:14 (permalink)
    Thats it!!!! Thanks layton!!!! BTW--when were you there at Chico State? I worked for Card for 17 yrs--till the town just got too darn big!!!!
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    RE: San Fran burrito 2005/07/13 23:11:36 (permalink)
    I went to Chico from 1994 to 1999 (five year plan:) Seems like its changed so much even in the last five years... BTW, what is Card?
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    RE: San Fran burrito 2005/07/14 07:00:39 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by laytonj1

    I went to Chico from 1994 to 1999 (five year plan:) Seems like its changed so much even in the last five years... BTW, what is Card?


    Chico Area Recreation and Park District---Hooker Oak and Community(20th st) Parks
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    RE: San Fran burrito 2005/07/15 00:38:08 (permalink)
    "Hooker Oak"

    Now I gotta wonder how it got THAT name...
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    RE: San Fran burrito 2005/07/18 09:02:40 (permalink)
    General Hooker!!!---Civil war i believe--he visitied with the Bidwells---founders of Chico---they n amed the tree after him---SO THERE!!!

    It was thought to be the largest oak in the country till the day they found it laying down instead of standing up and found that it was actualy 2 trees grown together---still--it was HUGE.
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    RE: San Fran burrito 2005/07/21 02:11:27 (permalink)
    If you're still looking for a burrito (my sister who moved to Germany desparately misses the burritos out here!) , I love the burrito bars in the back of the tiny mercados: La Costena in Mountain View is very good and very popular with the Silicon Valley crowd http://www.costena.com/

    There is also a market on Grand Ave. in South City (South San Francisco) that has a great burrito bar in the back. It may be Carniceria Hernandez, but I'm not sure... it's where the street starts to go uphill.

    Many of the B St. places in San Mateo are connected to counterparts in The City and are very good.

    Redwood City has hundreds of burrito places- especially around Middlefield near Costco. Up on Woodside Road between El Camino and Alameda de las Pulgas, there is Rosita's which is one of my favorites.

    I used to live by Mextogo in Menlo Park on El Camino across from Kepler's... the burritos are better than the name suggests!
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    RE: San Fran burrito 2005/08/02 14:21:45 (permalink)
    Does anyone know if El Farolito is still open in the Mission? Havn't been there in 7 or 8 years, but their burrito is still a standard-setter for me...mmmmm.
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    amb
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    RE: San Fran burrito 2005/08/03 20:37:39 (permalink)
    lauriedi, if your sister is in Berlin, tell her to check out Dolores: http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,1564,1500156,00.html

    El Farolito on Mission St is still open, as is the one around the corner on 24th.
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    RE: San Fran burrito 2005/08/03 22:28:25 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by amb

    lauriedi, if your sister is in Berlin, tell her to check out Dolores: http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,1564,1500156,00.html

    El Farolito on Mission St is still open, as is the one around the corner on 24th.


    OK, now where can I get some of that currywurst in San Francisco. I'm sated with burritos but that looks good.

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