We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

El Faro's Mexican Food

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
435 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080-4345
+1 650-589-6288
08:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 16: English reviews
South San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

great Burritos, the good parking and the service it's okay. I know I'll certainly be returning soon.

Thank SF-Jo123
South San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Love the shrimp burrito and super nachos. The burritos are quite large, unless you get the baby burrito. Love the convenience of the drive through. Great option when need something quick for dinner.

Thank CAKeipers
Forks, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

great food! loved it small location but the burritos were great, the sauce and rice was super tasty.

Thank bdlittletown
Level Contributor
63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

My brother lives in San Francisco and introduced me to El Faro when we were visiting over 10 years ago. I always make sure we make a stop here when we are in town visiting. I really like their food and the portions are big. Lots of choices and have liked everything I've tried.

Thank keipem
South San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

whenever I'm in the mood for an el faro type burrito ...I go here.....I think they shred the carnitas and the style is all their own.....not like the burrito shops on Grand Avenue

South San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

I like their carna asada torta's. They have something there for everyone's taste. A bit on the expensive side when it comes to Mexican food. I don't like that the restroom is located outside around the back of the building.

Thank Roseann R
Level Contributor
87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

I will explain my review title, the burritos and tacos are double the size of most of the Mexican fast food restaurants. They are made to order and delicious. My favorite is still the tacos with lots of jalapenos. Of course they have traditional chips with either green or red sauce dips. Also you can try the Carney Asada dinners... More 

Thank Dave L
Back East
Level Contributor
118 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2014

When in the area and awaiting a late night flight home, I decided to see if El Faro's was better than it was when I was younger. Sadly, I can say it is not. That said, it fit the bill for what I required. There are better places still around but sometimes you have to give places another try.

Thank Misplaced_Childhood
South San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

The best part is the drive through if you would rather eat at home. The Carnitas tacos are great. Fresh corn tortillas, plenty of Carnitas, fresh onions and cilantro. The burritos are good if you want to eat a lot of rice and beans with your choice of meat.

Thank Anita A
South San Francisco
Level Contributor
17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2012

My kids love mexican food and I love nachos. We come here 2-3 times a month but due to our busy schedule we haven't been here for a while. We normally come over here after the kids' game...nice treat for the family...

Thank Mama888

Travellers who viewed El Faro's Mexican Food also viewed

South San Francisco, CA
South San Francisco, CA
South San Francisco, CA
South San Francisco, CA

Been to El Faro's Mexican Food? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080-4345
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 650-589-6288

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Faro's Mexican Food staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?