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El Farolito

2779 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-3103
+1 415-826-4870
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“burrito” (44 reviews)
“beans” (8 reviews)
“tacos” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
2779 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-3103
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

These are hands down the best burritos in San Francisco. You will have to wait in line when you go because it is that popular. There is minimal seating inside but you can obviously take it to go, which I recommend. They have a pretty...More

Thank Jvalliant
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to visit here by a friend which we did. Popular with locals. Food is plentiful and tasty at good price. I agree with previous reviews about the place could be cleaner. Enjoyed shared lunch.

Thank Davidholiday2017
Reviewed 20 April 2018

The.Best.Ever. I would curse out of sheer joy if allowed. I didn't know burritos could be this good. Will also forever now be chickens*** to order a burrito anywhere else. Honestly. We didn't speak while we ate. Pure and complete joy over a burrito. Life...More

Thank Indigo_Scott
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

I am a huge fan of La Taqueria down the street but decided to give El Faro a chance on my last visit to SF. Meh. It was pretty good, but not even close to the quality of La Taqueria. Prices were a lot lower,...More

Thank TipperNC
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Great food, huge portions, cheap for San Francisco. Sometimes hard to get your head around the lack of cleanliness on the tables and floor. Will order to go next time.

Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We went here because is very well recommended is some blogs. the place is dirty, we couldn't enjoy the food. There are plenty of good mexican restaurants in San Francisco, this is not one of them. You won't enjoy the place, neither the food. Don't...More

Thank ECAM53
Reviewed 11 January 2018

CASH ONLY Long line but it goes real quick and the people working there make it fun. The restaurant is a lot deeper inside so there will be seats (eventually). My husband wanted a night snack and it seems that's what others were there for....More

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Whwn I was living in SF this is always my place to eat, the food is always excellent , service is great , they open 'til 12midnight . Only thing you can complain is the line ( always long) and only accepts cash, In tye...More

Thank LizaGer
Reviewed 6 January 2018

a friend of mine told me that the best chinese and mexican restaurants have to have this dirty and greasy look... this is El Farolito! does not look great at first look and maybe does not look super clean but the food is super good....More

Thank galassoe
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The queue is long, and it's outside in the cold. The facilities are basic, and packed. The burrito was worth the wait!

Thank Jon H
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the
foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural
attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous
street murals and a high density of bars and cafes
make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people.
While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its
top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the
city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the
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Raquel S
28 September 2016|
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Response from Tim H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is family owned, and you can read the story if you just search the link below it has the story of the restaurant. You will have search the reference. Just go to elfarolitomex . com and look at about us.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:45
10:00 - 02:45
10:00 - 02:45
10:00 - 02:45
10:00 - 02:45
10:00 - 02:45
10:00 - 02:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2779 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-3103
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-826-4870
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