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El Farolito Taqueria

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394 Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3605
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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Mesa, Arizona
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the good stuff but only for those that like authentic mexican food. If your idea of mexican food is taco bell or chipotle, (although I do like those places) you probably want to look for something else. We're from Arizona and the food is of great value and great quality. Salsa is excellent as are all the items!... More 

Thank rhine1784
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98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting my brother in law he told me I needed to try this place out as he knows how much of a carnitas freak I am. Stepped up to the counter and ordered my Carnitas burrito with rice, cilantro and onions, and pico salsa. Wow what a great breeder that was packed full of savory flavor. The Carnitas were... More 

Thank jim b
San Francisco, California
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

so far so good... I was there around 6:30 pm PT and the line almost out the door and wait about 25 mins in line and 10 to 15 mins for my food. Service is pretty fast, just the people there. Wow.... so, phone in if you doing take-out. Price is very good and good amount of food. Steak Burrito... More 

Thank Tom H
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I live in TX and Soo hate TexMex. Can't wait to get out to CA for some REAL mexican food. This place won't disappoint, large servings, fantastic flavor (had the carnitas plate), and very reasonable prices. Not fancy, so don't bring an attitude, just your appetite!

Thank George H
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Look, this place will knock out anything you find at Chipotle or your typical Mexican restaurant. And I've had my share of Tex mex and the sort being from the south and Texas area. The salsa choices were a great addition and the food came out quick. Great burrito! Just go into it knowing: seating is limited and it's a... More 

Thank Jonah L
Home Usa
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395 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

A three-taco assortment, a Negra Modelo, and chips set me back less than twelve bucks, and oh so good. I love such local taco shops and El Farolito is a great find. I'll be back.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
Towson, MD
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This taqueria came highly recommended-and was a busy spot on Thursday evening. Portions are large, this East coast gal loved the super fresh guacamole! We ate in, a noisy neighborhood favorite with a fast moving line the whole time we are.

Thank 3mj
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Several of us went here for lunch and the food is fabulous! Very authentic and decent prices. We went here for lunch, got in around 11:30a. Only waited a few minutes for our food but by the time we were half way done our lunch the line was extending out the door! That many people waiting to order indicates this... More 

Thank SPXW_CL_Traveler
Hudson, Ohio
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

The line waiting to order that stretched out the door said it all. This is a place that locals and visitors, Mexicans and others line up to eat! I had the super burrito with pork. My wife had a chicken quesadilla. Both were excellent! Make sure you get some of their homemade tortilla chips. Portions are big enough to feed... More 

Thank Tony_from_Ohio
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235 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

This place has a line out the door! Go early!! This is a massive production line amazing to visit. We ordered a vege burrito between two people and it was massive!! The price is on point and the service was really fast. Great if you want a decent meal.

Thank Evelyn E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 394 Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 650-737-0138

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?