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Roosevelt Tamale Parlor - CLOSED

2817 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-4213
+1 415-824-2600
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
17 Apr 2017
“Wonderful food and service!”
6 Jul 2015
“Take my word for it. Great Mexican food.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
££ - £££
2817 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-4213
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a simple family business that serves good food and provides excellent service. All the dishes I have tried have been so good...but hands down, their Chiva tamale is wonderful!!! Made with sweet yams, butternut squash and goat cheese...you do not need to be...More

Thank TheTravelersThompson
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

I've been eating and appreciating good Mexican food all my life. Growing up in southern California and Arizona can ruin a person from being able to tolerate what passes for good food these days. This place is the real deal. It's not a big place...a...More

Thank Gexbert
Reviewed 14 June 2015

If you want to have an authentic Mexican meal with absolutely fabulous tamales at a great price this place is the restaurant to eat in. Order the guacamole - it's about twice as much as any other restaurant will give you. The vegetarian corn tamales...More

Thank circusgurl
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

Checking into San Fran on a trip around California, we found ourselves staying not far from 24th street and so set out to explore what turns out to be a heavily Latino area. At a grocery along the street we asked the check out lady...More

Thank BruceFarquhar
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Delish!!! Got the pork tamales and we split a few pitchers of sangarias. It was a ton of food and it was sooo good! While we were eating I was literally trying to plan a time for us to go back before we leave San...More

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 28 March 2015

I am not a fan of tamales, so was not too excited about eating here. But I had the butternut squash tamale, and it was out of this world. For openers, it is served without the corn husk so it is much easier to eat...More

Thank MarinLin
Reviewed 1 February 2015

The event overshadowed the experience for me. A rare in a lifetime dinner with an old flame from 23 years ago took place here and it was fine - until the place flooded with guests and it cut short our dinner because we could not...More

1  Thank VikeSavoth
Reviewed 6 December 2014 via mobile

We were staying with Mel & Ry around the corner (airbnb) and they recommended this place. Food was sooooo tasty. The sangria was amazing and complimented the food really well. The service was spectacular and we were seated and fed quickly Great place and will...More

1  Thank Consav
Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

I don't live in SF anymore. I did from '84 to 2000. Roosevelt Tamale Parlor was a forever place. You could always count on it. Best mole. Best tomatillo sauce. Best hot sauce. Best Jalisco sauce. Best Colorado. Owners sold the place many years ago...More

Thank William F
Reviewed 22 October 2014

this restaurant has been serving delicious Mexican food for over 50 years. It's definitely one of the best and most reasonably priced to go to. We had great guacamole - a very generous portion. Fab tamales with squash and my friend loved the meatballs. I'm...More

Thank Vilma B
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2817 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-4213
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-824-2600
  • E-mail
We are continuing an amazing century-long San Francisco tradition while bringing you inventive, Mexican-inspired comfort food. All of our food is prepared for you in house, with only the finest ingredients. Please enjoy all of your favorite traditional dishes and also explore the new ways in which we are imagining Mexican cuisine. It is our pleasure to have created an atmosphere for you in which to relax and enjoy great food! Buena Saludi!
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