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Taqueria Zapata

4150 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2408
+1 415-861-4470
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible0%
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“burrito” (6 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
4150 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2408
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

If you are looking for a decent burrito then this is a great option. Plenty of meat choices and numerous toppings. Worth sharing as they are so large.

Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This place has set the bar for Mexican food for at least the past 20 years. My first visit to Zapata was in 1997, right after moving to San Francisco from Miami. After my burrito, I realised that I’d never had proper Mexican food before....More

Thank BTNHome
Reviewed 13 May 2017

After quite few visits to various restaurants in SF (most of which were pretty great) this place rose to the top of the heap. Just a simple hole in the wall style place, but so tasty and filling. Next time I'm in town this will...More

Thank Barilyn U
Reviewed 16 November 2016

excellent burritos, fresh salsa selection, and friendly staff. queue is not long and love the chicken mole

Thank Al L
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This place is consistent. They serve a good burrito and good chips. Not excellent but adequate. I eat hear many meals a month because I know what I am getting, I know how long it will take to get servied and I know how clean...More

Thank Kirk W
Reviewed 1 October 2015

The best place for Tacos de Carnitas at Castro. Great place for Mexican every day food with a real Mexican taste. It's so good that they have line most of the time !

Thank Mx T
Reviewed 31 August 2015

First time on Castro Street. Seemed a little quiet for a weekend afternoon. Taqueria Zapata is a simple eatery, backless chairs, decent menu, friendly staff, clean john. You tell the cook at the steam table what ingredients you want, but the outcome was unexpected. I...More

Thank cdub333
Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

Was running around shopping and cruising the Castro a couple of weeks ago. Had dinner plans that evening but got the munchies and just wanted to get a little something into myself to hold me until dinner later. Stopped in this place as a single...More

1  Thank Bolero49
Reviewed 7 April 2014

The food was very dry and tasteless. The guacamole taste like plastic, was puree smooth, and had no avocado chunks in it. The beef and chicken were sitting in a warming boar completely dried out, My chicken fajita had a large piece of chicken bone...More

Thank troydz
Reviewed 11 July 2013

Nothing fancy, just a burrito the way you like it. An excellent cheap eat option in the Castro and one that was busy when I was there, which to me is a good sign. Came away happily contented.

Thank Chris H
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4150 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2408
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-861-4470
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