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best Mexican and dim sum?

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best Mexican and dim sum?

Any food critics out there that can suggest amazing Mexican food around the Union Square area and the best dim sum in Chinatown?

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1. Re: best Mexican and dim sum?

The topic of Dim Sum always generates a lively debate here. However, I think everyone agrees that it's not found in Chinatown. Great Eastern I suppose is the best in that area. Otherwise, I like Dim Sum at Rincon Annex. (There is also a Top Question -- right side of screen -- on this topic.)

Best Mexican is found in the Mission.

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2. Re: best Mexican and dim sum?

For Chinatown, I like Great Eastern and City View. City View is fancier and more of a quieter atmosphere. For the very best, go to Yank Sing in SOMA. Or for a more local experience, Hong Kong Lounge in the Richmond District.

I like Don Pistos in North Beach for Mexican. Taquerias in the Mission are great too-- El Farolito, Papalote, La Taqueria.

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3. Re: best Mexican and dim sum?

There is no "amazing" Mexican food found in SF. The taquerias listed by Cintagreen are good, but not amazing. For dim sum, if you are limited to Chinatown, then Great Eastern and City View, which are both just average. Yang Sing at the Rincon Center is very good, but also very expensive.

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4. Re: best Mexican and dim sum?

"The taquerias listed by Cintagreen are good, but not amazing."

In your opinion!! In my opinion, the carnitas super quesadilla suiza at El Farolito is more than amazing. :)

Well, feel free to come up with your own recommendations, rather than repeating mine and saying they're slightly above average. If you think there are better places, then please let us know.

Edited: 31 August 2012, 18:25
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5. Re: best Mexican and dim sum?

Colibri in the Union Square area is a convenient place to walk to for a meal. It is not as cheap as a taqueria service needs to be better but the food is not bad

Cintagreen. I think Edward Norton went to all those taquerias you mentioned. LOL. I also like Pancho Villa in the mission

dim sum. Get out of Chinatown and get to Koi Palace outside the city But if that is not convenient I would go with what the fine fine food critics above have suggested

Edited: 31 August 2012, 18:34
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6. Re: best Mexican and dim sum?

For Mexican I used to love Maya and Mexico DF for their decidedly upscale approach. Unfortunately both have closed - same owners.

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7. Re: best Mexican and dim sum?

Oh, another one for Mexican (sit-down) that is quite good is Tropisueno. It's right near the Westfield Mall/Metreon which is convenient. They're good for happy hour especially, but at other times too- though make reservations if you can.

And if you want trendier, sit-down (with great food too), check out Tacolicious. There's one in the Mission and another in the Marina.

Edited: 31 August 2012, 19:56
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8. Re: best Mexican and dim sum?

Cintagreen, like I've already said, there are no "amazing" Mexican food in SF. "Amazing" to me is above "great".

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9. Re: best Mexican and dim sum?

Just curious -- since this "amazing" "best" "great" is very subjective and you may not find any "amazing' Mexican food in SF, where in the Bay Area do you find "amazing" Mexican food and if not what restaurant is "amazing" to you.

Not that I am arguing since taste buds differ but just want to hear what restaurant you think is amazing.

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10. Re: best Mexican and dim sum?

Yeah I'd like to hear what you consider amazing as well.

How do you rate Los Pericos in Dublin?