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El Farolito

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Mission District
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2950 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-4132
+1 415-641-0758
10:00 - 02:45
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San Francisco, California
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great spot for a burrito any time of day, late night, after work, grab one or two before you go home. Better yet Friday on your way home grab an order of nachos and quesadilla for some appetizers with Cocktail hour. Take your time relax before the real evening starts!

Thank QueenVSAK
Belgrade, Serbia
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1,122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 751 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We were actually heading to La Taqueria, which is one block further, but for some reason it was closed. While passing Farolito we saw a huge line outside, so thought it's a good one and didn't regret. First of all, warning for tourists, both of them aren't even close to city center or to any SF attraction. They're around 10-15... More 

Thank B1714D
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Definitely recommend. The super burrito was delicious, as were the carnitas tacos. I would probably get the carnitas filling for the burrito next time, but the chicken was nice too. Lovely staff, quick service.

Thank frostynips
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Thursday night, el farolito with some friends. The place is a taqueria where you pay what you get. Good prices, big food, mexican atmosphere with mariachis and all. El farolito can be a bit cleaner and after eating we did feel a bit wierd but maybe it was mexican food+high temperature. Would recommend but I believe there must be better... More 

Thank Eric D
San Francisco, California
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This place is very popular with both tourists and locals. It is open very late at night, too. That being said, you can get better Mexican food by just crossing 24th Street and going to one of several other restaurants that have better food, are cleaner and nicer to sit in while you eat...for the same price and with more... More 

Thank CLT29
Kenner, Louisiana
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117 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I ordered the top burrito (the Boss) here and wife order the Chile relleno plate. The burrito I ordered was claimed to be top ranked for burritos. Here’s what I found ordering the featured most expensive burrito consisting of shrimp and pork meat with usual fillers beans and rice. The meats, when examined individually, were very lacking in flavor; the... More 

Thank Jerry L
Arcata, California
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174 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

If you hit this place right, you will experience the best Mexican food in The Mission. One slight problem: it is super popular, so you may wind up in a line down the street. The portions are super plentiful. I had a veggie burrito, and although I have a ravenous appetite, I had to take some home. The prices are... More 

Thank Pamwiltravel
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

just back from SF. Hit a bunch of other taquerias - just to keep my opinions fresh and sharp - these guys are far and away the best fast food Mexican I have encountered - probably anywhere. The chile relleno is amazing. Two delicious chile rellenos with beans, rice and chips for 10 bucks. Great salsa available for free The... More 

Thank EastsideSpike
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Great and authentic Mexican food. The waiters and waitresses speak mostly spanish and the food is real good. We were back from Muir woods after a day of trailing and were starving. I would recommend the Burritos which are very tasty... The restaurant is not fancy but worth a stop if you're in the neighborhood :-)

Thank Alexandre V
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy super veggie burritos are delicious, good price, staff is nice also. Very good place to eat fast.

Thank Raissa S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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: 2950 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-4132
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-641-0758

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the country.
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