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La Palma Mexicatessen

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2884 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-4233
+1 415-647-1500
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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Sonora, California
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414 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This place is a must visit in the Mission -- especially if you want to make / take some stuff home. You can buy cooked items in bulk or just one offs. The tortillas are to die for and made for a great taco!

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

This is the place in the SF Mission District to get the ingredients to make your tamales and posole or any other Mexican food that requires a special cheese or dough. That's right...you can get your tamale masa already made or make it yourself at home. I have bought enchiladas and tamales by the dozen for dinners and parties at... More 

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Brockville, Canada
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I enjoyed several tacos for lunch at La Palma. Service was fast. We ate at outdoor tables but they were wrapped well enough to take away. Pop into the kitchen, make an order and wait for your taco. Easy!

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Thank Dale C
Arcata, California
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173 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

I have a friend visiting from the Ural Mountains, and I took her to La Palma after we walked around The Mission. What a great place! I had a vegetarian burrito, and it was messy but absolutely worth the mess! My companions also enjoyed their tacos. This could become a favorite stop for me in this part of town.

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Thank Pamwiltravel
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I was visiting friends in SF and they asked where I wanted to eat lunch. They scrolled thru a list... China town, The Mission, The Old Mission. I got very excited about real Latino food. So we went La Palma and were not disappointed. Make sure to take home a pack of Huaraches, the spinach is awesome.

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Thank Tammy A
Los Altos, California
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155 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

The sandal shaped pupusa with green cactus and fresh corn looks and tastes great. The filling beans and cheese or zucchini and cheese are good options for vegetarians

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Thank art-scuba
Vienna, Austria
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

La Palma is quite simply the best Mexican food I've had in the Bay Area. It serves as both an eatery and a Mexican specialty shop. This means the tortillas and other ingredients are prepared fresh, and if you're eating there you have an amazing choice of Mexican beverages and snacks to go along with your meal. The burritos are... More 

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Thank BDL13
Tacoma, Washington
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

What an interesting place! Part grocery and part deli counter. There's no place to sit, you order and wait in a crowd for your order to be filled, in record time given how busy the place it. Very authentic Mexican food, very delicious, at a good price.

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Thank Judith K
Redding, California
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

I've come here twice, both times bringing friends and family. This place doesn't disappoint. It is in the Latin area of the Mission district so it's very casual, but the food is exceptional. We went through to the back of the Mexican store and ordered food with homemade tortillas. Their gorditas really rocked my world (and my families')

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Thank Barbe C
Miami Beach
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

I found La Palma Mexicatessen on a list of the best tacos in SF, and the list did not lie - this was some of the best Mexican food I've had, period. Tasty salsas and queso fresco topped all the entrees, and there was a good variety of choices from tacos and burritos to tortas and other Mexican specialties. While... More 

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Thank Tara K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2884 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-4233
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-647-1500

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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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