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El Farolito

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2950 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-4133
+1 415-641-0758
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10:00 - 02:45
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 02:45
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Eric D
San Francisco, California
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Kenner, Louisiana
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103 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

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Thank Jerry L
Arcata, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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 

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Thank Pamwiltravel
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 

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Thank EastsideSpike
Feucherolles
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10 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 :-)

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Thank Alexandre V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Raissa S
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Good prices, quick service. Even though it was a long line, we got seats. Last but not least. The food was amazing. Fresh, a lot of nice flavours and good meet.

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Thank Emilia O
San Jose, California
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138 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

HUGE PORTIONS! Apparently this place won a "best burrito" award some time ago, and it is indeed a great burrito. I got a super burrito with carne asada and no sour cream, and it was awesome! The meat was so flavorful and I was super impressed that they used actual avocado, not guacamole (or worse, guacamole paste). The fresh avocado... More 

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Thank Andrea W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We stopped in here since it was close to the 24th St BART station, on a recent visit to SF. There was a line when we entered which moved quickly. Got a carnitas burrito which was absolutely enormous - it felt like it weight at least 2 pounds! We split this between two of us and it made for an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 02:45
Monday
10:00 - 02:45
Tuesday
10:00 - 02:45
Wednesday
10:00 - 02:45
Thursday
10:00 - 02:45
Friday
10:00 - 02:45
Saturday
10:00 - 02:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2950 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-4133
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-641-0758

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

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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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