San Francisco , California
Tel: 415 559 6127
Concierge.com's insider take:
No culinary tour of San Francisco would be complete without a visit to a taquería—they're everywhere around town, and locals have all sorts of opinions about who makes the best tacos and burritos. For al pastor (marinated grilled pork) and carnitas (a sort of confit of pork), you'd be hard-pressed to do better than the gleaming stainless-steel taco truck at the corner of Harrison and 22nd streets in the Mission. Choose between simple tacos of grilled meat topped with onion, cilantro, and salsa or burritos stuffed with meat, rice, beans, and optional guacamole, sour cream, and cheese. This place is the real deal, and local Mexican families line up every day for these and other succulent meats, including a perfectly stewed, tender lengua (tongue, best served with mild salsa, not hot) and other innards, such as brain and cheek meat. If you're squeamish, order the grilled chicken. The food comes on a paper plate, but fear not: You can sit down indoors at the neighboring Mis Antojitos restaurant (which owns the truck) and round out the meal with a cold bottle of beer. If you're downtown, look for two other lunchtime-only taco trucks operated by the same family, one at Sansome and Pacific streets, the other at the corner of Sansome and Bush.—John Vlahides
Open daily 9 am to 10 pm.
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