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El Farolito Taqueria

394 Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3605
+1 650-737-0138
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
394 Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3605
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much to say. It is a restaurant that serves different kinds of tacos and burritos, and all other Mexican food. Not my favorite cuisine so obviously I am not delighted. However, food is cheap, fresh and tasty. I believe they prepare it according to...More

Thank Acidov
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Took my wife one evening on vacation, saw a line to get in.we watched the staff in assembly line fashion making the burritos.tacos etc. Ours were spicy and delish. My wife enjoyed the agua fresa.

Thank RangerRusty
Reviewed 10 May 2017

In town for a workshop at SFBI and decided to try this place based on some of the other reviews. Food was terrific. And the portions are on the generous side so bring an appetite. Staff was very friendly and helpful on menu selections. It's...More

Thank Nick K
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My husband would have given it a 5 and me 3.5. The food was great - authentic Mexican. The ambiance not so much. Line out the door the entire time we were there, so obviously locals know and support the quality! Fast food seating, take...More

Thank Muppet_Boyz
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is the good stuff but only for those that like authentic mexican food. If your idea of mexican food is taco bell or chipotle, (although I do like those places) you probably want to look for something else. We're from Arizona and the food...More

Thank rhine1784
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

While visiting my brother in law he told me I needed to try this place out as he knows how much of a carnitas freak I am. Stepped up to the counter and ordered my Carnitas burrito with rice, cilantro and onions, and pico salsa....More

Thank jim b
Reviewed 25 January 2017

so far so good... I was there around 6:30 pm PT and the line almost out the door and wait about 25 mins in line and 10 to 15 mins for my food. Service is pretty fast, just the people there. Wow.... so, phone in...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I live in TX and Soo hate TexMex. Can't wait to get out to CA for some REAL mexican food. This place won't disappoint, large servings, fantastic flavor (had the carnitas plate), and very reasonable prices. Not fancy, so don't bring an attitude, just your...More

Thank George H
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Look, this place will knock out anything you find at Chipotle or your typical Mexican restaurant. And I've had my share of Tex mex and the sort being from the south and Texas area. The salsa choices were a great addition and the food came...More

Thank Jonah L
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

A three-taco assortment, a Negra Modelo, and chips set me back less than twelve bucks, and oh so good. I love such local taco shops and El Farolito is a great find. I'll be back.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 394 Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 650-737-0138
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