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El Toro Taqueria

Mission District
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598 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1115
+1 415-431-3351
10:00 - 22:00
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86 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The place is fine for fast food. Large selection of food. The line queue can be long at times but usually goes quickly.

Thank Babale1
San Francisco, California
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122 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Along the tourist corridor of Valencia Street, sits El Toro Taqueria. Ate there for the first time today and thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots of options on the menu, my burrito was packed full with good stuff. Excellent salsa bar as well. Friend had prawn tacos that were superb.

Thank 94121travel
San Francisco, California
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145 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

There is pretty good Mexican food here, like you'll find in many taquerias throughout the Mission District. The problem is that the food can be inconsistent - sometimes the staff are overwhelmed or inexperienced, and they prefer to chat in Spanish so if you know THAT language you might get exactly what you ordered. They have a wide range of... More 

Thank 1SFOSO
Lincoln, California
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441 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

So glad we came here.... Really, the only issue s finding parking.. To us, it was worth driving around to find a spot... This is a San Francisco taqueria... not fancy on the inside... affordable... hot and tasty.... They have a chip and salsa bar.... All the basics are available... we went for a burrito and a combination plate... so... More 

1 Thank Will G
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

big portions, fast line, lots of choices, lots of salsas to choose from, good vegetarian options. sometimes the seating is crowded. sometimes mariachi bands play. cold beer and mexican fruit drinks. garlic mushrooms.

Thank Clancy C
Winnipeg, Canada
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208 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

My mother and I visited El Toro Taqueria for dinner during the evening of July 31st as well as a few other evenings after that during our 7-day trip. El Toro Taqueria is located at the corners of 17th and Valencia Streets in the Mission District (conveniently located just one block from where our Airbnb apartment was located). The line-up... More 

Thank BrittanysTravels
Miami Beach, Florida
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Best tacos ever! It seemed to be in México. Fresh ingredients, lovely staff. Definitely going back as soon as possible! Recommended!

1 Thank Paula_MIA
Salt Lake City, Utah
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107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

I tried the salmon tacos. I wasn't very impressed with the food. There wasn't much flavor. I likely won't go back.

Thank Leah L
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

classic SF taqueria, owned by the same people as Pancho Villa around the corner, but I think El Toro is better

Thank ChalkmanSf
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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

One of the best burritos I have ever eaten. They offer a wide variety of ingredients for you to enjoy the Mexican food experience

Thank Javier G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 598 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1115
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-431-3351

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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