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SanJalisco Restaurant

Mission District
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901 S van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110-2613
+1 415-648-8383
08:00 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

dined here at the suggestion of a friend, because going to a museum nearby. good food, excellent prices, nice room, genial staff

Thank kurt3650
Lake George, New York
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We came here in the middle of the pouring rain and we welcomed graciously. There were plenty of vegetarian selections and the waiter seemed knowledgeable. Food was generally good, I felt some of the black beans weren't cooked thoroughly and so were crunchy. Mole sauce was a bit sweet, but that is how it is advertised.

Thank Robert P
Traverse City, Michigan
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Dined here twice for lunch, with my wife and dinner, with extended family. Food was great, and service was wonderful. God bless you!

Thank Joseph L
San Francisco
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105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

A cousin of the family who owns San Jalisco told me about it years ago and I've been thanking her ever since. This restaurant started out as Los Jarritos and changed its name in 2010 to reflect their style of cooking from Jalisco state in Mexico. Their mole sauce is one of the best I've tried and eating it on... More 

Thank vidadoro
St Albans, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic little Mexican style diner in the Mission district of San Francisco. Menu is so authentic some of the dishes we didn't recognise. Beware - portions are large!! Subtle spicing, fresh tasting ingredients. Fantastic. I want to come back for dinner and breakfast! Staff lovely as well. Really fantastic and good value. (The arm is the photo is to give... More 

Thank AWilliams1978
Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

BARTed over to this place, based on the glowing reviews. Wasn't worth the trip. I'll give kudos to the staff for being welcoming. They keep things moving relatively well, so there was no wait even at 10am on a Saturday. Food is mediocre. I had the Chilaquiles Veronica - it was essentially a bunch of soggy tortilla chips with a... More 

Thank SugarLanders
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122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Went to Mission Delores and the mural. Needed a place to eat. This place comes up on top so we went. It is one block over for the mission district so you feel comfortable but not adventerous. Food was fine. Ambiance is not noteworthy, lots of tables in a big room...beer and wine only. Do not,order the melted cheese appetizer.... More 

Thank Cornelia Z
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

I had wanted to get my friend in the hospital some soup to help her heal, so my friend Adiac brought me to this place! It had traditional "cantina" type decor, with tables, chairs, and a counter! I ordered two beef and two chicken shops to go! Well, she had been discharged, so I took them all home! OMG! Each... More 

Thank Veronika F
Sacramento, California
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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Several different chilaquiles options and a favorable Zagat comment brought us well out of our way for breakfast & was worth it. Parking is a hassle (typical so just accept it) service was good mostly, quarters were cramped but makes the wait less. We had Veronica & Carne Asda chilaquiles . Both were served hot & with corn tortillas. We... More 

Thank Donna S
Vancouver, Canada
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015

This is now our fave Mexican restaurant in a neighbourhood of terrific Mexican restaurants. South Van Ness and 20th is a bit of a walk from the BART on 24th Street but well worth the effort. One word: birria. Best birria de chivo (spicy goat stew) in the city. You can go for the chilaquiles brekkie, or whatever else takes... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 S van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110-2613
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-648-8383

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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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