Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in San Francisco, according to Tripadvisor

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July 25, 2022
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Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in San Francisco, according to Tripadvisor

Mexican fare ranks with Italian and Chinese as Americans' top-three favorite global cuisines, according to the National Restaurant Association. Mexican flavors and ingredients have permeated all corners of American cuisine, infusing vibrant and varied tastes into Americans' daily diet. But while tacos and enchiladas may seem commonplace in America now, that wasn't always the case.

To be sure, Americans have been influenced by the flavors of our neighbor to the south for hundreds of years. But it wasn't until refugees from southern and central Mexico brought their culinary traditions north to the U.S. during the Mexican Revolution that dishes like tacos found their way into the mainstream. An increasingly global culture (and a growing number of Mexican fast-food mainstays and high-end restaurants) have cemented Mexican food's beloved role in U.S. cuisine. Which begs the question: Where does one go for the best Mexican food in San Francisco?

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in San Francisco. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Keep reading to see if your favorite spot made the list.

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#30. Nick's Crispy Taco's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (137 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1500 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94109-2516
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#29. Tommy's Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (127 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5929 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121-2006
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#28. Cala

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (128 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 149 Fell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5106
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#27. La Corneta Taqueria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (66 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2834 Diamond St, San Francisco, CA 94131-3005
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#26. The Little Chihuahua

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (81 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 292 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3253
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#25. Flores

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (65 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2030 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
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#24. SanJalisco Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (70 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 901 S van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110-2613
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#23. Taqueria Cancun

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (89 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1003 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1605
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#22. El Techo

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (101 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2516 Mission Street Penthouse Of The Building, San Francisco, CA 94110
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#21. Padrecito

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (98 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 901 Cole St Carl, San Francisco, CA 94117-4315
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#20. Tacolicious

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (128 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 741 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1734
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#19. West of Pecos

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (99 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 550 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1115
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#18. El Farolito

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (136 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2950 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-4132
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#17. Chipotle Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (240 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 232 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2119
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#16. Tacolicious

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (143 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2250 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2638
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#15. El Farolito

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (124 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2779 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-3103
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#14. Garaje Sf

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (85 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 475 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1234
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#13. Papito Hayes

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (120 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 425 Hayes St A, San Francisco, CA 94102-4380
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#12. Pancho Villa Taqueria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (192 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 3071 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3421
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#11. Tropisueno

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (767 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 75 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103
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#10. Taqueria Cancun

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (140 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2288 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1812
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#9. Street Taco

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (136 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1607 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117-2815
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#8. Nopalito

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (321 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 306 Broderick St, San Francisco, CA 94117-2275
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#7. Tacolicious

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (349 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1548 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3306
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#6. Matador

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (250 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 679 Sutter Street 2 Blocks from Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102-1017
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#5. Gracias Madre

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (485 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2211 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1811
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#4. Don Pisto's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (269 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 510 Union St pickup takeout orders at 2030 Lombard Street near Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94133-3315
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#3. La Taqueria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (797 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2889 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-3907
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#2. Lolo

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (249 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 974 Valencia St Btwn 21st & Liberty St, San Francisco, CA 94110-2322
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#1. Tacorea

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (169 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 809 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3312
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