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

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December 6, 2021
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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. Keep reading to see if your favorite spot made the list.

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#30. Senor Sisig - Food Trucks

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (36 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Filipino
- Price: $
- Address: San Francisco, CA
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#29. Arguello

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (119 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 50 Moraga Ave at the Presidio Officers’ Club, San Francisco, CA 94129-1122
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#28. Cadillac Bar & Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (83 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 44 9th St Between Market & Jessie, San Francisco, CA 94103-1402
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#27. Puerto Alegre

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (96 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 546 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1115
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#26. Regalito

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (62 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3481 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1745
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#25. Green Chile Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (71 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Southwestern, Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1801 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94115-4320
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#24. Californios

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (48 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 3115 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94110-3218
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#23. Nick's Crispy Taco's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (134 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Bar
- Price: $
- Address: 1500 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94109-2516
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#22. 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)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5929 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121-2006
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#21. Cala

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (128 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 149 Fell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5106
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#20. 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)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $
- Address: 2834 Diamond St, San Francisco, CA 94131-3005
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#19. Flores

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (62 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Central American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2030 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
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#18. The Little Chihuahua

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (80 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $
- Address: 292 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3253
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#17. SanJalisco Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (69 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 901 S van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110-2613
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#16. El Techo

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (97 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2516 Mission Street Penthouse Of The Building, San Francisco, CA 94110
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#15. 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)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 901 Cole St Carl, San Francisco, CA 94117-4315
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#14. Tacolicious

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (125 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 741 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1734
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#13. West of Pecos

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (98 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 550 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1115
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#12. Tacolicious

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (142 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2250 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2638
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#11. Chipotle Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (241 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Fast Food
- Price: $
- Address: 232 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2119
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#10. 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)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Pub
- Price: $
- Address: 475 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1234
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#9. Tropisueno

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (766 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 75 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103
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#8. Papito Hayes

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (119 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 425 Hayes St A, San Francisco, CA 94102-4380
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#7. Colibri Mexican Bistro

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,229 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 438 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
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#6. Nopalito

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (320 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 306 Broderick St, San Francisco, CA 94117-2275
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#5. Matador

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (240 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 679 Sutter Street 2 Blocks from Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102-1017
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#4. Gracias Madre

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (483 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2211 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1811
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#3. Tacolicious

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (348 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1548 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3306
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#2. Don Pisto's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (265 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 510 Union St pickup takeout orders at 2030 Lombard Street near Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94133-3315
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#1. Lolo

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (247 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Central American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 974 Valencia St Btwn 21st & Liberty St, San Francisco, CA 94110-2322
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