Tacos! Mexican! Tacos! Horchata! Tacos! Those were the exact thoughts that went through my brain when I ate at La Taqueria. I'm sorry In-N-Out, this is my new first San Francisco meal, what I will be thinking about the entire plane ride over the red states. Mmmm, tacos.....
For my first La Taqueria trip, I went with the tried and true lengua along with a pork taco. And there was a total and complete conversion to the "New York doesn't have good cheap Mexican" camp. My entire meal cost less than most of my lunches, and it was so good. The meat was fresh, flavorful, and cooked to tender perfection. And you get a sweet amount of meat. My horchata was cinnamon rice deliciousness.
But if my first day in is a Saturday, I will be eating some chilaquiles first from Primavera in the back of the Saturday morning farmer's market at the Ferry Building. Yes, fried corn tortillas smothered in refried beans topped with eggs, cotija cheese, and fresh avocados. A bit spicy, a bit healthy, and yet super unhealthy, that's how I like my breakfasts on vacation. And being able to eat your breakfast while sitting on the bay or strolling through one of the best markets in the world can only make everything taste better.
Especially if that stroll ends up at Boccalone for a little meat cone action: two thin slices each of three different meats. Salty delicious piggy indeed. There's no other way to describe their meat, unless maybe melts in your mouth? It's some of the best meat I've ever tasted and I've eaten a lot of meat.
La Taqueria 2889 Mission St San Francisco, CA (415) 285-7117