In a city obsessed with burritos, it’s easy to forget about their smaller, generally more balanced cousin -- the taco. Well, consider this your reminder: our list of San Francisco's 13 best tortilla-cradled flavor bombs, from down-and-dirty taqueria specimens to locally sourced, free-range, fancy-pants iterations (WITH FRIED AVOCADO IN THEM).
Baja fish taco
Cholita Linda (address and info)
You won't find better fish tacos in the bay (or on the land masses around it) than the ones at Oakland-based Cholita Linda. The exceptionally fresh fish (usually tilapia) is well-seasoned, firm, and perfectly fried, resulting in a shatter-crisp crust. There’s no greasiness, sogginess, or other -esses that immediately render fish tacos subpar and disappointing, and the toppings are on point, too -- the fish is simply dressed with a bright and crisp cabbage slaw, spicy salsa roja, and a little bit of crema for richness. And before you're all "Bro, you said these are the best tacos in San Francisco, not Oakland, don't you know geography? Are you even from here???" -- you can get them in San Francisco too (!) at Off the Grid’s Presidio Picnic every Sunday.