Food & Drink

The best burritos in The Mission

Published On 11/12/2013 Published On 11/12/2013
SF burritos
Papalote
Papalote

Sure, most of these spots have a version of salsa and hot sauce, but few of them are so good that they sell jars of it online. Oh, and if you really want to get crazy, try your burrito naked. What's that? That just means no tortilla? Ohhhh, okay [puts pants back on].
 

Little Chihuahua

Just because they started in Western Addition doesn't mean this transplant isn't of Mission caliber. Note the serious salsa bar selection for all your 'rito needs, plus try the fried plantain.
 

El Farolito

If the near-constant line out the door is any indication, this little hole-in-the-wall taqueria either makes burritos really slowly, or is your resident 24th St BART station gem [Editor's Note: it's the gem thing].

La Palma
La Palma

Opened in 1953, this spot is truly a neighborhood institution. Make your burrito even awesome-er by asking 'em to use one of their handmade tortillas.

Curry Up Now

Woah! Bet you didn't expect that. Sure, it's not necessarily what you'd expect when someone says 'delicious Mission burrito', but the Chicken Tikka Masala Burrito is certainly a burrito, in The Mission, and dude, sooooo delicious.

El Metate

Less cramped and more actual-restaurant than some of the other spots on this list, El Metate's a nice enough space that you could actually take a casual date here. No, that's a lie, you eat burritos like a monster.