The chefs at both locations of the family-run Guerrero's Taqueria man the grill all day cranking out plate-busting breakfasts, jam-packed burritos, tamales. Guests order at the counter, then find a seat in inside or at one of the green picnic tables outside, where they tuck into Mexican staples, such as the super shrimp burrito or huevos con chorizo. Imported sodas, beers, and horchata quench thirsts, while servings of flan make for a sweet end to the meal. Guerrero's Taqueria recently expanded its reach and opened a new, second location in Fairmont Shopping Center in Pacifica. In addition to traditional Mexican favorites, this location offers a different take on mainstays such as California Burritos, which are made with french fries instead of beans, and California Nachos, which are made with french fries instead of chips.
The chefs at El Toro Loco craft tacos, burritos, and tostadas, alongside hearty meat and chicken entrees grilled in Peruvian style. The kitchen keeps an eye on their customers' health by using the freshest ingredients available, favoring heart-conscious canola oil, and taking all orders on a doctor?s prescription pad. The menu features Peruvian favorites including deep-fried yucca along with beef anticuchos, a kabob-like dish served alongside potatoes and hot sauce. The Peruvian-leaning menu also includes award-winning tacos and burritos, crammed with fish, beef, chicken, pork, or veggies, which distinguished themselves earlier this year by landing El Toro Loco at the top of the Pacifica Patch's short list of the best local tacos and burritos.
Where to Sit Grab a spot beneath the sunny skylight, or pull up a chair near the glass front. Either way, you’ll be eating at a glossy green table in a dining room that’s reminiscent of a Sicilian kitchen.
When to Go: farmers-market dinners on Wednesdays, when chefs come up with unique dishes using fresh, right-off-the-stem produce from Columbia City market
While You’re Waiting
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Expand your horizons by exploring the diverse media at Columbia City Gallery (4864 Rainier Ave S).
After: Catch a concert at Columbia City Theater (4916 Rainier Ave S), the oldest vaudeville theater in the state.
For the brain trust behind Tacolicious, tacos are more than just street food—they're a meal, deserving of a table, a napkin, and great attention to detail. These tacos spotlight housemade fillings forged from hormone-free, humanely raised meats and sustainable seafood. But, Executive Chef Telmo Faria's biggest success comes from creating bold flavors with unexpected seasonal ingredients, such as pasilla peppers, spicy pepitas, and roasted butternut squash.
At a glance, Tacolicious's tequila list might seem overwhelming. It showcases more than 100 varieties, spanning from basic white tequila to añejo tequila that's aged at least a year in an oak cask. But thankfully, nobody has to walk in with an encyclopedic knowledge of agave and a Jose Cuervo tattoo on their chest to navigate the list. That's because an easy-to-understand description accompanies each entry on the menu. The Ocho añejo, for instance, is described as "sweet with agave and berries, not too woody for añejo—easy sipper."
The owners of Tacolicious strive to give back to the community—both in terms of food and service. They purchase as many ingredients as possible from local farmers and artisans, including lettuce and tomatoes from Dirty Girl Produce in Santa Cruz and tortillas from La Palma in the Mission District. Their Tacolicious School Project, on the other hand, has a more direct effect: every Monday, the restaurant donates 15% of its profits to neighboring public schools—totaling more than $250,000 so far.
Though Azúcar Lounge has a projection screen and televisions for broadcasting the big game, its patrons are often invested in a more personal competition: given an unlimited number of tacos, who can eat the most? Taco Tuesdays set the stage for this contest, permitting diners to order all-you-can-eat tacos for $10. But to wolf these morsels down would be a waste—the slow-roasted pork, blackened tilapia, and potato with poblano peppers that stuff the tortillas deserve slow and thoughtful savoring. The menu—which is inspired by Mexican street food—also features four types of bacon-wrapped hot dogs, including the pineapple salsa-topped Colombian and the Completo, dressed in guacamole and house-made kraut. Azúcar puts just as much thought and Latin spirit into its liquid fare. Mixologists blend cocktails such as the signature Azúcar: tequila, chartreuse, agave syrup, lime, grapefruit, and house-made habanero tincture. Alternatively, a medley of rum, Ace apple cider, lime, apples, and sage produces the Otoño, a more delicious autumnal drink than the rain that collects in your jack o' lantern. Alongside draft and bottled beers, house-made sangria rounds out the beverage selection, and can be ordered in "bottomless" quantities to accompany Sunday brunch plates of mini pancakes with candied jalapeños.
At Chipotle Mexican Grill — a relaxed Mexican restaurant — you can enjoy a classic margarita and bottomless chips and salsa. Can't eat gluten? Avoiding fatty foods? Vegan? No problem — Chipotle Mexican Grill offers plenty of options for you as well. With Chipotle Mexican Grill's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. Families will feel right at home at Chipotle Mexican Grill with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere. Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Chipotle Mexican Grill, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio. Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard.
Arrive fashionably early for your pick of tables — the restaurant does not accept reservations. Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Chipotle Mexican Grill for their catering services. Or, take your grub to-go.
Valet parking is a nice perk for diners at Chipotle Mexican Grill's New Montgomery St location.
You can fill up on Chipotle Mexican Grill's delicious fare without spending an arm and a leg — in fact, typical meals there run under $15. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Chipotle Mexican Grill, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.