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El Metate

Map & Directions 2406 Bryant St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Mexican
  • Daily 10am-10pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • None
  • Not Accepted
  • Street


SF Weekly's Description

El Metate, a colorful Bernal Heights hangout, whose tiny entryway leads into a comfortable dining room decorated with faux-finish walls and paintings, prepares California-Mexican soul food. Order enchiladas smothered in red sauce; a taco piled with radishes, cilantro, and crisp carnitas; or tightly rolled burritos packed with tender, citrusy pork verde or chile colorado.

Member Reviews

  • sfweeklybestof wrote a review for El Metate
    on 05/06/09

    The secret to the delicious experience that is an El Metate fish taco lies in the crispy, spiced breadcrumb crust, which provides a great flavor and texture to complement the sweet white fish inside. The pure pleasure of this taco also lies in its simplicity — El Metate has an array of bottled hot sauces you can add, but it's really just the nicely breaded fish on a bed of... More >>

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  • Neha N. on 07/01/09

    fish tacos = heaven.

  • Chrysanthe T. on 07/21/11

    a little off the beaten path but hands down best i've had in sf

  • Natalie G. on 03/06/09

    veggie burrito, get it super but skip the sour cream. fresh veggies inside, it's delicious. and the owner'll talk politics, npr, or pbs with you if start the conversation.

  • Sally C. on 03/10/11

    Get the fish tacos, then use a chip to cover the far end of the taco. Nothing spills out! The final bite of taco you eat off the chip.

  • Gabe R. on 06/15/10

    My favorite SF taqueria.

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