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Mexican Restaurant

El Metate

75 locals recommend · Estimated price 1 out of 4 ·
Why locals recommend it
One word: mole! There aren’t many places in SF where you can get great authentic mole, but El Metate definitely fills that void. When people try to describe what umami is, I think of this mole. It’s not overly sweet, nor overly rich. All the Mexican standbys here are also really well made, but it’s their mole that sets them apart! Try to come before or after the SF General Hospital lunch rush or you’ll definitely have to wait a bit. For takeout, call and place your order ahead of time for pickup—you’ll thank me later.
Carlos
Carlos
Lives in SF

Tips from locals

Tara
Tara
September 16, 2019
Great salsa bar (all homemade, six different kinds!), fast service, yummy Mexican food. We like the burritos and quesadilla.
Robert
Robert
September 08, 2018
My favorite place for enchiladas.
Andy
Andy
May 31, 2018
Tightest burrito in town. Colorful decor. Go for the al pastor, stay for the salsa bar.
Jessica & Marc
Jessica & Marc
May 20, 2018
Best Burrito I've had in SF! Great horchata too :)
David + Tina
David + Tina
March 12, 2018
Wonderful sit down Mexican place with great atmosphere. Get the taco plate and an aqua fresca.

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Location
2406 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Mission District
Phone+1 415-641-7209
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 10:00 AM
Serves the following meal typesLunch, Dinner
Reservations
No
Credit Cards
Yes (incl. MasterCard & American Express)
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Wifi
Yes
Menus
Lunch, Dinner
Drinks
Beer
Dining Options
Delivery
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