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.
Tips from locals
Great salsa bar (all homemade, six different kinds!), fast service, yummy Mexican food. We like the burritos and quesadilla.
Tightest burrito in town. Colorful decor. Go for the al pastor, stay for the salsa bar.
Wonderful sit down Mexican place with great atmosphere. Get the taco plate and an aqua fresca.
Things to do nearby
Places to stay nearby
2406 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 10:00 AM
Serves the following meal typesLunch, Dinner
Yes (incl. MasterCard & American Express)
Powered by Foursquare