I’ve been to SF several times but had never stayed in The Mission until this trip. I highly highly highly recommend staying—or at very least eating—in this district. It’s the city’s oldest neighborhood, named after the Mission Dolores founded in 1776. Walking down Mission, 24th, and the latticework of side streets weaving in and out of them, I was embraced by a swirl of colors and smells, including the spicy waft that drew me into Taqueria Guadalajara.
I opted for the Super Camaron and Super Carnitas Tacos, both of which were loaded with meat, sour cream, homemade hot sauce, and avocado that spilled out of the double flour tortillas before I even picked them up. Mat got the regular Carnitas and Chorizo Tacos.
Insider’s Trick: Get your meal to eat in. You get a free trip to the chips and salsa bar!