Openings

Tacolicious and Mosto Open at Last in the Mission

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The main room at Tacolicious, with the large overflow/private dining room in the rear.

After a month of pesky, last-minute delays, Tacolicious Part Dos made its debut over the weekend at 741 Valencia Street, along with next-door tequila bar Mosto. The menu is similar to the Chestnut Street location, with their famed Shot-And-A-Beer Braised Chicken, traditional carnitas, short-rib, and mole taco options, as well as a selection of margaritas on the Tacolicious side. Over on the Mosto side, the cocktail selection is going to be very limited (Margarita, Paloma, one or two non-tequila options) with the focus being on tasting tequilas and mezcals as they were meant to be quaffed, by themselves.

There will be sake-style tequila service in five-ounce carafes, so that a group can taste a variety of tequilas at their table, side-by-side, without having to go back to the bar. Also, on the Mosto side, there will be a small selection of botanas (drinking snacks), including a tamale, and a $1.50, Mexico City-style al pastor taco, carved from a spit up at the front of the bar. And expect those canning jars covering the ceiling to fill up with little trinkets over time — staff members and investors have been asked to contribute something meaningful to them for a ceiling collage of sorts.

And large parties should note that there is the option of closing off the skylit back room for private events, or just for gathering big groups for birthdays. They take reservations for groups of twelve or more.

Check out our full slideshow of the interior, and check the place out any day this week.

Tacolicious - 741 Valencia Street, between 18th and 19th - 415.626.1344 - Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to midnight

Earlier: Take a Look at Mosto’s Canning-Jar-Covered Ceiling
Watch the Creation of the Dolores Park Mural, to Be Unveiled Soon at the Mission’s Tacolicious
Tacolicious and Mosto Now Due in November in the Mission

Tacolicious and Mosto Open at Last in the Mission