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Tortilla Triumphs: 35 Knockout San Francisco Tacos
The carnitas taco at Taqueria San Francisco.

Tacos are the original California street food. As such, some of the best ones you’re going to eat in the Bay Area come from trucks, and not even the trucks that roll into your Off the Grids or SoMa Streat Food Park. We’re talking the trucks that park in potholed parking lots in East Oakland where only the hardest of hardcore foodinistas dare go — that is if they don’t live in the neighborhood. That’s not to say we don’t have some pretty awesome tacos in San Francisco proper, both from trucks and from more gringo-friendly, fancy-pants restaurants. We do. But allow us to offer you a checklist of the better examples around the Bay, so you don’t have to waste your time with lesser taquerias, and inferior al pastor.

And when you’re done here, check out the most noteworthy tacos in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia.

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Tortilla Triumphs: 35 Knockout San Francisco Tacos