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 Tacko – Marina

Tacko is both flavorful and reasonably priced (for the Marina). They’ve got your standard fare like Carne Asada tacos, quesadillas, an assortment of beers. Tacko really stands out for their California burritos in my opinion. Not sure what a Califrornia burrito is? Well, it means they add french fries to your burrito! It’s amazing, but the only downside is that you get very full, very quickly. Be sure to devour the behemoth with a healthy dousing of their freshly made green sauce (mostly cilantro and lime).

 

On this particular trip, I had some chips and salsa to share with friends. They were good, but the chips are always on the saltier side. Be sure to eat this order quickly, as it does get soggy.

 

I almost forgot to mention, the fish tacos are so good that by the time you finish, you’ll consider ordering two more. Just the right amount of cilantro, paired with guacamole, greens, and fresh fish to top it all off. The food is so good, you might not notice this restaurant is a little slice of Nantucket, Massachusetts. There’s a plethora of artwork and knick-knacks adorning the walls that give the location a very sea-worthy feel. Grab a Nantucket Nectar and hit up Tacko before the crowds arrive around 6PM!

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Bite

Bite

Bite – Nob Hill

Tired of Ike’s Sandwiches? Okay, so maybe you aren’t (What kind of San Franciscan tires of Ike’s?). Maybe you’re too far from a noteworthy sandwich shop or maybe you just want to try something new. Bite may be a small storefront, but it packs a lot of amazing options.

Bite isn’t just a sandwich shop. It doubles as a deli. If ordering varieties of meat and cheeses by the pound is your thing, they’ve got a decent selection at this pint-sized deli. Bite is mainly known for their rotisserie chicken. They’ve usually got 6 of the birds rotating right next to the cash register. There’s a reason for this! The rotisserie chicken is easily their best meat. Not only can you buy a whole chicken for dinner, but you can also get it on your sandwich!

To date, I’ve tried the Day After Thanksgiving, Moshe Moshe, Firecracker, Gouda Good, Kookooroo, My Ex, Chickenapolis, and Porky’s Revenge. They’re all good. This place is definitely on par with Ikes, but the sandwiches with the rotisserie chicken standout from the crowd. If you only have one chance to visit Bite, I’d suggest you order the Kookooroo, My Ex, or Gouda Good. They’re my go-to sandwiches when I’m not trying to cross every sandwich on the menu off my list.

In addition to their deli, sandwiches, and drinks, Bite offers wraps and salads. I’ve only tried one salad, but it really wasn’t anything to write home about. Whatever you decide upon, there’s a good amount of seating right outside the front door. Bite will also give you plenty of napkins AND a free lollypop (They just can’t escape the comparisons to Ike’s!). Check them out if you’re ever around NobHill. Never stop eating!

 

 

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Taqueria Guadalajara

Taqueria Guadalajara – Excelsior

I was doing a bit of grocery shopping in the Excelsior, when I realized I was buying a lot of food I didn’t really need. This was due to my mistake of grocery shopping on an empty stomach. NEVER shop for groceries on an empty stomach!

Now there are a lot of different taquerias on Mission Street. This one was close by and seemed like a good way to quell my hunger. My friend had told me that he had been to this particular establishment before and that they had some really good fruit salsa.  I ordered a super burrito asada con todo (steak super burrito with everything) and a water to wash it all down. I wasn’t really thinking straight when I ordered everything on my burrito, because I’m really not a big fan of sour cream. But, it didn’t ruin the burrito for me. We sit down, they bring us our food and complementary chips. The burrito was great. Yes, it did have a lot of sour cream, which isn’t particularly to my liking, but I figured I could simply put some of this famous fruit salsa on it and everything would be A-OK. My so-called “friend” told me to try some peach salsa that he had found. I soon after realized that it wasn’t peach at all, but rather the ever-spicy habañero!

I love spicy food, so this wasn’t actually a bad thing at all. Although, I’ll definitely have to get back at my friend for trying to dupe me into burning my mouth. All and all it was a great stop. If you like a little bit of spicy flavor, check out Taqueria Guadalajara!

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Dinosaurs #2


Dinosaurs #2 – Sunset

I’m not 100% sure if the first Dinosaurs died out or if this is simply its offspring. This one is located on Ocean Avenue between 19th Ave and Junipero Serra Blvd.

My Vietnamese friend wanted to try this place out, because he had heard good things about the restaurant Dinosaurs. This place is really tiny and is housed in a
small shack. I was tempted to ask what the rent was on the place, but I figured they wouldn’t know.

I ordered the sandwich special of the day, which contained three different types of pork, carrots, jalapenos, cilantro, and a little onion.

It was only $5 and I have to say it was worth every penny. All the ingredients super-fresh and delectable. I was especially impressed with how fresh the bread was. It’s the staple of any sandwich, but it’s too often an afterthought.

Overall the food was great, the price awesome, and the service impeccable. I was offered water and Sriracha, twice at no extra charge. My buddy got the same sandwich and equally enjoyed it as much as I did. I will definitely be coming back here again for a cheap yet scrumptious sandwich.

 

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Taco’s Sandwiches

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I was downtown getting my hair cut the other day and I was in the mood for something fast. I decided to go to Taco’s Sandwiches *NOW CLOSED*, which isn’t exactly located in the best part of town, but I don’t mind. I walked in, not quite knowing what to expect. I decided to ask the guy working there what he recommended (He turned out to be the owner, Taco!). He told me that I should try out the Pulled Pork Adobo as it was one of their best selling sandwiches. I added a drink for around 74 cents more and ended up with quite a meal. While I was waiting for my food I figured out the man working the register was none other than Taco himself. He was very kind and took notice to my skateboard that I had with me . I ended up letting his daughter try to ride it. Then some crazy guy from off the street walks in and asks how much for some tacos. I guess they must get this a lot, but Taco kindly told him that they didn’t sell tacos, only delicious delicious sandwiches. He was correct, and at that moment I sat down with my juice squeeze, and started to devour my pulled pork sandwich along with a hearty serving of fries.
image_2Needless to say, it was well worth the cash. I would definitely come back here again, because it was one of the best pulled pork sandwiches I’ve had. However, I would definitely ask for extra sauce next time. I’ve got no clue what it’s comprised of, but it was definitely what brought the greasy wich together.

As I was about to leave, some other guy sat down at the table in front of mine to tell Taco how he had met some lady director in the restaurant. He told Taco that he was going to start coming back regularly. If you don’t mind walking past a couple of crack fiends, Taco’s sandwiches WOULD have been worth checking out. I guess poor Taco couldn’t get enough customers and eventually had to close shop.
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