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Welcome To Zapata Taqueria

From lovely San Francisco, Phil.

Zapata Taqueria is located in San Francisco's well-known Castro district. I had been curious about it for months, since my bus to work went right by it every day. It's also next to the Post Office from which I mail your I Heart Burrito shirts.

Another thing that made me curious is whether or not it had any connection to Taqueria El Toro. I wondered this because all the employees inside wore matching blue uniforms, just like the employees of Taqueria El Toro.

Closer inspection was clearly warranted.

Unfortunately, I will not be showing you, dear readers, a picture of the menu at Taqueria Zapata, having noticed the following warning at the bottom of the menu:

Copyright 2006. This menu is property of Zapata Taqueria. It may not be reproduced or used in part, or in whole, without the express written permission from Zapata Taqueria.
Burrito Blog chooses to stay free of legal entanglements concerning copyright infringement laws because they don't serve burritos in prison.

This entry is filed in Taqueria Zapata.

Friday, May 19, 2006 by Phil.


hey man, i just moved to roslindale from LA, and am SERIOUSLY missing some decent mexican food. tried yucatan and was NOT impressed. in fact, the veggie burrito my wife got was filled with recently thawed frozen veggie medley. can you recommend a good mexican or fresh/mex place in the area? you seem like the guy to ask.


Posted by: Leto at May 20, 2006 08:56 PM

Wow. With all this fotografia, I am drooling. I can almost smell the burritos. I need to eat something.

I wonder how many people right now are sitting in jail because they did not have the sense not to photograph their menu. You clearly know better.

hasta luego~

Posted by: LĂ­mon Jonez at May 22, 2006 01:15 AM

Excellent salsa picante... finely chopped frseh and spicy ingredients. I'll go back for more large containers (only $2.25) para llevar.
Not so the burritos, I'm afraid. My special burrito was served sin queso, sin guacamole, but my girlfriend's special had them both as advertised. Too much rice, too little carne asada. There are better choices.

Posted by: FooFytr at May 29, 2006 11:52 PM

Zapata sucks, just like most of the food in the Castro.

On another note: Zapata may not be affiliated with El Toro, but Pancho Villa is. The two are run by the same company. Although theoretically this should make the food at both establishments identical, I find myself preferring the burritos at Pancho Villa and the tacos at El Toro ... go figure.

Posted by: Matthew at March 9, 2007 03:48 AM