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With a new job, comes a new lunchtime taqueria. You may remember from previous posts that my last job brought me in close proximity to Pancho's, which turned out to be a disaster of a taqueria. Whether or not my new job is a step up or not, I can unequivocally say that my new lunchtime taqueria is a vast improvement.

Taqueria El Zorro probably doesn't get the recognition it deserves because it's situated in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood (Map), which is better known for overpriced, greasy, unimaginative, tourist-trap Italian restaurants masquerading as authentic, high-end Italian cuisine, but in actuality are probably much closer in quality to Olive Garden.

I say next time you're in North Beach, skip the spaghetti and calamari and get yourself a burrito from El Zorro. They don't have the outdoor seating that many of the Italian places have, but you can always get it to-go and walk up Columbus a few blocks to Washington Square for some nice outdoor dining.

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Saturday, October 07, 2006 by Phil.


At the risk of saying something inappropriate for a burrito blog... I have to suggest a non-Mexican lunch-time destination for you in the neighborhood.

You're right that most of the food in north beach is mediocre, but there are a few gems, most notably "Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store" on the corner of Columbus and Union. The panninis there are absolutely amazing (especially the meatball or fried eggplant). Again, I know it's not burritos, but it beats the hell out of the "just so-so" fare of El Zorro.

Posted by: Matthew at March 9, 2007 03:06 PM