Finest tacos within the SF Bay Space

Finest tacos within the SF Bay Space

I can say with the utmost confidence that the Bay Space boasts among the finest tacos in California.

In my first yr as a critic right here I acquired to discover so many various cuisines that recalibrated my palate. However what excited me most was chasing obscure taquerias sprinkled all through the area.

I started the yr by visiting house taquerias within the East Bay, the place I acquired to attempt sensational carnitas, star-quality asada and crisp tacos dorados. However with the intention to get a full image of the taco scene within the better Bay Space, I traversed the area’s highways to see what Wine Nation, the Peninsula and the South Bay needed to provide.

The cities and neighborhoods with Mexican barrios, no shock, have been normally the place I discovered the great things: Take Antioch’s El Burro Veloz with its silky guiso tacos; Richmond’s El Storage and its paradigm-shifting birria; and East San Jose with its highly effective, multifaceted taco scene that in the end satisfied me we’re dwelling within the Bay Space’s golden age of regional tacos.

I utilized additional scrutiny to this record, searching for taquerias, taqueros and taqueras which are going above and past. You won’t see your favourite spot, however I encourage you to attempt one thing new — of which, I guarantee you, there are lots of choices.

On this record, you gained’t discover any whiff of a mass-produced or (god forbid) a chilly tortilla. What you can find, although, is phenomenal al pastor like at Tacos Al Pastor Puebla; correct carne asada as at Tacos Mi Reynita; steamy tacos al vapor like these at El Tacostao or Tacos El Güero; and plenty of, many surprises.

For extra Mexican meals try this information. Or see our picks for the most effective burritos and finest eating places within the Bay Space.


Reporting by Cesar Hernandez / Affiliate Restaurant Critic. Visuals by Chronicle Photograph Editors, Photographers, and Contributors. Modifying by Janelle Bitker and Caleb Pershan. Viewers engagement by Jess Shaw and Erika Carlos. Mission administration by Brittany Schell / Hearst DevHub. Design and improvement by Danielle Rindler / Hearst DevHub and Evan Wagstaff / Hearst DevHub. Powered by the Hearst Newspapers DevHub.

Initially revealed on Dec. 20, 2022

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