2092 Mission St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411037.763636 -122.419696
Neighborhoods: Central East, Mission
Food Poisioning ALERT – First stop El Castillito, second stop hospital emergency! No question about it, the state of the bathrooms should have been the first indication that we were in trouble. A wet burritto sent me and my bro to emergency the next day with serious food poisioning. I wish I had seen MvF before I went to Mission because I would have gone to Taqueria La Cumbre and would have been ok. This place should be condemned it is a dump.
True to Form – I've been going to El Castillito for about a dozen years and have never been let down. Their salsa bar is great from green to hot. They aren't as busy as some of the better known places in the area so you'll seldom have to wait. Less than a block form 16th Street BART.
Condiment Heaven – There's a gazillion good burrito places in the Mission, and so many meet my standards for good cheap food with friendly service, but ever since a friend brought me to El Castillito on Mission St. close to ten years ago, its been my favorite. It's a small place in a not so great neighborhood where you can regularly find a few unsavory characters hanging around outside (or inside). What makes it my favorite is the salsas which you can find in little glass condiment containers on each table. The green salsa (made with avocados) is so good, I can hardly restrain myself from eating it with a spoon.
Cheap, good, fast eats! – Im very happy that this place is finally on here! By far the cheapest place to eat in SF and sporting an ambiance that is truly original, colorful, and full of great people, El Castillito is by far one of the best places to eat in the city, period (.) Yes, there are other good places in the mission, but the value, culture, and hours of El Castillito make it shine above the rest. Veggie burritos are excellent, tacos too. They cook it up just the way you like it, (load up on the free salsa!)
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