Great lunch spot.. Tasty burritos, complimentary chips and salsa with each order (extra chips $1, extra salsa $.25), quick service, and most importantly, cash only! Super burritos are large, so if you are going back to work, be prepared to be sleepy....
Mighty Tasty Bites.
On the advice of my boyfriend who swears by their burritos, I decided to give this place a whirl for lunch. It's cozy and unpretentious, with different colored oilcloths on each table which I would love for my apartment.
While I enjoy the occasional burrito, I am not a fanatic, so I tried the Special quesadilla which came with sauteed cabbage - a really nice texture contrast. My friend raved about her tostada with prawns which was not the monstrosity in a bowl most people would expect, but a healthy salad on a grilled tortilla with some pretty posh prawns for the price. We split some guacamole which had cajones, thank God. I have little patience for insipid, watered-down guacamole. The wooden gnomes standing outside convinced me to try the mango agua fresca which went down sweet and smooth. The chips and salsa were first rate - not your standard bought-from-Costco taqueria fare at all. I have to admit, this was my first encounter with a fresh chip ... I never knew such things existed. Luckily there's a one-bowl per order limitation or I'd slather them with salsa and stuff my face until the cows came home, if you know what I'm saying.
Service was knowledgable, friendly and had some personality for a change downtown. According to my boyfriend, this place has been around for ages and is a family business. Despite all that, it wasn't tired at all and felt very upbeat and straightforward. Good people.
not the same since vickie left. It's changed a lot since Vickie left and sold the restaurant to her daughter. The quality of the food has gone down and they have gotten cheap with the chips (the bags were cut in half to reduce the amount people can take at the self-serve chips/salsa bar. Salsa's good though.). Just today I ordered a carne asada burrito and got chicken instead. And it wasn't even the white meat chicken they usually serve, but the very dry, gamey dark meat. The burrito was practically inedible. There seem to be fewer people there these days. Maybe I'm not the only one who's noticed a change.
Thumbs Up All Around. This is one of my favorite lunch spots in the Financial District. Lots of vegetarian options and a homey atmosphere keep me coming back for more. I for one APPRECIATE lard-free beans. The weekly "especiales" in particular have a unique appeal. Last week I had a quesadilla with carmelized onions which may not be the most "authentic" Mexican meal but was, in my not-so-Mexican opinion, scrumptious. The fruit salsas are innovative and always a treat. My more carnivorous friends assure me that the meat selections are equally appealing. Portions are generous, the price is right and the food and vibe are right on. Great salsas and home-made chips, the hot sauce regularly has me breaking a sweat. They aren't perfect, but in my experience, 9 times out of 10, this place is a solid call. I'd say 9 out of 10 of my co-workers would agree. Cheers.
Best Burrito ever!!. Burritos are an integral part of San Francisco's culinary landscape and Los Socios serves the best ones in the city. Four stars...and tennis shoes are encouraged!
Looks like Mexican food, tastes like?!?. Quick eat for suits on the run. Good selection. Health conscience on the plate-- not quite a Mexican meal-- sure there are beans and rice, but they don't have that Mexican taste that you would have in the Mission. Good place, but would rather have my "chava" make me lunch with some spice. Rather bland food altogether/ not bad for a fast lunch.
Longtime favorite!. I've been going to Los Socios for years -- I had a 3-day-a-week habit when I worked in the financial district, and I still manage to visit once a week for their delicious, fresh, inventive burritos even though I work South of Market now. Addictive food, and the prices are great too!
Editorial Review. Inexpensive Financial District lunchtime favorite offers health-conscious, standard Mexican in addition to weekly regional specialties. Catering is also available.
get real with the bogus reviews. without trying to be mean spirited or negative this was by far the worst example of Mexican food I've EVER had. A group went to try it (on the advice of the city search reviews) on a Friday for lunch. Bland, wet, underseasoned, Americanized Mexican food combined with uncaring, unprofessional service insures we won't be returning. (Unanimous by all 8 of us who went).
Best Burritos in town by FAR!. Authentic, very tasty food right in middle of downtown. Prices are right and even when they're crowded, they manage to get you in and out quick. They give you BIG portions, and it's the yummy, sloppy kind of Mexican food that always feels good in your tummy afterwards. Be sure to allocate time for a nap later in the day!
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