Tacolicious

San Francisco’s Taco Mini-Chain Opens Its Latest Spot in South Bay

Every day is Taco Tuesday at this modern taquería

Hey, San Francisco can’t always get all hottest and newest restaurants. The Bay Area’s favorite taco shop, Tacolicious, now has a location in San Jose’s Santana Row mall. South Bay folks no longer have to migrate to the city for a taco fix.

From its infamously tasty chupitos to its guajillo-braised beef brisket tacos and drunken beans, what’s not to love about this place? Whether it’s a girls’ night gossiping over spicy margaritas or a date ending with churros con chocolate, any occasion is more fun at Tacolicious, with its fun vibes and dangerously scrumptious Mexican fare.

Sorry, no burritos allowed, and this isn’t your typical tabuelita’s aquería. Don't forget about the most important meal of the day either: brunch. Adios, mimosas, salmon benedicts, and French toast, and ¡hola! bloody Marias, micheladas, and chilaquiles.

Tacolicious started off as tiny taco stand nearly a decade ago at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and returns there with its truck every Thursday. The taco shop is now one of San Francisco’s most popular sit-down restaurant chains with six locations featuring more than 120 different tequilas and an eclectic twist on Mexican dishes. like dorados al charro, mushroom empanadas with leeks, and fried sweet plantains with cumin crema. Hungry yet?

My personal taco go-tos are the roasted butternut squash with kale, leeks, and pepitas; the Baja-style Pacific cod with cabbage and cumin crema; the chicken en mole colorado; and the hanger steak with pickled red onions.

Come in, sit down, and relax with a taco or two or … ten. But beware of those chupitos, the small cocktail tasters. They taste a little too good to be alcoholic but they are. The passion flavor balances sweet passionfruit with a savory habanero tequila base. Drink up (but proceed with caution, please).

As if Tacolicious couldn’t get any better, it meats are humanely raised and hormone free. Even its fish is sustainable. Guys, you can just thank me later!

 

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