San Francisco is famous for its burritos. Surprised? The Mexican burrito is a popular lunch or dinner item around the world, but this classic dish has been given a unique twist in San Francisco, called the Mission-style burrito. Make it your mission to try at least one during your visit to the City by the Bay.
The Mission-style burrito originated in the 1960s in San Francisco’s Mission District. The neighbourhood was primarily home to Latinos and, consequently, dozens of taquerias, i.e. Mexican fast-food joints. The Mission-style burrito is a combination of beans, guacamole, sour cream, meat and vegetables; but what makes it so different from other burritos is its gigantic size, the addition of rice, and the fact that it’s wrapped in aluminium foil, which is essential to keep all the ingredients from spilling out.
“The Taco Trail is a section of 24th Street between Mission and Potrero Hill filled with taquerias”