Best Taqueria - 2002
Enough has been written about which taqueria makes the best burrito in San Francisco, so we won't bother with that this year. OK, we can't resist -- it's Can-Cun, damn it! Now that that's out of our system, we have to admit that we prefer a trip to Pancho Villa. The burritos here aren't as refined as Can-Cun's, but you can get a wider range of fillings (from tofu ranchero to the fabulously smoky steak with prawns), plus fish tacos, enchiladas, tamales, dinner plates, and flautas. Then, behold the condiment bar: Award-winning salsas include a mild salsa fresca, a piquant salsa verde, and ominous-looking smoked-chile salsas. Load up on pickled jalape?os, roasted jalape?os, and cool, soothing radishes, and you'll barely need a burrito.