Best Green Salsa - 2003
Three generations of the Sanchez family own and operate this quintessential Mission taqueria, which comes complete with colorful murals, an umbrella-studded patio, Mexican beer, and tasty stews in addition to the standard tacos, burritos, and enchiladas. The Sanchezes make their own chips and red and green salsa, which they distribute to supermarkets all over the Bay Area. It's all good, but the green salsa is to die for. Lovingly squeezed in an on-site vat by hand from peppers, tomatoes, chilies, onions, and a "secret ingredient," the stuff is almost drinkable. Warning: The salsa is so fresh and nutritious that it quickly gathers mold and fungus if left uneaten.