Seven Lives is a relatively new addition to the city's taco scene, which has been dominated by Grand Electric and La Carnita. Formerly tucked into a food court, this Kensington eatery has branched out into a home of its own thanks to the buzz surrounding it.
Owner Sean focuses on Southern California- and Tijuana-style tacos (he learned the chops when living a stone's throw from the Mexican border) and picks include a surf 'n' turf number with steak and shrimp, and the so-called Gobernador, which pairs shrimp with smoked marlin. Best of all? Nothing costs more than $7, and it's all pretty filling.