Taqueria La Cumbre

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Home of the Mission-style burrito
This popular Mexican food mainstay in the heart of San Francisco's Mission district is one of two places in the city that claim to have invented the Mission-style burrito (the other is El Faro), a hefty, elephant-leg sized wrap distinguished from other burritos by its mega size and inclusion of rice and other ingredients. The restaurant was first opened as a meat market in 1967 by Mexican immigrants Raul and Michaela Duran who are said to have served their first burrito in 1969 after seeing that local workers needed a substantial yet portable meal. The all-encompassing Mission Burrito was born, containing all the food groups: protein, fruits, vegetables, dairy and grains. They converted their meat market into a full-time restaurant in 1972 and have been satiating our mad burrito appetites ever since. At Taqueria La Cumbre there are more than just burritos on the menu, and it's all made fresh before your eyes, assembly line-style. Fun fact: When the Durans first came to San Francisco, flour tortillas were not readily available so they hired a young high school kid to help make them before school. His name was Jorge Santana who would go on to create several Latin hit songs.
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515 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
+1 415-863-8205
Sun 11am - 9pm
Mon - Thur 11am - 10pm
Fri, Sat 11am - 2:30am
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