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Taqueria la Cumbre

515 Valencia St
+1 415-863-8205
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Taqueria la Cumbre San Francisco California United States
Get Weird in the Mission San Francisco California United States
Taqueria la Cumbre San Francisco California United States
Get Weird in the Mission San Francisco California United States

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Sun 11am - 9pm
Mon - Thur 11am - 10pm
Fri, Sat 11am - 2:30am

Taqueria la Cumbre

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-size wrap distinguished from other burritos by its size and the 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 noticing that local workers needed a substantial yet portable meal. The Mission Burrito was born, containing most of the food groups: protein, vegetables, dairy, and grains. The Durans converted their meat market into a full-time restaurant in 1972. Taqueria la Cumbre offers a full menu of Mexican food, all made fresh. The burritos are made assembly-line style. (Fun fact: When the Durans first came to San Francisco, they hired a high school kid to make flour tortillas before school. The kid, Jorge Santana, would go on to be a popular musician, like his brother Carlos.)

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