Mestiza Taqueria

So Many Outdoor Tacos. So Much Outdoor Sangria.

The Unlikely Case of a Filipino/Mexican Taqueria Called Mestiza

By Joe Starkey ·
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Picture yourself in a jungle surrounded by lush green foliage.

The sun shining on your face. Ice-cold sangria in your hand. Pork adobo tacos on your plate.


Okay, so it’s not a jungle. And the foliage is actually a giant outdoor mural. But the sun, sangria and tacos are still very real.

At Mestiza Taqueria, a new Filipino/Mexican mashup of a spot with a decidedly chipper vibe that’s soft-opening for lunch as soon as next week in SoMa. Check it out.

You and some long-lunching friends will step into the big, walled-off, outdoor patio with bamboo and jungle plants. If it’s not nice out, head inside and grab a table surrounded by colorful pillows and painted palm fronds.

But... let’s just assume it’s nice out. Settle in and summon one of six specialties like Filipino pork adobo, which can come in taco, burrito or Mestiza Bowl form. You could also opt for small, shareable plates like crispy pork belly from the Pulutan (Filipino for “drinking food”) section of the menu. As far as sections go, that’s a good one.

Speaking of which, you’ll definitely want a Bohemia pilsner that they’ll stick in a giant goblet of Bloody mix with a spiced rim. The ancients refer to this as a “michelada.”

We’re almost certain it was the ancients.
Joe Starkey

Joe Starkey is the tallest person in the room 90% of the time. He enjoys liquors that aren’t smoky, dive bars that are, and has a vague dread that someone, somewhere might be having more fun than him.


Mestiza Taqueria
595 Bryant St
(at 4th)
San Francisco, CA, 94107


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