In the mood for Mexican but can’t decide on a place? Well, consider yourself in luck because Little Chihuahua might be your next go-to taco joint.
Decorated like a pack of lotería cards, The Little Chihuahua was opened by Andrew Johnstone and has all the markings of authenticity that Haight, Noe Valley, and Mission dwellers appreciate: sustainable meats; warm, crisp chips; multiple vegetarian options; and chocolate-chile cupcakes.
This Mexican-inspired taqueria has partnered with Zerocater to deliver their reliably fresh and flavorful ingredients to companies around The Bay Area. Dubbed “The Best Burrito in San Francisco” several times over, each dish is made with sustainably farmed ingredients that offer tasty takes on Mexican staples.
Don’t be fooled by The Little Chihuahua’s name. The taco shop serves burritos in four sizes, and there’s nothing small about the flavors of its corn tacos, which come stuffed with salmon, tofu, or wild mushrooms. Other reasons for its enduring popularity are the friendly service and a salsa bar stocked with vividly spiced sauces like orange-habañero and roasted tomato. The plantain and black bean burrito—a cult favorite among vegetarians—brings slices of creamy, sweet fried plantain with roasted red peppers, and enough cheese to contain the sugars in the fruit, with black beans that don’t need a hunk of smoked pork to taste meaty.
The Little Chihuahua has also drawn quite the line for their Mexican-inspired brunch; from their overstuffed breakfast burritos to Mexican french toast (a bacon-wrapped tortilla smothered in maple syrup), the portions are huge, so you’ll leave totally stuffed, especially if you also take advantage of the chips and salsa bar.
When you’re craving Mexican food, it’s hard to go wrong at Little Chihuahua. When you drop by for a taste, don’t forget to complement your dish with a carafe of sangria or house-made horchata and cheers to enjoying one of Zerocater’s favorite finds.