Look no further if you are craving Mexican food, La Cumbre Taqueria is the place to go. Nestled in the Mission District at 515 Valencia Street, San Francisco. Family owned since 1972, this establishment is famous for the massive size 'Mission Burrito.'
The burrito is so popular that celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and 'Man vs Food' TV show came to try it for themselves. The flour, spinach, or wheat steamed tortilla is packed full of several delicious bites including beans, rice, guacamole, sour cream, salsa and jalapenos.
You can pick from a list of beans: black, refried, or pinto. They have a slew of salsas to pick from at the salsa bar ranging from manganero to hot! To all the vegetarians out there no need to fret, you can fill your burrito up with vegetables, meat, or seafood.
I stumbled into La Cumbre on a late night foodie tour with a friend who comes to San Francisco to accomplish three things when in town that is eat, eat, and eat some more. There is an added bonus to the Taqueria, on Friday and Saturday nights they are open until 2:30 a.m.
As you walk in you will immediately admire the large Mexican artwork on the walls. My favorite is the wooden guitar very tempting to try to play, but do not advise. The interior is relaxed, you choose where to sit, different wooden chairs and tables topped with a vivacious Latina lady that you can admire while you eat.
Depending on the time you drop in expect to cha-cha into a cafeteria style line. The plus is that the staff is very friendly and will make just about anything on the menu to your liking. I chose two soft tacos one chicken and one shrimp for my dish. It was packed full of salsa and jalapenos. You will enjoy different mexican delights as you get to watch your dish sizzling on the grill.