Taqueria El Buen Sabor

San Francisco, CA

Overall Score
based on 3 reviews
6.8   recommended

Editorial Reviews (1)

  • Dan's Score: 7 / 10   full review...

    I've ridden my bicycle past Buen Sabor on any number of occasions; the Valencia Street bike corridor goes right by. When I wandered down on a Monday night, the usual crowd of margarita-jonesing hipsters was gathered outside of Puerto Allegre, the mariachi guys were strumming away on the sidewalk, and a healthy crowd was slamming down overpriced cocktails at the bar across the street. 16th and Valencia, ground zero for San Francisco's go-out-because-you-can scene, was hopping.

User Reviews (2)

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Score: 7.5 / 10    Reviewed by: bottledmystery

About a year ago was my first time at El Buen Sabor, and I was horrified by the presence of lettuce in my otherwise lovely burrito. It was my first ever burrito-with-lettuce. I have since learned to tell them "No lettuce! Please!" at El Buen Sabor, but that was a scare. The other ingredients were good, though! The first time there, I ordered a super carnitas. The carnitas was moist and flavorful, the guac and salsa were pretty good, and the black beans were *excellent* (and I don't say that lightly). My burrito was tightly wrapped with pretty good integration. The chips that came with were also very good: thick and still warm. I've since returned to El Buen Sabor a few times and sampled their carne asada and lengua, both of which were good, although I keep returning to the carnitas. Mmmmmm, carnitas.

The one negative thing I have to say about El Buen Sabor: quality varies. I've had great salsa there, but I've also had some pretty wimpy salsa. I've had good bean days and bad bean days. Sometimes the guacamole isn't as finely pureed as it maybe should be. The meat, however, is always tasty. Of course there's no way to tell if today will be good or bad without trying it, but on the bad days, I'd give El Buen Sabor a 6.5. The good days, however, are an 8. Easy.

posted by bottledmystery on 8/12/2009 6:52 PM #

Score: 6 / 10    Reviewed by: burritobabe

I was going to agree with Dan and also rate Taqueria El Buen Sabor a 7, but reconsidered and give it a 6 instead. I ordered my usual test burrito today for lunch, a Super Veggie (no lettuce, please). It tasted fine and was well integrated, but ... it was runny! As if the refried beans, guac and cream had all independently been watered down to stretch them further. It's not a quality food log if you're worried that the contents will drip out before you can eat (drink?) them. Think chunky, not drippy, El Buen Sabor! I'll pay the extra fifty cents, I promise.

posted by burritobabe on 5/18/2006 12:25 AM #

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Taqueria El Buen Sabor
697 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 552-8816

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