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La Palma Mexicatessen

Mission District
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2884 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-4233
+1 415-647-1500
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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Sunnyvale, CA
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Casual, crowded store/Tequesta. Outside seating was nice. The food, not so much. Chips were totally stale. Salsa so-so. Food was lukewarm and not tasty. Out of 4 people, none of us liked our food.

Thank MarceFamily
Sonora, California
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468 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This place is a must visit in the Mission -- especially if you want to make / take some stuff home. You can buy cooked items in bulk or just one offs. The tortillas are to die for and made for a great taco!

Thank William F
San Francisco, California
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87 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is the place in the SF Mission District to get the ingredients to make your tamales and posole or any other Mexican food that requires a special cheese or dough. That's right...you can get your tamale masa already made or make it yourself at home. I have bought enchiladas and tamales by the dozen for dinners and parties at... More 

Thank CLT29
Brockville, Canada
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I enjoyed several tacos for lunch at La Palma. Service was fast. We ate at outdoor tables but they were wrapped well enough to take away. Pop into the kitchen, make an order and wait for your taco. Easy!

Thank Dale C
Arcata, California
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175 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I have a friend visiting from the Ural Mountains, and I took her to La Palma after we walked around The Mission. What a great place! I had a vegetarian burrito, and it was messy but absolutely worth the mess! My companions also enjoyed their tacos. This could become a favorite stop for me in this part of town.

Thank Pamwiltravel
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I was visiting friends in SF and they asked where I wanted to eat lunch. They scrolled thru a list... China town, The Mission, The Old Mission. I got very excited about real Latino food. So we went La Palma and were not disappointed. Make sure to take home a pack of Huaraches, the spinach is awesome.

Thank Tammy A
Los Altos, California
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171 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

The sandal shaped pupusa with green cactus and fresh corn looks and tastes great. The filling beans and cheese or zucchini and cheese are good options for vegetarians

Thank art-scuba
Vienna, Austria
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2015

La Palma is quite simply the best Mexican food I've had in the Bay Area. It serves as both an eatery and a Mexican specialty shop. This means the tortillas and other ingredients are prepared fresh, and if you're eating there you have an amazing choice of Mexican beverages and snacks to go along with your meal. The burritos are... More 

Thank BDL13
Tacoma, Washington
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

What an interesting place! Part grocery and part deli counter. There's no place to sit, you order and wait in a crowd for your order to be filled, in record time given how busy the place it. Very authentic Mexican food, very delicious, at a good price.

Thank Judith K
Redding, California
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

I've come here twice, both times bringing friends and family. This place doesn't disappoint. It is in the Latin area of the Mission district so it's very casual, but the food is exceptional. We went through to the back of the Mexican store and ordered food with homemade tortillas. Their gorditas really rocked my world (and my families')

Thank Barbe C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2884 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-4233
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-647-1500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the country.
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