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Grab Taco Tuesday To-Go at These Bay Area Restaurants

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Taco Tuesday is a beloved tradition in the San Francisco Bay Area. Of course, this summer we’re practicing social distancing instead of joining groups of friends at lively indoor cantinas for tacos and margaritas. But plenty of the region’s best restaurants are offering tacos to-go — as well as, in one of our favorite new innovations, margaritas to-go, featuring Tequila Cazadores. Read on for the best taco and tequila spots in the Bay Area — bottoms up! (And if you’re looking to make your own at-home cocktails, check out some of our favorite margarita recipes.)

Be sure to check these bars and restaurants before you go, as they continue to adapt to changing regulations.

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1. Celia's by the Beach

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4019 Judah St
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 759-8741
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No-frills, affordable, everything you want from a friendly neighborhood Cal-Mex spot — there’s a reason Celia’s popularity is enduring in San Francisco. Old-school favorites like hard-shell tacos with ground beef or shredded chicken are menu mainstays, as are enormous combo platters with rice and refried beans. Pair your meal with the spicy Smoking Hot Margarita, which includes Cazadores Blanco, jalapeno, and lime juice.

2. Alberto's Cantina

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435 Main St
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 462-2316
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A cheery downtown Pleasanton restaurant with a menu of Mexican-American classics, Alberto’s makes almost its entire menu available for takeout, whether you’re a fan of the Baja-style fish tacos with beer-battered cod, pico de gallo, and housemade white sauce, or “Mexican tacos” of carne asada on soft corn tortillas. Of course, the night wouldn’t be complete without Alberto’s Cantina Margarita Mix, smartly packaged with ice, limes, and salt on the side; try it with Cazadores tequila.

3. Mission Rock Resort

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817 Terry A Francois Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94158
(415) 701-7625
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For a city on a peninsula, San Francisco can be woefully short on waterfront dining, which is why this Mission Bay restaurant has had such appeal. But don’t worry: they nail takeout, too. From a diverse, seafood-heavy menu, fish tacos with cilantro slaw, pico de gallo, guacamole, and refried black beans are a highlight — particularly when paired with “The Marg,” a clean margarita with Cazadores Blanco tequila, fresh lime, and agave.

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4. The Taco Shop at Underdogs

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1824 Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 566-8700
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Part sports bar, part taqueria, this San Francisco hangout has made much of its menu available to-go. Beer-battered Baja-style fish tacos with roasted tomato and lime salsa are one of the menu’s hits; quirky “Nick’s Way” tacos — on a grilled corn tortilla that’s wrapped in a soft one, smothered in Monterey Jack and guacamole — are another. And it’s hard to resist the appeal of “Nachos es muy Grande,” piled with every topping imaginable.

5. Sunset Cantina

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3414 Judah St
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 571-8874
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An Outer Sunset neighborhood favorite, this cantina is translating its magic to takeout with “Cantina To-Go” offerings. Must-orders include slow-roasted tacos al pastor with sour orange and pineapple; carnitas tacos with an irresistible salsa rojo; and beer-battered, Baja-style shrimp tacos with chipotle and avocado cremas. And to drink? You can’t go wrong with a bottle of margaritas, or a more original concoction like the Playa del Carmen, with vibrant housemade hibiscus syrup, Cazadores Reposado, and lime.

Meat tacos on a platter. Courtesy of Sunset Cantina.

6. Underdogs Too

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3600 Taraval St
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 759-8112
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A Parkside spinoff of the Sunset original, Underdogs Too serves up many of the same favorites, including double-tortilla “Nick’s Way” tacos, stuffed with your choice of carne asada, carnitas, or housemade chorizo, and fresh shrimp tacos with pico de gallo, red onions, and tomatillo salsa. To pair with your meal, drink options include local beers, Cazadores tequila, and housemade agua fresca.

7. Maven

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598 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 829-7982
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A Lower Haight staple known equally for cocktails and small plates, Maven is the kind of restaurant that was once a cozy date spot but now excels at translating the experience to-go. A can’t-miss order? Roasted cochinita pork tacos, with “Freddy’s black beans” and salsa verde, paired with a double portion of the Oxford Comma, with both mezcal and Cazadores tequila, turmeric, lime, Bonal, and ginger.

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8. Zazil Cocina Mexicana

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377 Santana Row #1120
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 564-4162
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This upscale Santana Row hotspot draws culinary inspiration from all over Mexico, but among the true highlights are its tacos, including Ensenada-style tempura fish tacos with cabbage slaw, cilantro, and morita chile mayonnaise, and Ensenada-style vegetarian tacos, where tofu gets the same treatment.

9. Tia Margarita

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300 19th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 752-9274
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The Richmond District adores this decades-old hangout for its freely flowing margaritas and huge, satisfying plates of California-Mex comfort food. Among the best orders: hard-shell Tacos Dorados with chicken or ground beef, crisp-fried taquitos with shredded beef and guacamole, and, naturally, margaritas to-go.

Neon sign on the exterior of Tia Margarita. Courtesy of Tia Margarita.

10. Chug Pub

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1849 Lincoln Way
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 242-9930
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While Chug Pub itself, as the name might suggest, is best known for plentiful beer, the taqueria within its walls, Casa Barajas, is all about the tacos. Mission-style tacos include crispy tinga pork, pan-fried garlic catfish, and grilled shrimp with avocado, while the ham-and-cheese taquitos are a clever spin on the usual ground beef.

11. Mas Taco Bar

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1800 15th St suite d
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 706-1330
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With three Sacramento-area locations, Mas Taco is best known for out-of-the-box creations, especially where tacos are concerned. Think Indian butter chicken “tacos” in naan bread, Vietnamese pork tacos with sriracha and cilantro, or fried oyster tacos with Tapatio aioli. The margaritas are equally creative: for a to-go option, try the Cadillac margarita, with Cazadores Blanco, agave nectar, and fresh lime juice.

Three tacos on a platter. Courtesy of Mas Taco.
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1. Celia's by the Beach

4019 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122

No-frills, affordable, everything you want from a friendly neighborhood Cal-Mex spot — there’s a reason Celia’s popularity is enduring in San Francisco. Old-school favorites like hard-shell tacos with ground beef or shredded chicken are menu mainstays, as are enormous combo platters with rice and refried beans. Pair your meal with the spicy Smoking Hot Margarita, which includes Cazadores Blanco, jalapeno, and lime juice.

4019 Judah St
San Francisco, CA 94122

2. Alberto's Cantina

435 Main St, Pleasanton, CA 94566

A cheery downtown Pleasanton restaurant with a menu of Mexican-American classics, Alberto’s makes almost its entire menu available for takeout, whether you’re a fan of the Baja-style fish tacos with beer-battered cod, pico de gallo, and housemade white sauce, or “Mexican tacos” of carne asada on soft corn tortillas. Of course, the night wouldn’t be complete without Alberto’s Cantina Margarita Mix, smartly packaged with ice, limes, and salt on the side; try it with Cazadores tequila.

435 Main St
Pleasanton, CA 94566

3. Mission Rock Resort

817 Terry A Francois Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94158
The exterior of Mission Rock Resort. Courtesy of Mission Rock Resort.

For a city on a peninsula, San Francisco can be woefully short on waterfront dining, which is why this Mission Bay restaurant has had such appeal. But don’t worry: they nail takeout, too. From a diverse, seafood-heavy menu, fish tacos with cilantro slaw, pico de gallo, guacamole, and refried black beans are a highlight — particularly when paired with “The Marg,” a clean margarita with Cazadores Blanco tequila, fresh lime, and agave.

817 Terry A Francois Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94158

4. The Taco Shop at Underdogs

1824 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

Part sports bar, part taqueria, this San Francisco hangout has made much of its menu available to-go. Beer-battered Baja-style fish tacos with roasted tomato and lime salsa are one of the menu’s hits; quirky “Nick’s Way” tacos — on a grilled corn tortilla that’s wrapped in a soft one, smothered in Monterey Jack and guacamole — are another. And it’s hard to resist the appeal of “Nachos es muy Grande,” piled with every topping imaginable.

1824 Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122

5. Sunset Cantina

3414 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122
Meat tacos on a platter. Courtesy of Sunset Cantina.

An Outer Sunset neighborhood favorite, this cantina is translating its magic to takeout with “Cantina To-Go” offerings. Must-orders include slow-roasted tacos al pastor with sour orange and pineapple; carnitas tacos with an irresistible salsa rojo; and beer-battered, Baja-style shrimp tacos with chipotle and avocado cremas. And to drink? You can’t go wrong with a bottle of margaritas, or a more original concoction like the Playa del Carmen, with vibrant housemade hibiscus syrup, Cazadores Reposado, and lime.

3414 Judah St
San Francisco, CA 94122

6. Underdogs Too

3600 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA 94116

A Parkside spinoff of the Sunset original, Underdogs Too serves up many of the same favorites, including double-tortilla “Nick’s Way” tacos, stuffed with your choice of carne asada, carnitas, or housemade chorizo, and fresh shrimp tacos with pico de gallo, red onions, and tomatillo salsa. To pair with your meal, drink options include local beers, Cazadores tequila, and housemade agua fresca.

3600 Taraval St
San Francisco, CA 94116

7. Maven

598 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
The interior of Maven. Courtesy of Maven.

A Lower Haight staple known equally for cocktails and small plates, Maven is the kind of restaurant that was once a cozy date spot but now excels at translating the experience to-go. A can’t-miss order? Roasted cochinita pork tacos, with “Freddy’s black beans” and salsa verde, paired with a double portion of the Oxford Comma, with both mezcal and Cazadores tequila, turmeric, lime, Bonal, and ginger.

598 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117

8. Zazil Cocina Mexicana

377 Santana Row #1120, San Jose, CA 95128

This upscale Santana Row hotspot draws culinary inspiration from all over Mexico, but among the true highlights are its tacos, including Ensenada-style tempura fish tacos with cabbage slaw, cilantro, and morita chile mayonnaise, and Ensenada-style vegetarian tacos, where tofu gets the same treatment.

377 Santana Row #1120
San Jose, CA 95128

9. Tia Margarita

300 19th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121
Neon sign on the exterior of Tia Margarita. Courtesy of Tia Margarita.

The Richmond District adores this decades-old hangout for its freely flowing margaritas and huge, satisfying plates of California-Mex comfort food. Among the best orders: hard-shell Tacos Dorados with chicken or ground beef, crisp-fried taquitos with shredded beef and guacamole, and, naturally, margaritas to-go.

300 19th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94121

10. Chug Pub

1849 Lincoln Way, San Francisco, CA 94122

While Chug Pub itself, as the name might suggest, is best known for plentiful beer, the taqueria within its walls, Casa Barajas, is all about the tacos. Mission-style tacos include crispy tinga pork, pan-fried garlic catfish, and grilled shrimp with avocado, while the ham-and-cheese taquitos are a clever spin on the usual ground beef.

1849 Lincoln Way
San Francisco, CA 94122

11. Mas Taco Bar

1800 15th St suite d, Sacramento, CA 95811
Three tacos on a platter. Courtesy of Mas Taco.

With three Sacramento-area locations, Mas Taco is best known for out-of-the-box creations, especially where tacos are concerned. Think Indian butter chicken “tacos” in naan bread, Vietnamese pork tacos with sriracha and cilantro, or fried oyster tacos with Tapatio aioli. The margaritas are equally creative: for a to-go option, try the Cadillac margarita, with Cazadores Blanco, agave nectar, and fresh lime juice.

1800 15th St suite d
Sacramento, CA 95811

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