Why go: The Mission comes to you at this authentic taqueria and restaurant. It’s an airy oasis that's worlds away from the pretension of its fancy neighbors.
What to order: Margaritas and anything with shrimp are stellar; also, well worth it: an extra order of chips, to give you a reason to make another trip to the zesty salsa bar.
Where: Tropisueno, 75 Yerba Buena Lane (between 3rd and 4th streets); 415-243-0299.
Photo: Via Facebook/Tropisueno