20 cheap eats for under $20 in San Francisco
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18. Los Compadres( Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times )
You can't miss Los Compadres: The shiny chrome and bright red paint on this gourmet taco truck stand out among the tall buildings of downtown San Francisco. This favorite stop for City Hall workers is an icon on Polk and Hayes, where it has been selling tacos and burritos at noontime since 1999. "We try to get each order out in no more than five minutes," said cook Rafael Viscayuno.
The super taco ($6) ranks as one of the most popular items on the menu. It overflows with guacamole, rice, lettuce, tomatoes and choice of meat — we tried the spicy carnitas — and sports slices of lime and radishes, nice touches with a $6 meal. The super burrito qualifies as the other bestseller. For $7.50, it's a tasty bargain, with a tortilla that's double-grilled for a crisp crust and mounds of cheese, sauce, guacamole and meat.