Regalito Rosticeria

4.1
574 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Regalito is a small Mexican restaurant committed to bringing the "market foods" of Mexico to San Francisco. The dining experience is immediate, the food is fresh, the preparation visible, and the service friendly.

The idea for the restaurant was born during a meal at a Mexico City market stall; three women cooked from a small menu for a dozen customers sitting on benches surrounding the makeshift kitchen. No steam tables, minimal separation between cook and diner – instant community.

Regalito has been designed to encourage community between the kitchen and our guests. The kitchen is completely open, separated by a simple wooden diner counter.

Regalito offers free-range rotisserie chicken and Niman Ranch meats for eat-in and take-out orders. We are committed to using organic, local, and sustainable foods whenever possible.

Regalito is the best place in San Francisco to eat authentic, hand made Mexican food.
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMarc
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican in SF.

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DianaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I reserved the patio for a large group for Sunday brunch and the staff were great about hosting us. The brunch portions are small but very affordable and delicious! Looking forward to hosting another event there.

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very popular place; reservation is recommended. Warm welcome, very good food, creative use of a small space to create a companionable and tasty experience.

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VinceC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this restaurant. The food is tasty and fresh, particularly enjoy the chilindrinas and the chicharrones. Plus the service is always exceptional. The vibe is casual and not too hipster which is great considering it's in the heart of the Mission district. Highly recommend!!!

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vipZachV
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

verdes enchiladas were amazing

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vipmissmarym
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and son went to the restaurant and brought me back a meal. The food was amazing and was some of the best Mexican we've had.

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vipomnivore
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

regalito is on our regular list of favorites, been coming here for years. the food is consistently good and the staff warm and friendly. eduardo especially is the heart of regalito. comfort food at its best! we love regalito!! it's a small family-owned business -- it's places like this that make san francisco special and unique. support your local small businesses vs large corporate chains!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was wonderful. We were a group of 8 so we tried many different dishes, each one unique and delicious. The service was excellent, warm, friendly and very attentive. We will definitely be back.

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unicournicopia
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance were amazing but meal seemed a little overpriced. Our party of 6 ate family-style which was a great choice since we were able to taste a little of all the dishes we ordered.

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HeJa
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It's more 2.5 stars than 2.0, but they don't offer star fractions. While the service & setting was very nice, I felt the food was pretty uneventful for the Mission... especially for the price. Their house-made corn tortillas were good, but was surprised that their fish tacos used Tilapia. At $17 (for (3) tacos) a better choice of fish, vs. questionably farmed, would have made better sense.

The other sad note was the chocolate "dipping" sauce for their churros. It was SOOOO watery & flavorless, a cup of coffee would have been a thicker & more flavorful alternative. Don't order it... unless you don't care about the quality of your hot chocolate. Better to just walk over to Dandelion.

The guacamole & sangria weren't too bad, but again... just okay for the price. Perhaps there are other dishes that fair much better and that they're known for... but, sadly, the ones we had just don't inspire a return.

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KayleeH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pollo con mole is one of the best dishes in SF. The staff is so nice as well. Recommend sitting at the communal table on the back patio.

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vipAnthonyD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very very good food and wine. Relaxed atmosphere. Truly high end Latin food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for something different. Surprised by how great the restaurant is

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vipomnivore
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

delicious food in a cozy ambience. very nice family owned restaurant.

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Laura
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service. It never disappoints.

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alih
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent authentic Mexican food. The chicken enchiladas were our favorite

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vipKateA
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love the food and homey atmosphere here! The chicken in special sauce is superb, as are the homemade chips. My husband loves the pork shoulder. We introduced friends to Regalito the other night, and they were delighted as well — loved the combo taco plate.

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vipFreddy
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always reliable food. Always friendly staff. The rear patio is always popular at any time if the year.

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BetaniaB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious mexican food and margaritas. Family owned restaurant :)

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Mayligirl
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was kinda lacking for the most part when the restaurant got busier. Not sure if they are understaffed. Had to flag down server several times to get stuff. Food was pretty good for the most part especially the churros.

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vipJoshuaS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Not sure about the great reviews. I found the food to be mediocre, at best. Nothing special in terms of taste, offerings or presentation. Great atmosphere and we were able to talk and have a conversation. Laissez-faire waiter who could seem to care less. We both had bad stomach problems after the meal, although this has no bearing on my review of the food. Just not good.

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JuanK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was fine... I wasn't really blown away by anything. I thought it was a little overpriced for what we got and the portions were small. We were still hungry after so we got burritos at a cheaper Mexican restaurant nearby.

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AmyWatson
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, Great Food . Have an early dinner. Place is small gets crowed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the chicken — it’s moist and super flavorful. Service was also attentive and friendly. Sit outside to see the cute little zen garden out back!

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StarlaM
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, friendly staff, extremely accommodating and Amazing food! Everything we had was delicious. I'd Definitely recommend if you're looking for authentic home cooked Mexican cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and neighborhood, food was great except the portion(too large for me)

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RuthM
Norfolk
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Mexican food - my husband said it was the best meal he’s had In America, and we’ve been living here for 2 years!

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HirokoSA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the pollo con mole. I went there with my visiting co-workers but I have been craving their food since and I think I will go back soon by myself!

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viplovetoeat
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and great prices :)

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alwaysBusiness
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great people, tasty food, nice atmosphere on the patio

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CatherineY
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best warm soft corn tortillas I have ever had. Delicious!

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SidneyB
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Deliciously authentic Mexican food!

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MarkM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

I want to like this place, but there is so much great food in the city I would rather go somewhere else. The food isn't bad, but it could use more seasoning (salt while cooking), both in the guac, the entrees, and the rice/beans. The food is completely decent, but a bit pricey for what you get. The ambiance is a bit strange because when we went the place was largely empty, but a few solitary young children would eat alone at empty tables.

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vipJamesB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very, very good Mexican food. We experienced intense favors not encountered before. Definitely will be going back.

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vipDebB
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had a dinner date here last Friday. I made a reservation for 5:45pm, but showed up around 5:20pm. Thankfully they sat us early, and we were the only people in the restaurant. The decor is very welcoming. We ordered a carafe of agave margaritas. It seems they only have a beer and wine license as the margaritas did not taste at all like margaritas. For $32, it was a bit high for the taste. We had a handful of starters, as we couldn't decide a main course. We had the pork taquitos, the guacamole y tostadas, and finally the chicharrones with fresh tortillas. I've had so many taquitos in my life, I know a good one when I taste it...and these were FANTASTIC. The guac was about a 7.5 on a scale of 1-10. It needed lots of salt. But the chicharrones were truly the star of the night. My husband was in heaven and we contemplated ordering a second round, but we wanted dessert. I ordered the flan and he ordered the Tres Leches cake with strawberries. We were very happy. We never order dessert, so we were very happy they had something we wanted and loved.

Overall, this is a cute little upscale Mexican place. Good for a date night, and as a local Mission restaurant. I don't think we'll return with all the other places in the City - but then again, we never tried an entree. That Mole Chicken is calling my name!

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vipLarkinCrothers
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Mexican food; very good friendly service; homemade tortillas to die for

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JeromeG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my favorite place in the city! The food is amazing and Francisco is top notch!

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LynetteS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Homemade corn tortillas were delicious.

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vipJSernat
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really a gem! Very friendly staff, charming restaurant. The homemade tortillas were outstanding as was the carnitas.

FAQs

Regalito Rosticeria does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Regalito Rosticeria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 503-0650.

Regalito Rosticeria is rated 4.1 stars by 574 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.