Papalote served the Mexican food I had been dreaming about for weeks. I volunteered to go to San Francisco for work, and I won’t deny that the possibility of eating of a Mission burrito played a LARGE part in my decision to move boxes for a week. (Living in NYC, where Mexican food is so sub-par, made me desperate.) Sai, who lives in SF now, took us there (twice). The first time, I got a veggie burrito with VEGETARIAN refried beans- I never eat refried beans because they are never vegetarian, but Papalote’s are! It was great. We also got nachos topped with grilled veggies, guacamole, and horchata (this creamy, cold, cinnamon rice-milk drink). Everything was excellently fresh. But I tried Sai’s burrito- a Super Soyriso burrito, which had vegan chorizo, guacamole, and sour-cream. So good. Salty, tomato-y, chewy, smoky. So the second time, I ordered the super soyrizo and, despite being sick and dizzy from the preceding days, I was in heaven.
Papalote is at 1777 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA.