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Breakfast burrito from Pancho Villa. The breakfast burrito is my favorite kind. Probably because of the eggs. Taqueria Pancho Villa has a good breakfast burrito although you can’t choose the kind of meat they scramble the eggs with. It’s either chorizo or cheese. I personally prefer ham, but the chorizo was very good. And it makes a good breakfast/lunch for $6.50 (including chips and salsa…) -Andrea Valencia
Gai Ka Pro from Malai Thai Restaurant. Though I was slightly skeptical upon heading in, as the place was empty around 8 p.m., the meal was really top notch. We went all chicken with our dishes, with a classic Pad Thai, Gai Ka Pro (sauteed white meat chicken with bell pepper, onion, and basil in chili sauce.), Palarm Gai (white meat chicken and steamed spinach topped with peanut sauce). The pad thai was a slightly different take, with less of a heavy peanut sauce and a little spicier than normal, but delicious nonetheless and the other two dishes were very flavorful and generous, while the prices were very reasonable and the service was kind and accommodating. – David White
Taco de Pollo Guisado from El Farolito. I always have tacos from the El Tonayense or San Buena taco trucks, so I’m very used to the way they make it. I was expecting the same kind of taco from El Farolito, but they cook their chicken in a red sauce and instead of chunks of chicken you get shredded juicy chicken with cilantro on top. Surprisingly enough, the tortillas held up pretty well and I didn’t have to rush eating the taco before the tortilla was soaked and broken. Good to know there are still some tortillas out there in the Mission that can hold their shredded saucy chicken. – Andrea Valencia
Pozole from Gracias Madre. The restaurant’s pozole has been a popular choice for Mission Localers when getting take out and sharing lunch. A sudden drop in temperatures made me want the soup and it simply had been too long since I had had it. I’m so glad I gave in to my craving because the soup was as good as I remembered. I topped the hot red pozole with crunchy fried tortilla strips and avocado — a great lunch shared with lovely people. – Hélène Goupil
A Hawaiian slice of pizza from Escape from New York and a small cup of coffee from Café Revolution. I know this might not be appealing for foodies, but it’s my dream dinner: Walk up to 22nd Street and get a small cup of coffee from Café Revolution — people smile and talk to you briefly and you get to see some of the crazy action going on there as you’re getting your coffee. Then go next door for a slice of Hawaian pizza from Escape from New York. I enjoy my dinner sitting outside by the parklet, watching the strange mix of people from Revolution, Lolo’s, City College and the pizza place. The plus side: you get to bum a cigarette from the people at the cafe to top it off and smoke it on the way back home. – Andrea Valencia