Tacolicious, North Beach edition. Photo courtesy Tacolicious.
A report by Dana Massey-Todd. As previously announced on tablehopper, Joe Hargrave’s taco mini-empire ~TACOLICIOUS~ has a new outpost in North Beach. The newest member of the family is complete with their signature touches, including dramatic tile (it’s black and white this time, and just as stylish as the previous versions), a long bar, and outdoor seating. The space—which they took over from Caffe Maria after the owner retired—has been opened up quite a bit in front, with lots of windows letting plenty of light in. The bar is warm wood, and the walls are brightly painted, giving the whole place a welcoming vibe. There’s seating for 49, and all the tables are bistro height, including the banquettes along one wall, which lends to the casual, bar-like atmosphere.
The menu is similar to the other locations, with seasonal and well-prepared tacos that include their housemade salsas, plus lots of appetizers and side dishes; take a look at the full menu here. Of course, they’ve also got their full array of cocktails available by the glass or pitcher, including their Paloma and the delicious margarita picante. That said, this location is just as kid-friendly as the others, so bring the little ones too. They’re open straight through lunch and dinner, so it’s an easy spot to stop midafternoon for a beverage and a taco snack, plus they’ve got a television at the bar if you need a stylish place to park it during the baseball game. Open daily 11:30am-12am. 1548 Stockton St. at Union, 415-433-1800.