We polled the SFGATE staff, looked at restaurant-ranking lists and re-visited Chronicle archives to make an extensive list of the "most San Francisco" restaurants. There were so many worthy contenders we realized we needed to create three categories: the true classics, the new classics (above) and the "only in SF" eateries.
Santa Barbara, CA: La Super-Rica Taqueria - Best Taco Spots on Food & Wine Julia Child was famously a fan of this cash-only ’50s-style aqua-colored taqueria. The house-made tortillas are a specialty: Masa dough is rolled into a ball, pressed, then grilled just moments before it’s filled with simple, straightforward toppings like chorizo, tri-tip and sautéed strips of chile pasilla. Locals know to go on Mondays, when the lines are shortest. 805-963-4940
San Francisco is not crowded with rooftop bars like New York City, but you can find some really great places to enjoy a cocktail with friends or plan a romantic night for your date. If you love to watch the sunset and admire the landscape, check out San Francisco's top