Ever since we started the blog 7 years ago, Inner Richmond readers have been demanding a good taco spot. Well their prayers may have been answered with the opening of new eatery Little Taqueria at 200 6th Avenue near California.
The new taqueria is the brainchild of restaurateur Emrah Kilicoglu, who also owns and operates Kitchen Istanbul on Clement at 5th Avenue. He teamed up with two other KI staff members – manager Nihat Karaarslan and grill chef Esteban Tilan – to launch Little Taqueria.
The Yucatan-themed menu offers tacos ($3.50), burritos ($8) and platos ($9), with the latter including black beans, rice, pico de gallo and spicy salsa. Diners can also add extras to their taco or burrito like sour cream, guacamole, and cheese.
We stopped in late last week during their soft opening to sample their veggie taco and housemade guacamole and chips. It was all delicious. The menu offers a variety of meat options as well including lechon (braised sour orange pork), bistec (slow simmered beef) and shredded chicken with spices.
Seating is a precious and very limited commodity at Little Taqueria – the whole space may be smaller than some reader’s home kitchens! Their emphasis will be on to-go orders. But that doesn’t mean they skimped on the interior, which features all new fixtures, fresh white subway tile, and a wall devoted to Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo.
The taqueria is so teeny tiny that neighbors were scratching their heads at why it took so long to open. Thanks to some unexpected demands from the city’s Dept. of Building Inspection, Kilicoglu was forced to delay the opening, despite being ready a few months ago.
Little Taqueria is open 11am to 4pm daily. This Saturday they’ll celebrate their official grand opening, offering free house made guacamole and chips all day long. Stop by and say “Hola!” to the newest taqueria on the block.