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Little Chihuahua Brings Popular Burritos and More to New Polk Street Location

Some TLC for Polk Gulch

A tostada salad with bright green avocado The Little Chihuahua

The Little Chihuahua is getting a little bit bigger with a 5th location on Polk Street. The 12-year-old San Francisco mini-chain of upscale taquerias will open that next outpost, at 1431 Polk, after Labor Day weekend. There, it will serve more of the garlic shrimp and al pastor burritos that fans have come to expect. The space, formerly a Greek restaurant called Mykonos, seats 40, and features a new mural by the artist Serge Gay Jr.

New Zealand native Andrew Johnstone and his partner Camila Fernandez, originally from Chile, opened the first Little Chihuahua on Divisadero in 2007. Johnstone brought experience from big-time Bay Area chain Chevys, where he was R&D director at Chevys Fresh Mex. And while “TLC” serves plenty of taqueria classics, they’re also known for stuffing burritos with less typical proteins like chile verde tofu, fried plantains, and sautéed mushrooms.

Sure, they’re not the classic super burritos you’ll find at El Farolito, but the Little Chihuahua’s quality ingredients like organic tortillas and grass-fed beef have fueled its growth. They’ve now got locations in Noe Valley, at SFO, and yes, even the Mission — albeit on Valencia Street.

When it opens after Labor Day, the new Little Chihuahua in Polk Gulch will also serve brunch. That menu includes French toast with agave syrup, breakfast tacos, and chilaquiles. Takeout and delivery will be available from the new outpost, too.

The Little Chihuahua [Polk]

1431 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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