Richmond >Food & Dining > Mijita
1 Ferry Building Bldg Ste 44, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411137.948394 -122.341822
Monday-Wednesday: 11am-7pm Thursday & Friday: 11am-8pm Saturday: 9am-8pm Sunday: 10am-4pm
Neighborhoods: North & East
Over-Priced Mexican Food – I recently dined at Mijita with a friend, and between the two of us we spent over $27.00 for a couple of aqua frescas, 2 fish tacos and a side dish. The fish tacos which they are supposedly famous for had very little flavor. We kept spooning the hot sauces on the table and that didn't improve the flavor. Don't waste your money on the Aqua Frescas either - they are watered down!
Not Worth The Money – I knew Mijita would cost more than a taco truck, but I expected more bang for my buck. The horchata was the dullest, most watered down drink I have ever had. The taco de carnitas was nothing special and very small. The grilled corn was nice, but it was a special. I spent over $10 on lunch and left hungry and disappointed. There's a fabulous taco truck on Folsom and Spear. I suggest getting some food there and eating it by the water. It'll be more satisfying in the end.
A Wonderful Medley of Mexican Cuisine – Wary after reading some of the reviews about Mijita I found myself at the Ferry Plaza ready to try it out anyway. The guacamole was thick and fresh, the tortilla chips prepared the same way as those I've had them in rural Mexico, and the agua fresca I ordered sweet and delicious. The Tacos that I ate were warm, however, I noted that cold salsa was added on top. I enoyed the combination but would recommend salsa on the side if you want a piping hot meal. The staff was extremely friendly and the kitchen manager even came over to assist me in selecting my items when she saw me staring undecided at the menu. Great prices too.
Chef-owner Traci des Jardins pays homage to her culinary roots at this gourmet taqueria. – The Scene
From the walls displaying bottles Mexican sodas to the staff wearing cuter-than-cute T-shirts depicting a Day of the Dead skeleton in toque and apron, there's a distinct aura of Mexi-kitsch. Wooden tables and squat benches provide seating that looks out over the bay. Service is do-it-yourself, but counter staff is kind and efficient.
Mexican antojitos made from sustainable ingredients result in high-quality bites. Tacos come in various permutations, from piping-hot deep-fried mahi mahi topped with slivered cabbage and avocado-cilantro crema to carne asada covered with grilled onions and too-sweet red-chili salsa. Sopa de albondigas (brothy meatball soup with tomato) makes a mini-meal in itself, while jicama and grapefruit salad refreshes with its garnish of sliced avocado, toasted pumpkin seeds and coarsely ground coriander. Weekends, there are hangover-friendly items like chilaquiles, tortilla chips doused in smoky red salsa, and scrambles of chorizo and eggs.
Closed at 7pm? – Even worse than $4.50 for a fish taco is that they close at 7pm! A manager of another Ferry Plaza merchant told me Traci's plans are only to cater to the commute crowd... but she's obviously not been around at 7pm, when most of the other FP restaurants are open and building up a solid evening business.
Not so Fabulous anymore! – Update - I used to love this place and have gone back several times only to be disappointed again and again. Food has been served cold the last 5 or 6 times I've been there. I used to love the tacos but the last several times I've eaten there they have been served cold - a hot filling but cold corn tortilla. Made the tacos taste bland and inedible. Took my family there and their food was cold as well - my mom even had to take a bowl of beans back because they were cold. Maybe too much early prep and not enough attention to what is being served. Also, dirty dishes everywhere and bus boys who stop at your table while you are eating with huge bins of dirty dishes that they leave right in plain view. Pretty gross when you're trying to eat. I've wondered who is minding the store since quality and cleanliness has clearly gone down hill. To bad, used to love this place.
Previous review when they first opened - I don't know what the reviewer above is talking about but this place is fantastic! The food is wonderful - authentic baja fish tacos that are light and flavorful - the steak tacos are great! I have been back three times and will continue to go back for tasty mexican food! The menu is limited but great, it is not the cheapest place in town but not the most expensive. The space is beautiful, kitchen service a bit slow but very friendly. The restaurant is new so working out the kinks is expected. I am sure the menu will evolve as time goes on but I think this place is a winner and definately worth the time and money. Congratulations to the chef - I love this place!
NO WAY! NOT GOOD! DON'T WAIST YOUR $ – THIS RESTAURANT WAS, QUITE SIMPLY, A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT...LIMITED MENU, BELOW AVERAGE FOOD, AND TERRIBLE "VALUE FOR MONEY". THE VIEWS AND LOCATION ARE WONDERFUL, BUT DON'T EVEN THINK OF WAISTING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ON THIS BELOW AVERAGE MEXICAN FOOD...GO TO THE MISSION. IF YOU WANT TO EAT AT THE FERRY BUILDING, GO TO SLANTED DOOR...
Go to The Mission – It is great to get good mexican food at the Ferry Building, so if you want it you'd better go on Saturday when the tamale stand is set up out back amongst the other prepared food vendors @ the farmer's market, because you can't get it @ Mijita. It is nice to sit outside along the water and people watch, but in my experience that was the only positive. My carnitas taco was under sized and under seasoned. The queso fundido which was visually appealling, served in a earthenware dish, was served cold, causing the presumably once melted cheese to eat like chorizo topped rubber. Really just nothing special, especially for the price
Over Priced – The ambience is very nice - choice location with outdoor patio at Ferry Bldg. But the $4 tiny taco I ordered was a major disappointment. The small spoonful of barely flavored carne asada was drowning in a cold, gelatinous green salsa. Fresh onions, cilantro, and homemade tortilla were the highlights. Drinks were also astronomically high in price.
Great Mexican Food! – I am from Southern California and I have yet to find good Mexican food in SF, until Majita. The food is excellent... I am particularly impressed with their fish taco (beer battered, rolled in a homemade corn tortilla), carne asada, and majita quesadilla. While the service is slow (they are still working through their kinks), the food is definitely worth the wait. A bit of warning, the prices are high and the portions are small order at least two items. Majita is definitely a must go when you are at the Ferry building.
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