The Michelin Guide (Le Guide Michelin) is an annual guide book to hotels and restaurants in over a dozen countries published by Michelin (yes, the tire guys). Restaurants are awarded stars based on their quality with 3-stars considered the absolute pinnacle of perfection. Many European chefs live and die by this rating system. Michelin published its first guide to San Francisco in 2006.
Here is their top picks for Mexican restaurants in San Francisco. According to Michelin, "These restaurants offer authentic, Mexican cuisine in a festive atmosphere."
Bib Gourmand (a Michelin designation which signifies an especially good value)
2317 Chestnut St.
(between Divisadero & Scott Streets)
2. La Taqueria2889 Mission St.
(between 24th & 25th Streets)
438 Geary St.
(between Mason & Taylor Streets)
130 Townsend St. (at 2nd St.)
3071 16th St.
(between Mission & Valencia Streets)
912 Lincoln Ave., Rafael
(between 3rd & 4th St's)