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This Just In: Carne Asada Fries Found in San Francisco!

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Carne asada fries: not for the faint of heart.

When I first moved to San Francisco a few years ago, I only cared about two things:  seeing the Golden Gate Bridge and finding a place that served carne asada fries.  Only the first thing happened.  This was a problem because carne asada fries are like crack in that once you get a taste, you will never be truly happy until you get more.

Much like the California burrito, carne asada fries are a very Southern California thing and involve disgusting (amazing) amounts of french fries, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, and BEEF.  They’re like nachos, but better because the trans fat from the fries makes everything taste extra delicious.

Luckily, a few places have popped up around the city purporting to carry carne asada fries, like Olivo’s in the Tenderloin and Taqueria El Sol in Parkside, but my favorite place (read:  the place closest to where I live) to get them is at Taqueria Los Coyotes on 16th St. between Mission and Valencia.  For $6.25 plus tax, all the guilt that comes along with knowingly ingesting something so unhealthy can be yours.

Carne asada fries are actually up on the actual menu at Los Coyotes now, which is a shame because when they first started making them, there was just  a ghetto-ass flyer taped to the cash register that read, “Now serving carne azada fries.”  That was almost the best part of the experience.

But don’t worry too much.  The receipt still boldy carries on the azada tradition.

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Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator

When Christy announced she was leaving her family's Southern California home and moving to San Francisco, her mom said, "Have fun in that den of sin." This is the only (however sarcastic) advice Christy has ever taken from her mom, who also told her to join eharmony.com and cover her eyes during sex scenes in movies. Christy puts her creative writing degree to good use by locating the typos on Chinese food menus and spends most of her time challenging friends to all-you-can-eat contests and trying to get that one bartender at Zeitgeist to smile.

12 Comments

  1. April 20, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Shoot, now I’ll have to try these.

  2. Dick
    April 20, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Had some carne asada fries at a taqueria in Anaheim and wasn’t terribly impressed. Thanks for the tip, maybe Los Coyotes can change my mind…….

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  10. lexlooger
    September 5, 2014 at 4:43 am

    Thank you soooooooooo much for sharing these locations. I went to Sacramento Labor Day weekend and had my first carne asada fries experience and OMG, I’m hooked like a crackhead!!!!