Tired of the same old beef and chicken Mexican fare? Then head over to Victor’s in SoMa for a Cactus, or Nopales, burrito.
Nopales are made from the pads of a cactus. But don’t worry: the prickly spines are removed! Nopales are the perfect vegetarian Mexican option and have even been described as a “superfood” for being rich in antioxidants.
The Nopales at Victor’s resemble French-cut green beans and have a pretty mild taste with just a hint of vinegar. The Nopales burrito, like the other regular burritos at Victor’s, includes meat, rice, beans, and salsa. The Super contains those standard fillings plus guacamole, sour cream, and cheese.
Along with the Nopales, the standout ingredients of the burrito are its soft, slightly browned flour tortilla and fresh pico de galla. The regular burrito is generously stuffed and fairly priced at $6.40. Burritos are accompanied by a smattering of hearty tortilla chips.
Of course, if you are in the mood for one of those chicken or beef dishes, you’ll have plenty to choose from at Victor’s. For an especially cheap option, be sure to check out their beef or chicken mole tacos (each under $4).
Victor’s atmosphere is homey and cheerful. At this friendly, family-owned-and-operated business, framed photos and knickknacks are proudly on display . A separate dining area is a little run-down, but still full of charm with bright green chairs and red walls. Mexican music playing softly in the background adds a festive touch.
So go get your cactus on at Victor’s!
Victor’s is located at 210 Townsend Street, just a few blocks from AT&T Park.
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