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Review: Underdogs Too, Outer Sunset, San Francisco

Summary: Decent sit-down California-style Mexican food if you're too fancy for a taco truck.

Underdogs Too is on Taraval Street in SF's Outer Sunset, just two blocks from Great Highway and Ocean Beach. It's a quiet corner of town, which is nice. Close to the zoo, too.

We went on a Friday night and were seated immediately; the restaurant was about half full. There's plenty of outdoor seating, including a rather nice parklet. Because it is SF, all the outdoor seating had heaters (which were welcome on that chilly June evening), and also because it is SF our initial table in the parklet had an unfortunate smell of urine, so we moved to a different one.

Food: The menu is pretty broad, with tacos, quesadillas, and a big selection of burritos. We ordered elote con queso (grilled corn on the cob with cotija cheese), an al pastor quesadilla, and a carne asada California burrito. All were tasty, although the burrito was a little on the sloppy side. The quesadilla was nicely crispy and fully packed with meat, which is nice. For dessert, we tried the churros with chocolate sauce, which turned out to be far more churros than two people need to eat (we took the rest home with us).

Drinks: We got watermelon agua fresca, and a hazy IPA on tap. Both were good. The beer selection is pretty reasonable for a restaurant.

All in all, the food was about on par with a good taco truck or taqueria, if a little pricier, but on the other hand you get table service and better beer selection here. It's also close to the beach. With appetizer, food, drinks, dessert, and tip the bill came out to about $60.