About Us

The story of SanJalisco begins with Anita and Vicente Padilla who migrated from Jalisco, Mexico in the 1940’s and settled in the Mission District of San Francisco. Together with their nine children, the Padilla’s founded two different restaurants, both in the Mission District. They operated these establishments from their 1950’s through the 1970’s, at which point Dolores “Josie” Padilla Reyes, one of their nine children and current owner of SanJalisco, took over in the 1970’s. Since 1988 Josie, the Reyes family, along with extended family, have worked hard to establish this restaurant, before known as Los Jarritos at its current location of 20th Street and South Van Ness Ave. To pay tribute to their Jalisco heritage vividly reflected in many of the dished served in the restaurant. In 2010, the family decided to change its name to SanJalisco. For several decades SanJalisco has been a cornerstone of the Mission District and is proud to serve the community, and be a Mexican comfort food favorite.

We are a family-run restaurant with knowledgeable and attentive staff that is dedicated to providing a memorable dining experience for both tourists and local natives. Our restaurant is ideal for large parties or families, we offer take-out and specialize in catering events. Whether its your first time to SanJalisco or one of your hundredths, our family is extends the warmest welcome and sincerely hopes you will enjoy your dining experience with us.

Thank you for you support and business!

The Padilla-Reyes Family.