Best of the Bay 2013: BEST LATE NIGHT HOT POCKETS

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Spurn the crowds across the street at ever-popular Taqueria Cancun's Bernal-side outpost. You, a seasoned Missionite, have had your fill of what one of our dear ones likes to call "the Mexican death log." Burrito fiend you are not — which is why in your wisdom your tummy's late night call has led you to a late-night Salvadorean restaurant, sounding thusly: "pupusa..." They're no baby-sized gut bomb, the pupusas at El Zocalo. These traditional steaming pocket-like snacks come stuffed with cheese (of course), but also zucchini, loroco, feta even for those sick of stringy quesos. And lucky you, the family joint stays open until three in the morning, so it's ready for whenever you graduate to the next level with San Francisco snacking.

3230 Mission, SF. (415) 282-2572