After Nate Silver's ongoing FiveThirtyEight burrito bracket named La Taqueria's offering the best burrito in the country, the lines have gone full-on Cronut in San Francisco. Eater SF reports that queues 30 to 40 people deep are now snaking along the sidewalk, resulting in wait times of 30 mins to an hour — just to get to the front of the line and order.
La Taqueria wrote on Facebook last week that the accolade has brought the largest crowds in its 40-year history, with photographic evidence of lines through the weekend. Owner Miguel Jara notes that "we are doing our best to dish out orders quickly while maintaining the quality of our food," though Eater SF reports that the restaurant has been running out of food items during the busiest days. Is La Taqueria the new Franklin BBQ? (The Austin barbecue restaurant earned a 2011 Bon Appetit "Best Barbecue" award, and there's been a near-constant line ever since.) Time will tell.