There is no better way to learn about a neighborhood than to get the perspective of a local. Taleen Shekerjian and Lauren Beddeo have lived in the Marina for 3 and 2 years, respectively, and had this to say and recommend.
Taleen: One of my favorite things about the Marina is how close it is to the water. The outdoors is so accessible here with nearby parks and charming neighborhoods.
Lauren: The outdoor areas are definitely my favorite as well - a lot of people also get their food to-go and bring it to Marina Green and Fort Mason to eat outside.
Taleen: It’s a great neighborhood to grab a coffee to go and stroll around the various streets and shops.
Lauren: Living here, you never run out of options. There are so many restaurants in a small radius, it’s easy to go out for a quick bite or a meal with friends.
Taleen and Lauren’s favorites
Tacko is a neighborhood staple — it’s always packed on weekends with people getting pickup, to-go and eating in. You can expect a line (sometimes out the door) at all times. Tacko is an unusually Nantucket-themed Mexican restaurant, serving lobster rolls too!
Corn & Black Bean Taco Salad
Lauren adds shrimp to romaine lettuce, grilled corn, black beans, and pico de gallo tossed in lime vinaigrette; topped with guacamole, tortilla strips, and a touch of cotija cheese.