Latin American, Nicaraguan
Price Range : $11-30 ($$)
Adress: 2338 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 695-9933
- turned_in_notHealth Score86 out of 100
- list_altTakes ReservationsNo
- credit_cardAccepts Credit CardsYes
- thumb_upGood ForLunch
- directions_bikeBike ParkingNo
- accessibilityGood for KidsYes
- groupGood for GroupsYes
- volume_upNoise LevelAverage
- local_barAlcoholBeer & Wine Only
- transit_enterexitOutdoor SeatingNo
- tvHas TVYes
- turned_in_notDogs AllowedNo
- turned_in_notWaiter ServiceYes
The best Nicaraguan restaurant in the Bay, hands down. The queso frito and maduro con crema are beyond delicious and you have to try the pitaya drink!
Well I want to start by saying that I have been coming to this restaurant for more than 20 years now. Looove every food they have even though is not as close to authentic as i would have expected to get over the years . The one thing that I don't understand is their plantains the hard ones. They always make them so short and if you take em to go they give em to you in a little plastic bag and they literally looked like Fritos lays . And when I asked them to put the whole plantains they gave me that excuse that they come out of the fryer like that . Unfortunately for them I'm Nicaraguan , I know that's a pile of bs. And then their salad if you don't order ala carte you get this little bit of salad in another little plastic bag . Enough with this crazy stuff nickel and dime shit . Just charge a little more if that's what it takes for the salad to come in a little box , and also the plantains , make them nice and long and put em in a little box , charge for that and that's it . People don't care about a dollar more or even 5 dollar more but just keep it in one price . Also please I'm not trying to say the restaurant sucks or anything like that , that's why I gave it a 3 stars , because their food is still the best Nicaraguan food in the bay.
Attached is a photo of what the plantains chips should look like . Sorry I don't have a pic of their restaurants but I will next time I'm there .
Best carne asada ever. Been coming here for years and it never disappoints. Must try when around the area or if you live close by. It's like a cafeteria style setting where you order your food, pay, and the server will bring your plate with utensils, salsa, and pickled onions and carrots. I always get the same thing every time and I never get tired of it. Also, the ladies that work here are always nice and sweet. But today's visit, I did not see the lady who always remembers my bf and I. But none the less service and food are good.
In a sea of Mexican restaurants, it's nice to grab some Nicaraguan food. Doesn't seem gentrified like other restaurants nearby, though it will be a bit pricier than tacos or burritos. However, that must be because you get enough food for two meals. And it's not because I had a weak appetite or anything, literally every other table was taking leftovers home.
Antojitos "Las Tinajas": Not sure why it's called antojitos, since it's more like a massive double meal plate than an appetizer or snack. If you can't decide which grilled meat to get, this combo is a great option. Skirt steak that is heavily marinated and charbroiled, delicious in each bite. Also, another heavily spiced large cut of pork that is pounded thin and grilled with nice grill marks. The fact that this platter came with a big chunk of fried cheese seal the deal, so yummy. The rice mixed with beans were a nice hearty side. More fried plantain chips than I knew what to do with. Also some softer and sweeter maduros, that helped contrast the salty umami of everything else. The pickled onions went really well with the meats.
Pitaya Juice: Sweeter than fresh red dragon fruit, maybe they added a little sugar? Quite refreshing.
Super expensive food and nothing good .. it was really too horrible. the place is not recommended