We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Puerto Alegre Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$
Neighbourhood:
Mission District
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
546 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1115
+1 415-255-8201
Today
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue 17:00 - 23:00
Wed - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 64: English reviews
Glasgow, UK
Level Contributor
65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Returning customer and still as good as I remember. Combo plates are great and the beans and rice are fantastic!! Jugs of margarita are great - if you're happy with mix then there are pretty decent priced pitchers. However, we always treat ourselves and go all-out for the real deal - at about $40 a pitcher it seems a lot... More 

Helpful?
Thank BigCaz
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this place twice and don't really care to go back again. I returned the 2nd time (years later) because my friend loves it here. The food is on the bland side. Needs a kick. Reminds me of a downtown cantina in Mexico. Everyone here is raving about the maguerittas. I don't like them but maybe after... More 

Helpful?
Thank Shionnach
Pleasant Hill, California
Level Contributor
535 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Unfortunately stuck by the door and it was 45 degrees out & every time the waiter cleared outside tables the door was left open and we froze. Food ok; nothing out of the ordinary

Helpful?
Thank travelwithpam
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
229 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Our visit to San Francisco warranted for my first time enjoying a Margarita :) The restaurant was packed and the mood jovial - we got seated at the bar, which was fun, we don't have that in our part of the world, and enjoyed some dishes, which were tasty, but the big tick were the margaritas - yum!! Seriously first... More 

Helpful?
Thank BlondeBunny
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

If you like Mexican food then you'll love this place. I have eaten at hundreds of Mexican restaurants even in Mexico but the rest Mexican food I ever put in my mouth was at Puerto Alleged. The best margaritas in the world. The owners are awesome

Helpful?
Thank Paul R
Maryland
Level Contributor
34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

On a Monday evening, we took the BART to the 16th & Mission stop and walked. A little sketchy but didn't feel dangerous. No wait at 7:30 for a table, service quick but not with pressure. Had the margarita with reposada & real lime juice not a mix (at recommendation of waitress) - really good, but that second one put... More 

Helpful?
Thank aerogirl59
Casablanca, Morocco
Level Contributor
309 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I went there with my friend. we ate good guacamole, we drunk mezcal and tequila. the ambiance was very cozy and the staff is almost all Mexicanos which is good if you want to feel like in Mexico and which is not good if you like Donaldo Trumpito :) I suggest this place for all the Mexico lovers like me

Helpful?
Thank Saad A
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This place has been a go to for as long as I can remember. The vibe is always festive and the staff are great hosts. The margaritas are everything! The shrimp cocktail with avocado is a great starter for the table and fajitas are perfect.

Helpful?
Thank moro17
Victoria, BC
Level Contributor
32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Whenever we visit SF, we go to Puerto Alegre. Quick, friendly service, tasty, reasonably priced food and drinks and a fun atmosphere make this a terrific place to spend an evening. The margaritas are some of the best we've had.

Helpful?
Thank H0lly12345
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner based on the great trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed! Had a pitcher of the house margarita frozen lime - so good! Yummy quesidilla to start (we shared) and they bring your fresh tortilla chips and salsa when you sit down too. Great menu with loads of classics to chose from & a couple... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jude291

Travellers who viewed Puerto Alegre Restaurant also viewed

 
San Francisco, CA
 

Been to Puerto Alegre Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 546 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1115
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-255-8201

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Puerto Alegre Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

Neighbourhood Profile
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the country.
Explore this neighbourhood