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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mission District
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524 Valencia St, 1001 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110-1115 (16th)
+1 415-252-0918
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is completely outstanding, I am very critique regarding food, and as a Peruvian, I proudly recommend this place. The only Thing is that I asked the waiter to add some extra juice lemon to my Pisco Sour. Though it depends on the taste.

Thank Vanedaprincess
Devon, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the ceviche to the rotisserie chicken to the empanadas and the yucca fries, great food in a lively atmosphere. Only complaint is the noise level on a weekend night - they could use a few acoustic tiles as it's near impossible to have a conversation without yelling.

Thank tshickel
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Peruvian cocktails were divine, the ceviche was delicious and the rotisserie chicken melted in your mouth.

Thank Aimee Q
Helsinki, Finland
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107 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I had Mixed Seafood Ceviche, quarter Chicken with sweet potato fries and aji salsas and hot chocolate cake with coffee ice cream for dessert. All good and so tasty. Even the service was very good! Recommended with no doubts!

Thank karicjones
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Great chicken, excellent taku taku. Ceviche is very good, although we have had better ones. Service was very good. Make sure to have reservations.

Thank JoseNelson
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

after traveling 3 hours to meet friends for dinner, i was tired and hungry. We were half an hour late due to traffic but our friends where there already. As we got seated, we were told that there was another party scheduled and we had one hour to eat and drink. i tried to absorb this rude and unprofessional conduct... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Chico, California, United States
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Located in a funky neighborhood in the Mission District, we were pleasantly surprised by the excellent Peruvian dishes including Pollo a la Brasa (as good as it is in Lima). For dessert, the Chocolate Bandito was a sensual experience both in terms of presentation and flavor. I will be back.

Thank Charles T
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Modern Peruvian restaurant with good food and great service. The ceviche was brilliant. But then, so was everything else.

Thank Foodie-Ervin
Prague, Czech Republic
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I was very pleasantly surprised with a really good Peruvian meal. We had a really good Ceviche Mixto, Pulpo a la Parilla and of course Yuca fries. The service was really nice and the place itself is clean, simple and nice.

Thank Camilia A
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The rotisserie chicken was excellent! Pisco Sours were good, but we felt were pricey. Stopped here before going to the theater. We'd go back.

Thank FLAJones

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Peruvian, Latin, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 524 Valencia St, 1001 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110-1115
  • Public Transportation: BART Stops at 16th St. and Mission
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-252-0918

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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

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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.
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