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Pena Pachamama

1630 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2814
+1 415-646-0018
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (3 reviews)
“cheesecake” (3 reviews)
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South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1630 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2814
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Reviewed 3 days ago

For our first time eating Bolivian food we were blown away. The food was sensational. The service was great and the atmosphere was lovely. A minor regret was that we were ther early and didn't get to see the show, but for us it was...More

Thank Shell d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Pena Pachamama with our daughter so that she could enjoy a meal out with us. Neither my wife nor I are vegans, but it’s almost impossible for the three of us to find somewhere where we can all enjoy our meals. Tonight we...More

1  Thank Rob W
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Found this place just by chance while coming back to the hotel. Made an order for take away: veggie gluten free burger with potatoes. It was delicious! Best V GF burger ever! Staff is very friendly.

Thank Felix Martin D
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Ok you might not put gluten free vegan food on your dining top 10 but you would be making a mistake to miss this place. The food is healthy but delicious. Prices are excellent and if you hang around for the entertainment you will enjoy.

Thank statestreet96
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

not a gine dine place, pretty small and just one staff serving. Food gets three points the place 2 points. If you look for something little bit different try this. On the picture portobello mushroom dish

Thank trueRoamer
Reviewed 23 August 2017

My husband is not vegan but loved the lasagna. I loved having too much to choose from! The cheescake dessert was my favourite. The place is small with a great atmosphere.

Thank 100robynw
Reviewed 1 July 2017

The food here is all vegan and mostly gluten free and organic, a lot of it is also raw. It was excellent food - we had the pizza and the zucchini spaghetti. My only complaint is that it was very expensive. We did not go...More

Thank Heather D
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We loved everything we ordered from the menu and came back multiple times during our short stay in San Francisco and even ordered take-out one night. The owners were super friendly and offered a great music show, even in the middle of the week early...More

Thank ATXtrvller
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Great Latin music with historical commentary by some true legends - the owners of Pena Pachamama! This small and intimate restaurant has a funky, indie feeling, and they really make the history of South American music come alive...from soulful ballads to crazy drum rhythms, we...More

Thank K A
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

No idea why this has 4 stars, this place is great for vegetarians, vegans or if you're like me, lactose intolerant. The staff were super friendly, the food was great and when we couldn't decide what dessert we wanted, they made a platter for us!...More

Thank Brendan M
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1630 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2814
    (Green and Union)
  • Public Transportation: Muni 12,30,45,20,41. Mason/Powell Cable Car.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-646-0018
  • E-mail
Organic food, gluten-free, live music 'One of those magical places, a little island of the future where those who enter her doors are forever transformed by the spirit of the music and dance that takes them in. You’ll find it on a little side street in San Francisco’s old Latin Quarter somewhere between Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf and endless Italian late night cafes. ' A Landmark Location In 1918 it housed one of San Francisco’s most important speakeasies and became one of the most famous restaurants in the city. Peña Pachamama was formerly Amelio’s, a famous fine dining establishment where Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe had their wedding dinner. The Kennedys were frequent guests. In the upstairs dining room Clark Gable and Carole Lombard rendezvoused.
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