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Picaro Tapas Restaurant

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Neighbourhood:
Mission District
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3120 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3328
+1 415-431-4089
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11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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California
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138 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had a reservation here for a birthday party and still had to wait for 40 minutes for our table. An employee brought us free sangrias, which was nice, but it was still annoying. There is no atmosphere in this restaurant. It's plasticy tables and mismatched chairs. You're so packed in that you can't hear the person next to you... More 

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Thank ellenmac
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I was here for a wedding rehearsal lunch. EVERYTHING I ate was amazing. I'm normally really picky but my God this place was good. The croquettes de pollo is my fav but the shrimp, the veggie platter, the bread, and the Sangria were incredible. Loved this place. I left so full, buzzed, and happy.

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Thank Nicolec26
Fredericton, Canada
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This is the Tapas place me and my husband manage to go to every time we are in the area. For reals! It's fantastic. Love the Potatos Bravas! So delicious. The Sangria is a must too:)

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Thank fuega88
Barcelona, Spain
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Ok, to avoid another fast-food day in the US. Gambas al ajillo and pa amb tomaquet were the best things we tried (don't expect them to be like the original ones). On the beers side, they had Estrella Damm and Estrella Galicia, that made my night.

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Thank EdiMandM
Seattle, Washington
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Great selection of tapas, funky vibe of the artwork and lighting. Agree with other reviewers that it is loud. Parties of more than 4 people can have trouble hearing each other. Although the restaurant did get pretty busy while we were there, the quality of the service didn't drop off.

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Thank Paul K
Florida
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is a really delightful place in the Mission area and was recommended by our Uber driver. On a late Sunday afternoon in August it was full of people. I loved the décor and the overall ambience. We ordered Sangria of course which paired well with the different small plate dishes. Let me say that portions were generous for small... More 

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Thank Torri K
Sf Bay Area
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59 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Came here two weekends in a row. Nice, lively atmosphere for tapas. But the place can be very noisy - making it difficult to carry on a conversation. Service was good, although at times they were so busy we could not get their attention at the time we needed. The food was okay. We've had better Spanish tapas food elsewhere... More 

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Thank applied1
United States
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We went there to celebrate my son's engagement last Saturday night. The manager had no clue about out 7:30 appt for 12 ppl. When we made it to our table, it was connected to other tables, so loud, we could barely hear each other and we had to sit literally with our shoulders touching. It was so warm, a little... More 

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Thank Arpita B
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We gathered here to celebrate my son's engagement last Saturday, 9/17 at 7:30. We could barely enter the restaurant, then the manager looked quite confused about our reservations of 12 people, finally when we elbowed our way into the location of our table, we literally had to sit connected with other tables and each of shoulders literally touched each other.... More 

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Thank Arpita B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This place delivers on all fronts. Our favorite spot for an array of deliciousness for the most reasonable price. Sitting outside is the best!

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Thank christine g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3120 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3328
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-431-4089

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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