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Picaro Tapas Restaurant

3120 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3328
+1 415-431-4089
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (23 reviews)
“tapas” (32 reviews)
“carne” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
Mediterranean, Spanish
€€ - €€€
3120 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3328
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I've read a couple of great reviews before making a reservation at Picaro and was terribly disappointed. The tapas were ok, not great. The paella was terrible. The seafood was overcooked, the shrimp on top was rubbery, pale and lukewarm. I'm not someone who likes...More

Thank Lidia S
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant last night as part of our trip to San Fran on honeymoon. Very quick and friendly waiting staff and the food was delicious! Sadly they had run out of oysters (we arrived about 9.30pm) but apart from that,...More

Thank RachBrown18
Reviewed 17 January 2018

All I need in life is Picaro & friends! It's always a good time coming here for dinner. We start off with a few glasses of their cava brut & sangria, with some fresh bread and delicious (but strong) brava sauce. Then we get down...More

Thank Ameera8
Reviewed 1 January 2018

This is a solid family style (non fancy) restaurant. It is legendary in SF and it offers tasty food, a charming environment and a unique experience (especially if you are from out of town or have not had tapas). Price point is mid range, the...More

Thank Jon N
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Everything was good! on my first visit with my girl friends, we had seafood paella, grilled lobster tail, squid in ink, grilled mussels, fresh raw oysters, and of course, sangria. The best paella and sangria that I've ever had!! Try to be there early to...More

Thank JoyceKho7
Reviewed 24 October 2017

My go to restaurant for wonderful tapas in the Mission district. If u CRAVE paella and have a small or large group, place your order right away when u arrive!! U can have a sangria and a few tapas to start while u wait for...More

Thank Timothy M
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The atmosphere is very loud and loose. If you out to have a good time with a lot o people highly recommended . On a date or first date, or just wanting a quick silent meal don't go there. Generally, it is very busy and...More

Thank Yicarrillo
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Great and authentic tapas in the heart of the mission district. It's noisy, bustling, crowded and oozing a fun and funky vibe. The food comes out remarkably fast and every dish was delicious. The best paella I've had in a long time. It's best with...More

Thank Geoffrey F
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We ordered several tapas and two small paellas and it was plenty for a party of 4. The two paellas (Mariscos and Carne) were just ok - it seemed like they didn't have a lot of ingredients (e.g. clams, mussels, chicken, etc.) in each of...More

Thank BayAreaTraveler6338
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is THE place in the Mission district to go for a tasty Spanish-style meal. You don't go here for quiet conversation and thoughtful discussions about, well anything. The place is typically packed by 7 pm with couples, families in small and large groups, and...More

Thank n4mal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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