Mexican chefs are known for their mastery over color and heat, unlike vanilla-pudding producers or whoever’s responsible for cooking snow. Savor the work of a spice specialist with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$33 for a Mexican dinner for two, valid Monday–Thursday (up to a $55.50 value)
$65 for a Mexican dinner for four, valid Monday–Thursday (up to a $111 value)<p>
Each dinner includes the following per pair:
- One appetizer (up to a $9.50 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $19 value each)
- One dessert (an $8 value)<p>
Crispy taquitos stuffed with chicken or potato and cheese prelude enchiladas verdes with green chili sauce, slow-roasted pork wrapped in banana leaves, and classic flan. See the full menu.<p>
When the time came to name his restaurant more than seven years ago, Regalito Rosticeria's owner and chef, Thomas Peña, thought back to days spent sitting at the kitchen counter, watching his mother and grandmother carefully prepare family meals. The memory of that little gift, or regalito, fueled his passion as he traveled Mexico researching cooking techniques and perfected his pastry skills at the California Culinary Academy. Today, Thomas gifts his guests with authentic Mexican dishes made according to traditional recipes that are both familiar and delightfully different, using as many local, organic, and sustainable ingredients as possible. Every Tuesday, the staff slow-roasts half a free-range hog—humanely raised with plenty of space and free WiFi—for its Pigalito menu, which features tacos de carnitas and other street-food-inspired fare.
The restaurant's open kitchen recalls Thomas's memories of watching his family cook, as well as the makeshift kitchens in Mexico City's markets. A wooden diner counter is all that separates the chefs and their guests as they stir mole sauces, stuff chili relleno with mexican squash, and chop up salsa fresca within a communal and intimate setting. Vibrant artwork accents the eatery's yellow-and-chocolate walls, and lemons and limes piled atop the counter's glass divider add extra bursts of color.
the food was great and the restaurant is very cute.Gretchen B., Yelp, 9/23/12
The ribs were falling off the bone tender with a nice kick from the spice rub.Rob F., Yelp, 4/3/13
84% of 585 customers
“Excellent wait staff, beautiful interior as well as patio, and everything on the menu is delicious.”
“It's not cheap, but it is very good.”
“Mole is great - like everything they serve!”
3481 18th St.
San Francisco, California 94110