Today's Groupon gets you $75 worth of Italian/Brazilian cuisine at Mangarosa in North Beach for $35. Mangarosa offers "a dash of Brazil to the Italian menus that predominate in the popular neighborhood," according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Zagat rates Mangarosa's tropical flavors and fine-dining food as "very good," but rates its servers' ability to tune patrons' guitars as "wicked bad."
Eat an endless parade of succulent meats, salads, sides, and hot dishes at Espetus Churrascaria. With today's Groupon, $20 gets you $40 toward a prix fixe rodizio-style dinner (can't be used toward drinks or dessert) that ensures hunger's defeat at the hands of knife-wielding, meat-serving gauchos. The rodizio dinner costs $49.95, so you'll still need another $9.95 in addition to your $40 Groupon, but that's still 40% off some of the best meats in town.
From its unassuming corner on Mission Street, the Palace Family Steakhouse has watched the neighborhood change and evolve for nearly half a century. Though the original owner retired in 2009, Palace’s new management continues the traditions of old, serving up a menu of Mediterranean treats and sizzling steak-house fare until 3 a.m. every day of the week. Tabouleh and baba ghanouj starters mingle with juicy steaks, and American desserts such as cheesecake inspire forks to hum suites by Aaron Copland. Chefs also prepare traditional and seafood pasta alongside shawarma and club sandwiches or pizza.
The azure-blue sea and palm-tree-lined beach on El Nuevo Frutilandia's rustic painted sign hint at the Caribbean cuisine served inside. A modest menu highlights multiple courses of Cuban and Puerto Rican dishes, including meatless options such as mofongo vegetariano, a classic dish of fried plantains smashed together with olive oil and garlic. Pork is featured throughout the menu, whether roasted and sliced alongside ham and cheese in the Cuban sandwich, or fried as chops with a spritz of lemon and crown of onions.
The Brazen Head is a great neigborhood bar with 15 craft beers on tap, 2 cask conditioned hand pulled beers, killer cocktails, excellent wines by the glass, a large selection of single malt scotch and premium vodka, and distinguished rums, tequilas & small batch bourbons. Not to mention darts, outdoor space and WiFi.