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Parada 22: A User’s Guide
- Entree: roasted pork marinated with garlic, oregano, and sofrito
- Dessert: coconut flan
- Beverage: sangria
Behind the Name: Parada 22 is a bus stop in San Juan, the hometown of consulting chef Gloria Pinette.
When to Go: Stop by during happy hour (Monday–Thursday from 4–6 p.m.) for discounts on beers, mixed platters, and pitchers of sangria.
Inside Tip: The restaurant only has 10 tables and doesn’t accept reservations. To avoid long waits, place your order online before arriving.
Picadillo: a Latin American take on hash that typically blends ground beef, tomatoes, and various vegetables and spices.
Tostones: fried slices of unripe plantain; a common side dish in Latin America.
While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Browse retro fashions at La Rosa Vintage (1711 Haight Street)—rumored to be burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese’s favorite vintage shop.
After: Sip on a cocktail surrounded by Persian-inspired murals at Zam Zam (1633 Haight Street).