Getting served in a restaurant, much like getting served on the dance floor, causes a brief tinge of excitement followed by rampant jeers if someone knocks your glasses to the floor. Marvel at a restaurant’s rhythm with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Nuevo Latin cuisine at La Fusion.
La Fusion fuses old and innovative cooking techniques to create Nuevo Latin dishes packed with local, organic produce. The restaurant's menu tantalizes tongues with small, hot plates piled with boneless beef ribs braised in dark beer ($14) or halibut diabla accompanied by clams, prawns, mussels, and chipotle-guajillo sauce spicy enough to make a glass of milk drink itself ($16). Chefs also prepare five fresh interpretations of ceviche, including halibut gussied up with corn nuts ($12) and a vegetarian version made with marinated mushrooms ($11). Bigger bites include a whole rotisserie chicken ($19.95) or a melancholy bird that feels like half of its former self ($12.50). Each chicken comes flanked by aioli and a choice of one side dish, such as truffle mac ‘n’ cheese, sweet-potato fries, or warm bread salad.
Homestyle Latino cooking and bright California flavors find common ground on Chef Enrique Urrutia's menu of shareable and artfully arranged small plates. Ceviches add unusual ingredients such as corn nuts, pickled onions, and far-west fungi to tangy blends of prawns, tuna, and veggies. Fontina cheese spills from crispy, flaky empanadas at the first bite, and universally beloved rotisserie chicken takes on Latin accents of roasted poblanos and cilantro rice. Brick walls and dark wood line a simple dining room, while the catering arm of La Fusion adds culinary conviviality to occasions ranging from birthday parties and wedding receptions to corporate lunches and parent-teacher conferences.
475 Pine St.
San Franciso, California 94104Get Directions