Military suppliers constructed the first cargo pants out of tortillas, citing the food's uncanny ability to hold runny salsas as essential to modern cafeteria warfare. Stuff your floury pockets with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Latin American fare and drinks at Parrilla, located on Polk Street in Russian Hill.
A spirited yet casual vibe sets the stage for a panorama of zesty Latin American flavors at Parrilla, set conveniently on the lively Polk Street. Generous portions perfect for sharing festoon the menu. A fresh, homespun shell surrounds a tasty arsenal of grilled chicken, guacamole, carrots, and pico de gallo vinaigrette in each fortified taco salad ($7), while the shrimp al ajillo capitalizes on freshly procured denizens of the deep to please seaworthy palates. A stocked bar of playful libations allows for a variety of attractive pairings; grab a margarita pitcher ($12.78) to loosen up tongue muscles for an extended rendezvous with the super burrito ($8). Or host an in-mouth regatta by setting the fish tacos ($7) afloat atop swallows of the flavorsome sangria ($4.56 glass, $12.78 pitcher). Warm service and a comfortable, spacious setting underscore the pleasant ambience at Parrilla, making it a fine launching pad for group outings or papier mâché rockets.
Dine-in only. Reservations required for Wednesday and Friday evenings.
- We had a great light dinner at this Latino restaurant. The shrimp and avocado salad was very tasty. Wait staff were very attentive. ¬– Kanute, Citysearch
- Parilla [sic] is my home away from home and not just because I live crawling distance away. The food is always delicious and very reasonably priced. – kristen g., Yelp
The clatter of cutlery against plates washes into Parrilla's kitchen, where chefs compose a menu of Latin fare including tacos, fajitas, and seafood. Carved wooden screens separate the bar area from the dining area to ensure relaxed meals and keep revelry away from the delicate ears of card houses. Pendant lights shaped like lotus blossoms pour light across merlot-hued walls, hardwood floors, and clinking glasses of sangria. Cacti and other flora flourish in the floor-to-ceiling windows, and outdoor seating gives diners opportunities to vary games of I Spy during meals.
1760 Polk St.
San Francisco, California 94109Get Directions