Who doesn't love a warm tortilla? Fans of Mi Zacatecas Family Restaurant say that the best Mexican fare is found right here, where top-notch ratings rule the menu.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from this restaurant's extensive drink list.
Families will feel right at home at this restaurant with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
Wifi is on the house at Mi Zacatecas Family Restaurant, so bring along your tablet or laptop.
Seating is readily available at Mi Zacatecas Family Restaurant for those with large parties.
Don't like waiting to be seated? Make a reservation whether it's just you or the whole group.
Mi Zacatecas Family Restaurant is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
At this restaurant, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot.
Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Mi Zacatecas Family Restaurant running under $30 per person.
Major credit cards are accepted, so you can save yourself a trip to the ATM.
Night owls will be happy to hear that the restaurant is best known for their evening menu, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
So come to Mi Zacatecas Family Restaurant, where you can expect nothing less than the highest rated Mexican fare.
Come enjoy a casual night out with your friends and some Mexican cuisine at Mi Zacatecas Family Restaurant.
So add some spice to your life and head on over to Mi Zacatecas Family Restaurant for a tasty and ethnic Mexican meal.
Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Papa Murphys Take n Bake's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
Papa Murphys Take n Bake is a jackpot for those looking for low-fat and gluten-free meal options.
This pizzeria is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
Make a reservation to ensure your night goes according to schedule.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this pizzeria.
We don't expect you to keep driving around the block to find metered parking. We've got some space for you here.
Bike parking is quick and easy at Papa Murphys Take n Bake.
Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
Roni, sausage, and veggie are just a few of the delicious options at Papa Murphys Take n Bake. Taste the shining reviews for yourself when you head to Papa Murphys Take n Bake for a tasty pizza pie.
If you can't get enough pizza, be sure to try the pies at Papa Murphys Take n Bake, which earn ratings too hot to handle.
Why not keep it casual tonight? Head on over to Papa Murphys Take n Bake, where you can enjoy a delicious variety of pizza and a casual, care-free atmosphere.
If you're looking for the hottest pies in town, you'll want to place your order in quick to Papa Murphys Take n Bake.
Stop by Jack In The Box after work for a quick burger and fries.
G-free and low-fat are just a couple of examples, come here for a quick bite that will leave you feeling healthy.
Grab the kids when you head to this restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Jack In The Box — casually-dressed diners are the norm here.
The food is prepared and packaged, just waiting for your pickup.
Parking by the restaurant is a breeze, so feel free to bring your own set of wheels.
At Jack In The Box, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Stop by for three square meals a day — Jack In The Box serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
No need to sweat your schedule — the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.
When a burger is calling your name, stop by Jack In The Box and pick up a flavorful burger of your choice.
Jack In The Box serves up high-quality food at a fast pace, so make your way over to the restaurant the next time you need a quick bite.
Ristorante La Strada serves up a side of romance alongside its top-rated Italian recipes, and couples call this Napa restaurant the perfect date-night spot.
With this restaurant's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Or, take your grub to go.
Drive to Ristorante La Strada and find parking in the area.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Ristorante La Strada is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal.
So if you're in the mood for a night of delicious Italian cuisine and a special, romantic ambiance, be sure to visit Ristorante La Strada.
While high-priced, the Italian food at Ristorante La Strada is well worth every penny!
So pay the highly-rated Ristorante La Strada a visit today and enjoy some tasty and classic Italian dishes.
If you're searching for a quick and casual spot to grab some pizza, look no further than local favorite Round Table Pizza.
Fear not you gluten-free or low-fat eaters, you'll have plenty of choices here.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this pizzeria.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Round Table Pizza's complimentary wifi.
Turn your living room into a five-star restaurant with takeout or delivery from this pizzeria.
Driving to the pizzeria is easy as pie, and parking surrounds the area.
Bike parking is quick and easy at Round Table Pizza.
Take a break from the kitchen without breaking the bank! Round Table Pizza will fill you up with top-notch fare that s modestly priced.
So head on over to Round Table Pizza, where the pizza is hot and the atmosphere's cool.
So head on over to Round Table Pizza and order a pizza filled with all of your favorite yummy toppings.
If you're in the mood for spaghetti and meatballs, American Canyon's Ristorante La Strada serves up an Italian experience in the heart of American Canyon.
Be sure to complete your meal at this restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Bring your whole brood to this restaurant, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
Time to cheers to another week in the can at Ristorante La Strada.
The restaurant fills up on the weekends, so keep that in mind before heading out.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
With meters and potential tickets, you'll thank us for our onsite parking!
Ristorante La Strada offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
Ristorante La Strada is creating dishes any foodie will love at around $30.
Feeling some delicious pasta or savory prosciutto tonight? Stop in at Ristorante La Strada.
Most Top Chef finalists launch their restaurant careers right after their time on television ends. Not Casey Thompson—she spent seven years after season three traveling, all the while thinking hard about what she wanted in a venue. She met farmers, built relationships, and finally opened Aveline (plus its cocktail bar sibling, The European) in June. As the result of so much careful planning, the restaurant truly embodies Casey’s vision, both in the space and on the plate.
One key part of that vision? Pigs. Casey loves to use almost every part of them, including the head. In honor of Aveline’s recent launch, we asked her about her fondness for pork, her cooking philosophy, and some of her go-to spots in San Francisco.
GROUPON: One ingredient that crops up on the menus at Aveline and The European is pork. Specifically, pork from the pig’s head—pork jowl, pig cheek, pig ear. What do you like about this ingredient?
CASEY THOMPSON: In general, I love any animal that tastes good from head to toe! As a chef, it’s really beneficial for me to use different parts of an animal that might otherwise be underutilized. It keeps costs down and provides guests with the opportunity to try things they may not otherwise try.
There is a lot more marbling in these parts than you might think, and there are a variety of different textures in specific parts like the ear.
G: Do you think that pig face is trending right now?
CT: I don't know. I try not to pay too much attention to what’s “trendy.” I just want to make food that tastes good, and if it means using parts of an animal that are unfamiliar to most people and [then] educating people about them, I’m happy to do so.
G: If someone hasn't tried any part of the pig’s head, where should they start?
CT: I think a good place to start is with pig cheek—it’s rich and it braises perfectly! Confiting a pig cheek [at home] is easy. The most difficult part is probably finding the product, but your local butcher can help with that.
G: Are there other pig dishes in San Francisco that you like?
CT: The pork at Kokkari is unreal, and Namu Gaji does a pretty impressive job too!
G: Aside from cooking with pig parts, you’re also an advocate for sustainability and the environment. Where does that passion come from?
CT: I have a job that impacts the environment, and as such, I have a duty to make sure that my staff and I do all we can not to add to the overwhelming issues we’re already facing.
I am also a firm believer in good husbandry. All animals deserve to live a good life, especially if they are giving us theirs for nourishment. It’s our responsibility as humans to recognize that.
G: Some of your dishes have original ingredients with a cool, earthy vibe. I’m talking about the "ham snow" and "chicory soil" on Aveline’s menu. Can you tell us more about these?
CT: Environmental elements in a dish add interesting flavors. The chicory soil contains nori, breadcrumbs, candied cashews, and chicory—all pretty earthy, you’re right. Now, the ham snow is highly technical stuff: we freeze ham, grate it over cold amberjack, and call it snow!
G: You’re also creating the menu over at The European, your bar-and-lounge project with Adam Wilson. It seems like the snacks have more of an updated comfort-food feel. Is The European the other side of Aveline's coin?
It absolutely is! There is a secret kid side to me with that menu and, really, it’s us having fun. I do think we have the best burger—it is so good. I want people to use both spaces! Come and eat at The European!
G: To close out, can you share some of your favorite San Francisco spots to grab a bite?
For coffee: Réveille Coffee Co.
For breakfast (and guilty, greasy pleasures): San Jalisco
For lunch and dinner: Kokkari, Kin Khao
For after-hours drinks and eats: Rye, Tradition, Le Colonial
For outdoor dining: The Ferry Building, Slanted Door, Cavallo Point, Coqueta
This interview has been condensed and edited. Photos courtesy of Casey Thompson. The European photo by Andi Fisher.
When you live in a city with so much scenery, eating inside can feel a bit stifling. Here are five beautiful restaurant patios in San Francisco that allow you to order in the great outdoors.
Mission Rock Resort (817 Terry Francois Blvd.)
The restaurant group that owns South Park staples MoMo’s, Pedro’s Cantina, and Pete’s Tavern overhauled Mission Rock Resort in late 2012. Now, it’s a bayside escape with plenty of deck seating, calming ocean views, and easy parking. Try bites from the raw bar or fried seafood for lunch, brunch, or happy hour.
Foreign Cinema (2534 Mission St.)
The most popular tables at this Mission stalwart are in the romantic covered patio. In the evening, artsy or retro flicks are projected on the patio wall while sound can be played through drive-in–style speakers at each table. The movies, however, are a secondary draw compared to the Californian-Mediterranean food.
Waterbar (399 The Embarcadero S)
Waterbar is a perennial Top 100 restaurant, so you can bet on some memorable seafood with views of the bay, the Bay Bridge, and the Bay Lights—not to mention $1.25 oysters every day before 5:30 pm.
Bar Agricole (355 11th St.)
Opened by a collective of the city’s best bartenders and sommeliers, Bar Agricole is led by master drink maker Thad Vogler. Unsurprisingly, its cocktails are just as good as its seasonal food. The space’s award-winning design features plenty of redwood, concrete, and glass, plus a spacious patio that’s covered and heated during the winter months.
Biergarten (424 Octavia St.)
Biergarten takes its name literally—its only seating is outdoors, where all of its Bavarian-style street food is served from shipping containers converted into a kitchen and bar. Brews can be ordered by the half- or full-liter, but considering the long lines, it’s best to get the larger of the two before you squeeze into one of the communal picnic tables.
Photos courtesy of Mission Rock Resort, Foreign Cinema, Waterbar, and Bar Agricole; Biergarten photo courtesy of BarFlySF.
Sushi is not hard to come by in San Francisco, but so much variety means that finding the perfect sushi spot can be a challenge. Here are our picks for the five freshest, most innovative sushi restaurants in the Bay Area.
1. Cha-Ya (762 Valencia St.)
Vegetarian sushi anyone? While that may sound like an oxymoron, Cha-Ya is redefining what sushi means, veggie- and vegan-style. It’s cash-only here, and the wait can be long, but the food is inventive and the service is great. Even meat eaters should enjoy the Cha-Ya Roll: tempura-battered asparagus, avocado, yam, and carrot with Cha-Ya’s special sauce.
2. Minako Organic Japanese Restaurant (2154 Mission St.)
Never tried fried “veggie eel” before? This place has you covered, and it accommodates most dietary restrictions. There’s a vegan menu, a gluten-free menu, animal-product-free tempura, and sushi made with brown rice.
3. Roka Akor (801 Montgomery St.)
The presentation at Roka Akor is out of this world: sushi served on a landscape of salt rocks, ice, bamboo boxes, and light (that’s right, your sushi plate will glow). The tasting menu is a must-try and incorporates a wide range of different fish.
4. Tsunami Sushi Panhandle (1306 Fulton St.)
Tusnami’s classic california rolls are half off during happy hour, but the restaurant is most famous for its combination rolls. Try the Mama San with tempura shrimp and spicy tuna or the Magic Mushroom roll with salmon, snow crab, and enoki mushrooms. Also, consider adding some zing to your meal with sake or wine.
5. Akiko’s Restaurant (431 Bush St.)
Located in Union Square, Akiko’s serves up superfresh sushi—the menu changes daily based on the availability of ingredients. The kitchen focuses on serving sustainable, organic, seasonal, and local fish at high-end prices. The omakase menu will run up to $100 per person, but for sushi die-hards, it’s worth it. If you’re not feeling fish, there are non-sushi items on the menu, too, including teriyaki meats and udon soups.