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Mr. Pollo
New American Restaurant$$
Today 6:00 – 10:00 pm
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2823 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94110
2823 Mission StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94110
(860) 912-9168facebook.com
$$New American Restaurant, Latin American Restaurant
New American Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
South American Restaurant
Today 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 6:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 6:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 6:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 6:00 – 10:00 pmSaturday 6:00 – 10:00 pmSunday Closed
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No-frills, cash-only joint serving super-cheap tasting menus as well as signature arepas.- Google
"The corn cake was very crispy and up against the the tender chicken."
"If you're a big eater, I'd add an arepa to your order too."
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Michael Tobias
a month ago
Local. Unique. Cozy Atmosphere. Top-notch service and food. Not unreasonably expensive. Great spot for a date. Kinda looked like something new had replaced them when I walked by recently (I hope I'm mistaken).
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Angelo Rauseo
3 weeks ago
Cozy and friendly, this is a chef-menu place where eating is an experience. The very concept of slow-food could be explained with a dinner here. Since there are no more than 12 seat, reservation is a must.
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Vivian Hoang
7 months ago
Recently went to Mr Pollo on a date and now I need to update my review. I feel a little guilty about giving them only 2 stars before. The meal we had was AH-MAZING. We ordered the tasting menu on 9/5/14, and everything was tasty and fresh, with an Italian theme. 1st course: Caprese salad with slices of pepperoni - the perfect appetizer. The tomatoes and burrata were very fresh and well seasoned. The pepperoni added the perfect complement and flavor to the dish. 2nd course: Fig and lemon goat cheese bruschetta - refreshing and not too heavy. I am not normally a fan of goat cheese, but this was delicious. I was too busy stuffing my face, while my date was savoring every little bite. 3rd course: Chicken arepas - the dish they are most known for and now I know why. The chicken was moist and delicious, and that sauce. SO GOOD. 4th course: Squid ink spaghetti with anchovies. Despite the small meat-to-carb ratio, this dish was surprisingly really good. I was stuffed at this point, so couldn't finish sadly. 5th course: Dessert was a lavender cake with whipped cream. A little too sweet for me, but tasty nonetheless. Overall, 5 stars for an amazing dining experience and great service. Mr Pollo is the perfect little spot for very small groups or date nights. Definitely can't wait to come back!
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Gabriel Leblanc
a month ago
Great food and friendly owners!
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Sean-Franc Strang
2 months ago
20 minutes for arepas. Probably some of the best chicken I've ever tasted and at a crazy good price. But cramped, and slow. Don't let the innocuous Mission Street sign fool you, this is a foodie joint.
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Zorin Dobson
7 months ago
I heard about the arepas here and I just had to try it. Upon getting here you notice that the place is quite small and they don't accept cash. There are only four tables and I definitely would not recommend it if you had a group larger than four people. That aside the food was great. The three of us ended up having the tasting menu along with sharing one of the arepas. The first course was this super light salad. Arugula tomatoes and a little bit of bacon for salt factor. the dressing was incredible and brought everything together. It was one of the best salads I've had as even though I'm not a huge tomato fan, these tomatoes were very ripe and slightly sweet. The second course was a chilled carrot soup. I wasn't looking forward to trying it because when you mention it it is something that I would probably never order because it just sounds so boring and uninteresting. That was until drug my spoon through this slightly thick puree and had the the bright and slightly spicy (I mean in more of a bit of coriander and curry spicy and not a heat spicy) soup awaken my tastebuds. It was a perfect transition the the arepa. Growing up in Miami, I ate a lot of arepas coming up but they were usually a rather boring corn pancake griddled with cheese between the two cakes. This arepa, the Venezuelan version was unlike anything I've ever had before. The corn cake was very crispy and up against the the tender chicken. The only problem I had with this dish is that I wanted the entire arepa to myself. The third course was grilled shrimp with a bit of pesto and lardon (just to keep things appropriately especially not kosher). The shrimp were cooked perfectly and you had that slight salt from the lardon, that was sliced so nicely that I initially thought it was cheese. The last course was this delightful cream rounded out with some sweet figs and tart blackberries. I'm not a big dessert guy but this one was a great and was just as I liked to have a dessert, sweet but not to sweet with a fruit element and a crunchy element. All in all for what it's worth it is the perfect little quiet romantic spot that also as amazing prices.
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Shannon McNeil
11 months ago
This place is AMAZING. The four-course tasting menu for $25 is delish and the super intimate setting can't be beat. Make sure to make a RESERVATION and bring cash! Oh, and its not BYOB anymore.
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Sophia L
a year ago
Tasting menu only cost $20, and we also ordered an arepas between two of us. The Prix fix meal include a salad (great salad), small bowl of mexican wedding soup ( bit salty but really good), veggie grits with fried egg (really good but nothing to write home about). Our lovely meal was concluded with a small dessert (a bit on the sweet side). I saw all the mouthwatering pictures posted but I feel like I didn't have anything closed to the pictures posted. Is it because its a Monday night? Maybe I should come back for another try. P.S. hubby needed his second dinner later that evening. Lol
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