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Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen
Venezuelan Restaurant$
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401 Valencia St San Francisco, CA 94103
401 Valencia StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94103
(415) 400-5453picapica.com
$Venezuelan Restaurant, Gluten-Free Restaurant
Venezuelan Restaurant
Gluten-Free Restaurant
South American Restaurant
Today 11AM–10PM
Saturday 11AM–10PMSunday 11AM–9PMMonday 11AM–9PMTuesday 11AM–9PMWednesday 11AM–9PMThursday 11AM–9PMFriday 11AM–10PM
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Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen serves hand-made, slow-cooked arepas and other Venezuelan eats in the heart of San Francisco, CA. 100% natural and gluten-free!
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Arepas & other Venezuelan eats provide the Latin flavors at this casual spot.- Google
"Most gluten free food has potato starch to which I am also allergic."
"Definitely make sure to get some garlic aioli on the side!"
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Gale Boucher
a month ago
Wonderful and gluten-free plus most items are potato free! (Most gluten free food has potato starch to which I am also allergic.) Celiac friendly! Thank you! My favorite is the pulled pork peril on sweet yellow arepa! I got extras to take home. They reheated great! I can't wait for my next visit!
Response from the owner - a month ago
Thanks, Gale! We're happy to serve up some gluten free dishes for you -- hope you make it back in soon! -Adriana, Owner
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Serkan Ozel
a week ago
Great, tasty and loaded arepas, good amount of seating. $10 for an arepa is just slightly overpriced but sometimes you just crave arepas.
Response from the owner - in the last week
It's all I could ask for seeing the arepas can always impress, Serkan! We've priced our menu to reflect our scratch kitchen, locally-sourced ingredients, and slow-cooked meats, so I hope you can understand why it might seem steep in comparison to other places. No matter what, we'd love the chance to see you in for another bite before long! -Adriana, Owner
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Victor Mora
a month ago
Best arepas and cachapas I've had in SF so far.
Response from the owner - a month ago
Best in town? Wow, Victor -- thank you! See you again soon for more of your favorites! -Adriana, Owner
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Meow Meow
3 weeks ago
Bathroom didnt have any soap to wash hands. This is the 3rd time i have come in here to buy food and can't wash my hands
Response from the owner - 2 weeks ago
Sorry about that -- that's certainly not what I like to see here. Cleanliness is very important to us, so feel free to ask one of our employees next time and we'll get it changed out for you! -Adriana, Owner
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Jane Kim
2 weeks ago
We ordered through ubereats. I usually can't eat an entire arepa because I find all that cornmeal to be overwhelming and dry but I polished off these babies (pulled pork and crispy chicken) without a problem! We also got the ensalasa bululu and ensalada verde caracas which were fresh and healthy. The arepas were a little salty for me but thought the overall flavors made up for that.
Response from the owner - 2 weeks ago
Sounds like a wonderful meal, Jane -- I'm thrilled that both your arepas were perfect! You picked two of my favorites, and I appreciate the amazing review here. Stop in for more any time! -Adriana, Owner
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naruemon promsawasdi
3 months ago
The food here is well priced and delicious, the staff was very friendly and super helpful and everything is 100% gluten free. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Thank you so much, Naruemon! This is just wonderful to read your kind words, and I hope to see you again soon! -Adriana, Owner
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Mo McBirney
6 months ago
I just moved in nearby, and I've already been to Pica Pica multiple times. I've loved everything so far: coconut rice, spicy chicken, plantains, and grilled chicken arepa with white corn. The aguas frescas are fresh and unique. Try the coconut lime or passion fruit! Servers have been very friendly, and service is quick. It's somewhat expensive for arepas ($10), but the arepas are HUGE, so you'll never leave hungry. Everything is gluten free!
Response from the owner - 6 months ago
Welcome to the area, Mo! You deserve the best, and I'm just thrilled to see you come here and try all of our favorites. See you soon! -Adriana, Owner
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Janis Carrasquel Hernández
6 months ago
A M A Z I N G! I highly recommend the yellow arepa with asado and plantains. And if you match it with Tamarindo juice, it's like a trip to the Caribbean for your taste buds.
Response from the owner - 6 months ago
What a delicious combo, Janis! I'm glad those flavors really hit the spot for you -- hope you make it in for more sometime soon! -Adriana, Owner