Don Ramon's

★★★★☆
Traditional Mexican combination plates and high-octane margaritas are the hallmarks of this SoMa restaurant.
  • 225 11th St

    San Francisco, CA 94103

    Cross street: Howard Street

    Map & Directions
  • 415-864-2700

About Don Ramon's

Hours
Tue-Thu 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-9pm Fri 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-9:30pm Sat 5pm-9:30pm Sun 5pm-8:30pm

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This is a restaurant I go to a couple of times every three years or so... and have done so since about 1995. I go mostly because I love the Margaritas there. The staff is usually very courteous and efficient but we have had the bad luck of interacting a few times with the two sisters, whom I have been told, are the owners. Sometimes friendly, sometimes rude, usually intrusive. Just kind of weird interaction. It is usually the restaurant owners who make sure the staff is consistant and professional isn't it? Not here. My recommendation... spin by and head to the bar. I have moved on to other Mexican Restaurants with fresher and more healthy fare.Spare you arteries!

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★★☆☆☆

This is a restaurant I go to a couple of times every three years or so... and have done so since about 1995. I go mostly because I love the Margaritas there. The staff is usually very courteous and efficient but we have had the bad luck of interacting a few times with the two sisters, whom I have been told, are the owners. Sometimes friendly, sometimes rude, usually intrusive. Just kind of weird interaction. It is usually the restaurant owners who make sure the staff is consistant and professional isn't it? Not here. My recommendation... spin by and head to the bar. I have moved on to other Mexican Restaurants with fresher and more healthy fare.Spare you arteries!

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They have the best chips and home made salsa! Their staff is friendly. I recommend this restaurant to everyone! We went there for dinner and it was great!

4
★★★★☆

They have the best chips and home made salsa! Their staff is friendly. I recommend this restaurant to everyone! We went there for dinner and it was great!

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My guess is 'Traumatic' who had a bad experience here was probably being 'a pill'. My 'ex' and I used to frequent this place quite regularly a few years back and the owners and staff were nothing but over the top pleasant. Literally sweethearts to us all the time. And the atmosphere has been exactly the same the few times I've been back since then. The food is very dinner style oriented and tho' not being the best Mexican I've ever had, none the less hits the spot and was always consistent. In fact, my ex-girlfriend thought their burritos were the best in the city in her opinion! I would recommend this place whole heartedly. Also, even tho' it's South of Market, it's incredibly easy to get to. And their Maggies are killer!

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★★★★★

My guess is 'Traumatic' who had a bad experience here was probably being 'a pill'. My 'ex' and I used to frequent this place quite regularly a few years back and the owners and staff were nothing but over the top pleasant. Literally sweethearts to us all the time. And the atmosphere has been exactly the same the few times I've been back since then. The food is very dinner style oriented and tho' not being the best Mexican I've ever had, none the less hits the spot and was always consistent. In fact, my ex-girlfriend thought their burritos were the best in the city in her opinion! I would recommend this place whole heartedly. Also, even tho' it's South of Market, it's incredibly easy to get to. And their Maggies are killer!

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I LOVE their chips and salsa, always fresh. The service is great, though weekend nights do get pretty crowded. My favorite are the chicken enchiladas. Can't wait to go back

4
★★★★☆

I LOVE their chips and salsa, always fresh. The service is great, though weekend nights do get pretty crowded. My favorite are the chicken enchiladas. Can't wait to go back

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This place has awesome fresh chips and salsa served for free. I tried their super burrito which was a bit on the high end price-wise, but the thing was huge and super tasty.. definitely adding Don's the monthly rotation of Mexican places to goto for lunch!

3
★★★☆☆

This place has awesome fresh chips and salsa served for free. I tried their super burrito which was a bit on the high end price-wise, but the thing was huge and super tasty.. definitely adding Don's the monthly rotation of Mexican places to goto for lunch!

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I have attended many many birthday parties here due to the fact that the margaritas are tasty and the seating is plentiful. The enchiladas are extra yummy as are the chips.

3
★★★☆☆

I have attended many many birthday parties here due to the fact that the margaritas are tasty and the seating is plentiful. The enchiladas are extra yummy as are the chips.

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This restaurant is known for their selction of margaritas and their delicious enchiladas. The portions are huge here and the staff is super friendly. I recommend

5
★★★★★

This restaurant is known for their selction of margaritas and their delicious enchiladas. The portions are huge here and the staff is super friendly. I recommend

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To be fair, I'll start with what was right; the food was decent, and the drinks were adequate... Thats about it.

I've put up with some really ridiculous things at restaurants, but I feel that the way that my friends and I were treated at this restaurant was absolutely appalling. The staff (especially the manager) was condescending, and antagonistic, we couldn't even enjoy our meal because the manager was harassing us every 10 minutes with some aspect of their stupid policy. And the staff made no secret whatsoever that they were just interested in trying to get as much money as they could out of us (i.e- trying to charge us for people that weren't even there, trying to force our friends to order, etc).

Needless to say, I would not suggest going to this restaurant to anyone, unless I did not like them.

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★☆☆☆☆

To be fair, I'll start with what was right; the food was decent, and the drinks were adequate... Thats about it.

I've put up with some really ridiculous things at restaurants, but I feel that the way that my friends and I were treated at this restaurant was absolutely appalling. The staff (especially the manager) was condescending, and antagonistic, we couldn't even enjoy our meal because the manager was harassing us every 10 minutes with some aspect of their stupid policy. And the staff made no secret whatsoever that they were just interested in trying to get as much money as they could out of us (i.e- trying to charge us for people that weren't even there, trying to force our friends to order, etc).

Needless to say, I would not suggest going to this restaurant to anyone, unless I did not like them.

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Everything here is so good and delicious. The portions are huge and the atmosphere is just what I want in a good Mexican place. All the staff are really nice and helpful. Highly recommend it.

2
★★★★☆

Everything here is so good and delicious. The portions are huge and the atmosphere is just what I want in a good Mexican place. All the staff are really nice and helpful. Highly recommend it.

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I had the chicken enchiladas and they are delicious. I have been to many Mexican restaurants and the setting, the food and the drinks are perfecto at Don Ramons. Huge portions, of course, and the guac is perfect and fresh. Yummy!

2
★★★★★

I had the chicken enchiladas and they are delicious. I have been to many Mexican restaurants and the setting, the food and the drinks are perfecto at Don Ramons. Huge portions, of course, and the guac is perfect and fresh. Yummy!

Pros: Fast Service, delicious food and great atmosphere

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Don Ramon's has been a staple in my diet for over 25 year's.
Great food at medium prices.
Outstanding tequila selection.
I've tried every dish on the menu - never had a bad meal there.
We can always find parking - a big plus in dining out.

2
★★★★★

Don Ramon's has been a staple in my diet for over 25 year's.
Great food at medium prices.
Outstanding tequila selection.
I've tried every dish on the menu - never had a bad meal there.
We can always find parking - a big plus in dining out.

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Been to all of the "mexican" restaurants in the city. Don Ramon's is by far the best. Margaritas - not overpriced/perfectly made- are great. The enchiladas are by far the best in the city.

Staff is very friendly. Portions are large.
If you're looking for a place to sit and eat good mexican (tex-mex) style food - this is it.
Second runner up - long second - is Tommy's. Food at Don Ramon's is 10x better.

1
★★★☆☆

Been to all of the "mexican" restaurants in the city. Don Ramon's is by far the best. Margaritas - not overpriced/perfectly made- are great. The enchiladas are by far the best in the city.

Staff is very friendly. Portions are large.
If you're looking for a place to sit and eat good mexican (tex-mex) style food - this is it.
Second runner up - long second - is Tommy's. Food at Don Ramon's is 10x better.

Pros: Great tex-mex, strong margaritas, friendly staff, easy (meter) parking, large portions

Cons: Neighborhood - nothing to do in walking distance

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Mango margarita was yummy, and the refried beans were pretty tasty...but that's about it. Nothing else really stands out. I had the beef tamale. The food was average, the chips and salsa were average, everything else was pretty average.

One ladies' room upstairs is not so wise with two bars going on. The outside of the restaurant can be deceiving as it is very lively inside.

1
★★★☆☆

Mango margarita was yummy, and the refried beans were pretty tasty...but that's about it. Nothing else really stands out. I had the beef tamale. The food was average, the chips and salsa were average, everything else was pretty average.

One ladies' room upstairs is not so wise with two bars going on. The outside of the restaurant can be deceiving as it is very lively inside.

Pros: mango margarita, refried beans, too expensive

Cons: one stall, average food, average portions

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the food was excellent, the drinks were great and best of all great friendly service, I would reccomment this place to anyone. prices are okay

2
★★★★★

the food was excellent, the drinks were great and best of all great friendly service, I would reccomment this place to anyone. prices are okay

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I have now been to Don Ramon's twice for lunch. The chicken enchiladas are outstanding and come with rice/beans and salad. In addition, the place is generous with the chips and salsa. Polite service and mariachi music over the stereo make it a fine place. Co-workers have shared that the margaritas are very good too.

2
★★★★☆

I have now been to Don Ramon's twice for lunch. The chicken enchiladas are outstanding and come with rice/beans and salad. In addition, the place is generous with the chips and salsa. Polite service and mariachi music over the stereo make it a fine place. Co-workers have shared that the margaritas are very good too.

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Don Ramon's has been my favorite Mexican place since I moved to the city in 1995. First, the service is fantastic and friendly, the food is beyond belief and the drinks never fail. This is no Taqueria, Don Ramon's is a place that you'll want to have several drinks over nice long dinner with your friends. This place is huge and can accommodate large parties easily. The crab enchiladas are truly amazing. Anytime I have visitors, I take them to Don Ramon's and everyone leaves full and happy.

2
★★★★★

Don Ramon's has been my favorite Mexican place since I moved to the city in 1995. First, the service is fantastic and friendly, the food is beyond belief and the drinks never fail. This is no Taqueria, Don Ramon's is a place that you'll want to have several drinks over nice long dinner with your friends. This place is huge and can accommodate large parties easily. The crab enchiladas are truly amazing. Anytime I have visitors, I take them to Don Ramon's and everyone leaves full and happy.

Pros: Huge Space, Great Drinks & Food, Outstanding Service

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Don Ramon's food is over-priced for what you get, but the margaritas used to make this place worth going to. I used to love their margaritas, especially their Cadillac margaritas. The last time I came here the Cadillac I ordered was undrinkable. It tasted like it was mostly a glass of acidic, artificially lime-flavored mixer. Although there was supposed to be a float of Grand Marnier in it was undetectable. I had to try to correct it by ordering a shot of Grand Marnier but it didn't do anything to it to tone down the acidity. It was barely drinkable after all the ice melted and diluted it.

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★★☆☆☆

Don Ramon's food is over-priced for what you get, but the margaritas used to make this place worth going to. I used to love their margaritas, especially their Cadillac margaritas. The last time I came here the Cadillac I ordered was undrinkable. It tasted like it was mostly a glass of acidic, artificially lime-flavored mixer. Although there was supposed to be a float of Grand Marnier in it was undetectable. I had to try to correct it by ordering a shot of Grand Marnier but it didn't do anything to it to tone down the acidity. It was barely drinkable after all the ice melted and diluted it.

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Don't let the sleepy outward appearance of this place fool you - walk in and you find yourself in a big, warm, bustling Mexican restaurant where the portions are HUGE and the food hits the spot. I got a beef burrito and even though it was absolutely delicious, I had to take home about 1/3 of it after I'd eaten all my stomach could hold. The service is good, and the margaritas are yummy, too. If you are craving good old-fashioned Mexican food, Don Ramon's is the place for you.

2
★★★★★

Don't let the sleepy outward appearance of this place fool you - walk in and you find yourself in a big, warm, bustling Mexican restaurant where the portions are HUGE and the food hits the spot. I got a beef burrito and even though it was absolutely delicious, I had to take home about 1/3 of it after I'd eaten all my stomach could hold. The service is good, and the margaritas are yummy, too. If you are craving good old-fashioned Mexican food, Don Ramon's is the place for you.

Pros: Portions, Service, Authenticity

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This is a very good mexican restaurant. The food is excellent. The serving staff is fast and friendly. The menu is moderately priced but it's definitely worth it.

2
★★★★★

This is a very good mexican restaurant. The food is excellent. The serving staff is fast and friendly. The menu is moderately priced but it's definitely worth it.

Pros: Fast Service, Great Atmosphere

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After living in Texas, I'm always on the look-out for a restaurant with great margaritas. Don Ramon's has some of the best I've had in the Bay Area.

2
★★★★☆

After living in Texas, I'm always on the look-out for a restaurant with great margaritas. Don Ramon's has some of the best I've had in the Bay Area.

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the salsa alone was an indication on how great this place was going to be. the food was even better! i had been here a long time ago. it still is the best SOMA mexican restaurant.

2
★★★★★

the salsa alone was an indication on how great this place was going to be. the food was even better! i had been here a long time ago. it still is the best SOMA mexican restaurant.

Pros: big portions, good parking, excellent service

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The front entrance leads through a red-tiled facade into a large dining hall with soaring ceilings and a balcony. High-backed wooden chairs, tables and textured cream walls create a comfortable sit-down dining…

 

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