Primo Patio Cafe

★★★★★
  • 214 Townsend St

    San Francisco, CA 94107

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  • 415-957-1129

About Primo Patio Cafe

Hours
Monday To Saturday From 09:00 AM To 04:00 PM

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Primo Patio is a good little lunch spot near the ballpark. I have tried the snapper sandwich twice and was very happy. The portion was large for the price and the fish seemed be pretty fresh. But, the real standout is the sauce. I'm not sure what type of sauce this is, but it is very addictive and comes with absolutely everything.

The only drawback is the plastic covering for the roof. On a hot day this creates a greenhouse effect that is almost unbearable.

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Primo Patio is a good little lunch spot near the ballpark. I have tried the snapper sandwich twice and was very happy. The portion was large for the price and the fish seemed be pretty fresh. But, the real standout is the sauce. I'm not sure what type of sauce this is, but it is very addictive and comes with absolutely everything.

The only drawback is the plastic covering for the roof. On a hot day this creates a greenhouse effect that is almost unbearable.

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If I could give it no stars I would. Let me start the review by letting you all know that I've been going to Primo for years with my friends and co-workers. To the point where we recognized who I believe is the owner (Red-headed lady usually up front?) and vice versa. So like any other day, my friends and I were craving the infamous Snaps & Fries at Primo so we took the short walk from work and had a great lunch. Everything was very fulfilling until we left. The bill was about $58 for a lunch for four and my friend took the bill up front and gave them $60 and we walked out. Barely outside the door, the red headed lady up front came racing out asking us, "Are you seriously only leaving a $2 tip?" Little did she know we had already left $12 at the table. This was enough for me to say that I will NEVER frequent this restaurant EVER again. Before you call me unreasonable, or petty-Hear me out. I don't know if it was shock, but at first it didn't bother me. Then as I began to think about it more, I got MAD. I began thinking about all the OTHER ways she could have handled the situation. As a host/business owner, wouldn't your first inclination be to run out a say, "Excuse me, you forgot your change."? Or ow about checking the table before you come running out and accusing us of being terrible tippers. And what if we DID tip them $2? What if the service was subpar and that IS what I decided to leave? (I used to barback/bartend so I understand how important tips are and even if the service is bad-I usually leave at least 15%) Lastly, it is not as if we've never been there, or that she doesn't recognize us, or that Primo was a weekly to bi-weekly lunch stop or dine out spot for us. All in all, I'm not sure what was going through her mind that day and she didn't even apologize to us after brash accusation of our tipping etiquette. Primo, your good food is not worth the bad taste you left in my mouth.

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If I could give it no stars I would. Let me start the review by letting you all know that I've been going to Primo for years with my friends and co-workers. To the point where we recognized who I believe is the owner (Red-headed lady usually up front?) and vice versa. So like any other day, my friends and I were craving the infamous Snaps & Fries at Primo so we took the short walk from work and had a great lunch. Everything was very fulfilling until we left. The bill was about $58 for a lunch for four and my friend took the bill up front and gave them $60 and we walked out. Barely outside the door, the red headed lady up front came racing out asking us, "Are you seriously only leaving a $2 tip?" Little did she know we had already left $12 at the table. This was enough for me to say that I will NEVER frequent this restaurant EVER again. Before you call me unreasonable, or petty-Hear me out. I don't know if it was shock, but at first it didn't bother me. Then as I began to think about it more, I got MAD. I began thinking about all the OTHER ways she could have handled the situation. As a host/business owner, wouldn't your first inclination be to run out a say, "Excuse me, you forgot your change."? Or ow about checking the table before you come running out and accusing us of being terrible tippers. And what if we DID tip them $2? What if the service was subpar and that IS what I decided to leave? (I used to barback/bartend so I understand how important tips are and even if the service is bad-I usually leave at least 15%) Lastly, it is not as if we've never been there, or that she doesn't recognize us, or that Primo was a weekly to bi-weekly lunch stop or dine out spot for us. All in all, I'm not sure what was going through her mind that day and she didn't even apologize to us after brash accusation of our tipping etiquette. Primo, your good food is not worth the bad taste you left in my mouth.

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I took the worthy journey to Primo Patio and enjoyed a wonderful exotic lunch! The sandwiches are filling and delicious; their ingredients are fresh and the outdoor patio transforms the "everyday city experience" to a "colorful

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★★★★★

I took the worthy journey to Primo Patio and enjoyed a wonderful exotic lunch! The sandwiches are filling and delicious; their ingredients are fresh and the outdoor patio transforms the "everyday city experience" to a "colorful

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This is a fantastic place to eat at before heading over to watch the Giants play at AT&T Park. The jerk chicken is sooo good - especially with their amazing sauce! I've also tried a few of their appetizers - fried calamari, sweet potato fries, and fried fish - all were great, but left me too full to finish my jerk chicken!

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This is a fantastic place to eat at before heading over to watch the Giants play at AT&T Park. The jerk chicken is sooo good - especially with their amazing sauce! I've also tried a few of their appetizers - fried calamari, sweet potato fries, and fried fish - all were great, but left me too full to finish my jerk chicken!

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Primo Patio is a super cool little joint! You wouldn't think it's much of a restaurant but just walk thru the narrow corridor, pass the kitchen and you step into a Jamaican patio! The food is plentiful. I especially enjoy the calamari plate. Comes loaded with rice and beans. Really filling... and really good!

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Primo Patio is a super cool little joint! You wouldn't think it's much of a restaurant but just walk thru the narrow corridor, pass the kitchen and you step into a Jamaican patio! The food is plentiful. I especially enjoy the calamari plate. Comes loaded with rice and beans. Really filling... and really good!

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great food and u gotta love the patio out back on a nice sunny day. I'll definitely be back hopefully for the breakfast.

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★★★★★

great food and u gotta love the patio out back on a nice sunny day. I'll definitely be back hopefully for the breakfast.

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This place is the bomb! The food was DELICIOUS and the service was very friendly. The Jerked Chicken served with cumin rice and black beans was really good and the seasoning is unique and flavorful. And the fried plantains- soooo good.

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★★★★★

This place is the bomb! The food was DELICIOUS and the service was very friendly. The Jerked Chicken served with cumin rice and black beans was really good and the seasoning is unique and flavorful. And the fried plantains- soooo good.

Pros: Outdoor seating, generous portions, fun ambience

Cons: parking

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I've been eating at Primo Patio Cafe now for about 2 years. The atmosphere is fun and relaxed and the service is helpful and friendly. However, the main reason I continue going back is that the food is absolutely phenomenal! Group that

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★★★★★

I've been eating at Primo Patio Cafe now for about 2 years. The atmosphere is fun and relaxed and the service is helpful and friendly. However, the main reason I continue going back is that the food is absolutely phenomenal! Group that

Pros: Fresh and tasty food always! Great home made desserts!

Cons: Hours - Need to stay open longer.

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Primo Patio is a find for increditble food at reasonable prices. The owners are personable, greet you by name and sincerely care about your overall experience. Snapper, chicken, steaks, pitas and the SAUCE - are all homemade and

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Primo Patio is a find for increditble food at reasonable prices. The owners are personable, greet you by name and sincerely care about your overall experience. Snapper, chicken, steaks, pitas and the SAUCE - are all homemade and

Pros: upbeat and ultra tasty

Cons: parking?

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An amazing find near the ball park. The Carribean style food is delicious, generous, and reasonably priced. The wait staff is friendly and efficient and the owners work hard to make sure you enjoy your visit. I couldn't recommend it

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★★★★★

An amazing find near the ball park. The Carribean style food is delicious, generous, and reasonably priced. The wait staff is friendly and efficient and the owners work hard to make sure you enjoy your visit. I couldn't recommend it

Pros: Good food, good prices.

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yuck, phooey, eew. \r
could anything be worse then sweet meat, cold fries, and thousand island dressing and salsa on everything? i haven't found it. i ordered lunch and had to get a second one from somewhere else cause it was so bad.

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★★★★★

yuck, phooey, eew. \r
could anything be worse then sweet meat, cold fries, and thousand island dressing and salsa on everything? i haven't found it. i ordered lunch and had to get a second one from somewhere else cause it was so bad.

Pros: so small you can miss it. i wish i did.

Cons: bad food, bad yappy owner, rude staff.

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While I thought I was getting a great deal with the lamb pita I ordered with the paprika fries...the real bargain came later when I was violently sick to my stomach. Not sure if it was the unchilled sauce on a hot day or something else but

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★★★★★

While I thought I was getting a great deal with the lamb pita I ordered with the paprika fries...the real bargain came later when I was violently sick to my stomach. Not sure if it was the unchilled sauce on a hot day or something else but

Pros: back patio

Cons: food illness, improper food handling

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Not a place to go for a nice sit-down dinner, but it is a place to go for a quick bite to eat. The food isn't fantastic, but it is not horrible either. The Jerk Chicken is about the best on the menu. The beef items were fairly tough.

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★★★★★

Not a place to go for a nice sit-down dinner, but it is a place to go for a quick bite to eat. The food isn't fantastic, but it is not horrible either. The Jerk Chicken is about the best on the menu. The beef items were fairly tough.

Pros: Quick, Inexpensive, Nice portion size

Cons: So-So atmosphere, Noisy

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The Primo Patio is the most wonderfully low-key place in SF. You hardly notice it when you pass by, but when you walk past the kitchen you emerge into a nice Biergarten-style atmosphere in the back. The main waitress here is so WONDERFUL

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The Primo Patio is the most wonderfully low-key place in SF. You hardly notice it when you pass by, but when you walk past the kitchen you emerge into a nice Biergarten-style atmosphere in the back. The main waitress here is so WONDERFUL

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rotating specials (espacially the fish) are excellent.
top 3 must try's are :
1. jerk chicken sandwich with french fries (those dipping sauce and fries are soo good).
2. caribbean style lamb in plate or as a sandwich/pita.
3. savory black

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★★★★★

rotating specials (espacially the fish) are excellent.
top 3 must try's are :
1. jerk chicken sandwich with french fries (those dipping sauce and fries are soo good).
2. caribbean style lamb in plate or as a sandwich/pita.
3. savory black

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Primo Patio: excellent food, good menu variety. And everything's delicious, from the sublime grilled snapper sandwich and decadent snaps and fries to a tasty jerk chicken to pita wraps and salads, it's all there and it's all good. The

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★★★★★

Primo Patio: excellent food, good menu variety. And everything's delicious, from the sublime grilled snapper sandwich and decadent snaps and fries to a tasty jerk chicken to pita wraps and salads, it's all there and it's all good. The

Pros: food is excellent, reasonable prices, nice ambiance, staff

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What a fabulous place! You have to try the Jerk Chicken, I could live on it! The appetizers are all healty portions of great things from all over the Carribean. Make sure to pick up a Rally Pop (Tootsie Pop) from Chris on the way out.

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★★★★★

What a fabulous place! You have to try the Jerk Chicken, I could live on it! The appetizers are all healty portions of great things from all over the Carribean. Make sure to pick up a Rally Pop (Tootsie Pop) from Chris on the way out.

Pros: Great food, Close to ballpark, Quick service

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I just found out about this hidden gem near the ballpark. Great food - I love the Jerk Chicken Sandwich and Snaps/Fries (e.g. fish'n'chips). The best part is their dipping sauce for everything. Their outdoor patio (which is the only

3
★★★★★

I just found out about this hidden gem near the ballpark. Great food - I love the Jerk Chicken Sandwich and Snaps/Fries (e.g. fish'n'chips). The best part is their dipping sauce for everything. Their outdoor patio (which is the only

Pros: Great Food, Outdoor patio

Cons: parking, can be packed

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Two people can have a great meal and beers at Primo for $20. That alone should be a draw, but add outdoor seating, easy-going owners, and a can't-miss menu, and you've got a local favorite. Be sure to try the snaps and fries, a Caribbean

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★★★★★

Two people can have a great meal and beers at Primo for $20. That alone should be a draw, but add outdoor seating, easy-going owners, and a can't-miss menu, and you've got a local favorite. Be sure to try the snaps and fries, a Caribbean

Pros: Primo sauce, Inexpensive

Cons: Long wait

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Hardly anyone in SF knows about this spot, but it is one of my absolute favorites in the city! The food is excellent, the portions are HUGE and the service is fast. Don't be fooled by the dive-looking entrance, just go straight out to

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★★★★★

Hardly anyone in SF knows about this spot, but it is one of my absolute favorites in the city! The food is excellent, the portions are HUGE and the service is fast. Don't be fooled by the dive-looking entrance, just go straight out to

Pros: Patio, Inexpensive, Quick

Cons: No parking

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I don't know what magical ingredients they use, but every dish I've had has been delicious. I particularly recommend the jerk chicken sandwich and the hot wings. The house sauce is fabulous, and I can never get enough. Lemonade is

3
★★★★★

I don't know what magical ingredients they use, but every dish I've had has been delicious. I particularly recommend the jerk chicken sandwich and the hot wings. The house sauce is fabulous, and I can never get enough. Lemonade is

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