Picaro Cafe

★★★★★
  • 3120 16th St

    San Francisco, CA 94103

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  • 415-431-4089

About Picaro Cafe

Hours
Sun-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm

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We went here because the wait at Andalu was 2 hours and we were starving. We were seated by a nice hostess, and within 1 minute, our waitress came over to see if we were ready. Of course we werent, but we quickly ordered a few small

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★★★★★

We went here because the wait at Andalu was 2 hours and we were starving. We were seated by a nice hostess, and within 1 minute, our waitress came over to see if we were ready. Of course we werent, but we quickly ordered a few small

Pros: paella was good, but took too long

Cons: SERVICE! the jamon serrano was not that great.

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I first tried Picaro when I saw the big Sangria sign in the window while waiting in line at the Roxie. I love the Tortilla de Patatas and Sangria, but be prepared for major Garlic breath well into the next day. This is a great place to

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★★★★★

I first tried Picaro when I saw the big Sangria sign in the window while waiting in line at the Roxie. I love the Tortilla de Patatas and Sangria, but be prepared for major Garlic breath well into the next day. This is a great place to

Pros: good food

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This was a great dining experience. However, the noise level can be pretty high. Good place for birthdays/celebrations.

3
★★★★★

This was a great dining experience. However, the noise level can be pretty high. Good place for birthdays/celebrations.

Pros: Food and Service

Cons: Noise

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This was one of the most horrible tapas restaurants I have ever been to. On Friday nite we were craving tapas. But because we did not make reservations we could not find a good place with a wait shorter that an hour and a half. Then we

3
★★★★★

This was one of the most horrible tapas restaurants I have ever been to. On Friday nite we were craving tapas. But because we did not make reservations we could not find a good place with a wait shorter that an hour and a half. Then we

Pros: short wait...because of horrible food.

Cons: food, service, sangria

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Thanks to Picaro for making my first birthday in San Francisco so great! They accommodated my table of 15 people, yet it didnt feel cramped or crowded. The service was great. They had the sangria flowing the whole time, food came out

3
★★★★★

Thanks to Picaro for making my first birthday in San Francisco so great! They accommodated my table of 15 people, yet it didnt feel cramped or crowded. The service was great. They had the sangria flowing the whole time, food came out

Pros: Prices, Food, Sangria

Cons: Parking

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They serve one of the best paellas I ever had - after those I cook myself because it's one of my specialies. As one of the other reviewers noted, it's the dry kind of paella - not wet and mushy - because they broil it a bit in the oven.

3
★★★★★

They serve one of the best paellas I ever had - after those I cook myself because it's one of my specialies. As one of the other reviewers noted, it's the dry kind of paella - not wet and mushy - because they broil it a bit in the oven.

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We were in San Francisco on the 4th of July weekend and were mainly looking for a new tapas place to eat in, which landed us in Picaro Tapas. I loved the sangria and found it very similar to 'ChaChaCha' in SF itself. The tapas were good-

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★★★★★

We were in San Francisco on the 4th of July weekend and were mainly looking for a new tapas place to eat in, which landed us in Picaro Tapas. I loved the sangria and found it very similar to 'ChaChaCha' in SF itself. The tapas were good-

Pros: Value, a lot of vegan choices

Cons: Parking, Dim lights

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Picaro used to be a good spot for authentic Spanish tapas: tasty Serrano ham over pan con tomate, chipirones a la plancha, gambas and champiniones al ajillo. But when we recently returned to Picaro for the first time in a couple years, we

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★★★★★

Picaro used to be a good spot for authentic Spanish tapas: tasty Serrano ham over pan con tomate, chipirones a la plancha, gambas and champiniones al ajillo. But when we recently returned to Picaro for the first time in a couple years, we

Pros: Reasonable prices

Cons: Bland food

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I used to love this restaurant. However, last time I went I was seated 20 minutes late with a reservation. Then, another FORTY minutes went past before we could even get a drink, despite numerous complaints to the host. They offered to

3
★★★★★

I used to love this restaurant. However, last time I went I was seated 20 minutes late with a reservation. Then, another FORTY minutes went past before we could even get a drink, despite numerous complaints to the host. They offered to

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I debated rating this restaurant as average, but their good dishes make up for shortcomings. Their seafood combination was delicious with scallops and calamari (two things that are easy to mess up) being prepared perfectly. The Japanese

3
★★★★★

I debated rating this restaurant as average, but their good dishes make up for shortcomings. Their seafood combination was delicious with scallops and calamari (two things that are easy to mess up) being prepared perfectly. The Japanese

Pros: Affordable, Decor, Seafood combo

Cons: Eggplant, Cold draft

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The sangria is definitly the hit, and the spicy potatoes, you must get a full serving of those. I like the selection of food here better than Cha Cha Cha because I'm not a seafood eater. I've never had a bad dish here, and it's best to share tapas in the traditional manner here.

PROS: Yummy Sangria
CONS: Parking in the Mission

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★★★★☆

The sangria is definitly the hit, and the spicy potatoes, you must get a full serving of those. I like the selection of food here better than Cha Cha Cha because I'm not a seafood eater. I've never had a bad dish here, and it's best to share tapas in the traditional manner here.

PROS: Yummy Sangria
CONS: Parking in the Mission

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The atmosphere is great but the food is not. The best thing on the menu is the spicy potato dip they serve with the bread. Although the sangria is amazing.

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The atmosphere is great but the food is not. The best thing on the menu is the spicy potato dip they serve with the bread. Although the sangria is amazing.

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I've been to this restaurant 3 times now, with medium to large groups and not one of us has gone away without raving about the tapas. We're talking the best in the city, and I have shopped around. While the ambience is nice, and the

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★★★★★

I've been to this restaurant 3 times now, with medium to large groups and not one of us has gone away without raving about the tapas. We're talking the best in the city, and I have shopped around. While the ambience is nice, and the

Pros: food, fun neighborhood

Cons: , large room, gets crowded

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But not for the paella! It came out extremely dry, not surprising since it takes 30 minutes to make. The calamari tapa, however, was delicious!
Service was very friendly.

3
★★★★★

But not for the paella! It came out extremely dry, not surprising since it takes 30 minutes to make. The calamari tapa, however, was delicious!
Service was very friendly.

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Couldn't get into Andalu on the corner, so went to Picaros instead. Had a easy 15 minute wait to get in w/no reservation Not as 'trendy', but potato appetizers were great as well as all our dishes, and the price was very reasonable.

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Couldn't get into Andalu on the corner, so went to Picaros instead. Had a easy 15 minute wait to get in w/no reservation Not as 'trendy', but potato appetizers were great as well as all our dishes, and the price was very reasonable.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: uneven service

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The sangria is great, too. The portions are larger than most of the other places, and the prices are reasonable, too.

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★★★★★

The sangria is great, too. The portions are larger than most of the other places, and the prices are reasonable, too.

Pros: Food, Sangria

Cons: Mission parking

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I love garlic so this was the place to be. I ordered a garlic soup and it was the size of a medium size pizza. I also ordered the garlic chicken and it was mmmm mmm mmmm. And since you're here might as well order the spanish beer. Oh yeah

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★★★★★

I love garlic so this was the place to be. I ordered a garlic soup and it was the size of a medium size pizza. I also ordered the garlic chicken and it was mmmm mmm mmmm. And since you're here might as well order the spanish beer. Oh yeah

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Tapas in some form abound in our fine city, but our supply of good old-fashioned Spanish tapas is severely limited. Average places like Esperpento, Ramblas and ThirstyBear give way to the truly bad... Timo's. If you want the kind of

3
★★★★★

Tapas in some form abound in our fine city, but our supply of good old-fashioned Spanish tapas is severely limited. Average places like Esperpento, Ramblas and ThirstyBear give way to the truly bad... Timo's. If you want the kind of

Pros: Real Spanish tapas, Reasonable prices, Fun atmosphere

Cons: Not a quiet place, Mission parking

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This place is fabulous! I called this place at the last minute for a large group after a disastrous attempt to dine at Andalu just up the street.
The staff here are courtious, and fast, some of them don't speak English very well but that

3
★★★★★

This place is fabulous! I called this place at the last minute for a large group after a disastrous attempt to dine at Andalu just up the street.
The staff here are courtious, and fast, some of them don't speak English very well but that

Pros: great value, great food, courtious

Cons: Language issues, can get noisy

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Not the best tapas in the mission but we were seated promptly (10 minutes) at a table for two, whereas some of other restaurants in the area were not able to do the same. I recommend the patatas omelette. The sangria was good and it

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★★★★★

Not the best tapas in the mission but we were seated promptly (10 minutes) at a table for two, whereas some of other restaurants in the area were not able to do the same. I recommend the patatas omelette. The sangria was good and it

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Friday & saturday night marriatchy band comes in a few times throughout the evening - great for birthdays and large parties! food's delicious & good pricing - I love that place - especially their sangria & patatas bravas!

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Friday & saturday night marriatchy band comes in a few times throughout the evening - great for birthdays and large parties! food's delicious & good pricing - I love that place - especially their sangria & patatas bravas!

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Great atmosphere, wonderful tapas and sangria! Would gladly go back and perfect for large groups!

3
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Great atmosphere, wonderful tapas and sangria! Would gladly go back and perfect for large groups!

Pros: Great Atmospher, Great Food

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Picaro has an excellent tapas menu and great sangria. We come here often come here with groups of friends and out of town guests. It is always a hit!

3
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Picaro has an excellent tapas menu and great sangria. We come here often come here with groups of friends and out of town guests. It is always a hit!

 

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