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Mr. Pollo

Mr. Pollo

South American Restaurant and New American Restaurant$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
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  • Nanci S.
    Nanci SooSeptember 10, 2012
    Very casual place with amazing food. Sit back and relax and let the chef take you on a gastro tour! Quite an experience! BYOB ( $10 corkage for a 6pk beer or $12 for a bottle of wine).
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoltzAugust 16, 2016
    Such a good deal - 4 course prix fixe meal for $30! Reservation only, so text them to get a spot.
  • Megan M.
    Megan MastersJuly 6, 2012
    This small resto is so Mission. Small + low-key, you can talk to chef Manny who makes those innovative bites. Come with an open mind and an empty belly and you'll have a great meal.
  • sam t.
    sam tamNovember 4, 2010
    manny is the man. this place is awesome on all levels. service is excellent, food is great and fresh, music and overall ambience is very cool. its BYOB which is great as well. total gem on mission
  • Ting S.
    Ting SJanuary 25, 2016
    4 courses tasting menu is $30 now, but still totally worth it. Go enjoy a very intimate and interesting experience.
  • Andres D.
    Andres DouglasJuly 12, 2016
    Amazing tasting menu for $30. Call as soon as you know you want to eat there. Limited seating, usually fills up days in advance.
  • Marilena Niovie S.
    Marilena Niovie StavridesJuly 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The flan was amazing! The tres leches too! Only thing missing was the soufflé. ;) Bring it back, please! :)
  • Brendan C.
    Brendan CurranAugust 7, 2014
    Prix fixe menu at an affordable price. Food is adventurous and the setting is unpretentious. Wait times can be an issue due to the size of the restaurant.
  • alex r.
    alex rockJanuary 11, 2017
    Incredible tasting menu. The staff is super friendly and accommodating as well. Love the sake and beer pairings.
  • Melon L.
    Melon LJuly 16, 2015
    Rotating tasting menu depending on what he finds at the market. Must get the arepa but there's no more BYOB
  • Mariana R.
    Mariana RossellJanuary 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The most unique restaurant at mission st, with the best cheff Manny Torres :) the food is great and the service amazing
  • Mario E.
    Mario EstradaAugust 28, 2012
    Come with an open mind and you wont be disappointed. Definitely get an Arepa - they are so delicious!
  • Sarah
    SarahJanuary 20, 2017
    Tiny place that can only fit ~10–15 people, so make a reservation! Tasting menu only that's now $30/person.
  • Lizzie A.
    Lizzie AgraJuly 27, 2012
    Tasting menu is awesome. Manny is awesome. Dessert menu is awesome. Coming back for sure
  • Tea D.
    Tea DoughAugust 25, 2011
    first rule of "Fight Club" - order the tasting menu w/an addition arepa.second rule of "Fight Club" - don't ask questions. just shut up, eat & enjoy! ;)
  • Sahana K.
    Sahana KumarOctober 28, 2016
    awesome intimate experience! well worth the money, and I'll be back
  • Nichole M.
    Nichole MayerJuly 19, 2012
    Tasting menu. Do it. Heard a rumor you can bring your own booze? Next time for sure.
  • Marcus
    MarcusMay 4, 2013
    Use the bathroom, they have the best hand soap and best hand cream in all of San Francisco!
  • John S.
    John SteidleAugust 20, 2016
    Text for reservations. You won't be disappointed!
  • Navin R.
    Navin RamachandranSeptember 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you are not in a hurry, sit back, get the tasting menu and have a few laughs with Manny, the artist of the Mission.
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny LAugust 5, 2012
    Sit at the bar for front row seats at one of the best meals in the city
  • Ali M.
    Ali MalekFebruary 25, 2012
    Amazing Tasting Menu and Arepas. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Laura O.
    Laura OppenheimerOctober 7, 2011
    Order chef's menu. Best fine dining value in the city.
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱January 30, 2017
    I really want to like this place but the food is... way below average. Not only the food aren't very flavourful, all meat in their dishes have this weird mushy texture :(
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Teague Moriarty, chef of Sons & Daughters, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Chef's tasting menu. Read more
  • Kimberly M.
    Kimberly MuñozDecember 6, 2012
    Sit away from the Chef so everything they bring out is a surprise.
  • Marina K.
    Marina K.August 13, 2013
    Sitting at the bar is great- get a front row seat!
  • 🐐 .
    🐐 🐙November 19, 2015
    Everything.
  • Duncan
    DuncanMay 8, 2013
    Try the ice water, it is delicious!
  • Ye Z.
    Ye ZhaoJuly 13, 2013
    Sit at the bar and get a different perspective on life
  • kristen k.
    kristen kettermanAugust 11, 2010
    The tasting menu is beyond words, 2nd night in a row here and even better than the first!
  • Mark T.
    Mark T.August 22, 2013
    I could tell you what I ate, but it's just going to be different when you eat here..
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Mr. Pollo as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more
  • Lorcán
    LorcánOctober 24, 2015
    You don't even know how much you owe it to yourself to eat here [if you have no food restrictions].
  • Nate C.
    Nate ClarkJanuary 31, 2010
    Let the chef Manny make a tasting menu for you, everything is delicious.
  • Rafael B.
    Rafael BlickwedeDecember 15, 2010
    Just say surprise me! And sit back, if you see an open table take it.
  • Blake G.
    Blake GuerreroFebruary 13, 2011
    They are applying for liquor license so no more BYOB. :(
  • Dave C.
    Dave CMarch 23, 2016
    Eat like a king
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