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Picaro Cafe

Picaro Cafe

Tapas Restaurant, Spanish Restaurant, and Paella Restaurant$$$$
Mission Dolores, San Francisco
  • Sam K.
    "Chicken croquettes,the sangria and all the tapas are to die for."(32 Tips)
    cami j.
    "love the patatas bravas, garlic shrimp and sangria!"(5 Tips)
    Carrie H.
    "Favorite are garlic shrimp, artichokes, and the potato omelette."(5 Tips)
    Vanessa R.
    "... garlic aioli and the stewed zucchini."(2 Tips)
81 Tips and reviews
  • sangria
  • tapas
  • paella
  • patatas bravas
  • garlic shrimp
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  • Mark W.
    Mark W.1 week ago
    Decent tapas for a good price! #carafe
  • Christine R.
    Best tapas I've had on this side of the Atlantic. The patatas braves are to die for, the paellas huge and delicious. If it's nice out, ask to sit on the back patio — it's lovely and romantic.
  • Kian L.
    Kian LaviApril 1
    Only place I know of to get a dope parillada
  • Whitney R.
    Whitney R.March 14
    Amazing value!
  • Amit M.
    Amit MohindraFebruary 22
    Shrimp gamba
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • cami j.
    cami j.February 17
    love the patatas bravas, garlic shrimp and sangria! great for large groups.
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonJanuary 17
    Get the garlic shrimp and a pitcher of sangria!
  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerSeptember 15, 2015
    The lunch special is an outstanding deal at $7.07 (after tax) for a sandwich and a side. The Vegetariana sandwich is delicious and filling; The stewed zucchini is a touch watery though well-seasoned.
  • Anna J.
    Anna JamesAugust 29, 2015
    Sangaria is legit. Bread with the Orange colored sauce tastes very good. Steamed mussels were a let down.
  • Le@a
    Le@aAugust 2, 2015
    All the tapas just delicious!
  • Sam K.
    Sam KakriaJuly 19, 2015
    Chicken croquettes,the sangria and all the tapas are to die for. Going to have to come back for the paella.
  • Jose P.
    Jose PalomaresJuly 6, 2015
    Tapas are really genuine, good place to taste different spanish flavors!
  • Chris H.
    Chris H.June 27, 2015
    Basically nothing is good here. Period.
  • Max K.
    Max KJune 13, 2015
    Very low quality food. A complete bastardization of Spanish tapas.
  • George H.
    George HayesMay 22, 2015
    Amazing tapas!
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin ColacoMay 14, 2015
    The sangria, fried anchovies and oysters
  • Alexander B.
    Alexander BoomApril 14, 2015
    Very fun atmosphere and delicious tapas with bold flavors
  • Cristi S.
    Cristi ScheyeApril 12, 2015
    All the tapas and sangria are great. I especially liked the chorizo. Friendly service too!
  • Luis C.
    Luis CastroMarch 23, 2015
    Coming from Barcelona, Spain. This place is nice. It might be the closest you will be to good tapas back in Spain. Which is nice. The sangria is really good I will give them that.
  • Mingfei Y.
    Mingfei YanOctober 12, 2014
    Love the sangria here!
  • Matt M.
    Matt McGunagleAugust 17, 2014
    Da paella is da best.
  • Samaher
    SamaherAugust 12, 2014
    Gambas alioli
  • Samaher
    SamaherAugust 12, 2014
    Patatas aioli
  • Samaher
    SamaherAugust 9, 2014
    Yummiest Spanish food in SF!
  • Evan J.
    Evan JohnsonAugust 7, 2014
    Happy hour with $10 sangria carafes until 7, amazing tapas
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MetildiJune 19, 2014
    $10 pitcher of sangria before 7? Count me in!
  • Kevin Y.
    Kevin YienJune 3, 2014
    Go on Monday for "paella night" which comes with sangria and dulce flan on-the-house!
  • Ramsen
    RamsenApril 25, 2014
    I've had a ton of patatas bravas and these are some of the best, easily. Including what I've tried in Barcelona. Every dish is fantastic here.
  • Sas M.
    Sas MontiMarch 29, 2014
    Patatas bravas is really good!
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew ScheuermannJanuary 31, 2014
    A mariachi band came and played. The orange sauce is great! The combo plates are a great value. I got the garlic chicken which was good, but became overwhelming half way through. Good dish to share.
  • Samaher
    SamaherJanuary 11, 2014
    My once a week spot 💔
  • Dory L.
    Dory LittleJanuary 11, 2014
    Hillary Lindeman is a liar
  • Hillary L.
    Hillary LindemanJanuary 11, 2014
    Good tapas expect a wait
  • Sarah D.
    Sarah DemingDecember 19, 2013
    Great for large groups. Get a pitcher of sangria. Also dig into the free bread with the yummy spicy red sauce. Also like garlic shrimp, lobster tail, and patatas bravas.
  • Diego R.
    Diego RomeroNovember 2, 2013
    A piece of Spain in SF! Sangria, pimientos del Padron, tortilla, garlic shrimp...just take your pick.
  • Vyoma
    VyomaJuly 26, 2013
    Amazing sangria... Order by the pitchers. Paella was delish. From the tapas menu, try the garlic chicken and potato pancakes. Yum.
  • Hatice U.
    Hatice U.July 21, 2013
    Can't go wrong w/ grilled oysters & calamaries; of course with sangria(;
  • Sterling M.
    Sterling M.July 17, 2013
    Anchovy-stuffed olives and patatas bravas are the best way to kick off a meal here. This is a fantastic second-date spot!
  • Dory L.
    Dory LittleJuly 13, 2013
    Decent tapas- almost never a wait to be seated.
  • Butter C.
    Butter CheeseApril 20, 2013
    reverse happy hour 10pm to closing
  • Mindy Y.
    Mindy YangApril 8, 2013
    The bread and sauce they serve you as an appetizer are delicious! Loved everything we ordered: grilled jumbo shrimp, spinach, pork kebabs, oysters, and especially the sangria.
  • Jonathan
    JonathanApril 2, 2013
    $10 carafe of delicious Sangria available during happy hour: noon to 7 pm!
  • Marco P.
    Marco PoloMarch 31, 2013
    Noisy and loud. If you want a romantic and quiet dinner look elsewhere. The paella gets a 7 out of 10. Needs MORE saffron flavor, color and seafood.
  • Angela M.
    Angela MillareMarch 23, 2013
    The orange dipping sauce goes with not just the bread, but with everything! So good!
  • Suzanne P.
    Suzanne PhanMarch 9, 2013
    Love their sangria. $10 for a carafe or $2.50 for a glass (during happy hour) . Lobster tail tapa is delish!,
  • Carla P.
    Carla Perez-VeraMarch 1, 2013
    Come for lunch and enjoy the awesome "bocadillo de tortilla de patata" - fried calamari and manchego cheese are a must.
  • Le@a
    Le@aMarch 20
    Todo Es Bueno aquí!!
  • Karl A.
    Karl AlbrightAugust 18, 2015
    Paella, tapas
  • Santiago M.
    Santiago MereaJune 23, 2015
    Tortilla, pinchitos, y estrella beer. 👏👏👏
  • davidquiros
    davidquirosMay 17, 2013
    Restaurante español que cumple todos los tópicos al pie de la letra, pelis de Almodovar, sevillanas y el toro de Osborne en las paredes. La comida, sin ser lo mismo que en España, es aceptable.
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