I used to go here as a kid because my mom was friends with the owner. It used to be an original style Mexican restaurant. Now it looks gringo-ized. Welcome to the sad reality of the new San Francisco.
The Pozole is amazing!
Queso fundito dip was amazing. The free salsa was excellent as well. I'll be back for sure.
Frijoles con Aqua. So satisfying!
Tamales are delicious and sizable. Multiple (tasty) vegetarian options. If you eat in the restaurant, they bring you homemade tortilla chips and salsa, which both hit the spot. I'l definitely be back.
Get the queso! Obviously the tamales are great and more than large enough to share.
Tacos and chili rellenos best
Zomg.... Queso in SF!!!!!
Try the prickly pear agua fresca and/or the horchata iced coffee!
So happy to have stumbled upon this gem on Friday evening. No wait, cozy casual atmosphere with great food, especially for the price. Loved the live music, too!
Go on a Friday to hear great live music by Diana Gameros!
The watermelon agua fresca and flan are fantastic. I love this place!!
Cute atmosphere. Guac was good. Horchata iced coffee was good. Carnitas were gamey/porky.
Tamale plate for $9 is HUGE. get the $12 platter w 2 tamales and split with a 2nd person. Also, yam+chèvre = excellent.
Get the Tostada Colorado with the fried egg and carnitas. So good.
Friday nights: Go to a Diana Gameros live concert here (similar to Feist), good food, veg friendly, affordable. It's a pretty awesome reminder why SF is magic.
They just changed owners (late 2012) and are now "The Roosevelt"-- the menu is way slimmed down and the decor de-cozified. Historic photos are gone.
Please don't eat here. I'm terrified you'll love it and then I'll have to wait in a line for an excellent breakfast.
Try the Pork Tamale - This was awesome. Nothing more to say about it.
Try the Famous Round Tamale With Pork - Excellent. Fresh masa, tasty pork and a great deal.
Ask for the mole on the famous round cheese tamale! YUM
The chilaquiles are delicious and the portions are huge.
Live music on Saturday night is wonderful.
Try the Spinach Chimichanga - #vegetarian
Try the Tamale Dinner - Black Bean Mole & Squash With Tomatillo - #vegetarian #Mexican #mole #tamale
The mushroom enchilada is awesome!
Get salad instead of rice.
The mariscada for dinner is divine! A big bowl of hearty thick spiced (but not spicy) broth swimming with fresh fish, calamari, mussels, clams, and <3
One of my favorite places. Always worth the trip over. Try the desserts too!
Order a platter but don't expect to finish if you order more food. The food is excellent and very satisfying!
In the mood for a hearty mex brkfst...this is your spot.
ditch the line at St. Francis Creamery and have breakfast here.
the tamales are HUGE! But try the carnitas.