Local Restaurants & Watering Holes

Manivanh Thai – Classic Thai cuisine dished out in a dark-wood dining room with traditional Thai decorations

La Palma Mexicatessen – Open since 1953 & selling to-go Mexican foods, including housemade tortillas, plus Latin groceries.

Roosevelt Tamale Parlor – Old-school Mission District Mexican spot dishing all the standards, notably handmade tamales.

Kazan – Creative sushi rolls & classic Japanese bites draw locals to this intimate, contemporary restaurant.

El Nuevo Frutilandia  No-frills restaurant serving traditional Puerto Rican & Cuban dishes plus fresh-fruit drinks.

Alma Cocina  Casual, convivial destination for Peruvian chicken, ceviche & seafood, plus wine, beer & sangria.

d'Maize – This counter service restaurant serves gourmet organic Salvadoran food.

St. Francis Fountain  Classic soda fountain founded in 1918 featuring diner fare, milkshakes & a vintage candy counter. Open until 3pm.

Taqueria Vallarta – Cozy, colorful restaurant specializing in tacos with a variety of fillings and self-serve toppings.

Top Round – Old-school counter-serve spot with sandwich & french fry variations, plus frozen custard & shakes.

Humphrey Slocombe Creative flavors with offbeat names are the signature of ice-cream shop.

Pop's Bar – Renovated local watering hole draws crowds with its wooden bar and Prohibition-themed memorabilia.

Almanac Beer Co.  Tap room and beer garden. 

The Spice Jar – Casual corner bistro for Californian-Asian fare served family-style in a homey, country-chic space.

Buttermilk Southern Kitchen – Casual, wood-decked bistro for Southern eats, from shrimp 'n' grits to fried chicken and pickled fare.

Wise Sons – Traditional Jewish deli offerings like pastrami & corned beef made in-house with local ingredients.