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Don Pisto's

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Mexican
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510 Union Street, San Francisco, CA CA 94133
+1 415 395 0939
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5:30 pm - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
What an amazing place and we stumbled upon it!

We stumbled upon this restaurant and couldn't believe our luck. The atmosphere was fun and lively. The food was out of this world - we left wishing we had more room to eat more! The wait staff were informal and friendly. We will come back and recommend this to anyone who loves tapas!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
hoflav
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Rossland
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rossland
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant and couldn't believe our luck. The atmosphere was fun and lively. The food was out of this world - we left wishing we had more room to eat more! The wait staff were informal and friendly. We will come back and recommend this to anyone who loves tapas!

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chicago
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If you are looking for a happening spot with amazing flavorful mexican food then look no further! This is the place with great staff and great food!

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New York City, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Could not be better! Exceptional professional service along with the most creative fresh Mexican food we have ever had. Including Mexico! Additionally the Sangria and Margaritas which are bottomless until 3:00 are some of the most authentic you will ever have. We will most definitely be back every time we are in San Francisco.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We had the burger, carnitas tacos wnd the ceviche. All were great. But prepare for a long wait, of at least an hour. Besides that everything was very good.

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New York, New York, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Apparently, any place good in SFO will have a line going out the door. This is no exception. It was worth the wait. The food was very good, and the drinks even better. We recommend the ceviche.

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Shanghai, China
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We planned a last minute NYE party at Don Pistos. The Food was Excellent (the tamales are outrageously good), and the service was great. They were especially accommodating at the end of the night when we divided the bill unevenly among a few credit cards.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went for dinner to this little crowded place and food was good. We sat at the bar. Really wanted to try the chicken but they had ran out. Tryed the enchiladas and they were very good. The bartender was friendly and tried to make up for not having the chicken. Wish they had a hard liquor license , that would... More 

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Oakland, California
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218 reviews 218 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Great Mexican Restaurant near Washington square. Perhaps hard to find as there aren't many signs. The food is great, especially the ceviche and the guacamole, the service fast and friendly and the drinks heavenly. They have great Sangria too. Apparently they also have a very famous hamburger but we did not try it.

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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Had a great late night diner with my wife. The tacos and carnitas was to die for. The waitress was super friendly and helpful. We will be back again the next time we visit San Francisco.

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st. paul
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118 reviews 118 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Dishes served here are small plates meant to be shared we loved everything. Each dish has distinct and delicious tastes My favorite was the grilled calamari served on a skewers. The garlic flavoring was wonderful. The best I have ever eaten. The fish tacos have grilled not breaded fish and are great. Many dishes served with a fresh Mexican slaw.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 510 Union Street, San Francisco, CA CA 94133
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415 395 0939

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

Neighborhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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