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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
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun but LOUD!!

Group dinner with work colleagues - the decibel level was extremely high, so probably not the best place if you want to have a chat with friends or colleagues. But the food was good, the margaritas excellent - and I had a great time!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jockette
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Beaconsfield, Bucks
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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Beaconsfield, Bucks
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160 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Group dinner with work colleagues - the decibel level was extremely high, so probably not the best place if you want to have a chat with friends or colleagues. But the food was good, the margaritas excellent - and I had a great time!

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Thank Jockette
Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The food was delicious and the service was great. The restaurant is a little difficult to find, but once you do it is worth it.

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Thank Craig H
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Tacos are good, Calamari Skewer was good and light eats but If you are hungry and you love pork. Skip all those or one and just get the pork dinner. Probably the best pork i've had in a very long time. Could eat it everyday. Very good. They don't serve any liquor, just beer and wine. Which is unfortunate because... More 

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1 Thank epapps
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We had the fish tacos, pork tacos and veggie enchiladas. All delicious. My factory would be the fish taco. The guacamole was probably the best I've ever had. And the green salsa was awesome. Service was great. Ambiance is very trendy, minimal. Oh and the margaritas are generous and tasty.

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Thank Teresacooks
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

The place is very small so be prepared to wait. It is worth it. The ingredients are very fresh and everything made to order. The corn tortillas are the best. The salsa and chips are fabulous. Some of the sauces were extremely hot so have your H2o close by.

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Thank Tammy B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We visited during the evening and it was very busy and loud. The food was excellent and the service very good. There were quite a lot of large parties and fewer couples. Great for our teenagers but it's cool and trendy, so possibly a bit less suitable for families with young children

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Thank TravellingMum7
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Yes, this was a very very good find on our trip to San Fran. . .stayed in fisherman's wharf and this restaurant was an easy walk. Enjoyed chips, guacamole and tacos washing it down with a few margaritas. A bit loud but that didn't bother us as we are too. Tuna, steak and fish tacos while my son had the... More 

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Thank BadOscar
Santee, CA
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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

This place is excellent! Forget corn tortillas, order their house made flour ones. These tortillas resulted in a fight between my husband and me. He kept stealing them and I kept stabbing him with my fork to protect them. Save yourself the trouble and your marriage. Order two servings.

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Thank riceburnergrace
Warsaw, Poland
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We went for a late brunch, and had an excellent food. The breakfast burrito was the best for me. If you get a fresh coconut to drink, they will cut it open after so you can eat the inside. Would highly recommend. The only draw back is the volume of the music, being British I am not used to shouting... More 

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Thank Patrick R
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This is our favorite restaurant in San Francisco, Food and the fun high energy atmosphere is really special. Menu is so different their Pork Chop is the best pork chop I had in San Francisco. Also the prices are very affordable.

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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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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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