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Latin Grill Express

993 North Point St., San Francisco, CA 94109
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Ranked #536 of 4,947 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Cuban, Latin
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Dining options: Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between Polk and Larkin
Transit: Muni #'s 30, 19, 47 and 49.
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We found this restaurant when walking back to Lombard Street and trying to avoid the tourist scramble at Fisherman's wharf. A great welcome and friendly waiter who explained the menu to us. Great food, great atmosphere. Check it out yourself.

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Vienna, Austria
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My wife wanted a Mexican restaurant for dinner and I found the Latin Grill on my I-pad as an option fairly close to our hotel in Lombard Street. It turned out to be a mix of Cuban/ Colombian and not Mexican, but what a find! Both our Arroz con Pollo and the Ropa Vieja were excellent, and the overall atmosphere... More

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Oakland, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Five of us had lunch at the Latin Grill. We shared three main dishes and four side dishes among us. Everything was wonderful! All 5 of us enjoyed every one of the dishes. Delicious complex flavors, everything perfectly cooked, nothing greasy. Wonderful! The music was very good, but a bit loud for us. But then, we're older so maybe it's... More

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Nutley, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My husband and I stumbled upon this place on Easter Sunday, and were so happy we did! They had just opened so it was very quiet, but because of this we were able to meet and talk to the owner/chef who was wonderful--so genuinely nice! We loved the sangria, the pork empanada, and both of our entrees--oh, the sweet potato... More

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Monterey, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We drove by this unassuming restaurant on our way to Fisherman's Wharf, where I had my heart set on some fabulous Argentinean food from the Tangito food truck. A sign in the window touting arepas (among other things) caught my attention because I love them, but I only had eyes for empanadas...So when the food truck was closed, my heart... More

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Hampton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Don't be put off by the low-key look of this place - an unprepossessing frontage and formica-topped tables aren't the best way to invite you in. But once in, you'll find it well worth it. We were a party of 5 and had 4 main dishes between us. Each was generous, and everyone was a taste treat. From risotto-style rice... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Excellent service. Quaint setting. Outstanding Latin food blending recipes and flavors from Cuba, Puerto Rico and Colombia. Highly recommended!

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We (2 very hungry families including two 14 yr old children) stumbled across this place just before their closing time (9.30pm) after an evening visit to Alcatraz. We entered and asked the waitress if we could still get served (there was only one other family in there who had just been served their meal) and we were very happily told... More

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We live in North Beach, SF and decided to have lunch at Latin Grill Express after watching some of the practice runs by the boats running in the America's Cup races. LGE is located across from Ghirardelli Square and just enough away from the tourist trap restaurant area of Fisherman's Wharf, but close enough for tourists to check out if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

great arepas, arroz con pollo, mango salad, Cuban sandwich. Too full to try the flan despite 2 walking tours earlier in the day. friendly service, good value, big portions.

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