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Fresca

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Pacific Heights
Peruvian
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2114 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115 (California)
(415) 447-2668
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Only at Fresca will you find A Nouveau Peruvian Cuisine, a modernized...
Only at Fresca will you find A Nouveau Peruvian Cuisine, a modernized style of Peruvian food crafted by Chef Jose Calvo-Perez, son of Julio and Zoila. We are proud to feature both traditional and A Nouveau Culinary styles in modernized presentations. We keep the Peruvian cuisine alive by keeping all traditional Peruvian ingredients and incorporating them into all our creations. Stop in and become a regular! Lot's of fun things going on here at Fresca and we want you to be a part of it. We have introduced a new weekend brunch menu and we are creating some new Happy Hour menus that will feature some of our fantastic wines and savory appetizers! Yum! Stop by and meet our new General Manager, Tony Rasmussen and welcome back our Chef, Manuel Rodriguez along with the rest of the team that makes Fresca on Fillmore a fabulous place to dine. Cheers!
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance

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  • 39
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    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Peruvian cuisine in Pacific Heights

I wouldn't categorize this is a "destination restaurant" but if you are in the neighborhood and want to try something a little different, by all means stop in! There aren't many Peruvian restaurants in San Francisco, and if you like ceviche you must try it here. We had lunch here on a Saturday, so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
TravelgalCathy
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San Francisco, CA
Good for:
  • Romance
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I love this restaurant and make it a point of at least one visit each time I get to San Francisco. It's that good. The ceviche is fantastic, the appetisers are great (don't miss out on the tequenos or plantain chips) and what little room you have after that is for the main meals which are large While I don't... More 

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California
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170 reviews 170 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We live in the East Bay and sometimes use this restaurant as a meeting place to get together with our children and grandchildren. When not too busy, it is child friendly and fun. This is close enough to the downtown hotels to give it a try. We had brunch there on Sunday and the restaurant was not yet very busy.... More 

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Crab Orchard, West Virginia
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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Appetizers and salads were better than the main course. Ceviche was very good we tried the shrimp and so were the plantain chips. Was nice to try something different. Had dinner early so was not crowded but service was just ok. Nice atmosphere but seated near the kitchen which made it a little noisy.

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Jackson
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I cannot even believe how slow the service was. I was with one friend, we decided on light options such as the Cesar salad and the appetizers of empanadas and other items. I couldn't really figure out what was "Peruvian" about the food. Seemed like simple, basic, nothing special American food with random Peruvian ingredients or touches added. A table... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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172 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I wouldn't categorize this is a "destination restaurant" but if you are in the neighborhood and want to try something a little different, by all means stop in! There aren't many Peruvian restaurants in San Francisco, and if you like ceviche you must try it here. We had lunch here on a Saturday, so it was pretty tame. It can... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I and 5 others met at Fresca for a late brunch on a Sunday. I ordered the Huevos en Cazuela in keeping with the brunch tradition but others in my party ordered sandwiches which they likewise enjoyed. My eggs were a pleasant surprise, a sort of seafood Peruvian version of the Mexican huevos rancheros filled with lobster and spinach simmered... More 

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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79 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The food here is simple fare with the touch of an excellent chef. We enjoyed our meal. It was crowded when we were there and I would guess it is crowded every evening. Our waiter took our order and never returned to our table. He hung out at tables that had beautiful young women patrons and we had to interrupt... More 

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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Middle of the day, quite deserted on Wednesday. Our beatiful and attentive waiter described all details. The Ceviche's eere impeccable and so was the Jalea Mixta, all accompanied by the Cusquena beer. Loved it.

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Makati, Philippines
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181 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This popular Peruvian restaurant serves great Ceviche and starters. My friend loved her Pollo la Brasa (Chicken).

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Rhode Island
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113 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Another great place in the Fillmore area, this time being noveau Peruvian. I could list the different meals we had, but you really need the server to explain the details. Everything sounded nice, and it was a tough decision as to which, although my wife stayed with chicken (Pollo la Brasa) and I stayed with fish (Trucha Encebollada). Our guests... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2114 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
    (California)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Pacific Heights
  • Neighborhood: Pacific Heights
  • Phone Number: (415) 447-2668

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 35
  • Cuisine: Peruvian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance

Description

Only at Fresca will you find A Nouveau Peruvian Cuisine, a modernized style of Peruvian food crafted by Chef Jose Calvo-Perez, son of Julio and Zoila. We are proud to feature both traditional and A Nouveau Culinary styles in modernized presentations. We keep the Peruvian cuisine alive by keeping all traditional Peruvian ingredients and incorporating them into all our creations. Stop in and become a regular! Lot's of fun things going on here at Fresca and we want you to be a part of it. We have introduced a new weekend brunch menu and we are creating some new Happy Hour menus that will feature some of our fantastic wines and savory appetizers! Yum! Stop by and meet our new General Manager, Tony Rasmussen and welcome back our Chef, Manuel Rodriguez along with the rest of the team that makes Fresca on Fillmore a fabulous place to dine. Cheers!

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