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Fresca

2114 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115 (Pacific Heights)
(415) 447-2668
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Ranked #432 of 4,944 Restaurants in San Francisco
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Price range: $21 - $35
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Pacific Heights
Cross street: California
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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Rhode Island
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102 reviews 102 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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Amherst
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had a family dinner there. There was some initial confusion with our order. A waiter delivered an empenada, quickly placing it on the table and leaving. We hadn't ordered yet. He showed up about three minutes later with another dish and when we informed him that we had ordered either dish, he pulled the first one of the table... More

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hudson, ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I'm yet another business trip, the team and I were just looking for place to grab something to eat. Just some Midwesterners looking for a burger and me dying for something more adventurous...next thing I know the whole team is ordering rolling up their sleeves and trying one exotic thing after the next delicious!!!!

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

After stumbling upon Fresca almost 6 years ago while walking hungrily down Fillmore I eagerly look forward to revisiting every time I return to San Francisco. This quaint, high energy restaurant with incredible food and drinks is a must for those who enjoy great food, drinks and service. Cannot wait to go back.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in before going to the movies across the street. They were super speedy and the dishes were fabulous. We ordered several ceviche dishes and they were all excellent.

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Sarasota, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This place was perfect from start to finish - the mixto ceviche was terrific, followed by freshly prepared plantains, then onto the salmon and ravioli and sea bass dishes, topped off with the best tres leches dessert we have ever had. Excellent service. It is a bit out of the center of SF, but in a great neighborhood and worth... More

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

My first visit to San Francisco combined business and pleasure. The pleasure was visiting a dear friend over my birthday weekend. She and her family had recently moved to the city center of SF from western Michigan. My friend and I snuck away from the family to celebrate my birthday at Fresca. It had been recommended to her by work... More

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I had first discovered Fresca on Fillmore the Summer of 2009 and had dinner there a few times with friends during a 10-day visit. I've just returned to San Francisco this July and enjoyed it once again, this time with my daughter, her husband, and her step-sister. We were all happy with every dish on the menu we had that... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Started with the ceviche, but couldn't resist the plantain chips. They were crispy and not a bit greasy--mmmm. But best of all was the whole dorado. One of the best fish meals I have had in San Francisco. Service was great, as was the wine.

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England
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179 reviews 179 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Superb fish stew, perfectly seasoned. Could have done with some local bread to mop up the juice - when I asked I was offered garlic bread which did the job, but I'm sure they could manage something more interesting! Great South American wine. Very, very busy - I ended up sitting at the counter, but the waiting staff looked after... More

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