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Primo Patio Cafe

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214 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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Great jerk chicken in a cool outside cafe

Great jerk chicken in this casual outside café. Service is great with an extensive menu in this "hole in the wall" outdoor restaurant between Moscone Center and AT&T ballpark. It's worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2013
Rhett L
Los Altos, California, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Affordable good food around Mission Bay is very hard to find. Primo Patio is a great little cafe with awesome jerk chicken and fries! The full plates are quite a bit of food compared to the sandwich or pita. Fries can be submitted with roasted potatoes or cumin rice. The grilled fish is pretty tasty as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is definitely a neighborhood gem! The fish was fresh and delicious, and the waitperson was friendly and welcoming. The patio is very cute--decorated Caribbean style. It is easy to miss- the storefront is small and the patio is hidden from street view. Most of the entrees can be made gluten-free.

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El Sobrante, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place is so FUN and YUMMY/DELICIOUS! I have had almost everything on the menu and never been disappointed. I cannot stay away from the jerk CHICKEN! The jerk chicken dinner or jerk chicken salad is incredible. Truly. I've gone here for many years and sent manyeee people there that THANK ME for the recommendation. Not only is the food... More 

Thank DanCyn1999
Los Altos, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Great jerk chicken in this casual outside café. Service is great with an extensive menu in this "hole in the wall" outdoor restaurant between Moscone Center and AT&T ballpark. It's worth a visit.

Thank Rhett L
Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We went here for an early dinner before a Giants game. Apparently they don't generally serve dinner, except on game nights, so if you're going for dinner call ahead for their hours. We got there early at 4:00 and were initially put off as it appeared to be a take-out place, but the reviews were good and said they had... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I went there for lunch with my boyfriend and you definitely need. They were clearly understaffed but you could see they were trying their hardest to make things work. The restaurant was packed and they had only one person taking orders. It is outside seating. I ordered a steak sandwich. It was absolutely delicious though the fries could of been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2008

Love the fried calamari and jerk chicken!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2006

I've been wanting to visit this cafe for quite a while -- the food and atmosphere sounds quite amazing and welcoming. However, when I recently tried to make a reservation, the opposite was the case. I asked the hostess for a reservation for four at 830pm (my friend had just flown in from New York and this was the earliest... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 214 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: 415-957-1129

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children


Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighborhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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