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Fresca

24 West Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 759-8087
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ulloa-Vicente
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English first
California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been to Fresca a few times and I always enjoy their ceviches and meats. This time we ordered some sweet potato fries that were delicious. The restaurant was a bit packed so I would recommend calling ahead.

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Sf
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Food is tasty but too salty. They need to improve the ventilation and sound proofing. Make a reservation-- that will help to some degree.

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Daly City
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76 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

A local favorite in West Portal, Fresca is the kind of place you want to go when you want comfort food, albeit Peruvian comfort food. The restaurant is small and rather noisy, but the service is excellent and the food so satisfying. I wasn't sure what Peruvian food was until I tried all sorts of new things that I loved.... More

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san francisco
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love Peruvian food, and this is what they serve in a nice upscale way. The restaurant has more than one location and unfortunately often I sense no one is in charge and the service can be a bit impersonal. Fish dishes are good.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food tasted good, great service. The restaurant is very noisy, very hard to carry a decent conversation until the crowd is gone.

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San Francisco, California
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13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

A friend and I enjoyed a tasty weeknight dinner at Fresca, a local gem in West Portal. We arrived just before 6 PM and they fit us in, although we had no reservation. Service was knowledgeable, helpful and efficient. When we could not decide between two appetizers, our server recommended a shrimp dish that was heavenly. It was served with... More

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St Maarten-St Martin
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26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Been there many times and its alway been good. The fish ceviche originated from Peru and they do it right to the tack. My favorite is the Seafood Stew with a mixture of mussels, clams, fish and more, The place is small, but the service is fast and friendly. Reservations a must, the prices are a little high but you... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Fresca has multiple locations in San Francisco, and all are great. Came here with my family multiple times, and always had a great time. Delicious sangria. Great plantain chips. Friendly staff. Good portions. Whats not to love?

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I don't know a lot about Peruvian food, this was my first time. I do know I want to go back and try other dishes. I had one with steak strips sautéed end with vegetables and potatoes with rice. So good. Everyone in my party loved what they had - the paella, the blackened fish, the pork chop, the seafood... More

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Irvine, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

My friend and her boyfriend took me to Fresca during my last visit to SF and it did not disappoint! First of all ...if you like Sangria, this is your place! Excellent!...and the prices are very reasonable. We had the ahi and smoked trout, crispy honey wontons, and the empanadas to start...all were incredible...the ahi and smoked trout is like... More

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