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Fresca

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24 West Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94127 (Ulloa-Vicente)
(415) 759-8087
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
First time Peruvian

I was staying at a friend's place a few minutes walk away, and they decided to bring me here for dinner. I ordered the salmon, which was good, and it came with a side of a greens (not sure which vegetable) with squid pieces in it which was delicious. My friend's wife ordered the beef salad, which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2014
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San Jose, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The dinner we had was ok. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great. It was convenient for the location I needed to be in and to hop on Muni across the street. I'd eat there again if in the area. However, as a destination restaurant for Peruvian food--I'd go elsewhere.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Lovely intimate meal here. Didn't realise it was a peruvian restaurant until we were looking at menu but dont be put off if you think you dont like that type of food. It was delicious. Meat was falling off the bone and full of flavour as nicly presented. Very good value for money also and friendly staff.

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Mumbai
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31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I was staying at a friend's place a few minutes walk away, and they decided to bring me here for dinner. I ordered the salmon, which was good, and it came with a side of a greens (not sure which vegetable) with squid pieces in it which was delicious. My friend's wife ordered the beef salad, which looked very good,... More 

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Our family love the lomo saltado but they're giving less beef nowadays and more onions and fries. The time before when I ordered the dish, it was too salty (the waiter told me they use soy sauce) so I asked for less salt but he said, "no salt" and it came out bland. Hubby had the seafood with rice and... More 

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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

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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88 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24 West Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94127
    (Ulloa-Vicente)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: (415) 759-8087

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Peruvian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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