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La Marsa

$$ - $$$Mediterranean, ,
454 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
+1 415-872-9767
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lamb shank” (10 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (6 reviews)
“cheese plate” (5 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Tunisian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
454 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came in on a very busy evening and were directed to the bar. This offered us a grand vue over the kitchen area and gave us an insight look what , but especially how the meals are prepared. La Marsa offers a limited menu...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gelderlander
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

I was walking past this gem of a place in the afternoon and saw the owner Rafiq.. prepping for the day.. we spoke and i was intrigued by what he told me about the cuisine, so I came here for dinner!! Wow, great food, warm...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rajan B
Reviewed October 22, 2018

This is a small restaurant with a fairly limited menu, However it is a must visit. The food is of a very high quality, the devilled egg appetizer was amazing, as was the lamb shank that just melted in the mouth. Service was excellent, Truly...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ceilings
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We took a group of 10 to La Marisa tonight for a birthday celebration. The restaurant is a very small, intimate place that seats about 25 at a time. This is the proverbial “hole in the wall,” but what a hole! It was marvelous. Our...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank indytrims
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I wandered into this restaurant on Geary, very close to my hotel, looking for a glass of wine after a long day walking - I was made to feel welcome, & so I returned the following night, for another glass plus food! The wine list...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank chironrms
Reviewed September 26, 2018

I hadn't tried Tunisian cuisine before. However, I'm a big fan of Moroccan food and the similarities made it easy to appreciate. The location is great. Right across from the Curran Theater and a few blocks from Union Square. The place isn't large so I'd...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Daryl C
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Lovely dinner on a Saturday evening. Friendly and welcoming. We shared the Tunisian deviled eggs with shrimp. So flavorful and unusual with the Tunisian spices. Lamb shank and roast chicken “falling off the bone” tender. The spicy cous cous was scrumptious. Save room for the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mary D
Reviewed September 6, 2018

I came across La Marsa quite by accident when I was looking for dinner near the Curran Theater. One review I read mentioned La Marsa, directly across the street from the theater, but what caught my eye in that review was a glowing recommendation for...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank lindacas2018
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised with the cuisine as we’d never eaten ethnic Tunisian dishes before. The beef and chicken dishes were exceptional and would recommend the spiced cous cous. The service was very good. Overall the food and drinks were on the expensive side but...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Steve W
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This is a very nice Tunesian restaurant in San Francisco. My choice was the braised short rib and it was very tender and delicious. Also the baklava desert was really tasteful. We did not make reservations so we were lucky to have the last spots...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank matthiazw79
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $27
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 454 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-872-9767
  • E-mail
Tunisian cuisine by night / mediterranean cuisine by day .Originally opened in 2016, La Marsa is a celebration of all things Mediterranean, bringing the unique dishes of Tunisia to the forefront of our eclectic menu. Our original recipes are packed with flavor, making for a dining experience that's both delicious and comfortable. Our ambiance can best be described as cozy and elegant, and it's our goal to offer you a place to enjoy a meal that will have you feeling like you're relaxing in the home of a close friend. Next time you find yourself in Union Square, make a reservation or drop by for a visit, and we'll show you what makes Tunisian cuisine so special.
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