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BOMBzzz food, COOLvibe. San Francisco's top Cali- Mex Street Food for sidewalk dining, takeout and delivery since 2009 . Reopening July 15, this popular North Beach destination has been a consistent hit with locals and travelers alike for flavorful food and drink combining the chef/owner's love affair with the Baja Coast and fresh, local ingredients. From Queso and Guacamole with house made chips to authentic fried Tacos Dorados and what some call the city's best burritos, dishes are carefully crafted using specialty meats, seafood and sauces. Ask about house cocktails and multi sangria options as well as nightly specials such as Lobster with Cilantro Butter cooked in bacon fat and an incredible
PRICE RANGE
$11 - $15
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin
FEATURES
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed December 6, 2019 via mobile

Our original choice was down the street from here but had an hour wait time. We lucked out when a reservation for two did not show up for Don Pisto’s. The service from every worker in the building was amazing and our server was amazing...in her own right. We got the clams with chorizo for a starter and it was out of this world - the crusty toasted French bread was to fight for but luckily our server grabbed extra for us(and we don’t eat bread). We split the 2lb lobster special and were not disappointed. Make a reservation and you will not be disappointed!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 21, 2019 via mobile

Great food! Great customer service!!(summer was our server) and great ambience for Monday night! We had carne asada tacos & Mexican fried chicken and both were really good!!! We also tried hibiscus margarita which was really yummy!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 2, 2019 via mobile

We loved Don Pisto’s. It is a little hard to find as there is no name in the door, just an address. But it is worth the search. We left our name and they texted us 40 minutes later with a table on a Saturday...night. While waiting we walked down the street to a wine bar where the server played tower of wine glasses for us. A very entertaining wait place. Their chips and salsa are really good. The street corn appetizer was simply fabulous. 3 of the 4 of us had the chicken dish special...it was a huge portion of chicken, peppers, onions. Very flavorful. With 2 pitchers of margaritas our bill was $198. While that seems like a lot, we were very satisfied with the performance/price ratio. And our service was excellent also!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 14, 2019

This is a great little restaurant. It was a bit tricky to find, but the food was very good and the service was friendly. I'll definitely return next time I'm in San Fran.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 31, 2019

I love Mexican food and this restaurant it´s among my favorites. Truly authentic Mexican flavor and the service is very good.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

So happy to discover this amazing Mexican restaurant- fantastic food and service. All very fresh and well prepared.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

I didn’t expect to find good Mexican food in the Italian neighborhood of North Beach but this is well worth a visit. Small but well executed menu. The mushroom enchiladas were great-especially when topped with the carnitas pork as our waiter suggested. Great guacamole. My...wife loved their fried chicken.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

There is no name on the outside that’s visible, so takes some searching out. The service is good but the selections are sparse.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 14, 2019

Great staff and excellent food. We had to drive around for a half hour before obtaining a parking spot. The food was spicy and delicious so it was worth the parking issue.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed February 19, 2019

We were in North Beach looking for lunch and wanted something other than Italian so we stopped into Don Pisto's. It was PACKED so we decided to get food to go. We ordered a couple items and walked to the park. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Don Pisto's

Yes, Don Pisto's offers takeout services.

Yes, Don Pisto's offers delivery services.

Don Pisto's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4