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Don Pisto's

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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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510 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-395-0939
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5:30 pm - 12:30 am
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Tue - Fri 5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 pm
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing food, pork chop with extreme size Corona is a must. Noisy, busy, but since it was a Friday night, best is to make a reservation. Been there with collegues, hard to talk since music is waaay too loud.

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Thank agy970
Richmond, Va
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of 4 decided at the last minute to stop in for a late dinner after the night tour of Alcatraz, one of our party had read about this restaurant on line. We were not disappointed. It is a small restaurant with a very friendly wait staff and great food. We shared our dishes and all agreed they were... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Myself my fiancee and his sister ate an early dinner here while we were visiting SF...we had such a great meal! We ordered 3 specials between us and shared, they were delicious, shrimp tacos, ribs and a chicken dish also....everything was delicious! Even the margarita which I wasn't sure about as its made with agave wine...really tasty. The service was... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I had the best tortilla chips I've had in a while. Perfectly crisp and salty. Fish tacos and maragaritas were also a win.

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Thank Laura H
Kingston Upon Thames
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Great Mexican, full of life and action and great food and staff. Not a place for a romantic dinner for two but great place to spend an evening with friends. Will return next time i'm in SF.

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Thank NicL
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Craving great Mexican before Beach Blanket Babylon (5 min walk to theatre) Look for the 3 red lights outside as no sign at 510 Union. Delicious Mexican of fresh ingredients(not your basic Mexican ) Mexican sashimi to start in the most delicious marinade, with an agave wine margarita , guacamole chunky with fresh chips so tasty, diced beef tacos on... More 

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Thank MariLee C
Atlanta, GA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

I just brought a large group of 20 ppl and have never been treated so poorly. Apparently, $1600 tab is not enough to get proper service. We should have had a private room and was told to leave at a certain time that no one communicated. Food was good, but never hosting a group here again. Embarrassing!

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Thank KAD123456
Belgium, Europe
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

I had a colleague tell me about this place, and the main thing was how amazing their pork chops are. I was not disappointed. I haven't had anything that good (or that big, for that matter) in ages. Very much worth it. Service was swift and friendly.

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Thank Simon_Belgium
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

I loved my lunch at Don Pisto's. The chicken on my salad was juicy, meaty chicken (not what I usually get when I order chicken on salads). All food was fresh and organic. Staff was very friendly. The only negative was that it was a cool September afternoon and I wish they could have closed some of the windows because... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

We got a delicious dinner and drinks at Don Pisto's. The food was obviously fresh and authentic, as were the margaritas. My only complaint was that the restaurant had a loud almost club-like atmosphere, but the food was worth the wait (and the noise). I would definitely go back again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 510 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-395-0939

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Neighborhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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