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Don Pisto's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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510 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415 395 0939
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 pm
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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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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Laura H
Kingston Upon Thames
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99 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank NicL
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank MariLee C
Atlanta, GA
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

Thank KAD123456
Belgium, Europe
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Simon_Belgium
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Christina D
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank Limefid
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

I was recommended this place by a friend who used to live in SF. I'd never have found it/gone in without the recommendation but I'm very glad I did. The service was friendly and fast and the food was really really tasty.

Thank Elizabeth M
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Loved the food. Spicy but so flavourful. Location is great but small- no sign so you have to locate the number. Worth the trip.

Thank lbarlow
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for Mexican food and didn't find anywhere with good reviews except this one, and it didn't disappoint. Small place, great atmosphere, and the food was very good. Find it, even though there's no sign outside! You won't be sorry, all these reviews are correct.

Thank tlross1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 510 Union St, 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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Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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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