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Don Pisto's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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510 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-395-0939
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to go for brunch! Bottomless agave margaritas/mimosas/sangria and delicious! Zakiya was the best waitress who served up those complimentary shots of agave mimosas! They even play great music! Great place to go!

Thank g522
Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seriously one of the best meals I've ever had outside of home-cooking. Not only was the staff absolutely wonderful to work with our large party, we never had to ask for anything. We ate tacos family style, and shared everything across the table of 10. Every single plate went back clean, we scraped every last piece off all dishes. We... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this place last minute on our phone and followed our "walking" app to the location, after standing outside the door for 5 minutes (there is no sign!) a very nice woman helped us and pointed to the door and said "they don't have a sign, that's how we keep our little gems hidden" and I can see why.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don Pistos is noisy, hard to find, doesn't take bookings for small groups - things that normally annoy me But the food is worth it all. The shrimp tacos were amazing as was the guacamole and sangria ( to make these two staples memorable is an achievement) Recommend for a group (but not the venue for a relaxed quiet meal!)

Thank PeterAB66
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easily the BEST dinner we have had during our stay in San Fran's North Beach. Great atmosphere, attentive and kind staff. After reading other reviews, my husband and I decided to try their signature Pork Chop dish (to share along with an order of Carne Asadas tacos). It was insanely delicious! Crispy, tender, seasoned perfectly...full of flavor and a huge... More 

Thank Haley C
Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Love this place, the tacos are great, enjoy the ribs and take one of the specials. a bit noisy but well worth it, get there early and have a drink

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St. Albans
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

We don't have many (non-TexMex) Mexican places in the UK, so when my wife and I visited San Francisco we decided to go to this restaurant based on the excellent reviews. The place is surely 'happening', very loud and busy, loads of young people, not a bad thing. Unfortunately the tacos (pork and fish) were utterly bland and tasteless. Perhaps... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

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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Richmond, Va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

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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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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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, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
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 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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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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