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Primo Patio Cafe

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214 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107
415-957-1129
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Berkeley, California
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194 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I have been to other Jamaican-influenced restaurants in the Bay Area. It is perhaps unfair to judge one versus the other on the basis of just one meal, but in this case I will. We had a most enjoyable experience at Primo Patio Cafe. If I could give them 4.5 stars I would. The dining area is an enclosed (by... More 

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SF Bay Area
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

While in the area of AT&T Park, a friend recommended to try out Primo Patio. It is like a couple of blocks from AT&T Park, near the Willie Mays Plaza. After walking through the entrance and narrow hallway, you seat yourself in the patio. A fan of anything chicken, I ordered the signature dish of grilled jerk chicken. It came... More 

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Sydney
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

I love this joint. It's simple and awesome. The food is too. Jerk chicken is a winner, but try anything on the menu and you'll love it.

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Thank James D
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Affordable good food around Mission Bay is very hard to find. Primo Patio is a great little cafe with awesome jerk chicken and fries! The full plates are quite a bit of food compared to the sandwich or pita. Fries can be submitted with roasted potatoes or cumin rice. The grilled fish is pretty tasty as well.

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Thank SFChinese
Tucson
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133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is definitely a neighborhood gem! The fish was fresh and delicious, and the waitperson was friendly and welcoming. The patio is very cute--decorated Caribbean style. It is easy to miss- the storefront is small and the patio is hidden from street view. Most of the entrees can be made gluten-free.

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Thank AZMerrie
El Sobrante, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place is so FUN and YUMMY/DELICIOUS! I have had almost everything on the menu and never been disappointed. I cannot stay away from the jerk CHICKEN! The jerk chicken dinner or jerk chicken salad is incredible. Truly. I've gone here for many years and sent manyeee people there that THANK ME for the recommendation. Not only is the food... More 

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Thank DanCyn1999
Los Altos, California, United States
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413 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Great jerk chicken in this casual outside café. Service is great with an extensive menu in this "hole in the wall" outdoor restaurant between Moscone Center and AT&T ballpark. It's worth a visit.

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Thank Rhett L
Monterey, California
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We went here for an early dinner before a Giants game. Apparently they don't generally serve dinner, except on game nights, so if you're going for dinner call ahead for their hours. We got there early at 4:00 and were initially put off as it appeared to be a take-out place, but the reviews were good and said they had... More 

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Thank 180anne
San Francisco, California
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102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I went there for lunch with my boyfriend and you definitely need. They were clearly understaffed but you could see they were trying their hardest to make things work. The restaurant was packed and they had only one person taking orders. It is outside seating. I ordered a steak sandwich. It was absolutely delicious though the fries could of been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2008

Love the fried calamari and jerk chicken!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Caribbean
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: 415-957-1129

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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SoMa
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighborhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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