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Las Tinajas Restaurant

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Mission District
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2338 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1814
+1 415-695-9933
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrible! I have been going there for years and have loved the food. Today, I took guests and was terrible. The meat in the Antojitos and the Churrasco was dry. The rest of the food was so bland! The person who ordered the Churrasco asked for French fries to come with the churrasco. They arrived when he had already finished... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016

You do get absolute piles of food - far too much for one meal and almost off-putting. It wasn't too bad, but I didn't love it. The service is a bit strange - halfway between counter ordering and table service so you don't know whether to tip or not - already a difficult problem for non-Americans! Not many of the... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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Reviewed March 23, 2016

San Francisco offers a veritable cornucopia of places to see and experience that include many dining options (Oriental, Asian, European, Latin American, Middle Eastern, etc.) throughout this city by the bay. On a recent return visit to the city my wife and I decided to seek out the lesser known dining venues focusing on Central American fare. Following the trusted... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

The most expensive microwave food I ever had, I'm from Nicaragua took my husband and his friend to Las Tinajas thinking I was going to impress them, and what happen we all got sick, all our was re warm in the microwave, I talk to one of the server and ask her why was everything cold and she told me... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed June 26, 2015

After our travels our first landing was Las Tinajas, we knew were going to have some good good food after previous reviews. So we ate a bajo and a plato tipica, at around 4 p.m and at 2 a.m. everyone woke up Vomiting curds of cheese and diarrhea for 4-5 hours even after pepto bismal. We though we were done... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

the cleanness is good and hygiene good. the portions of food are generous and a very good deal for your Money. this is a NICARAGUAN restaurant on the mission in San Francisco the food you can choose between all choices since is at front of you the staff is friendly and kind. the cashier is like over whelmed with her... More 

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Reviewed November 9, 2008

One of the best Nica restaurants! Home cooked, local flair. If you open your eyes and heart, it is just like Managua! What a lovely place!

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Reviewed November 1, 2007

Use to be better Good but not no more

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Reviewed February 22, 2006

Authentic Nicaraguan food, just like moms. I've been coming here since I was a child and the food hasn't changed one bit. It's still as savory as ever. Just remember to bring a HUGE appetite as the portions are enough to feed two. Prices are reasonable around $15-$20 per plate. I highly recommend the plato typico and orchata o tamarindo... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Latin, Spanish
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2338 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1814
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-695-9933

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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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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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