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El Nuevo Frutilandia

$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Mission District
Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
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3077 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-4145
+1 415-648-2958
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Small restaurant, friendly staff. I was looking forward to loving it since I love Cuban food. I came for pasteles but they had run out so I took the Mofongo to go, to try their stuff (my first visit). I have made mofongo before that were tenderer by far and more flavorful. Theirs were thick, dry, low on flavor to... More 

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Thank Sue R
Tyrisha N, Owner at El Nuevo Frutilandia, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Frutilandia. Although sad to hear you didn't love our mofongo, Frutilandia always learns from feedback. Next time your in the neighborhood, please do come back and try us again. Happy New Years! More 

Roseville, California
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Traditional Cuban and Puerto Rican food with fast service. Friendly staff is welcoming. We loved the chicken empanadas, the beef are great too. The gandules are worth a try and the house made sangria is refreshing. The owners are super nice and take pride in their resturant.

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san francisco
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

I love this small little restaurant. The service is always friendly and they have the best black beans...just like mom used to make. Make sure to get the Mamey batido , a smoothie of a tropical fruit named mamey. Very buttery and yummy

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Thank lizzard701
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

We're suggested to try El Nuevo Frutilandia by a good friend who billed it as the best Cuban restaurant in San Francisco. With such high expectations I'm pleased to say that the food or service did not disappoint. The fruit juices are fresh and well balanced, the food was very tasty. Lightly spiced but again well balanced. Service was genuinely... More 

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San Francisco
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151 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015

Decent plate meals but what really catches my attention is the awesome Cubano sandwich. In a world grown so grotesque that idiots can call dijon mustard a standard ingredient for a Cubano sandwich this is the real authentic deal. Never crowded which is good because staff is small.

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Thank Cubecritter
Sao Paulo, SP
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149 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We had a very pleasant experience - the food was great and so was the service. The juice/smoothie was also quite a good choice.

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Our group of friends had a great time here. Both the red and white sangria are refreshing and beautifully made. The tapas dishes are great serves and full of flavor. If i make it back to San Francisco I'll eat here again!

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2014

Living in LA it's hard to find a good Puerto Rican restaurant. If you are ever in SF I would definitely recommend coming here. Good food, Good music. The waitress was very attentive

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Thank Oscar S
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27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2008

is not really food from PR cooked by Mexican its ok

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3077 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-4145
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-648-2958
Description
Serving Delicious traditional Puerto Rican and Cuban food in San Francisco's artistic and vibrant Mission district for over 50 years. Our specialties include Mofongo, Ropa Vieja, Lechon Horneado (roasted pork), Tostones (plantains), yucca con mojo and Cubano sandwich. Join us for LUNCH 12pm-3pm Thursday thru Sunday DINNER: Wednesday thru Friday 5pm to 10pm, Saturday 4pm to 10pm and Sunday 4pm to 9pm

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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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