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Little Baobab

Mission District
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3388 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1815 (Mission Street)
(415) 643-3558
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

Fort the last few years, I've driven 2+ hours to have spend my birthday evening at Little Baobab. Sometimes I have to talk my newbie friends into joining me for Senegalese food, but every time, they end up coming back. Such an inviting, amazing experience, I wish I could make the trek more often. The Dibi with Yassa sauce and... More 

Thank Jules V
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

I've been trying to go to Little Baobab for ages. I finally made it with a group of friends on a Saturday night, and we decided not to get intimidated by the long line or $5 cover ($10 for guys, I know...). We all had a wonderful time dancing our souls out til 2am. The DJs made sure everyone enjoyed... More 

Thank Meagan L
San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Dear Little Baobab.. I have loved you for years.. you made me happy.. you had a good vibe.. you were not pretentious.. I came almost each weekend for a good time and spent my money (though for years you were charging different cover charges for different people.. and i'm not talking about guys v girls.. im glad that is finally... More 

Thank SaraSelavie
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Fun place, great bar. Friday and Saturday they have a traditional slow-cooked fish dish. Homemade juices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Tucked on a side street out of the hustle & bustle of Valencia Street (2 blocks away) this little gem was a big surprise. I met some work pals there for an end of school year 'drinks and appetizers' party. By around 7pm the bar was packed w/a young, hip crowd and every table was taken. The food is good.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2008

Great Plantains and food in general. too bad they don't have a better fan ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2007

thank god we are not in the U.S. anymore...nuff said

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Late Night
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3388 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1815
    (Mission Street)
  • Public Transportation: Little Baobab is located on 19th Street, in walking distance from both 16th Street BART or 24th Street BART station. It can also be reached by riding the 14 Mission Bus or the 49 Van Ness.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: (415) 643-3558

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

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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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