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“Everything is just perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Don Pisto's

Don Pisto's
Ranked #234 of 5,642 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Cairo, Egypt
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Everything is just perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

The place is very life and full of energy and loud. The team working there is very kind and helpful and the service is really excellent. Actually everything is just perfect . I will not tell about the food you have to go and try and you will not regret that. Enjoy

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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166 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012 via mobile

Sat at the bar for dinner. Bartender was awesome and food was great. Wanted to go back a 2nd time during our visit, but ran out of time.

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Arlington, Virginia
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Unbelievable service, tremendous food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

Arriving in San Francisco for a couple days after being in Napa, we had no idea where to go eat after dropping our car off. A quick search for lunch had us heading towards Don Pisto's for tacos. They were closing for lunch but served us and boy were we lucky. The tacos (carne asada and camarones) were out of this world good and Daniel (Director of Operations) couldn't have been more accomodating. Not only did he take care of us, he made suggestions for good places in the area to check out (which all turned out to be great as well). As we were leaving he invited us back for their lobster dinner which we happily obliged (yes, two visits in two days). The lobster was poached in manteca and was so wonderfully decadent we wanted more. Also great was guacamole and the hamburguesa that we ended up trying. I can't emphasize how great and simple the food is and attentive the service is. We were told the wait can get a bit long if you go during regular dinner hours so plan ahead for that and drink some of the great margaritas. This place is great for a quick lunch or going out at night.

  • Visited May 2012
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Verrua Savoia, Italy
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64 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Fine Modern Mexican style, delicious food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

I have visited Pisto's last night. The restaurant is located one block out of a very touristic location, in North Beach. No significative or even just lighted signs at the door. It seemed they did not need to attract tourists in. Absolutely true!
Place was full, waiting list about 30 minutes (it became 45 At the time we sat).
Everybody working there extremely kind and helpful.
About the food, everything we had was delicious. Basically, it is a "we share everything" place. Do not get confused by the menu. What they call "small plates" are enough for one person. If you are really hungry, you may take half a taco each as a starter. We had tacos with carne asada, then "small" pork and chicken. Perfect.
No dessert ("if you want desert, please visit our neighbor for an ice cream"), same thing for coffee.
The place is a bit noisy, music somehow loud, but the food will definitively help you forgetting about that.
Delicious, I'll visit them again

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Sydney
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

We loved this place. The food was out of this world good, and so cheap for the quality you get. We started with the big bowl of tortilla soup, then had some tacos and the grilled calamari. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone in the area.

  • Visited April 2012
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