Typical Latin place...loud
Typical Latin place...loud and high energy! The food here was very good. The ceviche assortment is great. You could make a dinner of the apps alone. Do have a pisco sour if you have never had one.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
My seared Ahi with purple
My seared Ahi with purple mashed potato was wonderful!
My husband was not as lucky with his aji de pollo which was good but slight mushy.
Luckily the Picarones which we shared were great - just like I remember in Peru.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always love Fresca!!!!!
We always have a terrific dinner at Fresca. The food is very unusual and the service always great! The selection of choices is extensive and they have great drinks and wine. I have been going there since the first opening in West Portal and have never been disappointed. It's a "can't miss" place....
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
unique food and bottomless mimosas
Ate here for Mother's Day brunch. The bottomless mimosas were fantastic and, well, bottomless. The menu was unique and all six of us enjoyed our dishes. The only drawback was that, despite the restaurant being only half full, the service was slow to the point of non-existence. It took at least ten minutes for someone to come take our drink orders and another ten before we ordered food. The mimosas helped us keep our patience and I would certainly like to go back.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've now been to three of
I've now been to three of the restaurants (24th St, West Portal, & Pacifica) he owns and have really liked all of them. Very good food and a nice alternative to the normal California menu.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've eaten at this restaurant
I've eaten at this restaurant many times and never been disappointed. The food is always great; I especially recommend the Pulled Chicken, and the Ahi. The only problem with the restaurant is that it's very popular and very loud. This is not the place to come if you want to have a good conversation.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
food was great but the service
food was great but the service was a bit on the slower end.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always enjoying eating at Fresca's. It was perfect for Father's Day meal. Great services, tasty food, busy place, and lovely/fancy ambiance. Always my go to for fancy special occasion meals. Also, very tasty options.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food as well as the services
The food as well as the services was very good. Much like my previous visit I walked out a very satisfied and happy customer.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good brunch - intesting options
Went for brunch and was surprised by the variety. With lots of really good sounding options, it was too bad I could only eat one.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd time, still as good
We shared the papa rellena for appetizer and it was very good. My Ahi on a bed of mashed purple potato was wonderful and the others at the table enjoyed the lomo saltado and the pollo a la brasa,
The Pisco Sours were also very good.
Save room for the Picarones for dessert.
This is second time we come here (all the way from Sunnyvale) and it continues to be worth the drive.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
excelled in every way... wonderful well done menu and perfect service. will return soon again.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
An very interesting but tasty
An very interesting but tasty twist on Peruvian dishes. It didn't disappoint. Can't wait to return.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting & tasty; great service
As we often do we, asked our host to order for us (so I can't name all of the dishes). Everything was interesting and tasty. Three milk cake was irresistible and caused me to over-eat like a toddler at a party. One of my best SF dining experiences - thank you.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, active atmosphere
Had a great meal here with four other friends. We were in a booth and easily could hold a conversation. Everyone enjoyed their food. But wish there was a vegan item on the menu. Had to break a few of my rules and go vegetarian. One odd thing. When the waiter brought the wine bottle and allowed it to be tasted, he filled everyone's glasses except the taster. He did this twice.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Alot of Flavor
Everything my guests and I had was full of flavor, nothing was bland at all. Recommend for anyone.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great tuna ceviche appetizer- had Asian take on it
The carb and spinach salad is always tasty and a new plate we tasted with halibut an egg plant was really good.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eaten there many times. Food continues to improve; however the sauce on the ahi is a little strange.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun Peruvian close to home
Great ceviche, decent mains and interesting drink selection (with real alcohol, not just pisco), nice craft beer menu too. Good to be in walking distance of a decent restaurant in Noe Valley.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had previously only been to Fresca for brunch (which is fantastic), but decided to come for dinner on Friday night. It was FANTASTIC! The ceviches were absolutely delicious - especially the Ceviche de Coco. The Corvina y Risotto was out of this world! So perfectly seasoned, cooked to perfection - and the risotto / quinoa cake that came with it was amazing. Will be coming back for brunch, lunch or dinner. I've been impressed and super satisfied every visit.
Worth noting we had a 7.45 reservation and by 8pm the place was absolutely packed with people standing at the bar to wait for a table. Definitely worth booking in advance!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and service
We only tried fish dishes (mainly since they were at the top of the menu and sounded so good) so I can't say anything about how the meat is.
Large portions of very tasty and well-cooked food. The ceviche was very good and is definitely worth a try. The chocolate cake dessert is HUGE, one plate is definitely enough for two people.
Great service! My fiancee can't stand cilantro which was present in a lot of the dishes, but it was no problem at all to get in dishes without it.
The noise level:
Fresca is a really popular restaurant which is pretty evident from the noise level which is really loud. The food and ambience still makes it worth going, but expect trouble hearing what everyone else is saying.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The ceviche was amazing. Most other aspects of the food were outstanding. A bit noisy but fun, tasty and excellent service.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my fav
Obviously in Peruvian dept this has always set the bar high and managed to maintain it all these years. It was my 3rd time and the food is always consistent.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Food, Great Spot
The food here was delicious, cozy and fun atmosphere, good service, and some really good wines too. This is an excellent spot for smaller groups (6-8 or fewer) and also a great date venue. Highly recommend.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food very lousy service!
I have been here a couple of times and love their food.
The service this time was disappointing at best. The lady who met us at the door it seems was ready to leave for the day and was quick to let us know they were not accepting any more customers- didn't bother to ask if we had reservations .
We waited more than 10 minutes to order and another 15 minutes to get our appetizers and drinks out (this while the waiter was chatting at a nearby table) Infact ordering seemed to be somewhat of a bother to them
Overall the service was terrible! No apologies either- how rude?
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM