Arguello

4.6
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Arguello is located in the historic Presidio Officers’ Club as a multifaceted cultural destination. It features Mexican cuisine capturing the cultural heritage of the Presidio and a contemporary bar with craft cocktails.


A heated patio provides a comfortable way to enjoy outdoor dining in the Presidio and features accents that connect today’s experiences to the historic Presidio, including an outdoor comal (griddle) for tortilla making.
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LS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it! Good value for fresh Mexican food. Intimate atmosphere, very good service.

J
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We adored the guacamole!

LN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We had the chips and guacamole on the table quite a while before getting silverware and napkins. We were rushed to order. They were out of two main courses. The food was hastily set down on the table without clearing a space for it. One plate nearly toppled the salsa bowl.

HG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for enhancing our evening with my grandson and his friend. Celebrating a birthday with you was fun!

SM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Arguello. The location feels like you are sneaking outside of the normal hustle and bustle. Parking is easy, food is excellent and the mezcal options are top notch. The chips are easily the best in the city as well!

RS
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty food. Great cocktails. Nice outdoor seating.

LC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great catch a place to have dinner before the USO dance at the officers club next-door. The service was fast, the cocktails were delicious, and the small plates were very deep and tasty, especially the empanadas and the dish with “impossible chorizo”. The atmosphere was cozy, and there is an inviting looking out door patio which would be delightful to experience during the day sometime. We would definitely return!

n
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place. If you are a tequila lover you have to see their stash. We usually just order the house margaritas, but this time we decided to experiment with the different kinds of Tequilas and there really is a difference. Our waitress was very knowledgable and we learned a lot. My favorite thing on the menu is their pizole verde- a delicious Mexican soup- enough to have as a meal. And their chips and guacamole are fabulous.

PU
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was slow. Food was okay but overpriced.

a
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Portions are way too small. Chips are greasy but will fill you up before your small entree. Also, it's very expensive.

CO
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Tequila and great menu, love the food and service is awesome too.

JH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Close to the New Presidio Theater for after dining entertainment.

JM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently delicious. The drinks are great and the staff is friendly.

CM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really loved the non standard but familiar Mexican cuisine. Great guacamole!!! I loved the short ribs and my friend really enjoyed the fish. Their flan is creamy and delicious with just the right amount of cajeta. I love the idea that for dinner they focus on a specific region in Mexico. Charming and comfortable. Parking is a piece of cake, so nice if you are meeting people there.

TA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was very good. We arrived at 1:15 on a Sunday afternoon, looking for lunch but they were still serving brunch. We shared the salsa and guacamole (chips were great and the tow varieties of salsa and guacamole were good and I thought there was a good quantity for the price. We share the two tacos, which were also good. My only suggestion would be more small plates choices.

I was most pleased that the prices were quite reasonable especially this is a restaurant in a park. The building is worth a visit and includes a small history museum.

I would definitely return.

TD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food conveniently located in the Presidio Officers' Club. Would definitely go back

JC
Berlin
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sergio was fantastic. Sunday brunch was not hectic at all. Also, holy crap you can order margarita's to-go!

l
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything fresh and delicious. Service excellent. Cadre exceptional!

JF
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool location in the middle of Presidio. Highly recommended.

MC
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, our server was wonderful.
Lots of gluten free and vegetarian options ( but also plenty for my omnivorous husband)
We were there early enough that there were quite a few kids and it was pretty loud but not unbearable.

NB
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Unfortunately, when we arrived on Sunday, September 29, at 11:30, we were told the restaurant had list power and they didn’t know when it would come back on. Waitstaff was very apologetic and offered to bring us guacamole, chips, and drinks. The guacamole was delicious, as were the chips. We enjoyed our drinks, but ultimately decided to find someplace else to have lunch.

We will come back. We understand this was an unforeseen event and we felt bad for your employees who were very concerned and very professional.

PJ
San Francisco
306 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had brunch today, rancho huevos and the sweet potato hash. I couldn't resist the chips and guacamole. A margarita would have been great too.

LS
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service.

PC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous fresh food, guacamole was pure and delicious, nothing added to spoil it. Margarita selection was perfect, and fresh cod was amazing.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails. Very authentic Mexican flavors

LM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an early Saturday brunch here (11:30am), and so were able to be seated on the patio. Really lovely. My daughter and I had Huevos Rancheros. My husband had Fish and Shrimp Tacos. Also, we all had cocktails but unfortunately I forgot to write down what we each had. But we each enjoyed what we ordered. We all agreed that we would definitely return to Arguello, on the early side so as to secure an outdoor table.

DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The sweet potato hash was one of the interesting flavor treats in many months. Including epazote and cilantro, among other things.

SR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Menu limited but food was imaginative and quite good, albeit very salty (both snapper and shrimp). Dining room very disappointing--small, dark, noisy and much like a fast food joint. No "good" tables and nothing attractive or inviting about the inside. Outside patio very pretty but cold (& closed for private party). Help okay but we had to beg for the lone table that had a window to the patio. Would ho back for the food except it's too expensive for the overall dreary experience.

R
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot our waiter Alejandro was awesome! Food delicious ! Empanadas everyone’s fav !!

MY
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food. Great place. Interesting location. Easy parking. Cocktails expensive.

OT
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome all around!

m
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I enjoyed the heirloom tomato salad starter, the guacamole was great, and so was the snapper entree and a side of black beans. Beautiful dining room, lovely margarita. Will be back!

M
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing... Service was great... I'm glad that I came across this great hidden gem!!

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food & drink. Great service. The presidio is so beautiful.

T
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nice staff, ok food, excellent drinks.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Love the mexican food here

n
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

we spent one night in Presidio - so glad we did because dinner was fantastic! The flavors were outstanding as was the waiter who helped us learn about the differences of tequila. Worth a trip!

A
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

I've been here about 4 and only eaten outdoors. Service was great, heat lamps were nice, and outdoors is dog friendly which is a plus for me!

SH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best chile rellenos I have ever had! I wish I lived closer.

AD
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The host was curt and unfriendly, seemed upset and made blunt / rude comments. Will think again before going back

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