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Fresca - 24th Street

3.9
776 reviews
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$30 and under
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Peruvian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

Fresca is a casual restaurant offering a creative rendition of Peruvian cuisine, served in cozy surroundings. The restaurant's strongest draw is its Cerviche menu, which features a delicious array of items. Pair the Langosta Coco with the Cerviche Elementos for an explosion of flavor. Fresca also offers nouveau-spins on Peruvian favorites like Aji de Gallina and Lomo Satado as well as other Latin Caribbean classics like paella.

Serving the San Francisco Bay area, Fresca serves lunch and dinner all through the work week, and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Daily happy hour specials are available with discounts on wine and cocktails.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Peruvian
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Hours of operation
Brunch and Dinner
Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
Lunch and Dinner
Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(415) 695-0549
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jose Calvo-Perez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Noe & Sanchez
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Entertainment
Weekly Happy Hour at the Bar 3-6:30 PM Monday-Friday Monday Mojito Tuesday Margarita Wednesday Caipirihna Thursday Pisco Sour Friday Sangria $5
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Special events & promotions
NEW YEAR'S EVE -Three Course Prix Fixe Meal
Saturday, December 31, 2011 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM -
$55.00 per person.

(No a la carte menu)
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 776 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.9  based on all time ratings
4.1
food
3.7
service
3.7
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on March 5, 2016

Nothing special about the food at this place. The guys don't even know how to cook fries - served uncooked despite being returned once. The fish in the ceviche didn't seem very fresh. For a Peruvian place, the brunch menu seemed more like regular American fare - eggs, potatoes, and steak sandwiches. There were very few tables occupied - should have realized that the place was not really popular with the locals at Noe.

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Jake (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 27, 2016

Very noisy! Hard to have a conversation. Made it difficult to enjoy our dinne

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Ceci (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 20, 2016

Good variety on the menu, nice ambiance. A bit noisy at prime times.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Nelson and I had a wonderful dinner but we were unaware of the change in menu, prixfixe. We thought we would not be happy but the service and ambiance really helped change that thought. I was not happy with where we were seated in a small area. My boyfriend is a bit of a large man and he could not easily get in or out of his seat. He did not want to disturb adjacent tables. Overall it was a pleasant night.

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JoeC (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2016

Fresca's is a great place for lunch in Noe Valley! The interior wood paneling has a real calming effect and the efficient and friendly staff make dining a pleasure! Having a soup or salad included in the meal is a real plus. We had the beet soup with dabs of cream on top and it was out of this world! The Peruvian pulled chicken dish with both rice and potatoes was delicious and definitely generously served. Unfortunately, we were stuffed and no room left for dessert. I can't say enough about the friendliness of the staff and their constant attention to our needs. It is a great place to take out of town guests or locals who have not discovered this super dining place!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2016

Great time had by all- excellent seating and wonderful attentiveness by wait staff

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Brenda (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 22, 2016

this place has changed a lot . I have been going to fresca for many years but the prices have been increased more and more . for example lomo saltado is $23 but if you would like " a lo pobre" style, which is a fried egg on top of the white rice , then is $28 , so $5.00 more for an egg ????? that's outrageously ridiculous.
second , my friend order the mahi mahi and risotto $27.00 he asked if it could be only with salad and a side of dressing because the risotto has some spicy ingredients , . Could you believe that plate look like a package of green salad tossed on that plate, the mahi mahi pretty small !!! when we looked at the check , why dis they bill us $27 for the mahi mahi? well , I asked our waiter why to bill $27 just for a filet of mahi mahi and a bunch of green leaves ? . "he said " the price is for the mahi mahi , the rest is just rice , you know rice " .....really just rice !!!!!!
sorry , you won't see me again .

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2016

The seafood at Fresca is always delicious. I love this restaurant, but it is a bit too noisy which makes it difficult to talk.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
2.0  Dined on January 9, 2016

Appetizers were terrible, the crayfish pasta had some mushrooms but only very few crayfish and the pasta was overlooked. The oysters very small and tasteless and lacked proper condiments. The "crab cakes" had a lot of dough but the crab was conspicuously absent. The baby back ribs had probably been good the day they were cooked but as reheated they had become dry, the barbecue sauce put on covered the dryness and was tasty as from the squeezable bottle. The service made it a pleasant evening but don't go here for the food.

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Bird (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 5, 2016

Menu changed recently. More expensive, fewer choices. Also no longer have Tuesday half price for wine.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2016

The ceviche was wonderful, the causa very tasty, and the meat dishes delectable. Overall quite a find

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lulua (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2015

Loved the food, loved the drinks ! Quaint little neighborhood too. Recommend the lamb highly!!!

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BKnoevalley (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 22, 2015

Service depends on who is serving. The lady that night was a bit slow. We brought our wine, two bottles, put it in ice. did not get glasses until some time passed and we had to ask. Actually did not receive much attention for the first 15 min. Had to flag down the server to ask for glassware and to order the starters. The food was good. Muscles and Branzino fish were very good. Oh, and $18.00 per bottle cork charge. In most places they charge for one and the last place it was $15.00. I know its not a lot and its ok in some touristy neighborhood. It's just this is our neighborhood place, we always hope for something extra to keep us coming back. Give a little to get a lot. And we do go there a lot. All in all we had a good time.

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vipLandscapeinsf (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2015

Becoming a neighborhood gem. Love this place. Mostly seafood, so limited veggie options, but all delicious and different. Love this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined on December 7, 2015

My husband and I come here a lot. Our favorite dish "aji de gallina" used to so good. This time the chicken was not shredded into small pieces, instead it's in large pieces tough and dry. The soup of the day; chicken and spinach soup, the soup was tasty but the chucks of chicken was again tough and dry.

It was a Monday lunch, we hope it was just the chef on Monday. The service was good.

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