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.
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.
Very noisy! Hard to have a conversation. Made it difficult to enjoy our dinne
Good variety on the menu, nice ambiance. A bit noisy at prime times.
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.
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!
Great time had by all- excellent seating and wonderful attentiveness by wait staff
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 .
The seafood at Fresca is always delicious. I love this restaurant, but it is a bit too noisy which makes it difficult to talk.
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.
Menu changed recently. More expensive, fewer choices. Also no longer have Tuesday half price for wine.