Cocina Hermanas

3.9
126 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Cocina Hermanas (Sister’s Kitchen) serves Mexican cuisine with a Northern California influence. By embracing traditional Mexican techniques, we offer a creatively classic cuisine that marries well-known Mexican street food and family dishes with our philosophy of fresh, local and sustainable. We are excited to share our vision of modern Mexican slow food for our community to enjoy in the same family style of Mexico.
We also take our spirits and cocktails very seriously. We offer over a dozen seasonally specialty cocktails. Our selection of 80 Tequilas and Mezcals allow us to also satisfy any discerned tastes. For those looking to broaden your taste profile, try our carefully curated Flight Menu.

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Went during the Danville Car Show, got a great spot in the back patio...great food.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server Madison was excellent!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good menu, food very good, especially enjoyed the churros for dessert which were not too sweet. Waiter was friendly and good natured as he returned a few times to see if we were ready to order. Will definitely come back. Outdoor patio in back small but inviting.

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San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great spot for a quick, tasty bite...outdoor tables are nice.

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SH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

I was encouraged about Cocina Hermanas after it opened but like many restaurants, the quality and service has done nothing but decline since opening. We will not be going back.

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RG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations for the patio area as I enjoy outdoor dining when the weather is nice. We didn’t have to wait once we arrived and the patio space is nice. The ambiance was relaxed and servers were very friendly. We had the guacamole and chips and salsa which was delicious and then had the ceviche as a starter. Ceviche was a little bland. We had tortilla soup and enchiladas as well, both delicious. I expected to have food that wasn’t authentic but as long as flavors are there. Prices are like most Danville restaurants, a little higher. Good location right in downtown, will be back

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San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

This restaurant is located in a great little spot on the corner of Church and Hartz Ave. I wanted to love it. I did not. Going back to Maria Maria.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good but overpriced for Mexican food they charged $8 for guacamole that was probably a dollars worth of avocado.Not sure I would go back . Outside seating was nice.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! This was our 2nd time coming here and tried other dishes. Super yummy enchiladas and tacos! Also the margaritas!

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r
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We got our cheese dip and they forgot to bring the chips. It only took them an additional 10 minutes for the chips. Food was at best average. We would not go back v

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San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

My wife and I went on a day when this had just been reviewed in the East Bay Times. Maybe it was overloaded and that caused the problems we experienced.

We had two items - Ensalada De Lechuga Mixta (we shared) and Carne Asada tacos (an order each). The salad was, try as we might, almost inedible. It had a taste that was so heavily salty that it overwhelmed what was otherwise a nice combination of ingredients. It was like eating a teaspoon of straight salt. The waiter and manager suggested that the salty taste was from the included tortilla ships, but we ate some of those separately and, while seasoned, they were not the source of the salty taste. We did not get far in the salad and the manager "comped it". The tacos, written up in the paper as the star of the menu, arrived with the meat filling so "wet", whether from the grilled onions or other oil, such that the tortillas began to fall apart almost immediately, making eating by hand very difficult. While my taco content were ok, my wife encountered several pieces of "meat" that were grizzle or chunks of fat. She managed to eat one, separating our the inedible parts and passed on the other.

So...we wish them well as a new restaurant and the rush due to press that same day may have caused problems, but based on our experience and the number of excellent Mexican restaurants in the area we won't likely be back.

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HB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very good but the service was a bit haphazard. We ordered several appetizers that all required chips for dipping and one tiny bowl of chips were provided for 5 appetizers (we were a large party). Waitstaff does not actively seek if you're doing ok and it took a while to get attention to get more chips. Just a nit but for a Mexican restaurant, there's no need to be stingy with the chips.

But, everything tasted very good- very fresh, good temperature, nice seasonings. Service needs some tightening up and the experience will be so much better.

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t
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great rough but service is still a work in progress

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F
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Great food, and drinks. All very well presented. However this is all ruined by absolutely awful service. Waiters taking drink orders and then being told 10 mins later, by the manager they never wrote them down and forgot them (to be fair manager comp'd the drinks). Later we didn't receive chips when ordered, drink refills, to go bags etc. Was so hard to find a waiter to reorder drinks. Rarely checked on throughout the evening. Really ruined what is clearly a well run kitchen. Hopefully they can fix this fast, but it's clear serious investment in service staff is needed. The manager can only do some much cleaning up. I'm not sure I will ever go back, despite greatly enjoying the good and drinks. What a shame :(

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KG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were great! They need more umbrellas for the front outside seating area. If you sit outside during lunch time, be prepared with sunscreen.

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SH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time and the employees were all very friendly and helpful! Glad we had a reservation it was very well filled. Food was very delicious!!!!

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E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our lunch. Exceeded expectations- very nice

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C
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Went for Happy Hour with a good friend. Decent drinks (Margaritas) and snacks (queso, fish tacos, watermelon salad). Not crowded. Solid HH apps. Reasonably priced drinks.

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L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The enchiladas were cold. The pork belly dried and desiccated chunks of meat. The corn appetizer appeared to have been cooked earlier in the day as the kernels were very shriveled, as happens after sitting for a long time. We ordered a Cadillac margarita and all we could taste was fake lime margarita mix. The drink was something ridiculous like $17. Our server was inattentive. We asked twice to have the corn appetizer first and then our entrees but the corn showed up after the entrees. When we pointed this out, she seemed not to care. It was a terrible dining experience and we can’t recommend this restaurant.

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OT
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, delicious food and outstanding service!

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The menu is limited, it seems like more cocktails wines and drinks is the focus. So far I've had several tacos, the grilled corn and the amazing chicharrones. The ambience in this place is amazing. Staff attentive and outside seating makes this place a jewel. My 3rd time here I was impressed once again.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We were a party of five with outdoor seating reservations for 7:30. At 7:45 we were told it would be a few more minutes. Ten minutes later still not seated. There was only one outdoor table that would accommodate five people or more, and the party sitting there was finished eating, their table was clear, their check or receipt was in the center of the table, and they were drinking water. We waited a little longer, and they did not make any move to leave. Nor did management tell them that the next reservation for the table was waiting. Finally, we asked for an indoor table. Then, seated inside, we found the noise level more than "energetic," and the service was poor because we waited too long for our food. Which leads me to the last comment....none of the food was good. The tacos were soggy.

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CC
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, terrific staff, great value. You can't go wrong!

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San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Super inconsistent, even with their salads. One day, it has big pieces of chicken, the next day it has slivers. One day, they remember the dressing, one day they don’t. Service is spotty at lunch. Bartender is also the outside waiter and he has allergies (he said) and he’s sniffling on our food.

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RW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Loved the outdoor seating and the menu selections we're very good. Our waiter seemed a bit harried and distracted. Otherwise it was a good experience.

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N
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

My wife and I had heard good things about Cocina Hermanas, so we were eager to enjoy a great meal. Our waiter was top notch and our experience had nothing to do with him or his effort.

When we arrived, it was quite busy so we put in our drink and dinner orders. As we waited and waited, it was clear that they were way behind in the food order. Our waiter sent us a complimentary guacamole & chips to apologize for the long wait. When the food ultimately arrived, my nachos were cool and very bland. I did not want to complain as it would take forever for another dish to be remade. My wife's 2nd drink also took forever to make it to the table.

I am quite disappointed in our first experience and not likely to return.

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J
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Our new favorite date night spot! Great food and drinks. Super healthy if you order right.

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t
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun spot and great food. Lots of tasty options. Try and get a spot outside if possible

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MS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

The food was wonderful, but the service was terrible. We couldn't tell who was our server and I believe the manager on duty had jeans and a t-shirt on. When going to the restroom the bartender and ? manager were on their cellphones. Unfortunately as I said the food was wonderful, location great, but won't be back sadly.

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We've eaten here several times, but it was a miss last time. There must be new chefs or something. The chilaquiles were almost burnt, the plate had dry radishes on it and no sauce. It seems to me the dish usually has some moisture to it, but this time everything was dry. The steak tacos were bland and the tacos had a ton of onions on them, way more than usual.

Hope this isn't the norm going forward.

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KC
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was really off when we were there! We waited 10 min for our guacamole and chips. Then waited a long time for our dinner and when they brought it half the order was missing. They brought the rice and beans after we were all finished with our entree. We said send it back, we are done! All we got was “sorry”. We felt it was overpriced for what you got- $12 for a small margarita? The entrees don’t come with rice and beans- they are extra. Too bad because the atmosphere and patio area is really nice.

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MM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food and service was good, however the meal came without serving utensils three times and the tabel was way too small for comfort. There wasn't room on the table to put the food or to enjoy the dinner in comfort. We ended up taking home many leftovers.

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AD
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

This place needs to work out some kinks. Drinks are pricey but good, but food is horrible. Queso fundido was grainy and gross and the food was oddly presented and not good. Got charged for a side of the red rice because the other one was gross. Chips and salsa were ok. Really want to try this place again when they re-work the menu.

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GT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

There was nothing special about the restaurant. On par, not above, most of the other Mexican restaurants we have been to.

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H
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Brought our gift certificate to try and what a wonderful tasty evening!!! The food is more than the normal Mexican beans and rice combos. There is quality and something a little different and wonderful!!!

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SB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Nice atmosphere. Fantastic margaritas!!

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NF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible experience on Mother's Day. Had a reservation but, when seated, were handed the Happy Hour menu and were told that this was the only menu available as they were changing over shifts. Weren't told this at time of reservation and it ruined our Mother's Day celebration. Obviously, on a holiday, we could not get in to any other restaurant. Manager handled it poorly, just saying that this was a policy. Another restaurant putting their convenience above the needs of their customers. They probably won't last long in the competitive Danville restaurant scene. I won't go again and will tell everyone I know how they treat customers.

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BL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We went for Mother's Day because my wife, who is Mexican, really wanted to try it and love it. Unfortunately it did not measure up to her standards. The Carne Asada tacos came apart even before the first bite and had to be eaten with a fork & knife. That's not how a proper Mexican eats their tacos (helloooo...how about doubling up on the tortilla). Also, all the meals seemed to be seasoned with the same "spicy" flavor to make it "Mexican". The best part of the meal was the desserts. We ordered the churros, horchata ice cream & sorbet. All were delicious!

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PS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere was casual, service was very good, and the noise level was surprisingly relatively low considering there was nothing to absorb sound, we were able to talk among one another with no problem hearing. The menu offerings were extremely limited by comparison to other Mexican restaurants however the food was excellently prepared. I'd like to see more menu options.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

I found the restaurant to be very rigid and stuck up the waiter was fairly rude. The bartender was completely rude.

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