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For 2
Date
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7:00 PM
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DESTINO Latin Bistro/Pisco Bar

4.3
611 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
DESTINO Latin Bistro/Pisco Bar sits on Market Street in between Valencia and Guerrero, and has been for the past 15 years. With personal roots from Peru, executive chef/owner, James Schenk has been on the forefront of gastronomical trends, making DESTINO a staple of Latin American restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. From Pisco to Cachaca to Mezcal and Burbon, our full bar can satisfy any cocktail craving! If you don't know what Pisco is, ask one of our bartenders, and they can educate you with our Pisco Flight. For wine lovers, we offer a wide variety of South American, Spanish and California wines, that make pairing dishes a true delight!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Latin American, Tapas / Small Plates, Peruvian
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
CLOSED MONDAYS
Tuesday - Thursday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 552-4451
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
James Schenk
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Private party contact
James Schenk: (415) 552-4451
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Catering
With over 15 years of event experience,
DESTINO can accommodate a variety of
catered events:
From cocktail receptions of 20 people,
to full service catering up to 200, let us make your next occasion memorable
at your home, office or other location!
(Options Include)
-Deliverable party platters
-Customized menus
-Event staffing

For more information, please visit our website at destinosf.com or contact: james@destinosf.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
In between Valencia and Guerrero on Market
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Parking details
Street Parking. We recommend parking on Market street in between Valencia and Guerrero, Duboce in between Valencia and Guerrero, Peal Street and Elgin Park side streets.
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Public transit
F Trolley Line at the Guerrero stop. Closest Bart stop is Civic Center (about 10 minutes walking).
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Entertainment
We offer a great selection of Latin American music ranging from Salsa and Cumbia to Latin Pop and Top 40.
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Special events & promotions
For private events, DESTINO Latin Bistro/Pisco Bar can accommodate up to 175 people!
(optinos include:)
- Seated Dinner- accomodates up to 60 people
- Cocktail Reception- hosts up to 90 people- DESTINO hosts up to 175 people for receptions- Customized audio & video playlists- DJ & video media display options- Customized cocktail list & food menus
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 611 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
62% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FabiolaB (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

If you are Peruvian or fan of Peruvian food, PLEASE! do not expect to get the Peruvian dish you have in your mind. I was very disappointed!!

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JuanAntonio 
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Really enjoyed my meal there- the staff was super friendly and assisted with a gluten free menu! Definitely will be back!

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JAMESS (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Service was on point, lots of veggie and gluten free options. Ceviches and empanadas were killer.

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vipiheartfood (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Disappointing food but beautiful decor. The restaurant had a strong Pine Sol or some other cleanser odor that was a bit overwhelming when we walked in. We ordered several items to share and they were all disappointing. I've never had fried yucca so dry before.

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TeresaO (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

This restaurant had the best ambiance for a get together with friends or date. The food was good, we loved the empanadas; tamale, calamari relleno, so good! The service was top notch. We will be back.

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Arizona (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We enjoyed eating at Destino. We had picked eating here because of the SF Restaurant Week. The food was amazing and it was delicious.

The noise level at that time was super loud because there was a party of 7 right next to us. Even then, we still loved our experience.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

The appetizers and wine were good. We both ordered the steak and fries entree and the meat was dry and didn't have much flavor. The service was great but I think it is over priced.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Awesome experience, very mellow on a Wednesday night!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing food, good vibe, killer cocktails, great for groups

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Disappointed with the food. The dishes were pricey. 3 of the group found their dishes overly salty and 1 was under salted.

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monnie (London)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Lovely staff and great drinks. Quiet enough to have a good conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

If you’ve ever had Latin/Peruvian food this is not the place to go. Was completely disappointed with the food, taste felt more Spanish than anything else but it wasn’t even good.

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tigerm (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 28, 2017

Took my son and his girlfriend here for a nice family evening out. I had heard that the food was wonderful and the ratings on Open Table were good, so we traveled a distance to give it a try. I have to saythat it was 100% worth the drive. The atmosphere was warm and cozy. The drinks were definitely unique and delicious. The food was so delicious that I couldn't leave my hubby out... I had to take a plate home for him! And, the service was spot on. My son didn't love his drink, so the waiter quickly obliged him with a replacement free of charge. Everything about this meal was on par with my experience at finer dining establishments. Beautiful meal & memories! Well done Destino! 😊

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
3.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

Food was OK but not delicious. Service was rushed and not as welcoming as I would have liked

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OpenTable Diner (Hamburg Area)
2.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

Cerviche was too sour, no fish tastable anylonger.

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