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DESTINO Latin Bistro/Pisco Bar

4.3
620 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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 620 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Good service but very pricey for the food quality. Wouldn’t recommend at current price

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food was excellent – very flavorful and portions were larger than expected. The service was great. Our server made great recommendations and we thoroughly enjoyed our last night of vacation in San Francisco. Highly recommend if you like Peruvian food and Pisco sours!!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Excellent service, great cocktails, amazing food! *Thumbs up*

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants in SF. The drinks are great (pisco sours are always fantastic), and the food is delicious every time. Our favorites are the pork and chicken empanadas, the arepa, the arancini balls, and the chile buñuelos. The sauces that go along with everything are just incredible. The portions are great for sharing, and the service is always friendly and prompt. Every once in a while the bar side gets a little loud, but the food makes it more than worth coming back again and again.

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2.0Dined on March 14, 2018

This restaurant is dying. Nobody who works there cares about service. Our waiter was the bartender who did not check on us AT ALL - NOT ONCE. He was much more interested in talking to his friends at the bar than taking care of THE ONLY TABLE in the house. It was dead at 7:30; nobody was there. He was completely disinterested in interacting with us at all. The food is palatable, the charcuterie plate was really good, but otherwise ... meh. It's clear that they've just given up on even pretending to be a restaurant that provides any kind of service. Great location but I have a feeling Destino will be closing soon.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I went for late birthday dinner on Saturday and we had a great time! The service is friendly, the specialty drinks yummy and the food was so good! I want to go back soon to try more things on the menu. Highly recommend!

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The food was below expectations. Steak dish was over cooked. Most of the dishes were ordinary. I do not recommend this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Appetizers were great, but entrees were incredibly disappointing, bland and overpriced. Good happy hour though with solid drinks.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was good, but service was so slow. Waiter had to come back once in a while to tell us that the food was on it's way. Had to ask twice for the check to get out. Spent too much time waiting with nothing in front of us.

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Awesome experience, very mellow on a Wednesday night!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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2.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Cerviche was too sour, no fish tastable anylonger.

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2017

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Destino. We split an empenada, ceviche, plantain chips, salad, and casserole. I had a Pisco Sour - mmmmmmm, and he had wine. We were not overly stuffed, but pleasantly satisfied with our dinner. Kudos to Destino!

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2017

We went to the bar side first which had very entertaining 80s music videos playing. The staff were really friendly and quick. The dinner itself was delicious. Staff was extremely attentive and the feel of the place was lively but still comfortable. Definitely a place worth visiting.

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Gracious service, fun menu with lots of creative takes on S.American fare. We felt prices were extremely reasonable for S.F. We had an early 7 pm dinner and it was fairly quiet in the dining room, although the bar side was lively. By the time we left , the whole place was abuzz and there were a couple of large families dining. We enjoyed people watching while we ate at the window counter facing Market st. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2017

Lovely little restaurant with good food and great service.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2017

Great meal as always!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

The Tapas & small portions are excellent for early dinner. We love the Chicken Empanadas, Cheviche Peruana & salad. The pitcher of Sangria w/ too much ice was a bit much $$ for 2 people.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2017

We had such a great evening at Destino. I hadn't been for several years, and the food is as good as ever. I love the warm feel, service was great and the price is good for SF. I already booked my next meal there!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2017

Mm tasty food, i liked the yuca fries and spicy cod and stir fry beef with fries. Good pisco drinks too. I take my girlfriend here for a treat and the service is awesome

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2017

I have been to Destino a number of times in the past, and always enjoyed my experience. This time, we went there for our 9th wedding anniversary. The service was ok, a little slow and I noticed that other tables were getting served more quickly than we were. At the end of dinner, our server asked if we wanted dessert menus then was gone for several minutes, then chatting with his colleague for several more minutes, then I had to loudly call him to come over as he was walking by. We had clearly been forgotten. I reminded him that he had said he was going to bring us dessert menus, and at this point we really just wanted the check. Not an awesome end to dinner.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2017

The food was absolutely wonderful. The ceviche was amazing. Our server was so friendly and knowledgeable and a pleasure to dine with.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2017

This place has been here for 17 years so you know they are doing something right! Great service, thanks Juan!, and the ambiance is warm and inviting. Food was good but we thought there is room for improvement. Pescado a lo Macho was outstanding just be careful with runaway spines. Pineapple panna cota very unique and delicious.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2017

Good choice. The staff was helpful and the food was good. We will return.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2017

Awesome service and yummy food, though it got VERY loud during the meal due to large groups and echoing walls!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2017

We've come to favor Destino for dinner before theater events. The menu's combination of tapas and large plates gives diners options perfect for individual appetites as well as opportunities to share their unique Peruvian cuisine family style. Service is friendly and attentive. Diners have a choice between their airy & colorful restaurant or more casual and dark bar side. The seasonal menu varies for variety but always offers a variety of ceviche and samosas. Last visit we tried the capon with quinoa served in a winter squash bowl with crunchy strands of jicama and a bit of spice. Wonderful! Perfect spot for family, group or couples.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2017

Loved my visit. The food was beyond delicious and the service was refreshingly even better.
Definitely going to be visiting again.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2017

We three were there to have dinner but decided to sit at the bar and eat there before heading to the movies. Great tasting food and our bartender Maddy was very pleasant making us feel very welcomed on a Sunday early evening.

Great happy hour too!

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