Gilberth's Latin Fusion

4.7
179 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American

Gilberth's Latin Kitchen is a Latin fusion restaurant that appeals to a diverse range of patrons. You will find the place to be authentic and a true cultural experience while serving up some the juiciest and perfectly seasoned chicken you've ever had. If you're in the mood for a bit of everything, the taco bar at Gilberth's Latin Kitchen is always popular. You can add your own meat and have it your way.

Your meal is even better when you pair it with your favorite Argentinean wine, and Gilberth's Latin Kitchen has quite a selection to choose from.

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NeilC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty food and reasonable prices translate to an excellent value. I will definitely continue to dine here. The spicy margarita was yummy.

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vipmrsr
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Food was really plain and uninspired. Service was awful.

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vipluvvino
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We got everything on the appetizer/tapas list except 2 and it was all delicious! Big downside was there was only 1 server for the whole place so it was a much longer dinner than anticipated.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went in to celebrate bfs bday. He wanted some latin food, initially I suggested la mar, but he didn’t want to go there for some reason. So Gilberths caught my eye, the staff didn’t disappoint. Food and drinks were delicious. We got some of the Gilbert’s mojitos along w some elote and empanadas. For our meal we had the pibil pork (so so so delicious!! I believe this is a classic Yucatán dish, and Gilberth is from there, so I expected nothing less) and steak and a side of yucca and fried plantains. I can’t say anything bad, maybe it was just too quiet ? Lol but honestly it’s good if ur looking for intimate vibes. They still have good techno / house/ Latin music playing in the background at a good level. Theirs also outdoor seating. Will deff come back for a lunch. Oooo also got to meet the one and only Gilberth, he was super chill.

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vipanonymous
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

If you plan to attend an event nearby, book early and ORDER early. We were late to the concert which started at 7:30 pm because our food didn't come out until 7:10 pm, even though we ordered around 6:15 pm, so we had to snarf it down in 5 minutes and run to the venue. The concert started promptly at 7:30, so we missed the first song (or two). I couldn't tell you how the food was as only a bit of it was inhaled. The waiters kept telling us our food was coming out next, but we kept seeing dishes go to other tables. I am sure they deal with an event crowd nearly every night, but this was not handled well. So, order early and it will be a good experience.

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Bianca
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Cute little restaurant. When we arrived at 7p it was empty, but quickly filled right afterwards. Music and ambiance was great, food was great. After the first two bites of our meal, immediately knew we would be back.

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WineDine
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We sat there for a while & there were 2 workers standing close to us. I kept wondering if they were ever going to bring us the menu. Finally, I asked one of them. Other than that, service was better from there on out. That’s the only reason Why I didn’t give 5 stars.

The food is SO good. Our server was great! The ambiance is great and Peking wasn’t hard; but we went on a Wed evening. I would definitely come back here again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is delicious and not necessarily spicy. We're going back to try the burger!

Also, big plus, they have proper red wine glasses AND they do sell wine (menu suggests otherwise)

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brittod93
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gilberth's is my favorite restaurant in the Dogpatch. The food is amazing quality for the price - my picks are the shishito peppers, pollo asado w/ maduros and the red sangria! It is a great place for a casual date or a group.

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vipInga
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff are so inviting! The food is always very good.

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EdwardM
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good modern taken on Latin dining. Old favs (pollo tinga, Asada, etc.) were done well with a good mix of kitschy dishes (the sweet potatoes fries were a hit with my party). The wait staff were quite accommodating, and I was able to arrange a large group from work on short notice with a minimum of fuss and muss.

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vipVassilis
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Great Margaritas. A little gem in Dog patch.

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AshG
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Super delicious and fun for a group! Only downside is I did feel service was a little bit slow but not a major complaint. I would absolutely love to go again and I can't recommend the pescado tikin xic enough! so tasty and very very fresh food and flavor.

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Melanie
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great place for work group lunch, would come again

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JamieM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork belly appetizer is one of the most amazing dishes I've ever tasted. Incredible flavor and you just can't be the value. I would highly recommend Gilberth's to anyone visiting the Dogpatch area of SF. Enjoy!

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vipzingeoff
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

a nice take on mexican...very good, although small, ceviche. unusual and very tasty enchiladas....the cubano was a bit weird...huge hamburger and fries plate.
not a knockout, but very comfortable for the dogpatch neighborhood

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vipWendyP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We had the totopos (chips, salsa and guacamole), garlic shrimp, rice & beans and tuna poke and everything was delicious!

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vipKhaton
San Francisco
105 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very inventive and creative food. A great place to go before a 7:30pm Warriors game where the food isn't as good and is more expensive. You get served and without waiting in line. The dishes also seem to have a lot of different ingredients and were filling without a lot of starch. I have already recommended it to my son and we will go again.

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NPSF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and it was really great. All of the food was delicious and the prices are reasonable. We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

They had plenty of open tables (including on opentable!) and wanted to sit our party of three at a tabletop of 2. After my fifth time or so of asking, they finally gave us a second table so we could comfortably eat.

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samIam
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gilberth's was a great "find" in my search for a local feel restaurant to entertain out-of-town colleagues. I can't wait to go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the best Mexican restaurants you will find. I will add this to my list of will return regularly.

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vipSusanC
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Gilberth's. It's a great, intimate spot with delicious food, and it's usually open later in the evening, which is clutch in SF-Dogpatch. We dine there about once a quarter, and the food is consistently flavorful, the staff is always attentive, and the drinks are delicious. It's a good, solid dinner spot with a lovely, kind of romantic atmosphere. Gilberth's also catered my 50th birthday party at the Sea Star, a bar down the block, and all of my guests were wowed by the food. A real SF gem.

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walterR
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Staff was great! Restaurant looks nice enough! They don’t have a full bar. Food could use some more flavor. Restaurant was not super busy for a Sat night but the tortillas for the tacos were cold. Not expensive but not cheap so I don’t feel I got my money’s worth since I’m willing to pay more for decent food. The deserts were not in any way original. The staff was super friendly.

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vipMarinFoodie
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We had enjoyed our first dining experience here, so when deciding on where to go we didn’t expect the outcome. Service was a bit slow for a 6pm reservation - the restaurant was not crowded (yet) and there was little to no interaction from our server. Deciding to go for something different, I ordered the Polenta main dish. It came out so hot that the sauce was bubbling and was impossible to eat (kind of a dangerous way to serve to a guest). It was awful, not creamy, not flavorful, found twig like pieces in the dish). My husband ordered the enchiladas which he enjoyed. However not a single server came by to check on us during our meal. Sadly, this restaurant is now off our neighborhood list on places to eat, so disappointing

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vipsfeater
San Francisco
86 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This is a cozy neighborhood place with quality food, but I was disappointed this time that after eating our dinner (reserved at 9:15) we were told the kitchen was closed and dessert was no longer an option! How about letting you customers know that in advance? At most establishments, a waiter will come by and say something like "just wanted to let you know our kitchen will be closing soon, if you want to order dessert, let us know. " And it is a Saturday night so it seems like an early time to close-- if people who were reserved for a 9:15 table can't expect to have dessert, maybe forewarn them. It seems unprofessional.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good, service not so attentive

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WandaR
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Very small serving size which is why the dollar amount looks reasonable on line..
Brussels sprouts had so much lime or vinegar on them I couldn’t eat it..Also cold prepackaged cheese not melted put over roasted veg..big thumbs down..
Triple taco plate was good
Not a good wine selection I tried 3 and ended up having a margarita
Good service..

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place - farewell lunch for a colleague - some of the dishes were heartier than others - quality was high for all items.

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vipgeebee
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Pork shoulder was phenomenal and paired very nicely with their house margarita :-)

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vipSFGirl
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fun restaurant! Nice decor but casual. Unusual and delicious dishes. We had a group of 7 and they accommodated us easily. I would go again!

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alexinnopa
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious latin food that reminds me of home (Florida)

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PhilippeL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice neighborhood feeling. Nice menu. The duck is to die for. Strongly recommend.

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StevenH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic everything...service, drinks, starters, mains...everything!
This is a great Dogpatch stop!! Well done!!!

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JulianneH
Tahoe
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nice menu choices and good wine list. I had the fish tacos, on which I liked the salsa, but the fish was overseasoned. I like spicy food, but there needs to be balance and this was all heat and no other flavors. Similar situation with the fried brussels sprouts appetizer...all we could taste was chili pepper or cayenne. My husband had the Cubano and it was the best of the three dishes we tried.

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vipAudreyS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience4

My boyfriend ordered a goat stew and was served goat tacos (with tortillas, no liquid). I ordered rice pudding for dessert and was served a popsicle on a plate.

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vipPepper
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My two companions were both very happy with their meals. My husband would have liked to have chardonnay available by the glass. My drink was great. Limited options for vegan choices but I enjoyed my choices as well.

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JackyB
Kyoto
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience, as always.

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relish
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The restaurant was too hot. No air conditioning and the windows wouldn’t open. Food was excellent.

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vipDrbob
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Interesting venue; worth checking out Dogpatch and interesting crowd. But very noisy - sometimes couldn’t converse with my wife for a minute or longer.

Service good but should be better. Never asked how we were, but not hard to flag down; prompt response to asks.

At root the food was rather disappointing:

Brussels sprouts were greasy and a sort of uniform spiciness that took over the dish; pretty good but unfortunate because it could have easily been much better.

Pescado Veracruzano was nothing like the real thing: seemed like a pint of stewed tomatoes were dumped in the pan with more of the same low-grade grease. I could detect none of the vital ingredients: onions, potatoes, lime, garlic, or herbs. You could have taken the sauce and ladled it onto a pizza crust more appropriately. The waiter said the fish was “snapper,” whatever that means; the fish itself was ok but it was not a good dish.

Carne a la Parilla was a thin but (I thought; my wife not so much) tasty slice of grilled steak with chimichurri sauce. Unfortunately one-dimensional with the same icky grease and muddy flavors. At least a side of sweet potato fries was excellent.

Overall disappointing; no return planned.

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Gilberth's Latin Fusion offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 913-7163.

Gilberth's Latin Fusion is rated 4.7 stars by 179 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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