Gilberth's Latin Fusion

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$30 and under
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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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WP
San Francisco
4 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!

K
San Francisco
103 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.

NP
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.

OT
New York Area
4 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.

I
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!

OT
San Francisco
2 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.

SC
San Francisco
12 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.

R
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.

MF
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

s
San Francisco
79 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.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good, service not so attentive

WR
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..

OT
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.

g
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SF
San Francisco
5 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!

a
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious latin food that reminds me of home (Florida)

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

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

SH
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!!!

JH
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.

AS
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.

P
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.

JB
Kyoto
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience, as always.

r
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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

D
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.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food at a great value! Will definitely be back.

JW
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Cubano was great (have had it before and never disappoints). Excellent sweet potato fries, as were dipping sauces that accompanied.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Okay food, but not worth going out of your way for. Very tight quarters - there was about 6 inches between our table and the next table and not enough room for the 3 dishes we ordered to share on the table. Service was unfriendly and disinterested.

P
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Happy to have vegan choices along with dishes for omnivore friends.

KL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was great and the atmosphere is cozy but still lively.

MM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice menu, good food, prices reasonable. Who can ask for more in a trendy neighborhood restaurant.
I had an enchilada with sweet potato fries and my two friends each had different kinds of tacos. A lot of sharing was done.

b
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go-to restaurant. Always consistent. Good food & friendly staff.

C
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place and fresh food! Service was awesome. Come early because it can fill up.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and the ambient it’s very calm, relaxing and the experience all around it’s very chill recommend this place for any occasion.

h
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent rib eye steak. Very flavorful and tender!

DG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. If you told me 20 years ago that there would be 6 good restaurants and a fancy cheese place around 3rd and 20th I would have laughed. The only thing , I just wish Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous was open later so you could go there for ice cream after dinner.

MF
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Two out of the five orders were wrong, but otherwise it was OK. Not the first time the order has come out wrong. I think when they get busy, the kitchen doesn't hold up well.

E
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great selection of Latin fusion meals from Cuban to Peruvian.

RH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You won't be disappointed At Gilberth! Great food, friendly staff, plenty of variety. We'll become regulars from here on out.

m
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Specifically reserved “standard table” to celebrate a birthday. Hostess seated us with others at high top communal table. I advised hostess we reserved standard table. She never smiled and never acknowledged my concern, other than to say “we cannot accommodate everyone’s preferences.” In my opinion, she was extremely unfriendly. Once seated, we waited for 10 minutes but waiter never acknowledged our presence. We got up, put on our jackets and left. None of the workers said anything to us. Definitely never returning, which is too bad since I live a 5 minute walk from the place and I’ve had decent service there previously.

NC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious latin fusion food. The empanadas were delicious..like a cuban feel. The yuca fries and the roasted chicken (I suggest) were peruvian style and delicious. The margarita was perfectly made, overall a great date night. We left feeling stuffed, if you appreciate quality latin food and good drinks. go here!

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