Padrecito

4.5
535 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
At Padrecito we pride ourselves on creating a community atmosphere while serving culinary creations and libations utilizing the freshest of ingredients. At the core of our offering is a homage to original Mexican dishes made from scratch each day. House-made tortillas and sauces create a foundation for our ever seasonal menu. While unique and carefully crafted enchiladas and tacos have become house staples. We also take our tequila and beverages very seriously as we search out hand crafted and boutique distilleries to round out our over 60 in house tequilas and mescals. We pride ourselves on providing you a great experience and love what we do everyday.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and drinks! You wanna get a reservation like we did, but we noticed a lot of people waiting.

I had the tomatoes soup with was amazing, it had great flavors and not just tomatoe, it had a slight spice to it, the avocado and cheese in it were great so add texture to the soup. Then I had the jimaca salad. Delicious! A little sweet and tangy with strawberries and blackberry yummm!

I wasn't able to have any of their drinks but my boyfriend had the Padrecito which had just the right amount of mezcal where it wasn't too smokey. I would love to come back and try the drinks myself.

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fssambor
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and Padrecito accommodated a 9th late addition without any issues! My friends from NY really enjoyed the place.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nous y sommes retournés à 2 reprises dans la même semaine!

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sflocal
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went for Mother's Day brunch. Service was pretty slow, but maybe they were overwhelmed. It's a big brunch day after all. Staff all seemed to be hustling. Maybe we were just being ignored, lol.
Churros - off-the-hook good
Pancakes and Chilaquiles: really good. I'd go back for these.
Duck Carnitas hash - sounds better than it really is. The eggs and potato bits were good. The greens soaked up all the salty sauce, really overpowering the entire dish.

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vipCCT4
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great drinks and dinner options with a fun vibe. Loved our apps and dinner; Amazing mezcal-infused drinks; Good service; Definitely returning here!

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vipZamboni
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Ear splitting noise level. First and last time here. Apps arrived a long time before drinks. A basic order and drop off joint for a lot of money. Food is tasty but not worth the price or the torture of the room. If your idea of a good meal is to scream at your date then this is the place for you.

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Robin
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Padrecito is consistently great. Great food, great service, great fun. Love coming here!

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vipjdmjdm
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went here for a birthday dinner. Had several dishes which we shared, and all were good. The only issue was some crazy customer insisted that the staff keep the lighting turned up really bright. If I'm ever there again with the crazy woman I'll ask to be seated somewhere else. The staff was really nice and tried to make us as comfortable as possible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience1

There is a bathroom right next to a couple tables. The entire meal smelled like the toilet.

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TLavelle123
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this Padrecito!! The food is always flavorful and delicious. The staff is very friendly and they make great Margaritas!

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Wendy
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! The dishes we ordered showed great creativity and tasty combinations of ingredients! We had the tuna crudo, Arctic char tacos were sooo delicious. The schoolteacher rub added Color and spice. But the duck tacos are the bomb!! With a marmalade and warm spices. This is a repeat dish next visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Innovative, quality food. The best service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Margaritas were fantastic! Carnitas was amazing, the pork belly was delicious but I wasn’t crazy about the sauce on the taco, too sweet

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vipdeniset
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food and drinks were great! Server not too friendly

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vipbacktochicago
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff that matched the wonderful food

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good! Great service

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DwayneJ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best duck tacos in the entire world!

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vipFoodieSF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was friendly and efficient. Food and cocktails were great! Don’t forget to save room for dessert.

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ROBINH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love their Mezcal cocktails & flights since we recently visited Oaxaca.

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vipNapaLini
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was the second time that we were served by Max. He’s terrific and already seemed to recognize us and know what we like in order to make recommendations. The food is flavorful and delicious! Especially enjoyed the Arctic char tacos.

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ManuelB
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food is overall very good! I've been twice. The pancakes de platanos was suprisingly good ( and I'm not a pancake fan). The "hash de pato" was great the first time but the second time it was okay -- it seemed a little on the burnt side and the flavors were hidden. Customer service is good but long to get order in some times. All said, I'd go back again.

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vipAmyY
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so good!!!

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LeslieW
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service slow and then rushed us.

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vipRudeGuy
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience2

The food was inedible. Noise was terrible. Service was good. Cocktails were good. I would never go back nor recommend it to anyone. You're better off grabbing a burrito on the Mission.

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SolidButABitPricey
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a really great neighborhood gem. Worth the drive from central SF to enjoy incredible cocktails, and unparalleled mezcal and tequila list, and really delicious food. Everyone in our group got exactly what they wanted and we all left feeling full and smiling...perhaps it was the drink! ;-) I will definitely go back the next time I visit SF.

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MohoMan
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Padrecito. Recommended by my nephew who is a personal chef in SF. Nice ambiance, dark wood theme. Not a quiet place if that's what you're looking for. Lively would be a good description.

Sat in a booth in the bar area. Kind of dark though. Menu is on the small side which is good, because I don't like menus that are 10 pages long. I ordered the Chipotle Chilaqueles, which had duck as the protein, along with slice fava greens, fava leaves plus other stuff. All the ingredients worked well together. Spicy due to the Chipotle sauce which gave it a nice smokey flavor. I love hot and ordered some habanero sauce as well. The dish was a flavor explosion; one of the best dishes I've ever had. A lot of depth of flavor with the sauce and the richness of the duck.

On the other hand, my wife order the Ensalad Nortena, which she said was very average and not very flavorful, on the bland side. My brother had the Carnitas, which were very good and were served with a hot 7-layer dip, which is an unusual side, but it worked well with the corn tortillas.

So from my point of view, I loved the food.

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jrozzelle
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem. Love the bar and bar staff, especially the burly apron wearing mixologist. I discovered my new favorite cocktail, Amaro Montenegro.

They were able to seat us on a busy weeknight despite the fact that my wife made the OT reservation, using my account, for the wrong night. (My wife used to work at OT. )

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vipGlovedGourmet
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Love Mezcal Margarita and Crudo.

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vipRodneyP
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fave brunch spots in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food!!! 10/10 will go back!

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Ortomonster
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday with brunch. It was amazing.

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SteveP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was very good, as always, and the cocktails are always great. On this Saturday night we came in unusually early (6:15) with a reservation. For whatever reason, the host and servers all seemed harried and abrupt, as though things were on the verge of falling apart. Menus were tossed on tables, chairs were slammed in corners as tables were reset, and noise and mayhem generally prevailed for no apparent reason. Kitchen seemed to be running fine but the front of house staff were all acting overtaxed. All this on top of a blaring soundtrack that would have been perfect for a teen dance. Will make sure to avoid weekends here in the future.

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vipST247
San Francisco
166 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Cannot think of anything on the menu that isn't delish - guac, tacos, ceviche, and the cocktails.

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vipReviewer
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I’ve been to Padrecito several times, but last night the quality of food was the best it’s ever been. Service usually is good but again last night was excellent.

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vipMansiP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pro: They were able to adjust our reservation time last minute when a few members of our brunch party were running late.

Pro: the food was excellent!

Con: the service (from placing our orders to receiving the food) was very slow, especially considering the restaurant was only half full!

Overall great experience. Would highly recommend!

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LynneC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were great! Cocktails flavorful and top-notch. Only complaints are that there was only one waitress working the top floor tables and the noise level was very high and made for difficult conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Padrecito!

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KetayunK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We enjoyed the food, but the restaurant was very loud (even though fairly empty at the time), and there was a strange antiseptic smell.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was truly delicious! Great service / very thoughtful of our 1/2 kids 1/2 adults table (drinks for the grown ups but coloring sheets & quick not spicy food for the littles!). While I'd love it to be cheaper / the food is worth it - we loved it!

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Padrecito does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Padrecito is rated 4.5 stars by 535 OpenTable diners.