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About Padrecito

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.

901 Cole Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:


Open 7 Nights for Dinner and for Brunch Saturday & Sunday.

Dinner
Monday - Thursday starting at 5:30pm
Friday-Sunday starting at 5:00pm

Brunch
Saturday & Sunday starting at 10am

Cross Street:
Carl Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(415) 742-5505

Website:
http://www.padrecitosf.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking is available and a public lot is available 3 blocks away at Kezar stadium (Stanyan between Fredrick & Waller)

Public Transit:
Padrecito is located on the corner of Cole & Carl. The N Judah line has a stop directly in front. Both the 43 and 37 buses run to Padrecito as well.

Executive Chef:
Sam Josi & Luis Contreras

Private Party Contact:
Jordan Dunn: (415) 742-5505

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Padrecito Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Brunch (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Spicy (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Cozy (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tapas (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Romantic (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great drinks! The food was good but not as expected. The girls and I had a great time.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food was very disappointing. Everything else was OK.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Everything about Padrecito was exceptional....the only problem is trying to decide which dishes to enjoy because they all sound interesting. One cannot go wrong...with any combination of dishes. And, the alcohol beverages were also unique and worth a try.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Padrecito's remains the favorite of my visiting family members from out-of-town. the service was outstanding, and food tasty. We even stayed for dessert this time, and the churros and flan were great!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Disappointing and inflexible. Couldn't add chicken to a dish. Couldn't leave out an ingredient on another. Fine for drinks but not exceptional.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Really friendly staff, prompt service and delicious food! It’s our neighborhood go to hidden gem.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful brunch! Padrecito never disappoints. The food was delicious and the service was great. One of my favorite spots in the area!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our favorite in SF! Copa verdes and chicken dorados with the jicama salad are great!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 16, 2017

SO GOOD! We had the chicken and pork carnitas tacos. Both were delicious. Also the brussel sprouts and corn are a must. Would absolutely go back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Spicy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food is transcendant Mexican fare. The wait staff are great. The prices are what the current prices are. !st time there was a wild 4/20 evening dinner and 2nd time was my husband's birthday on a Wednesday night. The sound was deafening and the lighting on the balcony was dim. We took the fake candles out of the container to use by hand to see what the food looked like. I moved my chair from across the small table so we could talk. TOO LOUD & TOO DARK. But the food is fantastic. A friend says to go back when the outside seating is useable. Will do.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great place to gather with friends after work or on the weekend. Half price margaritas at happy hour are great!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We both have been big fans of padrecito and decided to pop in for lunch today. We were seated immediately in a nice Booth by a very friendly Hostess however the server was slow to bring back the drinks and guac 15 minutes later, as,we sat in our booth looking around me for the server. Our server was nowhere to be seen and I inquired with someone who I think has the manager and after a few minutes later I checked with the bartender and thr manager came up to me and told me" it's not the bartender's fault I told you I'd be right with you." A very rude comment for something completely unnecessary. Needless to say we walked out and I will never go back. Sad since this has been an institution for us for many many years.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Love the guacamole and chips. Carnitas dinner is lovely. tacos are great. Need to go early to avoid large crowds and very loud noise,

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Reservations decreased the wait considerably fir an 11am Sunday brunch seating. Food was very fresh, high quality, and inventive without pretension. We will return for dinner.

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 (London)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Very expensive for ok Mexican food. Cocktails are great, but the prices for tacos (2 per serve) are ridiculous.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great neighborhood Mexican spot. Definitely falls more on the foodie vs. traditional Mexican.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Pains me to say it because I don’t want it to become too popular, but it’s the best brunch I’ve had in SF and I’ve eaten at a lot of places.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

loved the flavors; great waitperson; she was patient with our noisy group and extremely helpful.
I'd like the lighting to be a bit brighter so I could appreciate the presentation of food more. Upstairs is dark!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I've been to Padrecito about three times now. I understand that the location of the restaurant means that its prices are inflated--hardly unusual for San Francisco. But $16 for two medium-sized (and overbaked and therefore dry) enchiladas with no sides put me in a bad mood. A side of rice is $6 and a side of beans is $8. Fourteen dollars for rice and beans, meaning two enchiladas with rice and beans, a Mexican food basic, is $30 before taxes! That is absolutely ridiculous and I will never go to Padrecito again, despite its convenience a block away from my house. But they are always full, so they don't need my business.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Another neighborhood gem that we'd been wanting to checkout and a birthday gave us the reason. We both had the chicken enchiladas with mole sauce and they were amazing. The coconut water drenched shrimp ceviche was quite nice, and we had delicious guacamole to start! Of course the margaritas we enjoyed were icing on the proverbial birthday cake!! Highly recommend a trip to Cole Valley for this one, espesh when you're feeling like a bit more than your (amazing) Mission burrito!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Healthy
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was delicious and service was great! Will definitely visit again when I travel to SF!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The menu was very straightforward. Drinks were amazing and strong. Overall experience was great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Go for the drinks, stay for the food! And make sure you share - so fun to try all the small bites. Save room for the tacos. Food is fab.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Excellent Mescal selection. Try the Copa Verde, excellent food and remember you can tip the kitchen. Fun place!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had a perfect Sunday brunch experience here. They were accommodating for our large group reservation and service was friendly and attentive. Cocktails were very good. Everyone loved their food as well. Highly recommend for brunch and would love to come back and try dinner!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Spicy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Our "go to" place for Sunday brunch after a weekend in The City

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Had been wanting to try it out for a while and finally made it! Staff is super friendly. Food was great. We went for brunch and the pancakes are to die for!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Chicken dorados, jicama salad and copa verdes are why we have returned for months!

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

This place was "okay". The fresh chips were great along with the salsa. The avocado had no flavor and the tacos were small and overpriced. The enchiladas were good and the margaritas were overpriced for a small glass and they were nothing special. I wouldn't recommend this place nor would I ever go again.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 14, 2017

It's always a treat to dine at Padrecito, always a neighborhood gem in Cole Valley! On this occasion, dear friends from Switzerland (who used to live in Cole Valley when there was no Padrecito!) were visiting. It's hard to get good Mexican food in Zurich so they wanted to go to Padrecito. We were not at all disappointed.....the food was yummy and everyone loved the place. Thank you to everyone who made our meal very special.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The food was amazing. We had arctic char tacos, jicama salad, and churros, and each dish was exceptional. This was some of the best food we've eaten. We had no trouble finding good gluten free options.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Service was sufficient. (Server was not as knowledgeable about the many different tequilas as I wanted them to be--couldn't answer any of my questions). Food was excellent. Highlights: ceviche, flautata de res, calamari tacos, brussel sprouts. The octopus was truly outstanding and the star of the evening:charred and smoky with a caper/tomato/lime relish, paired with a crispy plantain. Flavor combos were out of this world.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Delicious, unusual Mexican, including great salads (e.g. jicama), delicious coleslaw on the tacos. Great cocktails including Mezcal Negroni.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2017

The food was really good, just a little pricey. Very nice service and interior, however pretty loud. It's the hippest place in Cole Valley.

Tags: Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

We had a great meal here for my birthday. The food was amazing and the service was prompt and friendly. We will definitely be back again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Been to Padrecito more times than I can count. Excellent Mexican food updated for 2017--who'd ever think of chipotle duck chilaquiles? The GF swears by them. Best mole in town. Great tequila selection as well -- just watch out for the arctic char tacos. Had them once and they were greasy and fishy (although that may have been a bad day because many diners love them). Reservations advised. And, because it's in Cole Valley, parking is nearly impossible so take public, Uber, or Lyft. Sunday brunch is wonderful as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Perfectly crafted drinks and cuisine. Everything on the menu is fantastic. Servers are great too.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Great food. Great margaritas. And best Churros I've ever had!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Even though this was my first time to sit upstairs and a little out of the way the food was delicious and the cocktails were great. Fun ambiance great food. A+

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Server had absolutely no customer service. Waited long before order taken. Server felt bothered having to explain drinks menu. No greetings or smiles entire time.

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