Parada Peruvian Kitchen

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$31 to $50
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Peruvian
Parada is a casual, welcoming restaurant and rotisserie showcasing vibrant and creative Peruvian flavors. Named for a bustling market in Lima, Peru, Parada embodies the idea of "New Peru" a place for families and friends to come together over bright and flavorful Peruvian comfort food.
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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was fabulous. Friendly staff. Great vibe.

MW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The delicious food, prompt service, and pleasant ambience captured the spirit of Peru.

T
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We don't eat Peruvian very often, so I was looking forward to our visit. Service was attentive and very friendly. Our bottle of malbec was good and reasonably priced. The chicken chicharones appetizer was tender and tasty and the dipping sauce was very good. My wife and I both ordered the lamb shanks. Hers came with a red sauce that was somewhat reminiscent of an enchilada sauce. She enjoyed it. My lamb came with a green sauce that did not look appetizing in the low light. It was earthy, with some heat on the back end. The lamb was absolutely delicious, fork tender and cooked perfectly. I wish the sauce was as good. It came with white rice and white beans that were bland. Dessert was a chocolate lava cake that was decadent and delicious. I think we will return at another point, because there were other things on the menu that caught my eye.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We’ve been there a few times but this time the food was just OK. Service was very good. I wish they had more music options not just reggaeton.

K
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant.

s
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is astounding and consistent with a lot of flavor and aromatics.

S
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

NM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining here and the food and service were great. Will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday. Great place near home (and BART) without the hassle of downtown parking.

SL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been here quite a few times and the food is always superb.

KJ
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. Will likely just go to Barranco going forward though as they are pretty much the same in terms of food!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service

KU
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would like them to serve churros once again! It used to be on the dessert menu.

h
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved Parada, we felt warmly welcomed immediately and service was excellent. This is a large menu, so many small plates and appetizers including ceviches it was difficult to choose. There are also main dishes as well. The flavors are unique as well as subtle. We had seafood paella, which was delicious a seafood stew topped with a fish fillet, which also delicious. The seafood stew is a thick, creamy sauce, while very good, a little heavier then some might like. A special prawns and scallops grilled special was perfectly cooked with small amounts of 2 interesting sauces. Sautéed spinach, a side order was perfect to share, barely cooked with garlic. We will be back to try other dishes

DC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service

RB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good food; paella with seafood was excellent; service ok but a little slow; very noisy so conversation was difficult; a bit pricey so not a place for kids.

FW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails are always amazing here. It has a vibrant atmosphere that is a little bit noisy for indoor seating. The outdoor seating is cozy and quiet and better for intimate conversation. Even on a winter night with the awnings in space heater it was lovely!

AI
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Made reservations but gave us a table next to the front door that was very cold every time someone came in.

No reason to make a reservation to be sitting in the WORST location of the restaurant.

One of our desserts, alfajores, was at least a day OLD.

JL
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Went to Parada for a late lunch. Food was well-prepared and there was a very interesting selection of Peruvian dishes. The kitchen was a little slow considering there were very few diners there, but overall, it was a good experience and I would return and recommend it to others.

S
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service

OC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food here was good. Somewhat pricey but flavorful. I went on a Monday evening for dinner and the restaurant was empty - just a few other people dining. For that reason, the vibe was lacking but it looks like the vibe could be promising on weekends.

JC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Menu didn't have many vegetarian options. But, the staff offered non meat substitutions to existing plates.

OT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Really like this this place. The food is generally fantastic. Two criticisms though: 1). There is a lot of sugar in some of the dishes, for example, the Ahi tartar. 2). Space is very small both indoors and outdoors, and diners get bumped - a lot.

A
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The family met here. There was something great for everyone! We really like the wild mushroom empanada, the chcherron and the ceviche. Every entre we tried we liked a lot!

NN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent quality, service on-time and friendly, and overall atmosphere very enjoyable. Still, appetizer+entree+1 drink came out to $50-60/person. Quite expensive!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food was disappointing. And I reserved a room inside but they sat us on the patio. Probably won’t be back.

I
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service is rushed. The waiter gave very little time to review the menu. His accent is very thick We had no idea what he said when we asked him questions. He stood at the table while we reviewed the menu. It was very awkward. Then once we got our food he never checked on us.

LS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and good service

EB
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Peruvian cuisine at transit village

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KC
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and delicious food

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Fine experience

F
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great seafood and ceviche! Very nice patio, delicious dessert. Great service! I would highly recommend - be sure to try the piscina sours!

EH
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great, as usual. Sat outsso noise level was pleasant. Inside can be very loud.

E
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fantastic! Service is always good!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was extremely disappointed that although I had a reservation for 6;30pm on 10/14/19, Parada restaurant was closed. There was a cleaning crew there. How embarrassing it was for me to bring my guests to a closed restaurant. I had been to your restaurant before with no problems. This was a very negative experience caused by a lack of communication to the customer.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and drinks. Food came out too fast and not spaced out. Sat outside and every time the busser went in and out of the gate, he slammed the door and made my drink spill.

E
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent. The noise level is high, but that is the only ding I have. We will definitely be going back to try everything on the menu

E
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We loved Parada in the past. This time was a major disappointment! Food did not arrive timely even though restaurant was quite empty. Some food seemed to be reheated from another meal, flavor and quality had considerably worsened. AND it was super expensive!

JL
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, great food. Great find , we will come back for sure

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food is great but the service is not well organised. We have received our cocktail with the main meal. I am regular customer and it was not the first time.