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About Regalito Rosticeria

Regalito is a small Mexican restaurant committed to bringing the "market foods" of Mexico to San Francisco. The dining experience is immediate, the food is fresh, the preparation visible, and the service friendly.

The idea for the restaurant was born during a meal at a Mexico City market stall; three women cooked from a small menu for a dozen customers sitting on benches surrounding the makeshift kitchen. No steam tables, minimal separation between cook and diner – instant community.

Regalito has been designed to encourage community between the kitchen and our guests. The kitchen is completely open, separated by a simple wooden diner counter.

Regalito offers free-range rotisserie chicken and Niman Ranch meats for eat-in and take-out orders. We are committed to using organic, local, and sustainable foods whenever possible.

Regalito is the best place in San Francisco to eat authentic, hand made Mexican food.

3481 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Latin American, Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Valencia Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 503-0650

Website:
http://www.sfregalito.com/

Parking Details:
There are also two public parking garages located at 42 Hoff St and 3255 21st Street.

Public Transit:
SF MUNI lines #22, 33, 14, 49, & 26; BART stations at 16th & Mission and 24th & Mission are all within walking distance.

Executive Chef:
Eduardo Aguayo

Private Party Facilities:
Regalito Rosticeria, Michelin bib Gourmand award wining Mexican restaurant, offers a private, enclosed and heated patio looking over a beautiful garden seating up to 20 people or the entire restaurant buyout for up to 50 people. This experience includes a customized meal created by you and the Chef

Private Party Contact:
Eduardo Aguayo: (415) 503-0650

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Regalito Rosticeria Ratings and Reviews

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Good for a Date (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Spicy (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Healthy (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
Romantic (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This is one of the Mission’s Little Jewels. It’s great Mexican food using fresh organic ingredients and delicious spices. I recommend the potato taquitos, dark mole, and enchiladas verdes. The staff is sweet and you never feel rushed. They have a beautiful outdoor seating area that is covered, green, and has heat lamps. Definitely a good place to host a birthday party for 8-14 friends.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Neighborhood gem! We’ll be back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Love it here. Really nice friendly service, good food and drinks at a decent price. Love the sangria and the pork tacos, and the chips and guacamole are must!

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

I'm a repeat visitor to this restaurant, and they have never disappointed!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 16, 2017

A bustling, casual, slightly crowded Mexican restaurant with very friendly people and great food. We arrived before our reservation time and the hostess was very accommodating and seated us right away. We had margaritas, guacamole enchiladas verdes, and cochinita pibil (braised pork), and bread pudding for dessert. It was all fantastic, maybe particularly the pork and the bread pudding. Highest recommendation.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

as eduardo (chef, general manager) says, their food is made with love! delicious, authentic food in a fun setting, served by a great staff. a family-owned, family-run restaurant that means to please.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups, Authentic, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Wonderful experience, ambiance and the food was fantastic!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, People Watching, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Good food, good recs, good wine

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was delicious and ambiance was suave.
Margaritas were on point!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Delicious meals all around for our party of 6 celebrating a birthday. Exceptional guacamole and chicharrones for appetizers. The pollo regalito was absolutely lucious, half chicken cooked perfectly on the rotisserie, with a tangy sauce...finger lickin' good. Everyone raved about their meals...enchiladas verde, carne asada, and carnitas. This place is an original and definitely a neighborhood gem. So good all around...food, service, ambiance. And the flan topped off the meal perfectly.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I found the food here absolutely delicious, authentic and fresh!! highly recommended!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I met my parents there and we were happy to find a table on Open Table at the last minute. Really Great food - good price ...super attentive waitstaff and I highly recommend the house margaritas

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I came for a birthday dinner and we were seated in the back patio which was very cute, but heads up - it was a communal table. We had a group of 9 people and although the food was good, service was VERY slow and not that friendly. I'm not sure if they were understaffed or what. They were accommodating for the birthday cake my friends brought to surprise me which was nice.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Authentic Mexican fare with friendly staff. I've being going to Regalito for several years and it's consistently good. I always thought I disliked Mexican food based on what's served up in most "Mexican" restaurants in California. I was pleasantly surprised on my first visit to Regalito because the food wasn't what I expected. It's basically home style Mexican food. The portions are generous and the quality good. There's a covered patio with a communal table at the back of the restaurant (with heaters) which is used for groups of about 12 people, or individual diners.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Nice little restaurant. Patio in back for larger groups. Fairly conventional Mexican menu done right. Great tortillas. Had Enchiladas Verde and roast pork. Both excellent. Cactus salad refreshing. Fun neighborhood.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

On Saturday evening the restaurant was almost empty. Only a few people were dining in the commun table in the patio. My roasted chicken was very dry. The mix of kale and potatoes was tasteless and dry. I went to Regalito longtime ago and I had a better memory of their cuisine. I won't go there again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

nice family owned spot. very nice, friendly staff, good food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Great food at a very reasonable price. Good beer and the service was fantastic!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 26, 2017

My friend and I went to catch up. The meal was great - really enjoyed the guacamole, the chicken mole, and horchata.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Regalito is an quiet cool little upscale Mexican place with the freshest ingredients, most attentive service and with truly delicious offerings. Very highly recommended.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Spicy, People Watching, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 1, 2017

This was my fourth time in the last four months to go to Regalitos Rosticeria. For me, it's not your typical Mexican fare. I feel the food is upscale Mexican and deliciously tasty. The appetizer Papas and chorizos are so delectable. The guacamole is wonderful and served with their in house chips. The chicken mole is very good. The hand made tortias are delicious and you can't just eat one. The Agave Margaritas are to die for. The first time to Regalitos, I had the Chicken Mole. I wasn't disappointed. The next visit, I had the chicken enchiladas. Excellent. My last visit this pass weekend, I tried the vegetarian enchiladas. I was pleasantly surprised with its flavors. It was a treat. The service is attentive and the price range is moderate. Love everything about Regalitos Rosticeria. It is a little gift of Mexican goodness. Oh, I must not forget, the churros for dessert are wonderful and a must try.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Healthy, Great Beer, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2017

The food is wonderful at this restaurant, and so are the people. It's a pleasure to dine there.

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

Hand made tortillas. Authentic. Chicharrones con Escabeche - wonderful; Chile rellenos and cochinita pibil were excellent. You got to have the churro for dessert - homemade! Service was very attentive. We'll be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Very good authentic Mexican food, not an easy thing to find! A family run operation, which is good. Just off Mission St. at 18th.

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Food average. Nothing spicy enough. Very much geared toward the palates of people not born in California, the Southwest or Texas. Most probably the ideal customer is a person employed by the tech industry who comes from the East, South or Midwest and has a preference for blander American comfort food and likes blander "ethnic" food.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Casual, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Spicy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

It was ok. Food was pretty good but not amazing. service was kinda mediocre. Probably wouldn't go back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Authentic Mexican, not the usual! Be sure to have the slow roasted pork! Yum! Excellent service! We'll be back! Thank you!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

delicious food, friendly, helpful staff. nice family owned business.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Have been before. The food was not as good this time. The chicharrones (pork belly) were dry and had no flavor. My colleague did not like the relleno and usually does.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Used a TravelZoo voucher and they couldn't be nicer about it; the good was excellent and the service was great, will be returning soon!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Great service and delicious food

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Had a fantastic meal at Regalito. This place truly is a "gift". All of the food was outstanding, well cooked and put together. Perfect renditions of many Mexican dishes, from mole to conchinita pibil. Finally, the tortillas. The tortillas are absolutely phenomenal. Everyone at our table agreed these were the best we'd ever had.

Tags: Spicy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2017

We enjoyed our meal. The cactus salad was interesting and the chicken mole and chicken tinto were excellent. The agave marguerita was delicious and packed a punch! Bread pudding was so so. We will definely return.
Service was friendly and helpful.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2017

One of the best dining experiences we have had in San Francisco

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Wouldn't recommend this place, many fantastic restaurants in the Mission

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Wonderful experience

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Go for Cochinita Pibil. Highlight of our brunch!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2016

We enjoyed a nice meal, a cold beverage and some scintillating conversation prior to a visit to the Marsh down the street. The food was delicious, the service was prompt, friendly and efficient, and we made our event on time. I would definitely go back to Regalito Rosticeria!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2016

There were four of us and we all ordered something different (slow cooked pork, chili relleno, carnitas, enchiladas) found it all incredible. The fresh to order corn tortillas were so special, we will all be back again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Regalito is always a great experience, the staff is friendly and knowledgable and the food is always delicious. My favorite guacamole in the city!

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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