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Destino

1815 Market St. (Valencia St.) Send to Phone
415-552-4451 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Well-prepared, flavorful Nuevo Latino dishes are the focus at this vibrant restaurant with a Pisco bar next door.
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3.5 rating over 3 reviews
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Destino Restaurant Review

: Chef James Schenk, a former manager of Zuni Café with Peruvian roots, turns out authentic “platos” such as an array of ceviches like ahi with avocado, mango and achiote oil. There are house-made empanadas (the pork version is the best) and arepas: warm cornmeal cakes filled with oozing Fontina. Try the skewers of beef heart and chips made with yucca and sweet potatoes. Peruvian chilies appear frequently on the menu --- rocoto and aji amarillo turn up in many dishes and add a nice kick of heat. Larger platos present inventive preparations of sea bass, chicken or sirloin steak. Save room for the famous shortbread cookies called alfajores, and don't skip ordering a Pisco Sour. The space feels exotic and cozy, from the brightly colored walls to the large gold-framed mirrors and enormous chandelier. A good destination for larger groups.

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