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2317 Chestnut St. (Scott St.) Send to Phone
415-346-8494 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Marina hot-spot for Mexican cuisine and good margaritas.
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Mamacita, San Francisco, CA

Mamacita Restaurant Review

: Mamacita's interior transports guests from busy Chestnut Street to the courtyard of a Mexican village, with a thatched roof over the adobe house kitchen and a sky-blue ceiling dripping with clusters of gold stars. Chef Sam Josi cooked at Slanted Door and he approaches Mexican food similarly to the way Charles Phan approaches Vietnamese food --- classic dishes made from fresh ingredients with a dash of California flair. Josi's traditional quesadillas, which resemble empanadas, are made from masa every morning and stuffed with broccoli raab, maitake mushrooms, roasted cipollini onions and Sonoma Dry Jack cheese. Chilaquiles rojos are a nice choice for sharing with a group --- a huge portion of warm tortilla chips tossed with chipotle cream, roasted chicken, sweet pepper rajas and acorn squash. Tacos feature fillings ranging from grilled achiote-spiced Gulf prawns to carne asada to Marin Sun Farms goat. A separate vegetarian menu (kale, squash and mushroom tacos) is a nice extra. End with churros dusted in cinnamon-sugar and served with coffee-mascarpone cream. Margaritas are among the best in town.

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