Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Poc-Chuc

2886 16th St. (S. Van Ness Ave. & Shotwell St.) Send to Phone
415-558-1583 | Menu
Soulful Mayan food on a quiet stretch of 16th Street.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Lunch Thurs.-Tues., Dinner Mon.-Tues. & Thurs.-Sat.
Features

* Click here for rating key

  • 5.0 star rating
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
5.0 rating over 3 reviews

Poc-Chuc Restaurant Review

: From the street, Poc-Chuc might look like just another Mission District hole-in-the-wall, albeit tidier than most, with a flapping metal gate and a rough-hewn sign out front. Inside, however, a cozy welcoming glow surrounds every table in the narrow space. Epic Mexican westerns and goofy classic comedies flicker on wide TV screens positioned overhead, but their presence is silent, a discreet accompaniment to the first-rate Mayan fare. Begin with an appetizer platter, and snap up salbute with their puffy shells fried chewy and topped with stewed turkey bits. Try the restaurant's namesake, an enormous platter of thin-sliced grilled pork served with shredded cabbage, stock-seasoned rice, plush corn tortillas, and a small bowl of luxurious black bean purée. The pollo pibil is chicken, of course---nearly two leg quarters' worth---slow-braised into soft, collapsing richness with onions and peppers---particularly nice with a splash of the restaurant's brutally hot habanero-lime sauce. You'll want a beer to go with that, but unfortunately, Poc-Chuc sells no alcohol and does not permit brown-bagging.

User Ratings & Reviews for Poc-Chuc
 
San Francisco Top 10 Restaurant Lists

Discover the top restaurants in the San Francisco/Bay Area for various cuisines and categories like sushi, steakhouses, happy hours, romantic dining and even gourmet food trucks. Find the best restaurants in SF here!

Discover the best restaurants in San Francisco for sushi, steak, a romantic night out and more



RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.