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400 Castro St. (California St.) Send to Phone
650-940-9500 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Enjoy a mango-mint margarita and some tapas at this fun spot with Latin flair.

Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late Fri.-Sat.

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: Stylish Silicon Valley guys and gals must snack and sip --- and here's a place that encourages those activities. The cocktails are distinctive and delightful, from the mango-mint margarita to the caipirinha naranja (a variation on the Brazilian national cocktail). We find the tapas, on the other hand, to be not quite up to par with what you'd find in a backstreet Barcelona café-bar, and certainly not what the menu descriptions imply. Entrées are a bit better, particularly if you're partial to seafood. Start with ceviche and move along to the Brazilian-infused seafood stew over rice, the seafood paella with its wealth of shellfish, or the fresh fish of the day. Asado (not to be confused with carne asada) is an Argentinean-inspired combo of flatiron steak, pork belly and lamb chops. Bold colors and a frisky Latin soundtrack enhance the fun. The international wine list focuses on regions of Spain, Chile and Argentina. Service is a bit uneven.


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