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Good Quick Cheap place around 16th a& Guerrero in the Mission for Dinner

DavidB Jun 26, 2006 09:17 PM

My friends and I are doing pub quiz tuesday at Elixir on the corner of 16 and Guerrero. Any suggestions as to where to eat nearby that would be realitvely quick and inexpensive. I know Pancho Villa and the 2nd Pakwan are close, but does anyone have any other suggestions?

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: DavidB Jun 26, 2006 09:20 PM

    Truly Mediterranean.

    1. Frosty Melon RE: DavidB Jun 26, 2006 09:21 PM

      Arinell's for a slice of thin crust pizza. 16th & Valencia.

      1. Absonot RE: DavidB Jun 26, 2006 09:24 PM

        You could check out the board fave Yucatasia!

        It's on Mission between 17th and 18th, I believe. Very inexpensive, very delicious.

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        1. re: Absonot
          chaddict RE: Absonot Jun 27, 2006 02:27 AM

          Just note that Yucatasia closes at 8:00 (but sometimes they are there longer). Just in case...

          Yamo is great and cheap ($5.25 for all entrees) but they cook a la minute which can slow things down a bit. Windy's recs for Yamo are great and I would throw in the curry fish.

        2. farmersdaughter RE: DavidB Jun 26, 2006 09:30 PM

          Alhamra for Indian/Pakistani or Ti Couz for crepes.

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            chaddict RE: farmersdaughter Jun 27, 2006 02:30 AM

            I tried Alhamra for the first time last week and we were pretty disappointed. The only thing I liked was the chicken kahari special. The okra and the cauliflower-potato dish were mediocre at best and not very flavorful. The chili naan (which I don't see on the take-out menu) was ok. Granted, it was very cheap so I am more than willing to try other dishes. Did I order wrong? What should I have gotten?

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              Melanie Wong RE: chaddict Jun 27, 2006 07:12 AM

              I thought the chicken achar was quite good and the rice was beautiful. Here's a thread with some more ideas.


          2. Eugene Park RE: DavidB Jun 26, 2006 09:48 PM

            La Cumbre.

            1. Windy RE: DavidB Jun 26, 2006 10:29 PM

              This is such a good list. I'll second Ti Couz.

              or cheaper, Yamo for Burmese (18th between Valencia and Mission). Try the mango salad and the cold noodles with chicken.

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                nsheth RE: Windy Jun 27, 2006 07:18 PM

                Everytime I go to Ti Couz, it always somehow ends up being much more expensive than I had anticipated. Looks cheap initially, but you start accessorizing your crepe, and it adds up!

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                thealice RE: DavidB Jun 27, 2006 02:57 AM

                if you don't mind a bit of a walk my favorite place in the mission is farolito's on the corner of 24th and mission. cheap and excellent mexican food. and it's open really late (3 or 4am).

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                  Problem Child RE: DavidB Jun 27, 2006 04:25 PM

                  Sunflower for Imperial rolls, Shaking beef and Garlic noodles.

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