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Mar 16, 2008 09:07 AM

Whats open Easter?

Am arriving at the san francisco airport on easter. Was going to hit up Chef Chu's for chinese chicken salad, and la taquiera for burritos. Found out Chef Chu's is open, but la taquiera is closed on easter. There goes lunch :( Is there any chowish places open on easter? silicon valley and san francisco area. thanks so much!

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  1. Most restaurants will have regular hours through Easter
    weekend. Those most likely to curtail their hours are
    Latin American places, whose owners and employees will
    want family time on a major Catholic holiday. Bay Area
    commerce doesn't slow down much on holidays.

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    1. re: squimpster

      The retail sector certainly does, with major department stores, even Costco closing on Easter. Not sure how this impacts restaurants, other than in the food courts.

    2. Central American's aren't so Catholic, so I suppose most Mexican-Salvadoran places will be open. There's La Bamba in Mountain View

      A stroll thru the Mission or a drive thru Redwood City should yield a number of places. Actually in South San Francisco, near the airport, on/near Grand Avenue there's a bunch of Mexican joints. I personally like El Charro, but I've never had a burrito there

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      1. re: rworange

        Krys, the Central American countries I have been to (Panama, Colombia, El Salvador, Nicaragua) have been INCREDIBLY Catholic so your assessment on those cuisines' restaurants potentially being open is suspect.

        1. re: Carrie 218

          Lots of Guatamala relatives from the SO and friends from surrounding countries. Things have been changing religion-wise in those countries. I'm sort of regarded as being damned to hell for being Catholic. To keep the SO from freaking out again with colored Easter eggs, this year I've been collecting those blue and green eggs that occur naturally. At least he tolerated the colored eggs and the chocolate bunnies ... though he won't touch them. Some of the relatives get really huffy about it. Needless to say the family doesn't celebrate the pagan ceremony of Easter.

      2. I would try Thai House Express on Larkin. I've not heard of Chef Chu and his Chicken Salad but I bet Thai House would be different enough that you could do both.