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Aug 7, 2008 08:20 PM

Portuguese Food?

Hello All,

I will be in San Francisco in about a week and I was wondering if there was anyplace in the city or east bay to get some Portuguese food. I know that Grubsteak diner on Powell does Portuguese food, is it good? Any opinions on them and suggestions for other restaurants would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. Not in San Francisco or the East Bay but in near by beautiful downtown Sonoma. La Salette.

    452 First Street East, Suite H, Sonoma, CA 95476

    1. While I've only ordered a few things off of Grubstake's Portuguese menu, it's always been a big let down for me. Their American menu has better offerings.

      Sorry, I don't have any recommendations for restaurants. If you're interested in buying Portuguese products/imports, the Spanish Table is worth the trip to Berkeley.

      1. Grubstake is the only place in San Francisco. I liked it. Here is an old Chowdown report, but Grubstake is not the type of joint that changes

        I liked their caldo verde the best of the three Bay Area restaurants. La Salette, mentioned, is Portuguese with a California touch. Sousa's in San Jose is old-school Portuguese.

        Here's a link to my Google map of all the Portuguese restaurants, bakeries, markets and cafes in the Bay Area. When you get into the map, there;s a brief summary of what is there with links to more info

        Luso Mercado Delicatessen has a small cafe and would be the closest place with some food served, though not as much as the three restaurants mentioned. It is one of the two places I haven't been yet.

        1. Inside Scoop reports on a new place opening in SF next month, Cafe St. Jorge.

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          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            Described as a "cafe and bakery," which gives me hope of finding decent pasteis de nata around here!

            1. re: soupçon

              Sitting in the cafe right now. They do have pasteis de nata as well as other small Portuguese pastries. I tried a espece, a buttery spice cookie. Nice vibe, a definite improvement in my book from the previous occupant of this space.

              N.B.: they also carry Sumol, my favorite soda ever, but unfortunately for me my preferred flavor has been reformulated to contain the hated Splenda (

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