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Sep 6, 2008 11:16 AM

Recs near SFO airport?

Will have a car but would like some chow worthy places within 10 miles or so?

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      1. re: wolfe

        Basque Cultural Center's a good value and the only family-style Basque place left in the area (though you don't have to order family-style).

        Also in SSF: Villa Del Sol, a good Argentine parrillada, and Bertolucci's, old-school Italian-American.

        Basque Cultural Center
        599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080

        Villa Del Sol Argentinian
        423 Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080

        Sodini's Bertoluccis Ristorante
        421 Cypress Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080

      2. If you like chinese, consider TMM Deserts on Millbrae Ave, just off 101 (you can't get much closer to the airport). It's not just desserts: they have a full, HK-style cafe menu. I've had several of their soup noodle dishes, along with a steamed-milk custard thing, and they were all quite good.

        And I second the Basque Cultural Center.

        350 Adrian Rd, Millbrae, CA

        1. Here are a few more ideas.

          Grand Ave near the airport has a number of decent restaurants some of which have been mentioned. None of them are fancy. I like El Charro mainly because there are a few Bolivian dishes on the menu. They also make a nice margarita.

          The Wine Vault doesn't have food other than a special monthly schedule, but they do have wine tasting. I haven't made it there yet.

          Another place I want to try that is new is a small Brazilian restaurant called Cafe di Casa.

          1. Lots of chow worthy places in San Carlos. 10-15 minutes south of SFO.