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Oct 24, 2008 01:03 PM

Recs near Moscone in SF 10/30-11/4

Dear Fellow Chowhounders:

I will be attending a conference at the Moscone center next week (hotel is a few blocks from Moscone). I am interested in recs for good eats nearby for the following categories:

- Chinese (especially Dim Sum)
- Sushi
- Thai
- Mexican ( taco trucks, killer carnitas)
- Spanish
- South American
- Seafood
- Indian (I am Indian, so only interested in places that really impressed you)

May even take the BART to Berkeley for a day.

We like places that are not necessarily high-end (moderately priced is best), and are not interested in chains. Our favorite places are ones where the food tastes like someone's grandmother/mother is running the kitchen. We have no food restrictions, and don't really care about how "innovative" the food is.

I tried searching for "moscone", but there were no recent posts (ie. this year) that I could see.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Here's a recent similar request and with some answers that might be useful.

    1. There's a pretty good taco truck at Tehama (alley between mission and howard, in the parking lot) and 2nd street called Los Campadres. I always get the veggie tacos/burritos so I can't speak to the carnitas. Coworkers are pretty happy with it. I don't think it's worth going out of your way for but it is convenient to Moscone.

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      1. re: tatertot

        The carnitas at Los Compadres is very good but the hours are very much lunch/afternoon as far as I know. I also think they park at Spear St & Folsom St now.

        That said, if I was staying near Moscone, I'd go to Taqueria Cancun at 6th and Market. Get the al pastor burrito and eat it there, they toast the tortilla...take way kills it.

        The link provided by Paul H is good...might also try Out the Door at Westfield Mall...not a chain, a spin off of Slanted Door.

      2. I really enjoyed Samovar Tea Lounge which is right at the Yerba Buena Gardens. It's a nice experience and they cary all different types of food and pair it with good teas.

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        1. re: rosiella1

          2nd this. Whenever I'm in San Francisco for a conference, this is my go-to place to get away from the maddening crowds. It's a little oasis.

          Ask for Erick.

        2. No one's mother is running a kitchen near Moscone. You'll have head to the Tenderloin, parts of the Mission, out to the avenues, or a lower rent part of the city.

          There have been many recent Moscone posts.