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Feb 24, 2009 08:47 AM

Embarcadero Hyatt Regency area Lunch Spots

Hi, I will be attending a 5 day conference soon (Mar 09) and would like suggestions for making the most out of my one hour lunch possibilities. Any suggestions for delicious quick eats under $25 of any persuasion would be appreciated. Thanks from a Portland foodie!

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    1. re: Frosty Melon

      Thank you, FM, I could not find my posting, so I thought it had been lost in web space, and that I should try again.

    2. One of my absolute favorite spots to eat is just a stones throw away from the Hyatt. A small family run Mexican restaurant called Orale Orale. It is located on Sacramento street. They have a line starting at about 11:45 for lunch so it may be awhile but the wait is worth it. They have an excellent homemade salsa it is a bit spicy but it is freshly made daily. The staff is all family members and the food is authentic. Definitely worth the trip.

      I thought I would comment on the feedback about Orale being an OK Lunch spot. If you are after an excellant meal in that area I would recomment The Boulevard. Nancy Oaks puts out top qualiy food at a moderate price. If you are going I would recommend reservations as it gets quite busy.

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      1. re: patcox

        Orale Orale may have acceptable San Francisco Taqueria food, particularly for its location, but in no way is it a destination restaurant. Its just an affordable lunch spot for local office workers.

      2. Easiest solution: walk across the street to the Ferry Building. Take your pick from there.

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        1. re: Calvinist

          Calvinist, What do you like to eat at the Ferry Building?

          1. re: sgj

            My favorite is Hog Island Oyster Bar. Not cheap but consistently high quality.

            If you want to splurge you may want to make a reservation at Slanted Door for lunch.

            Taylor's Refersher is another option.

            But as you're at Embarcadero Hyatt Regency I'd suggest just walking over and checking out the the totality of the experience.

            Slanted Door
            Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111

            Hog Island Oyster Bar
            Ferry Building,, San Francisco, CA 94111

            Gott's Roadside "Tray Gourmet"
            Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111