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kare_raisu Oct 5, 2009 04:18 PM

Any recent opinions or updates on this restaurant. I spent 4 days in DF this summer and I am interested to see how they represent this amazing city's cuisine. Is it worth it?

  1. Robert Lauriston Jan 5, 2012 12:24 PM

    Chron reports they've closed, "Kiet Truong of nearby Unicorn has a deal in place to take it over. He plans to open Region, a restaurant combining Asian traditions with California cookery."

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article...

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      DandySF Jan 22, 2012 05:41 PM

      As far as nearby (future) Mexican alternatives are concerned, New York's Rosa Mexicana will be going in across the street from Boulevard, on Mission. Looking forward to this addition to the neighborhood. Sorry to see DF close;, it was a reliable option for several years.

    2. Robert Lauriston Jan 3, 2011 09:19 AM

      Went for dinner last night. The space is not terribly upscale, it's nice but nothing fancy by FiDi standards.

      Would order again: Chicken tinga tostados (2 for $12) were great, complex flavors and a nice mix of textures, better than the tinga at El Huarache Azteca. The refried black beans ($3) with cotija were also great.

      Would not order again: Braised lamb tacos (3 / $13) were good, though El Huarache Azteca's are better (at a fraction of the price). Sopes with beans and house-made sausage (3 / $13) were bland. Same goes for enchiladas suizas (4 / $12), which were more like quesadillas, not what I was expecting at all (should probably have read the menu more carefully).

      Seems like the kind of place where you could eat really well if you went with someone who knew the menu.

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        SteveG Oct 7, 2009 10:38 AM

        It's a lot like a good medium-high end hotel restaurant in Polanco. Sometimes dishes are great, sometimes you feel like they're missing grandma's touch. It's not the best that Mexico DF has to offer, but it definitely wouldn't be out of place in Mexico DF if that makes sense.

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          Mick Ruthven Oct 6, 2009 07:44 PM

          Place link

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          Mexico DF
          139 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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            gabo1967 Oct 6, 2009 09:24 AM

            I am a Mexico City native who loves food and who recently moved to SF. I find the food at Mexico DF very satisfying. When I need my Mexican food fix, that is where I go. Its menu is a lot more limited than what you find in Mexico, but what they serve is as authentic as can be. Try their tacos de buche, they are fantastic. Enjoy!

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              DandySF Oct 5, 2009 11:00 PM

              I probably make it in there every couple of weeks, since it's a short walk from home. The staff is friendly and the food is good. My favorites are the grilled asparagus, carne asada tacos, chips and guacamole, and their "historico" margarita.

              Aaron
              http://www.thesluicebox.com/

              1. Mari Oct 5, 2009 09:27 PM

                I haven't been for a formal sit-down dinner, but I have gone to happy hour at the bar and had one of the best tacos I've had in SF. There was a woman there making fresh tortillas and the chicken taco with salsa verde was so good I ordered a second serving. They are pretty generous with the amount of meat that goes in the taco. Thanks for reminding me of Mexico DF. They also have little "botanas" (snacks) at the bar, like a panela-like cheese with chile, peanuts with chile, and jicama.

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