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Quick Saturday day trip to sf, need a place for dinner

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Im gonna jump on the Bart and go to sf for the day. Probably bike to gg park and pick up some bottles of whiskey from cask. Will try to also squeeze in Mexican for lunch and a light dinner. Where would you go for Mexican for lunch? Would prefer somewhere around gg park or north of market(from the civic center to north beach area).

As for dinner, I'm looking for a place that is more casual. Price range would be something an average guy could go regularly. Preferably small plates since its only me and I wanna try as much as possible. Not looking for Asian food. Thanks.

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  1. Can't think of any good place for Mexican in that area. For dinner, Alembic would be a good choice, close to gg park, small plates and great whisky based cocktails to go with it. Since you're eating solo, sitting at the counter would be perfect.

    1. Nopalito for lunch; it's on the way to GGP if you are on Divisidero.

      Or (though not in the requested locations) Primavera at the Ferry Building Farmer's Market - if you haven't been yet on a Saturday.

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      1. re: foodeye

        Heard a lot of good things about primavera. Didn't go since on saturday there aren't a lot of tables available. Maybe ill try it this time.

      2. Tropisueno is very close to Cask and a good option

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        Tropisueno
        75 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA 94103

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        1. re: Scott M

          Looks good, probably will do a little lunch there. Still gotta find a place for dinner though.

          1. re: theFuj46

            It was suggested for you honeymoon, but how about bocadillos?

            1. re: wally

              I'm looking for something thats is not upscale at all. Something fairly cheap to moderate that would be a decent dinner. Bocadillos seems nice, but I have to think about how much I am gonna spend when I go to Napa later in the week. Trying to save money on a dinner in SF.

        2. sorry this reply is a day late - save for future reference if you are in the nabe:
          Chilango is one of my favorite lunch stops
          http://www.chilangorestaurantsf.com/
          (unfortunately it's not in your designated areas

          )

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          Chilango
          235 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114

          1. Also sorry this is late, but Don Pisto's in North Beach is great for Mexican. Has brunch and lunch items on weekends. Gets super crowded, though.