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Feb 11, 2012 02:47 PM

Latin American Food crawl suggestions San Francisco only

I've got a friend visiting for a couple of weeks from Taiwan. She wants to try lots of Latin American food, she has no dietary restriction and a bottomless stomach.

So far I've come up with these possibilities
Delany's for Bolivian
Roosevelt Tamale Parlor
Venga Empanadas- Argentinian style not as good as in Argentina but cheap and tasty

skipping Canto Do Brazil, have had bad food and service there

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  1. La Mar Cebichería Peruana

    1. Mr. Pollo

      Taqueria Cancun

      El Tonayense Taco Truck

      El Zocalo or Balompie Cafe for papusas

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      1. re: ML8000

        yes I think we are going to make an afternoon of just trying different papusas.

        1. re: tjinsf

          New Spot in Dogpatch is where to find the best pupusas in the city. And based on experience, a pupusa crawl doesn't last very long--too heavy to eat them all day.

          The New Spot
          632 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

      2. is Delany's open for business again ? they were closed a few months ago. they made very good salten~as, but keep in mind, Bolivian food is somewhat atypical of latin american cooking, much is understated and fairly plain. the unique foods, like freeze dried tubers, are relatively bland.

        Poc Chuc and La Torta Gorda would have foods that aren't represented on your list.

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        1. re: moto

          oh that would suck. I really like Delany's and I love the food there. I'll give them a call. I don't mind what you call bland food.

          1. re: moto

            that's why you add llajwa to everything!

          2. Delaney's is closed, unfortunately.

            I like Inka's for their rotisserie chicken - best in the city, in our opinion.

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            1. re: mariacarmen

              dammit, know any other Bolivian places in the city?

              1. re: tjinsf

                yeah, a place i've never been to, and have not wanted to go, Pena Pachamama, in North Beach. Self-described as "organic Bolivian food" - just never appealed, and never heard anything stellar about it...

              2. Ecuadorean: Poquito

                Peruvian seafood: Mochica, La Mar

                Colombian: El Majahual

                Brazilian: Bossa Nova, Espetus

                New Mexican: Green Chile Kitchen

                Cuban: Paladar