Yucatasia, Mission @ 17th/18th San Francisco
Just wanted to share with my fellow SF'ers that this place, next to Southpaw BBQ on Mission, has delicious Yucatecan snacks.
My partner and I are devotees of the Yucatan and have visited four times in the past few years. These panuchos are like the ones you might get sitting at one of the shops in Parque Santiago in Merida. Pavo, turkey, is what you would normally get, but Yucatasia also offers cochinita, poc chuc, etc on the panuchos and salbutes. Very tasty, sizeable, and $2 a pop.
We'll be back to try more soon. Poc Chuc torta was very tasty, although not necessarily like anything I've eaten in Mexico. While we can't get the entire spread of delicacies we enjoy in Yucatan, we will definitely be back for more panuchos at least.
Thanks for the update. I've been wondering about this place, which I haven't heard much about in quite a while.
Is there much Asian influence on the menu, or is it pretty purely Mexican?
Was hiking to the 16th St. BART station Sunday when I passed Yucatasia and remembered hearing about it. I stopped to get two tacos to go. The chicken (pibil?) was excellent. Many pieces of tender chicken breast with a red spice rub, a small slice of tomato, 2 small slices of avocado, pickled? onion and some curtido on what appeared to be a homemade tortilla. Even better with the thin, yellow hot sauce. The cochinita taco was good but not as good.
Patrons seemed to be mostly Hispanic. Not that far from either Tartine Bakery or Bart.
re: Dave MP
Not sure about the chicken. I did mumble something about pibil and then she mumbled something and I got what I got, which was plenty good.
I passed several taquerias on my way from Tartine to BART, but Yucatasia was the only one with many customers. They seem to have a diverse menu and pork in many different incarnations: carnitas, grilled, roasted, ground ...