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Reasonably priced (very) Mexican-Latin Am around Mission with good atmosphere, preferably outdoor seating... for tonite :) [San Francisco]

laterible Sep 13, 2013 01:47 PM

So this is the LAST night with the picky relatives and since we are all broke from too many meals and drinks, looking for cheap but nice ambiance, mexican is great or something like it, in the mission or thereabouts- i.e. authentic, local, cheap, but can house a group of 9...
looked at el farolito but saw something about it being filthy- but looking for sit-down experience, outdoors is good too
I swear this is my last request.... thanks so much for all suggestions

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  1. Robert Lauriston Sep 13, 2013 01:55 PM

    In San Francisco it'll probably be under 60 degrees with a chilly breeze by dinnertime.

    If you want Mexican outside you'd do better to stay on the Peninsula.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston
      laterible Sep 13, 2013 02:22 PM

      Thanks, Robert. has to be in SF. Outdoors was just a suggestion- sit down with room for a group and cheap good food is what I'm looking for. Looking at La Corneta or Chavas or El Zocalo - or other recs.

      1. re: laterible
        Robert Lauriston Sep 13, 2013 02:46 PM

        Chava's is good for sit-down Mexican. Other good cheap places with nicer atmosphere that can handle groups:

        Poquito, Ecuadorean / pan-Latin
        Angkor-Borei, Cambodian
        Helmand Palace, Afghan
        Bodega Bistro, Vietnamese

        1. re: Robert Lauriston
          laterible Sep 13, 2013 04:19 PM

          thanks, decided on Chico's Grill- right near my son on mission and richland and it gets rave reviews (chef worked at tadich). plus they answered the phone and took a reservation
          will let you know how it was....

          1. re: laterible
            Melanie Wong Sep 20, 2013 12:26 PM

            Today Tasting Table featured Chico's Grill for Poblano cooking. How did you like it?

            Chico's Grill
            3771 Mission St
            San Francisco, CA 94110
            (415) 970-0375

            1. re: laterible
              Robert Lauriston Sep 26, 2013 11:10 AM

              How was Chico's Grill?

      2. Windy Sep 13, 2013 08:42 PM

        Too late for tonight, but Poc Chuc (Yucatecan on 1th) would have been my pick. Or slightly less cheap, Chilango on Church near Market.

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          goldangl95 Sep 26, 2013 05:21 PM

          Maybe El Techo de Lolina

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