Located in the South-East section of the city, bordering Noe Valley, Glen Park and the Mission District, Bernal Heights has that small town friendly feel many big-city dwellers crave.
Cortland is anchored by two neighborhood serving institutions, the Bernal branch library, a very active Neighborhood Center. The Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center opened its doors in 1979, and today it’s still involved in senior services, teen activities, building affordable housing, as well as hosting many meetings for all kinds of community groups. They have also followed many clients to the more affordable Excelsior district.
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Las Brisas de Acapulco Latin American 3137 Mission St./(at Precita) (415) 826-1496 Cash only $ HGS nibble the crispiest bits off the golden whole fried snapper, peel the shells off smoky grilled shrimp, or scoop up plantains and black beans ribboned with crema(S.R.) !! Go dancing across the street at Roccapulco's afterwards
Blue Plate American/California
Mi Lindo Perú Peruvian 3226 Mission (at Valencia), (415) 642-4897. Sun.-Thurs., noon-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., noon-10 p.m. MasterCard, Visa. Low noise. B portions are HUGE ...Tallarin saltado de pollo is great here... Family friendly and neighborly, it's a favorite... Deciding the line at Emmy's was too long went for awesome seafood spaghetti here
Dusit Thai Thai 3221 Mission St.(between Valencia and 29th St.) (415) 826-4639 Lunch: Mon., Wed.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dinner: Wed.-Mon., 5-10 p.m. MasterCard, Visa. Noise: moderate. Wheelchair accessible. B Jan 2000 PR peanut sauce is completely original and home made owner is awesome friendly and cute.
Jasmine Tea House Chinese 3253 Mission St. (@29th) (415)826-6288 deliveryChinese cooking that is bright and crisp, but avoid the deep fried. Ex-Prez Bill Clinton's favorite Chinese take-out when he's in town. G $Great food, great prices, the seasonal items are great
Pad Thai Restaurant 3259 Mission Street [btwn Virginia & Fair]padthaisf.com(415) 285-4210 Tom kar gai (mushroom coconut milk soup) soup is one of the best ...The chicken Panang Curry and the Snapper Curry are just incredible... Rivaled only by its other location for #1 Thai in the city....Thom Kar Gai (mushroom coconut milk soup).. that stuff is so good I'll buy and extra order of it to go when I eat here so I can enjoy it the next day for lunch. The chicken Panang Curry and the Snapper Curry are just incredible.
Al's Cafe Good Food 3286 1/2 Mission (near 29th Street), (415) 641-8445. Takeout available. Daily, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Credit cards not accepted. Wheelchair accessible. BMar-98 DL One of the Mission's oldest restaurants with fun decor yet oftens disappoints for both service & food.
Goood Frikin' Chicken Middle Eastern 10 29th St.(Mission St.) gfcsf.com/ 415-970-2428 2006 Top Award for Cheap Eats Middle Eastern spices marinate the bird, which comes either rotisserie or "open flame." Both are astonishingly tender and juicy (rotisserie's slightly lemonier, flame's a bit spicier).
Emmy's Spaghetti Shack Italian 18 Virginia Ave. (Mission St.) 415-206-2086 Emmys by fudcourt.com "About as good a plate of spaghetti and meatballs as I've ever had. Quite a sauce they have. Pretty sure that was marinara, not meat sauce.
Playa Azul 3318 Mission Street (nr 29th St) (415) 282-4554 Dive right into the festive atmosphere at playa azul ...Playa Azul have a full bar, clamato, and Long Island Ice Tea (2 sizes) on their menu, but they also have a magnitude of fresh and briny mariscos. Tostadas de ceviche ($3.50) ....you've got to come for the enormous, fantastic seafood cocktails. . . shrimp, oysters, scallops, octopus
Sushi Club Japanese
3400 Block of Mission Rocks
Angkor Borei Cambodian 3471 Mission St.(at Cortland) cambodiankitchen.com (415) 550-8417 B Nicely presented smallish portions of real good food, friendly service, and excellent atmosphereC serving some of the finest Cambodian food in town.
Zante (pizza and Indian cuisine) 3489 Mission @ Cortland)zantespizza.com (415)821-3949 delivery Indian food, pizza, and Indian pizza an only in SF phenom GZ $ curry, tandoori chicken, lamb and cheese in a single bite However, Indian pizza breath is not cute.
Spicy Bite Indian/Pakistani 3501 Mission Street (at Cortland) spicy-bite.com (415) 647-4036delivery The service, both dining in and delivery is excellent. ...consistency, fast delivery and non-mushy vegetables
|Caffe Cozzolino 300 Precita (at Folsom), S.F. (415) 285-6005 (or 285-6006). Takeout available. Lunch: Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Check out the fotos of U2's Bono on the wall hanging out with the owner & artist Rene Castro Wheelchair accessible. BJune-98 DL|
Can-Cun 3211 Mission St.(Valencia St.)
less gritty and brighter than the more famous Mission & 19th sister 2006 Award for Cheap Eats what people think about when they think of Mission Street burritos: tiled floors, jars of fruity agua fresca, an assembly line of rice, beans and other fillings stuffed into a tortilla to produce a mighty missile as big as your bicep. They're hearty, they're quick, they're reliable and they're cheap.
Taco Loco Taqueria 3306 Mission
(near 29th St.]
website 415/695-0621 great late night place to eat, that won't break your wallet... Absolutely the best carnitas in town. good sopes and tacos, and an excellent selection of mexican beer and sodas.
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Liberty Cafe American 410 Cortland Ave. (between Bennington and Andover)
(415) 695-8777G!!! Review
A new cottage in back
creates a patio area for brunch and means the wait for a dinner table -- no
reservations taken here -- can be spent pleasantly with wine and an
Valentina Ristorante Italian 419 Cortland Avenue (415) 285-6000 Love this tried and true standby for Italian--unpretentious, quaint-in-a-romantic-way, and cozy establishment that nails each dish everytime we go.. Favorites include gnocchi--gorganzola and marinara sauces-hmmm...carprese, lush salads. Jen L.
Moki's Sushi and Pacific Grill Japanese 830 Cortland Ave. (nr Ellsworth) mokisushi.com/ (415) 970-9336G!!½W Review Moved up the street to all new atmosphere in May2006 best vegetarian sushi EVER...order the ecstasy roll. the kimmie roll. the miso soup with mushrooms.
Vinorosso "Enoteca Italiana" wine shop, wine bar, Italian eatery 629 Cortland Ave (415) 647-1268 Owners Vega & Giuseppe last lived in Rome pastas, cheese plates and desserts are equally amazing
Chez Maman French
803 Cortland Ave.(Ellsworth St.)http://chezmamansf.com
Pizza Express 919 Cortland ave [ near Folsom] (415) 282-2333 delivery "This is the BEST Pizza in SF!!!! It is a thick sourdough crust with lots of sauce and fresh toppings. It is about $18 for a 2 topping large so it is pretty reasonable, and it will fill you up. You could eat there but it really is more of a delivery or to go place."Enzo S.
Little Nepal(Nepalese) 925 Cortland (@ Folsom littlenepalsf.com/ (415) 643-3881 Indian influenced Himylayan cuisine. Curries, tandoori W $$Z The service is excellent and the decor and sitar music is very soothing and takes me back.
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Old Clam House Seafood
299 Bayshore Blvd. (at Oakdale) (415) 826-4880
Steamed clams, crisp calamari are tops at this old San
Francisco restaurant. Entrees can miss. Good drinks, fun atmosphere
Oldest restaurant in the
Taqueria El Balazo 2560 Marin Street (415) 282-7130 View Larger Map/Directions » hidden behind a car wash near the on ramp to Hwy 101 on Cesar Chavez and Bay Shore Blv "Where else can you wash your car and suck down a fat fish taco on a hot San Francisco day?
Taqueria El Potrillo 300
Bayshore [ at Oakdale ]
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