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24 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127-1304 (Ulloa-Vicente)
+1 415-759-8087
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Connecticut
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174 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the empanadas and mixed grill to share for an app, both were excellent. Main courses were paella ( good but not a ton of fish), churrasco ( nice ; had to ask for the chimmichurri sauce ) and roasted chicken which was crispy and plentiful. We had the mango cheesecake for dessert! (awesome).

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Thank Barbara G
Red Bluff, California
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174 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for dinner before a movie ~ so on a "timeline" ~ and received the best service with time to spare. The menu is interesting - so many things to try - and the people in the table next to us gave us "tips" about what is best. We came for dinner - but my favorite meal out... More 

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Thank kimnoreen
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Peruvian food! Excellent service! Don't pass up the picarones (Peruvian donuts)! We were here 10 years ago and loved it then and loved it now! What a wonderful jewel in West Portal!

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Thank coachrose
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1,432 reviews
878 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a nice change of pace from the standard Latin food in the city. This is a place where I will always try something new.

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Thank Alzor S
San Francisco, California
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113 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

First time to try this Fresca restaurant at the West Portal area. Much smaller than the one at the Fillmore. For our brunch we ordered the Lomo steak and eggs and the chicharon de pollo. Good mimosas too.

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Thank BPenuliar2015
Palo Alto
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Fresca is our go-to place for a satisfying bowl of their national dish: Chupa de Mariscos (seafood soup). Accompanied by Peru's signature Cusquena beer, we're transported to a heavenly realm. Haven't had a bad meal there in fifteen years. It's become a favorite of each of the friends we've introduced to it.

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Thank Pam W
California
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Peruvian food isn't that well known here, so there are plenty of other choices (burgers, etc). But having just come back from Peru and loved the food, I was ready for more authentic--meaning spicy with strange and wonderful potatoes. A nice reminder.

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Thank Ravenspadre
South San Francisco, California
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We visited the same place at West Portal a few moths ago absolutelly it seemed OK. This particular place was very noisy and crowded. The food portions are do small - $15 salad is consist of one table spoon of crab meat with mayo. Wow!!! Ceviche was also very small - as a matter that f fact the smallest vo... More 

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Thank Marishecka
San Francisco, California
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

While service seemed a little unorganized the particular night I went, Fresca's seafood is great. You can't go wrong with their ceviche.

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Thank Meagan L
Lincoln, California
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429 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We stopped in for an early dinner and had a decent experience... We ended up sitting the in the front bar area... I like the set up here.... It is a great place for the neighborhood.. kid and family friendly... The food is pretty good... They have lots of different options... We enjoyed the big burger and some other small... More 

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Thank Will G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Peruvian, Seafood, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127-1304
    (Ulloa-Vicente)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-759-8087

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?