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Fresca

24 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127-1304
+1 415-759-8087
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“lomo saltado” (6 reviews)
“ceviche” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, South American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
24 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127-1304
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1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 30 July 2017

No Pisco Sour or cocktails here but never mind: Fresca consistently satisfies with its food and service. Share a Cesarin (or their Peruvian version of the now-classic salad invented in Tijuana by an Italian) because it feeds at least 2. Have the Ceviche Mixto, medley...More

Thank Cherie Q
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

A peruvian Restaurant with classic South American dishes on the menu. We had the Ceviche and Empanadas. Good quality of food and drinks.

Thank Il J
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I love the West Portal location for Fresca, although they have several, this one has good acoustics for conversation! The food is FRESH, not processed, and the combinations of flavors make it difficult to choose! Lunch is my preference, as I live across town, however...More

Thank LaineSFO
Reviewed 12 February 2017 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...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 11 February 2017

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...More

Thank kimnoreen
Reviewed 5 February 2017 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!

Thank coachrose
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.

Thank Alzor S
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.

Thank BPenuliar2015
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...More

Thank Pam W
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.

Thank Ravenspadre
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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