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Puerto Alegre Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Mission District
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546 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1115
+1 415-255-8201
Today
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue 17:00 - 23:00
Wed - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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Sydney, Australia
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204 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Our visit to San Francisco warranted for my first time enjoying a Margarita :) The restaurant was packed and the mood jovial - we got seated at the bar, which was fun, we don't have that in our part of the world, and enjoyed some dishes, which were tasty, but the big tick were the margaritas - yum!! Seriously first... More 

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Thank BlondeBunny
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

If you like Mexican food then you'll love this place. I have eaten at hundreds of Mexican restaurants even in Mexico but the rest Mexican food I ever put in my mouth was at Puerto Alleged. The best margaritas in the world. The owners are awesome

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Thank Paul R
Maryland
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

On a Monday evening, we took the BART to the 16th & Mission stop and walked. A little sketchy but didn't feel dangerous. No wait at 7:30 for a table, service quick but not with pressure. Had the margarita with reposada & real lime juice not a mix (at recommendation of waitress) - really good, but that second one put... More 

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Thank aerogirl59
Casablanca, Morocco
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172 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

I went there with my friend. we ate good guacamole, we drunk mezcal and tequila. the ambiance was very cozy and the staff is almost all Mexicanos which is good if you want to feel like in Mexico and which is not good if you like Donaldo Trumpito :) I suggest this place for all the Mexico lovers like me

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Thank Saad A
San Francisco, California
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

This place has been a go to for as long as I can remember. The vibe is always festive and the staff are great hosts. The margaritas are everything! The shrimp cocktail with avocado is a great starter for the table and fajitas are perfect.

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Thank moro17
Victoria, BC
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Whenever we visit SF, we go to Puerto Alegre. Quick, friendly service, tasty, reasonably priced food and drinks and a fun atmosphere make this a terrific place to spend an evening. The margaritas are some of the best we've had.

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Thank H0lly12345
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner based on the great trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed! Had a pitcher of the house margarita frozen lime - so good! Yummy quesidilla to start (we shared) and they bring your fresh tortilla chips and salsa when you sit down too. Great menu with loads of classics to chose from & a couple... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Some of the best (and strongest!) margaritas to be had in San Francisco. A family business that prides itself on great service and good food. Authentic Mexican food in a festive, fun atmosphere.

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1 Thank beatgrrl
Perth
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Authentic tasty Mexican food, fabulous service, simple decor and amazing margaritas. Great for dinner and a few drinks.

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1 Thank Steph C
San Francisco, California
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146 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Located on Valencia Street near 16th Street, this restaurant serves great Mexican food and margaritas. It's been around forever and is well liked by the locals, including me.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 546 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1115
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-255-8201

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

Staying in Mission District

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the country.
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