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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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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 Dinner is also excellent for dates and family gatherings, and their BRUNCH is outstanding! They... More 

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Thank LaineSFO
Connecticut
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185 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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 plentiful. We had the mango cheesecake for dessert! (awesome).

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Thank Barbara G
Red Bluff, California
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196 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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 "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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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!

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Thank coachrose
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1,669 reviews
1,037 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
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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124 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 8 helpful votes
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 7 helpful votes
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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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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

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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
USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisine
Peruvian, Latin, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?