Mr. Pollo

Row 1

2823 Mission St (btwn 24th & 25th St)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(860) 912-9168
South American, New American
$ $
Mon–Sat: 6:00 PM–10:00 PM


The wait can last for more than two hours at this Mission District arepa joint with a special tasting menu. It only seats 15, but that doesn’t stop those in the know from lining up to enjoy a $15 five-course meal featuring items like octopus confit with parsnip purée, duck breast with wild watercress and peach sauce, and fried pork belly with beans and Spanish radish. -- Dan Myers

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  • Let the chef Manny make a tasting menu for you, everything is delicious.
  • first rule of "Fight Club" - order the tasting menu w/an addition arepa.second rule of "Fight Club" - don't ask questions. just shut up, eat & enjoy! ;)
  • If you are not in a hurry, sit back, get the tasting menu and have a few laughs with Manny, the artist of the Mission.
  • Try their $20 tasting menu. Four courses with a salad. The menu changes daily and you won't know what you're eating until the dish is served. Definitely a must! Everything was delish!
  • The flan was amazing! The tres leches too! Only thing missing was the souffl. ;) Bring it back, please! :)
  • Order chef's menu. Best fine dining value in the city.
  • Try the ice water, it is delicious!
  • $20 chef tasting menu. Great price and quality!
  • Try the $20 Chef's Tasting Menu
  • Sit at the bar for front row seats at one of the best meals in the city
  • This small resto is so Mission. Small + low-key, you can talk to chef Manny who makes those innovative bites. Come with an open mind and an empty belly and you'll have a great meal.
  • The most unique restaurant at mission st, with the best cheff Manny Torres :) the food is great and the service amazing
  • Just say surprise me! And sit back, if you see an open table take it.
  • The tasting menu is beyond words, 2nd night in a row here and even better than the first!
  • Text for reservations. You won't be disappointed!
  • Such a good deal - 4 course prix fixe meal for $30! Reservation only, so text them to get a spot.
  • 4 courses tasting menu is $30 now, but still totally worth it. Go enjoy a very intimate and interesting experience.
  • Everything.
  • You don't even know how much you owe it to yourself to eat here [if you have no food restrictions].
  • Rotating tasting menu depending on what he finds at the market. Must get the arepa but there's no more BYOB