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Pica Pica Maize Kitchen

401 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103

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(415) 400-5453


  • Sunday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Monday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Cuisine: American Restaurants, Breakfast and Brunch

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4.9 of 5.0 from 126 reviews

price range:$11 to $25

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Pica Pica Maize Kitchen Reviews

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  • Tim RThe shredded beef pabellon is so YUMMY!! (Stuffed with plantains, blk. beans, queso fresco).

    55555 by Tim R

  • Julian JI tried the empanadas, white arepa with beef and the sweet corn cachapa. Thoughts: white arepa mixed with sweet plantains, beef and black beans is an amazing combination, empanadas wouldnt get again.

    55555 by Julian J

  • Wendy L.Best arepas in town, get sweet corn

    55555 by Wendy L.

  • Amy B.Casual spot with excellent food. Arepas are filling!

    55555 by Amy B.

  • Julia S.Garlic Yuca fries were my favorite. Would suggest the pulled pork over the beef pabellon

    55555 by Julia S.

  • Sarang MArepas were great, empanadas were so/so. Very busy at lunch time.

    55555 by Sarang M

  • Sharon MThe sweet yellow Arepas with pulled beef were incredible!

    55555 by Sharon M

  • Rob DHard to go wrong. Get the sweet yellow corn arepa

    55555 by Rob D

  • Candice I.I'd like to try some other combinations, as the pabellon was good, but not super authentic or as flavorful as I'd hoped.

    55555 by Candice I.

  • Mansi PVeggie with the plantains arepa! Get extra sauce on the side

    55555 by Mansi P

  • Jeff R.Just like mom makes 'em. If your mom is Venezuelan!

    55555 by Jeff R.

  • Paul NGreat fast food the sauce is hot but worth it.

    55555 by Paul N

  • Michael Austin RGluten freedom!

    55555 by Michael Austin R

  • Sahana KumarBeans are yummy

    55555 by Sahana Kumar

  • Jack P.Coconut lime drink is so good.

    55555 by Jack P.

  • SarahThe plantains are delicious, and the food is extremely filling.

    55555 by Sarah

  • Justin II've never had an arepa before, but I will have to again! Pork(?) black bean purée and plantains in a sweet yellow shell.

    55555 by Justin I

  • Cameron M.Arepas are really the type of thing I feel you have to be in the mood for. If you aren't craving sweet corn mush, then hit all the other places in the Mission.

    55555 by Cameron M.

  • Allison Y.The sweetness of the cachapa is out of this woorldddd. If you get it to go, don't forget the sauce!

    55555 by Allison Y.

  • Lu SilversteinThe Plato is awesome. But add Yuca frites to get the full savory experience. This was a very nice surprise.

    55555 by Lu Silverstein

  • Dan M.Cool food - hard to eat more than a few fries. Split with a friend.

    33333 by Dan M.

  • Stephen ChisaAll of the arepas are great!

    55555 by Stephen Chisa

  • Sophie B.Grilled chicken arepas and empanadas, so nice, after I was full for the whole day!

    55555 by Sophie B.

  • Avavegetariano plato is my favorite! anything with the plantains

    55555 by Ava

  • Coralie NGrilled chicken arepa is amazing! I asked for avocado too.

    55555 by Coralie N

  • Roderic C.Pulled pork on yellow!

    55555 by Roderic C.

  • tutatitatu Anothing special

    33333 by tutatitatu A

  • David M.Not great, and way over priced. $10 for one arepa.

    33333 by David M.

  • Bill T.Everything! The nachos are even more awesome than they look.

    55555 by Bill T.

  • Ben D.100% gluten free and delicious! They even have Omission beer.

    55555 by Ben D.

  • Patrick PiquetteArepas are very good

    55555 by Patrick Piquette

  • Lea Dessi-OliveAll gluten free! Great food, quick and easy

    55555 by Lea Dessi-Olive

  • Bela P.Arepas, cachapas and empanadas. A bit pricey but the food is worth it. Try the coconut lime water. Can't wait to go back.

    55555 by Bela P.

  • Ansell T.The sweet yellow corn is a really nice addition to the arepa!

    55555 by Ansell T.

  • Yusun ChungDelicious Sandwich

    55555 by Yusun Chung

  • Bommy ChaSweet yellow corn vegetarian arepa is delicious. Order a side if yuca fries too.

    55555 by Bommy Cha

  • Laurissa Wolfram-HvassLoved the taro nachos and arepas. Great options for someone who can't eat gluten or dairy. Will definitely come again the next time I'm in San Fran. MASSIVE portions though.

    55555 by Laurissa Wolfram-Hvass

  • Adam SI don't think you can go wrong, but make sure you try the sauces they leave on the table.

    55555 by Adam S

  • Shirley L.Get the shredded beef pabellon arepa and garlic yucca fries

    55555 by Shirley L.

  • Hal MackinsThe arepas and yuca fries are outstanding!

    55555 by Hal Mackins

  • Food NetworkEnjoy fresh, authentic Venezuelan food at Pica Pica. Trythe Arepa Beef Pabellón — a corn pocket stuffed with shredded beef doused in homemade sauce, sweet plantains and a black bean spread.

    55555 by Food Network

  • Jo-Ann TThe fried chicken arepa is SO TASTY

    55555 by Jo-Ann T

  • Christopho L.Spicy chicken arepa.

    55555 by Christopho L.

  • Carlos AThe best arepas mission distrit!!! :)__

    55555 by Carlos A

  • JeremySkip the empanadas, get an arepa!

    55555 by Jeremy

  • Valentijn KPerfect for a quick healthy bite.

    55555 by Valentijn K

  • ShaenaThe vegetarian arepa is so good (&filling!) They've also got some great fresh juices. The coconut lime is really yummy & refreshing!

    55555 by Shaena

  • A.J. B.The sweet yellow corn arepas are crackalicious.

    55555 by A.J. B.

  • AndyPulled pork

    55555 by Andy

  • Ashok L.Literally a hole in the wall restaurant with very limited seating space but all that seem OK when the food is so awesome. Vegetarian Arepas, Cocunut lime drink, different dippings were delicious.

    55555 by Ashok L.

  • Brian S.Beef arepa is tasty. Good gluten free fair. Hard to prioritize this place over the other incredible Latin American food in the area.

    55555 by Brian S.

  • Steenug MartinAbsolutely amazing.

    55555 by Steenug Martin

  • Troy PMmmm. Salad

    55555 by Troy P

  • TV Food MapsCheck out Pica Pica as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

    55555 by TV Food Maps

  • Mohammed W.Pulled pork sweet Arepa and Yuca fries

    55555 by Mohammed W.

  • Chris M.Great sangria, loved the yucca fries

    55555 by Chris M.

  • SamaherShredded beef arepa is verrrry delicious

    55555 by Samaher

  • George H.Go for the yellow tortillas here. It's amazing.

    55555 by George H.

  • Earl WilliamsThe spicy chicken catira with the sweet corn arepas are delicious. Yuca fries and empanadas are also great.

    55555 by Earl Williams

  • Food NetworkOn Triple D, Guy called the arepas at Pica Pica a "corn pocket wonder." The gluten-free tortilla acts as the container for dozens of Pica Pica's dishes.

    33333 by Food Network

  • SFGateThe menu has expanded as well, moving beyond just the arepas ($8.95) - grilled corn pockets stuffed with fillings like shredded pork, beef or cheese - to include ceviche, salads and platters.

    55555 by SFGate

  • Matthew M.The arepas are good but one is not enough.

    55555 by Matthew M.

  • Vi T.The pork arepas are my favorite

    55555 by Vi T.

  • 💋Micaela BThe grilled chicken arepa with sweet yellow corn and coconut lime fresh juice was sent straight from heaven to this place here on earth! 🙏 soo good!

    55555 by 💋Micaela B

  • Angie C.Great for gluten-free catering! Super tasty!

    55555 by Angie C.

  • Adam MaYuca fries were delish. Shrimp ceviche was soso. The sweet corn looked a little tastier than the regular I got. Pulled pork hands down better than the chicken. Super friendly staff, good service

    55555 by Adam Ma

  • Noel B.It was just O.K not great. The plantain chips were really good but the sandwiches were more like sloppy Joe's then actual sandwiches.

    33333 by Noel B.

  • 💋Micaela BA little pricey but very delicious!

    55555 by 💋Micaela B

  • Tim O.The beef with plantains on sweet corn is awesome.

    55555 by Tim O.

  • Luke B.The vegetariana plate with a sweet yellow arepa is delicious and filling. If you're with other people, consider grabbing the yuca fries starter—the fries are great with the aioli and the guac is bomb!

    55555 by Luke B.

  • Mike VirdureThe Grilled Chicken sweet corn Arepas is hella good! Highly recommend this joint if you dig Venezuelan food!

    55555 by Mike Virdure

  • Frances B.Vegetariana is exceptionally bland.

    22222 by Frances B.

  • RahDELICIOUS! Go there. Everything is great, but if you order the nachos, share! It's a huge order.

    55555 by Rah

  • lynn f.great grilled chicken & avocado sandwich - make sure to add some red sauce - it's got flavor without the heat

    55555 by lynn f.

  • Pete P.First time here, got the pulled pork arepa, blew my mind. Definitely coming back.

    55555 by Pete P.

  • Vanessa G.The grilled chicken cachapa was to die for! So filling. Sweet and savory at the same time.

    55555 by Vanessa G.

  • Arianne K.Get the shredded beef pabellón if you're looking for a classic dish, you also can't go wrong with yuca fries!

    55555 by Arianne K.

  • laurie b.The vegetarian cachapas is incredibly satisfying and tasty!

    55555 by laurie b.

  • Stephen BTry the Nachos Pica Pica. It's a pile of deliciousness.

    55555 by Stephen B

  • Chito P.the crispy chicken plato, yucca fries, black beans. maaaaaaaaaaan.

    55555 by Chito P.

  • Alicia C.Coconut and line juice drink is amazing and pairs perfectly with the food. Don't miss it if its available!

    55555 by Alicia C.

  • Yara lGet the coconut lime juice

    55555 by Yara l

  • Diane B.Try the Arepa - with pollo, plantains, guac and sweet corn pocket: ariba arepa

    55555 by Diane B.

  • Adrian R.Yummie arepa with the sweet yellow corn. Vegetariana is a nice combo!

    55555 by Adrian R.

  • Zahra N.Get the beef pabellon! Best dish I have had in a while. All of the sauces, especially pica pun are delish!

    55555 by Zahra N.

  • Kirk M.Try the Beef Pabellón Cachapa - Delicious! @SirTeno you would love this Venezuelan treat. Thanks @LadyLexy of @Foodspotting acclaim!!

    55555 by Kirk M.

  • Todd GrahamPabellón on maize'wich is a gift from the gods

    55555 by Todd Graham

  • annie l.Bring your gluten intolerant friends here. Because after all, where else are you going to take them? A

    55555 by annie l.

  • Kelly P.Get arepas with the sweet corn shell (cachaca) and add avocado. Put the spicy orangey creamy looking sauce on everything. Empanadas are fried and filled with queso fresco ~ yum!

    55555 by Kelly P.

  • annie l.Get the pabellon maizewich. You will not regret!

    55555 by annie l.

  • Susie D.Try the Vegetariana Cachapa

    55555 by Susie D.

  • Luis R.if u don't know hat to drink, order a parchita juice! it's amazing

    55555 by Luis R.

  • Adam G.$ 1 pour over coffee during April. Delicious and cheap

    55555 by Adam G.

  • Katie ZThe Pabellón on the cachapa is always a favorite. If you like it spicy try the pica' pun salsa with some yuca fries too!

    55555 by Katie Z

  • Sonia S.My favorite arepa is the Pabellon - shredded beef, sweet plantains, black beans with queso fresco....It's Delicious!!!!

    55555 by Sonia S.

  • Cara H.In addition to all of the delicious sandwiches, the coconut lime juice is quite tasty.

    55555 by Cara H.

  • Chris B.Banana chips!

    55555 by Chris B.

  • Grub CrawlGet number 3 with Arepa. The sweet plantains will go well with it.

    55555 by Grub Crawl

  • Grub CrawlShare the yuca fries! And get them garlic. They also do half and half :)

    55555 by Grub Crawl

  • Jessica H.arepa - $7.99

    55555 by Jessica H.

  • Amina Cget empanadas, they're the best. arepa is my fav vessel for the delicious meats.

    55555 by Amina C

  • Heather P.Great wheat free place but alas, no wheat free beers.

    55555 by Heather P.

  • Premshree P.For a delicious healthy snack, get the Catira.

    55555 by Premshree P.

  • July GArepa con Perico for breakfast...si!

    55555 by July G

  • Band of the Day A.Maizewich pabellon keeps me coming back! So much deliciousness packed in every bite...and it makes me exceedingly happy that everything is gluten-free here. ---> :) see?

    55555 by Band of the Day A.

  • TiziaPernil Maize'wich - pulled pork heaven!

    55555 by Tizia

  • @marycrayGet the coconut lime thing.

    55555 by @marycray

  • Christopher L.If you're vegetarian, the La Shuli is better than the Vegetariana.

    55555 by Christopher L.

  • Lisette E.Try the empanadas or the pabellon arepas. You won't be disappointed.

    55555 by Lisette E.

  • kim p.Everything is 100% wheat & gluten free!

    55555 by kim p.

  • Anna DTry the Pabellon (shredded beef, sweet plantains, queso fresco, and black beans) on Arepa bread! So tasty!!

    55555 by Anna D

  • mistermediciGet the Doubilicious!

    22222 by mistermedici

  • Courtland S.Arepa pabellon.

    55555 by Courtland S.

  • Toby C.Yucca fries are da bomb

    55555 by Toby C.

  • CarolineGet the pabellon! It's awesome!

    55555 by Caroline

  • Pete D.The cachapa with the #1 (chicken salad) is awesome

    55555 by Pete D.

  • Valentina C.Luis the owner rocks. he gave me a discount for telling him I had been to Venezuela. yay!

    33333 by Valentina C.

  • Conrad T.Pernil Cachapa (pulled pork sweet corn pancake) is excellent here!

    55555 by Conrad T.

  • Randy Q.arepa + pepeada * yuca fries = awesome! viva venezuela!

    55555 by Randy Q.

  • Chris WakeYuca Fries. Solid.

    55555 by Chris Wake

  • ViatorStaffThe La Vegetariana is where its at. Plantains, avocado, black beans and a maize pocket of deliciousness.

    55555 by ViatorStaff

  • Sandra S.Happy Hour M-F 3pm-5pm $3 drafts & sides

    55555 by Sandra S.

  • Toby C.Yuca fries!

    55555 by Toby C.

  • mcldiebelgluten-free, maize wich with pulled pork, corn pancake with tofu and plantains. don't forget the yuca fries.

    55555 by mcldiebel

  • Stephan W.Maybe bring your own hot sauce with you.

    55555 by Stephan W.

  • ThrillistAll entrees at this spot for Venezuelan goodness come flanked with one of three magical corn-conctions.

    55555 by Thrillist

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