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3120 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

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(415) 431-4089


  • Sunday: 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Monday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Saturday: 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Cuisine: Spanish Restaurants

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4.8 of 5.0 from 92 reviews

price range:$11 to $25

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Picaro Reviews

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  • steinpeters reviewWe loved this place. We had an early dinner on a Saturday night before going to the 7 pm service at Cornerstone. The Tortilla de Patata was delicious, just like my aunt used to make. Excellent calamari. We also had spanish sausage & spicy potatoes. Friendly service. We just ordered too much, it was all delicious!

    44444 by steinpeters

  • Techmunch GPaella, mariachis, sangria and even vegetarian options for my guests. Picaro Cafe has a little of everything!

    55555 by Techmunch G

  • Mohamed SSea food paella

    55555 by Mohamed S

  • Byron EThis place is amazing! Everything here tasted exactly as if you were eating at a bar in Madrid. Definitely get the peppers and the morcilla!

    55555 by Byron E

  • PoojaSunday night of memorial day weekend - overcrowded. Busy staff. Poor tapas - don't bother with croquettes, chorizo mini sausages or fried calamari - all were below average.

    33333 by Pooja

  • Tim ROrder your seafood paella as soon as you get there!! You'll LOVE IT!!

    55555 by Tim R

  • Tim RMy "go to" place for tapas in SF!!

    55555 by Tim R

  • Tim RSangria is a MUST!!

    55555 by Tim R

  • Caroline SA bit loud but cheap sangria carafes ($10) and tapas! Not the best food, I'd go for the croquettes and patatas bravas. Skip the calamari and garlic shrimp

    55555 by Caroline S

  • Peter GazaryanVery nice place. Parillada is great. Serves 2 people, Service was quiet fast and very nice. But - if you booked the table for 2 - you could be seated near restrooms.

    55555 by Peter Gazaryan

  • John S.Get the paella!

    33333 by John S.

  • Mark W.Decent tapas for a good price! #carafe

    55555 by Mark W.

  • Christine RødeBest tapas I've had on this side of the Atlantic. The patatas braves are to die for, the paellas huge and delicious. If it's nice out, ask to sit on the back patio — it's lovely and romantic.

    55555 by Christine Røde

  • Kian LaviOnly place I know of to get a dope parillada

    55555 by Kian Lavi

  • Le@aTodo Es Bueno aquí!!

    55555 by Le@a

  • Whitney R.Amazing value!

    55555 by Whitney R.

  • Amit SShrimp gamba

    55555 by Amit S

  • cami j.love the patatas bravas, garlic shrimp and sangria! great for large groups.

    55555 by cami j.

  • Chloe DGet the garlic shrimp and a pitcher of sangria!

    55555 by Chloe D

  • Luke B.The lunch special is an outstanding deal at $7.07 (after tax) for a sandwich and a side. The Vegetariana sandwich is delicious and filling; The stewed zucchini is a touch watery though well-seasoned.

    55555 by Luke B.

  • Anna J.Sangaria is legit. Bread with the Orange colored sauce tastes very good. Steamed mussels were a let down.

    55555 by Anna J.

  • Karl APaella, tapas

    55555 by Karl A

  • Le@aAll the tapas just delicious!

    55555 by Le@a

  • Sam KakriaChicken croquettes,the sangria and all the tapas are to die for. Going to have to come back for the paella.

    55555 by Sam Kakria

  • Jose P.Tapas are really genuine, good place to taste different spanish flavors!

    55555 by Jose P.

  • Chris H.Basically nothing is good here. Period.

    33333 by Chris H.

  • Santiago MereaTortilla, pinchitos, y estrella beer. 👏👏👏

    55555 by Santiago Merea

  • Max K.Very low quality food. A complete bastardization of Spanish tapas.

    33333 by Max K.

  • George H.Amazing tapas!

    55555 by George H.

  • Kevin C.The sangria, fried anchovies and oysters

    55555 by Kevin C.

  • Alexander BoomVery fun atmosphere and delicious tapas with bold flavors

    55555 by Alexander Boom

  • Cristi ScheyeAll the tapas and sangria are great. I especially liked the chorizo. Friendly service too!

    55555 by Cristi Scheye

  • Luis Eduardo Castro MorenoComing from Barcelona, Spain. This place is nice. It might be the closest you will be to good tapas back in Spain. Which is nice. The sangria is really good I will give them that.

    55555 by Luis Eduardo Castro Moreno

  • Mingfei Y.Love the sangria here!

    55555 by Mingfei Y.

  • Matt JDa paella is da best.

    55555 by Matt J

  • SamaherPatatas aioli

    55555 by Samaher

  • SamaherGambas alioli

    55555 by Samaher

  • SamaherYummiest Spanish food in SF!

    55555 by Samaher

  • Evan JohnsonHappy hour with $10 sangria carafes until 7, amazing tapas

    55555 by Evan Johnson

  • Nicole M.$10 pitcher of sangria before 7? Count me in!

    55555 by Nicole M.

  • Kevin Y.Go on Monday for "paella night" which comes with sangria and dulce flan on-the-house!

    55555 by Kevin Y.

  • RamsenI've had a ton of patatas bravas and these are some of the best, easily. Including what I've tried in Barcelona. Every dish is fantastic here.

    55555 by Ramsen

  • Sas M.Patatas bravas is really good!

    55555 by Sas M.

  • Andrew PA mariachi band came and played. The orange sauce is great! The combo plates are a great value. I got the garlic chicken which was good, but became overwhelming half way through. Good dish to share.

    55555 by Andrew P

  • SamaherMy once a week spot 💔

    55555 by Samaher

  • Hillary L.Good tapas expect a wait

    55555 by Hillary L.

  • Dory L.Hillary Lindeman is a liar

    22222 by Dory L.

  • Sarah D.Great for large groups. Get a pitcher of sangria. Also dig into the free bread with the yummy spicy red sauce. Also like garlic shrimp, lobster tail, and patatas bravas.

    55555 by Sarah D.

  • Diego R.A piece of Spain in SF! Sangria, pimientos del Padron, tortilla, garlic shrimp...just take your pick.

    55555 by Diego R.

  • Vyoma K.Amazing sangria... Order by the pitchers. Paella was delish. From the tapas menu, try the garlic chicken and potato pancakes. Yum.

    55555 by Vyoma K.

  • Hatice U.Can't go wrong w/ grilled oysters & calamaries; of course with sangria(;

    55555 by Hatice U.

  • Sterling M.Anchovy-stuffed olives and patatas bravas are the best way to kick off a meal here. This is a fantastic second-date spot!

    55555 by Sterling M.

  • Dory L.Decent tapas- almost never a wait to be seated.

    55555 by Dory L.

  • davidquirosRestaurante español que cumple todos los tópicos al pie de la letra, pelis de Almodovar, sevillanas y el toro de Osborne en las paredes. La comida, sin ser lo mismo que en España, es aceptable.

    55555 by davidquiros

  • Butter C.reverse happy hour 10pm to closing

    55555 by Butter C.

  • Mindy Y.The bread and sauce they serve you as an appetizer are delicious! Loved everything we ordered: grilled jumbo shrimp, spinach, pork kebabs, oysters, and especially the sangria.

    55555 by Mindy Y.

  • Jonathan$10 carafe of delicious Sangria available during happy hour: noon to 7 pm!

    55555 by Jonathan

  • Marco P.Noisy and loud. If you want a romantic and quiet dinner look elsewhere. The paella gets a 7 out of 10. Needs MORE saffron flavor, color and seafood.

    55555 by Marco P.

  • Angela M.The orange dipping sauce goes with not just the bread, but with everything! So good!

    55555 by Angela M.

  • Suzanne P.Love their sangria. $10 for a carafe or $2.50 for a glass (during happy hour) . Lobster tail tapa is delish!,

    55555 by Suzanne P.

  • Carla P.Come for lunch and enjoy the awesome "bocadillo de tortilla de patata" - fried calamari and manchego cheese are a must.

    55555 by Carla P.

  • Kris V.Try the Potatoes Bravas - #kvpinmybelly : Yummy garlic-y Romesco sauce. Kinda addicted to it. Paired with Clara. Flavored of Barcelona!

    55555 by Kris V.

  • Vikas V.Their salsa brava is fantastic.

    55555 by Vikas V.

  • Marissa C.Orange sauce better than LaVic's?? Them fightin words @grubcrawl

    55555 by Marissa C.

  • Dmitry S.The best sangria in the city. And a wide choice of tasty tapas.

    55555 by Dmitry S.

  • Juliet RThe waiters were lousy and did not bring food on time......

    22222 by Juliet R

  • Gabriela F.Best paella in town!

    55555 by Gabriela F.

  • Rachael C.Happy hour sangria and patio.

    55555 by Rachael C.

  • Eva CamposOrder the parrillada and sangria ummmmmm

    55555 by Eva Campos

  • Timothy HuntenTook 15 minutes to great, service was very slow afterwards as well. Other than that, the food was delicious, wine was great.

    33333 by Timothy Hunten

  • AskMenWe recommend the paella and garlic shrimp. The sangria is tasty, and the pitchers get used up quickly, so order early and often.

    55555 by AskMen

  • Emily L.The Jamon Serrano en Pan con Tomate is delicious; the squid ink paella is the only one worth splurging for!

    55555 by Emily L.

  • Vivian H.Every day happy hour, all day $10 pitchers of sangria!

    55555 by Vivian H.

  • Tom AThe best value lunch in the mission! Try the sangria.

    55555 by Tom A

  • Andy P.My mouth is on garlic fire, and I love it. Best Spanish in San Francisco (a place with pretty bad Spanish food).This place is pretty authentic.

    55555 by Andy P.

  • Vanessa R.$10 carafes of sangria during happy hour and yummy tapas. My favorites are the potatoes with garlic aioli and the stewed zucchini.

    55555 by Vanessa R.

  • Stro LThey get grumpy with suprises.

    55555 by Stro L

  • Vyoma K.Delicious sangria!

    55555 by Vyoma K.

  • Sasha H.HAPPY HOUR EVERYDAY till 7pm... $2.50 sangrias and $10 for a pitcher!!

    55555 by Sasha H.

  • DouG M.The closest you'll get to Barcelona without a passport

    33333 by DouG M.

  • Carrie H.Best tapas in SF. Favorite are garlic shrimp, artichokes, and the potato omelette.

    55555 by Carrie H.

  • Kevin W.$10 pitchers of sangria till 7pm!

    55555 by Kevin W.

  • Grub CrawlTry anything and dip it in the orange sauce. It's better than the orange sauce from La Vic's in San Jose. www.grubcrawl.com

    55555 by Grub Crawl

  • Edric D.AMAZING LUNCH COMBOS! 5-6$ for Sandwiches and 8-9$ for the entrees!

    55555 by Edric D.

  • S A.squid ink paella!

    55555 by S A.

  • Jesukigood sangria, the sauteed oysters too.

    55555 by Jesuki

  • AdrianHappy hour daily from noon to 7pm. Glass of sangria $2.50, carafe $10

    55555 by Adrian

  • Beatriz PBocata de Calamares + Estrella de Galicia= delicious

    55555 by Beatriz P

  • Jamie$5 lunch + $10 carafe of sangria. (then cancel your plans for the rest of the afternoon and grab another carafe.)

    33333 by Jamie

  • Nikki AThe carafe of sangria is a little too big for two people. Look out, drunk!

    55555 by Nikki A

  • Josue Mtrying the Patatas Fritas, are a must!.. they've got the best Cust. Serv. btw.. absolutely friendly

    55555 by Josue M

  • Josue Mtry the happy hour sangria w/ some appetizers! (i think happy hour is only till 7pm)

    55555 by Josue M

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