For all those times you've wanted to sit outside for lunch but couldn't think of the nearest giant restaurant with enough outdoor seating to make up a whole other restaurant, you're gonna want to turn back from the Ferry Building and get to Rosa Mexicano.
This gargantuan, pan-Mexican must-visit boasts 170 main dining seats plus 60 patio, a curtain-off-able back room for private events, a water wall with models of Acapulcan cliff divers, and columns covered with Mexican red roof tiles, which they're gonna have to spray to keep off all the fiddlers. Be sure to order extra chips for tableside-made guac and Mexican-style fondue (with add-ins like 4505 chorizo, poblano peppers, and pork belly chicharrones), but also save room for tequila-braised short ribs, and crazy tacos like a diver scallop pork belly (w/ spicy orange-habanero salsa), and duck confit with roasted pear and chile salsa, or what you likely dipped your chip in if you ever went to a TLC Super Bowl party.
In the 60-seat bar and lounge area, they have over 40 tequilas and cocktails that go well with Mexican cuisine (including a chocolate tequila Old Fashioned and margarita slushies), plus 12 beers, and a happy hour from 4-7p on weekdays with half-off drinks, perfect for all those times you didn't want to pay full-price for your drinks.
Published: October 24, 2012 at 4:00am EDT
30 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105
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