2518 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Why did we dine here? – Lolinda is a new Argentinean steakhouse that combines latin american flavors with Californian sensibilities. This Mission district restaurant is by the Beretta & Starbelly team. They focus on a lots of meat dishes in the small tapas format for sharing.
Insider Tip – Make reservation
Cuisine – Argentinean
Location – Mission district
Opened – 2012
Service – Lolinda had ok service that tailed off as it got busy.
Verdict – Lolinda suprised us with very good food. The prices are reasonable, no wonder the place was so loud and packed. A great place to go with several people, share all the food.
Lolinda Signature Dishes – Pork Belly, Steak, Octopus
Lolinda Food Picks:
Mojito was well balanced, strong, but full of ice.
Vigorón ($12) pork belly, cabbage, jalapeño, crispy yucca, lime was fatty and rich, a bit salty, but worth ordering. The zesty salad worked well to off-set the fattiness.
Pulpo ($11) grilled baby octopus, beans, frisée, salsa verde was recommended by the server and hit the mark. Well cooked octopus and tender beans.
Lengua ($16) malbec braise, chayote picadillo, salsa verde did not appear to be tongue, this could’ve been any meat. Slightly sweet coating.
Asado Mixto chorizo, morcilla, flap loin, shortrib, potatoes, shishito peppers ($28) is a great dish to order when you can’t make up your mind. A little bit of everything. Sausage was very good as was most of the other meats. The blood sausage was a bit more solid than other versions, while the shortrib was a tad bit salty. The flap loin was very charred.
Acelga ($6) tuscan kale, crimini, chili flakes possessed a crisp texture and a bit of heat.
Churros – house made fritters, dark chocolate and tres leche dipping sauce were freshly fried and highly recommended.
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)