Don Pisto’s Restaurant Review, San Francisco


Don Pisto's

510 Union St

San Francisco, CA 94133


Don Pisto's Website

Don Pistos San Francisco Exterior Decor

Why did we dine here? – Don Pisto’s is a Mexican restaurant in San Francisco’s North Beach area. We’ve had it on our radar for a while.
They have a famous Wednesday only Hamburguesa ($11) marinated in bacon and onions, guacamole, that we unfortunately did not get to try.

Insider Tip – Come on Wednesday

Cuisine – Mexican
Location – San Francisco North Beach
Opened – 2009

Don Pistos San Francisco interior decor

Service – Don Pisto’s had good service with a friendly waitress coming by fairly often.
Verdict – Don Pisto’s is a good place to come for Mexican food.

Don Pisto’s Signature Dishes – Hamburguesa, Mussels

Don Pisto’s’s Menu is fairly concise. Varios tacos, a couple small appetizers and 6 entrees. Food comes when it comes and they want you to eat family style

Website Don Pisto’s Menu

Don Pisto’s Food Picks:

Don Pistos San Francisco al pastor taco

Al Pastor Tacos ($9.00) grilled pork rib chop, charred pineapple, avocado salsa had a nice sweet/savory action. Good stuff.

Don Pistos San Francisco ceviche

Ceviche ($13) Prawn was the ceviche of the day. Mildly spicy, not very big, but satisfying

Don Pistos San Francisco calamari

Wild Monterey Calamari ($15.00) charcoal grilled, orange, lime, radish salad was super spicy. Hot off the grill, the calamari was tender and had a ton of flavor.

Don Pistos San Francisco mussels

House-made Chorizo Mussels ($16.00) mexican country sausage, white wine, and cilantro was our favorite dish of the evening. Great broth with grinded up chorizo. Could of used some rice or noodles with it!

OK: (Order if you like this dish)

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)

Poc Chuc ($21) grilled pork rib chop, orange chili marinade, spicy cucumber salad used a cheap cut of meat and proved to be mediocre.

Do you agree with our review? Have you found other similar restaurants that are better?

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Don Pisto's Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Very Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine

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