Restaurants & Bars 3

Brunch at Pachi's

Bruce | Mar 27, 2005 02:49 PM

My wife and I were returning to the Peninsula from Marin and stopped at Pachi's on Clement for their Saturday brunch. I hadn't been able to find a menu on-line so wasn't sure what to expect from a Peruvian restaurant for brunch. It turned out to be a nice combination of "standard" brunch fare such as French toast, eggs benedict, and so on, combined with some Peruvian main courses and small plates, and of course ceviche.
I had the Causa Limena small plate, which was two layers of potato infused with lime and garlic (?), plus crab/avocado filling between layers, topped with shrimp. Very good, somewhat subtle flavors. This was our favorite.
We ordered the Ceviche de Lenguado (halibut), also good but very tart tasting. Lots of halibut for $8. And my wife had the Peruvian steak sandwich which was supposed to be similar to lomo saltado; I wish they had just served the real thing instead.
All in all an enjoyable experience (and very good service), this is the type of neighborhood restaurant that I wish was more available down on the Peninsula. And the prices were very moderate. Brunch prices were no more than the local coffee shop here. We looked at the dinner menu, even main courses for dinner were in the $15 range.

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