Restaurants & Bars 3

Cocina Poblana

Cynthia | Dec 9, 2005 06:07 PM

Home from lunch at Vung Tau at 6:30pm leaves no time to cook dinner...so, a tamal at Cocina Poblana was made to order, literally. From the menu, select a choice of meat and a choice of sauce; it's served on top of the tamal. The masa was light and flavorful, $6.95 (seafood $7.95) plated with salad, rice and beans—very tasty with pork and chile verde. Next time, I will try the rajas con crema...it's the same chile as in chile rellenos but cooked in strips. Hubby's mahi-mahi burrito had big chunks of the fish with rice, beans, and cheese. We finished with a Mexican Hot Chocolate $1.99 - large enough for the two of us.

The menu is tempting: the crab burrito was $7.75. Six different soups are on the menu, all are made to order, from $4.55 for Caldo de Espinacas to $7.95 for Caldo de Camaron. A vast array of salsas! Is this too good to be true? Has anyone else tried this place?

Other restaurants have failed at this location; but we have high hopes this time around. It's a neighborhood place - brightly painted walls, a few small tables - and, good, good food. If you phone ahead of time, the chef offers to prepare something special for you - Cocina Poblana has two locations; on Fillmore St. in San Francisco and another in Emeryville.

Cocina Poblana
1109 Fillmore at Golden Gate Ave.
SF 94115
tel. 415.447.8420
www.cocinapoblana.com

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