Chavo's Mexican Restaurant - Open only for lunch, Chavo's is at the corner of 4th and Bryant, across the street from the Hotel Utah. The menu offers burritos, tacos, chili and some other standards, plus the occasional special (chicken and beef tamales have been offered this winter and spring). While not outstanding, the food is good and solidly consistent. I often get a burrito here, but recently had a perfectly spiced and delicious Chili Colorado with tender chunks of beef. The tacos are always moist and yummy. The tables on the patio are the preferred place to eat on a sunny day. Recommended.
Dottie's True Blue Café - Famous or Infamous? And for what? It is the Tenderloin location (Jones between Geary and O'Farrell)? The life-size poster of an almost au natural Josephine Baker? The jalapeno jelly? The very long wait if you get here at the wrong time? It's probably all of these things and I keep going back. This is a GREAT breakfast place. The portions are huge. Don't bother with the menu; the specials on the blackboard are where the action is. Don't miss the jalapeno cornbread or the bean cakes, or some of the special pancakes. Good place. Recommended.