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jaweino | Jul 10, 200412:58 AM     2

El Yucateca, 1035 Geary, betwween Van Ness and Polk has been open for five weeks now. It is a clean little place run by a mom and pop. The menu is Yucatecan on one side and traditional Mexican on the other side.

We ordered only from the Yucatecan side but observed a very large burrito and some good looking enchiladas go by.

When we were seated Roger, the pop, put down a bowl of very good chips and a slightly hot salsa. He asked if I liked a hot salsa and quickly brought me some when I nodded. From the way he hung around to see how I dealt with the hot stuff, I knew to be careful. It was explosive.

I had the Poc-Chuc which is small pieces of pork, marinated in sour orange juice and spices, served with marinated red onions, half an avocado, and refried black beans. It was very tasty. The meat was a little fatty and gristly, but overall I would have it again. The tamales were also very good. They looked different, more like enchiladas in shape, and no corn husk wrapper. The chicken stuffing was also marinated in fruit juice and was very good. Panuchos were half fried home made tortillas topped with black beans, chicken, tomato slices, avocado, and red onion. The tortilla was excellent and the dish was very tasty.

There are a total of nine offerings on the Yucatecan side, and they all look interesting. I would definitely recommend this place.

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