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Essencia in Hayes Valley


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Essencia in Hayes Valley

rln | Feb 20, 2009 10:00 PM

My husband and I had another regret tonight-- going to a place we haven't heard anything, but what the heck, we thought.

After seeing this fairly new place crowded several times, we tried it tonight pre-symphony time.

It's Peruvian and we tried chicken dish with wheat sauce pecans served with rice and a mushroom saltado dish with fried yucca. The yucca was good. Neither of us enjoyed the entrees.

We also ordered the ahi tuna sashimi appetizer served with avocado. The tuna was tough (I could not cut one piece in half with a fork!) and bland. Not good quality.

They serve their bread with an olive butter which was tasty.
2 entrees, 1 appetizer, 2 beers total -$60.

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