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Uno Dos Taco [Russian Hill, San Francisco]

Melanie Wong | Mar 30, 201410:49 PM

Uno Dos Taco is a venture from the folks behind Pesce and currently occupies its former location on Polk Street. It’s permanent site is still at least two months away from completion, so in the mean time, the repertoire has continued to increase. Open every day now, addition of dinner service with daily specials, happy hour on weekdays (full bar!), and brunch on weekends fill out the offerings beyond tacos. Here’s the brunch menu,

But at 9am on Saturday, I skipped over the brunch dishes and went straight for tacos. Well, I did order a cappuccino (only fair). The taco menu,

Lengua, $3.25, and Pescado, $4.50, tacos were medium-sized and came with a small side of tasty pureed black beans dusted with queso fresco. The braised beef lengua seemed oddly lean and dry, and was missing the stipulated tomatillo salsa. I wouldn’t order this again.

On the other hand, the pescado hit nearly every mark. Battered and fried cod offered a satisfying crunch and on-point, moist fish. Zesty cabbage slaw dressed with lime and black pepper brightened up each mouthful. Chipotle crema under the fish, and pico de gallo plus cilantro over the top completed the dress. The single ply corn tortillas deserve some special mention. Housemade daily with fresh masa, these tortillas are exponentially better than the norm with a slight chew and tasting like real corn.

If more heat is needed, a squeeze bottle of tomato salsa's at hand. But be careful, habanero chiles ramp up the Scovilles.

Uno Dos Taco
2227 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 525-4116

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