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Photograph: Chloe LIst

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

An impressive marriage of Mexican flavors and fresh seafood created by famed Mexico City chef, Gabriela Cámara.

Opened by famed Mexico City chef Gabriela Cámara in 2015, Cala serves sophisticated, seafood-centric Mexican fare in an upscale, industrial space in Hayes Valley. On the menu, impossibly delicious small bites like trout tostadas with chipotle, avocado and fried leeks are paired with larger plates like pork tamal with achiote and lingcod en pipian with grilled onion. Cocktails like the Sangria Aneja (anejo, jamaica syrup and fresh citrus) beautifully complement the food with Latin American flavors. Monday through Friday, Cala's tiny, standing room-only back-alley taqueria serves a limited varieties of tasty D.F.-style tacos de guisado.

Written by
Shoshi Parks


149 Fell St
San Francisco
Cross street:
at Franklin St
Opening hours:
Sun-Wed 11am-2pm and 5-10pm, Thu-Sat 11am-2pm and 5-11pm
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