Chisme Cantina

Restaurants, Mexican Lower Nob Hill
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Chisme Cantina
Photograph: Yelp/Raymond V. Chisme Cantina

Chisme Cantina, from Chicago transplant Ray Shlimon, is a change of pace from the city's typical Mexican food scene. You have to choose the same two tacos per order (at $8.25-$10), which can be frustrating, but the servings are quite a bit larger than traditional Mexican tacos. In the sunny, order-at-the-counter space, vegetarian tacos dominate—try the meat-like jackfruit tacos packed with crispy nori, red cabbage and a lively mint verde—but meat options, such as the peanut mole meat tacos, are also great. 

By: Virginia Miller


Venue name: Chisme Cantina
Address: 882 Sutter St
San Francisco
Cross street: at Jones St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 11am–11pm, Fri–Sat 10:30am–midnight, Sun 11:30am–11pm
Price: $8.25-$10
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The food is incredible! Chisme Cantina is a small counter-service restaurant in Lower Nob Hill. They have a small menu full of meat, vegan, and pescatarian-friendly items. The shrimp tacos were my favorite, they come two per order and are garnished with edible flowers. For appetizers my favorites were the flower basket, papas rojas, and poblano mashed potatoes. The flower basket is one of the prettiest dishes I've ever seen -- full of pickled pink cauliflower and crispy kale, so delicious! The papas rojas are chopped potatoes topped with amazing coconut sauce, so good! And finally the poblano mashed potatoes are a large order of classic mashed potatoes with a touch of pepper, such a good taste combo!