Fresca claims to have SF's only ceviche bar, but has a broader menu than you might expect. Try tangy halibut ceviche or flambéed pisco prawns to start, followed by grilled ribeye with fries and plantains or sweet soy-roasted trout. The space can be very loud and tables are crammed together, but the quality of the Peruvian food makes up for any discomfort.
2114 Fillmore St
|Cross street:||at California St|
|Opening hours:||11am–3pm, 5–10pm Mon–Thu; 11am–3pm, 5–11pm Fri, Sat; 11am–3pm, 5–9pm Sun|
Average User Rating
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Wow. The food here is amazing.
We got a reservation for four and were seated right away. Our waiter was very attentive throughout the meal. We ordered the ceviche cuatro, and all the different varieties had huge, delicious pieces of big eyed tuna, sea bass, octopus, and scallops. Get that with plantains; the chips are super crunchy without being very oily. We also ordered the causa crocante, which are like maki rolls stuffed with fish. Just a little spicy and warm in the middle.
All of our entrees (the rainbow trout, scallops, sea bass, and pescado a lo macho) were delicious. Large portions and filled with other things like risotto, spinach, shrimp. Every dish was well-received.
I don't know what to say...just come here with a group of friends and pick off each other's plates.