1326 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9412237.763512 -122.466205
Neighborhoods: Inner Sunset, Central West
Pros/Cons – The food was good and came out in a reasonable time. I got there early about 11:00am on a weekday which is probably why it was empty. Being empty was actually good after having my nervous system repeatedly raped over and over again by the San Francisco traffic. There were about five different beers to try. A pale ale, an amber, an IPA, a porter and I believe a double IPA. All were okay except the porter. It was sour. The waiter told me the porter always tasted that way!!?
Lousy Customer Service – But great for everything else! The first time I dined here it took much to long for us to get our drinks and even longer to get our food. The one savior was the food- good wuality at a great price. The second time I expected a different experience, but everything remained the same. Both times the restaurant was nearly empty, but somehow the server always seems to be distracted by anything and everything BUT waiting on customers. I have to say I might be back if only for the great happy hour specials.
Best Margarita in San Francisco – I went here for dinner with some friends and we had the best time. I ordered a "House Margarita" and my friend ordered a Hibiscus Margarita. They were both delicious! The service
was great and they were playing the best house music I have heard in a long time! I had the
hamburger with eldos fries!!!! Yummmy!! If you love great food, great service and the best margaritas in the city, go to Eldos you wont be disappointed!!!
Stick to the beer and fries at the bar – From now on when I go to Eldo's it will just be to grab a microbrew and a plate of fries (their house specialty, "Eldo's Fries," include a hot chile oil, a blue cheese sauce and pan-fried garlic - very yummy). The last time we met friends there for dinner, the service was slow and unattentive. Also, there was a steady, loud stream of rave music (think the "Cave Scene" from Matrix Reloaded) that didn't allow for much conversation.
An electic Inner Sunset haven for brews. – In Short
On the left side of the narrow space, arty photos hang above a long row of tables. Across from it, a centerpiece bar holds a few TVs and is crowned by carousel horses--exemplary of the venue's hodgepodge environment. Approximately 10 ever-changing homemade beers are available, as well as a menu featuring Mexican-flaired small plates. Near the back, stairs ascend toward a second-floor seating area, which offers views of silver beer vats.
Delicious tapas! – Ate there for the first time last night, and wow! Amazingly good food, and a comfortable, intimate atmosphere. The noise level was low enough to be able to hold a conversation without raising our voices. We tried four of the tapas - quail in smoked peanut sauce, salad of mixed greens with pomegranate seeds, chipotle camarones, and the empanadas. Each dish was incredibly tasty, and beautifully presented. The server was properly attentive without hovering. Highly recommended!
New small plates menu is outstanding! – I recently ate here and tried the new menu. The food is outstanding and could fit in with any fine dining cuisine downtown. Our server informed us that the menu transition isn't complete yet, so some of the old items remain - for now. The pricing is standard for a tapas menu, but is a bargain for the flavors. The empanadas and conchinita pilbil were the best I've ever had, as were the halibut grilled in banana leaf and the hangar steak with butternut squash. The beer is some of the best around, which is good because there isn't much for wine - hopefully that will change. I can't wait until the transformation is complete. It's great to have food of this quality in Inner Sunset.
Horrible Service! – I just went there this weekend, and they had horrible service! It seems like they are always under staffed or something. We ordered drinks, took more than 20min to get them, and the appetizers took more than 30min. They came back to ask if we wanted to get the 2nd drinks which was nice, but then it took more than 30 min to give me a glass of water that I asked. Maybe it was my bad day, but I wouldnt go back there.
TAPAS! – Last night was the 1st time my husband & I have eaten here since it opened (I think a few years ago). It was good before, but we tend to find ourselves exploring new places. I can say that we will now be back more regularly. They have fine-tuned & refined the place. The Tapas menu is new, I believe and VERY GOOD. We ordered several items and a pitcher of beer and the best caramel desert I ever encountered. Our server was perfect. She shared her favorites and checked in on us appropriately. The place is warm toned and comfortable. It is a good place to come and enjoy the background of a basketball or baseball game while dining on tasty small plates. The value is very good - we had all the above for about $75 including tip.
Great happy hour – I've been to Eldos a few times, always for happy hour. The food is good, some things are just okay but the Eldos fries are awesome. The beer is great and you can't beat the happy hour prices, $10 a pitcher! The bartenders have always been friendly. They could come over a bit more quickly but I'd still highly recommend the place.
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