Many great drinks and tapas.... We ordered almost all of the tapas on the menu, and a couple of drinks. Many of the tapas were good and tasty, and the drinks were excellent. The place was lively, with many people. Be prepared to spend about $20-$25 with drinks. Overall I recommend it.
Fun setting great food!. I loved this find! It was great food and reasonably priced. I would definitely return which is the stamp of approval ina place like SF!
Always AWESOME. I've eaten at Charanga a few times and EVERY TIME not only the food is excellente but the service too. It is great to have a place in the city where you can find traditional Latin Food. To Gaby and her staff, thanks for bringing a piece of Costa Rica to the City.
Tuna ceviche = divine. The tuna ceviche at Charanga is absolutely to-die-for -- it comes in a goblet with huge chunks of avocado and some kind of divine teriyaki-type sauce. Wow. My girlfriends and I LOVE treating ourselves to dinner at Charanga on a Friday night -- great Cuban music, incredible food (and pretty well-portioned, for tapas), well-priced drinks (they have white wine sangria, for those who are allergic to red), and right next to the nightlife on Valencia. We've never had to wait for a seat, but that might change soon if anyone else tries the ceviche... Only set-back: parking can be horrendous.
Great neighborhood spot. Went on a whim on a weekday evening and LOVED everything about the place. Then the food started coming...Everything was fresh and simple- the salads are great and the seafood was excellent. Lots of little plates and interesting entrees. If you live in the Mission, you've gotta check this place out.
Love It!. I have dined here several times and have nothing but great things to say about the food and the staff. The food is absolutely decilious and you cannot beat the price.
Charanga is beyond tasty!. I've never been let down by this consistently delicious restaurant. A wonderful blend of latin flavors--the food is unique and memorable. Also a great place to bring out of town guests to prove that San Francisco has some of the best restaurants in the country.
Our Favorite Restaurant!. The food is inventive, the service friendly, and the overall atmosphere warm and inviting. This is the place we go for a shared meal with friends, a casual but romantic night out, or an early dinner of black beans and rice with our toddler. Favorite dishes include the citrus-marinated cuban pork, the sugar snap peas, and the garlic mushrooms. Make friends with owner Gaby Salas and she might let you tour the kitchen...
Lively. Inventive food and warm atmosphere. Don't believe the postings about bad service--this place gets busy and requires a little patience but the service is overall very good. If you want a waiter hovering over you, go somewhere else and I will gladly take your seat.
Service. A great little resturant in the mission. The only thing lacking is concern and friendlienss of the staff. After my second visit the staff was so bad we will never return again. The food and atmosphere are great if you do not mind poor service.
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