3077 24th St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411037.752544 -122.413417
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Neighborhoods: Mission, Central East
Like sitting in Mom's kitchen – I love this place. The food is wonderful comfort food. Simple and good. Fruitlandia is not a place to go when you are in a hurry - go with a few friends, enjoy their conversation and have a leisurely lunch or dinner. Be sure to have the plantains and the chicken soup.
ummm unless you like hair in your food this is not the place for you – We drove over 100 miles to eat at this place, even after reading the reviews. We were seated right away and ordered right away but it took over an hour to get our meals. The service was super slow but friendly. There was only one server and one cook. After waiting a half hour I decided to order a pineapple shake, which was ok, I took a big drink and looked down to find a long black hair in my cup. I was so disgusted. I didn't finish it, but soon after she brought us warm bread and butter then 15 minutes after that our appetizers then 15 minutes after that a soup and our meals. I ordered Chuletas and my husband order Mofongo. The Chuletas (pork chops) were seasoned well but a little over fried and the rice was crunchy LOL I tried the Mofingo and it was decent, very seasoned and garlicy YUM...the check came to close to $40, which isn't that bad, but I had higher expectations. It can't compete to the comida in Puerto Rico but it was decent. Sad thing is I don't think we will be returning.
Consitently Great – I love the Mofongo, Calamari the chicken soup all the shrimp plates are amazing. I highly recomend the shakes but if you order one make sure you dont order too much it will fill you up.
Great homestyle cooking – Great Food I highly recomend the Bistec de Palomilla and the tostones with a Mango shake. You will go home satisfied...
Best Carribean Food in the bay area – Best carribean food I have ever tasted. Having visited Miami, Florida and Puerto Rico you cant get anything better in the Bay Area. The last time I was there on a Saturday and it was really busy got my food within 30 min which is great considering some high class fast food restaurants like Fridays, Dennys, and Chevys can take up to an hour when they are busy with a bunch of waiters and cooks. The waitress was amazing as she made drinks bussed tables, and delivered food. The food was amazing I have been coming here for years and I know the food is made fresh daily. Great food great ambiance the only negative is the parking.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – Find a mix of Cuban and Caribbean cuisine, along with fantastic fruit shakes, at this Mission outpost.
A little taste of the PR and Miami – Having lived in Puerto Rico for a few years, a cook myself, and raised in Miami, I can say that although the food is not exactly the same as on the island, it is pretty close. The service is pretty average, but if you simply wave at them as let them know you are ready to order they will be attentive. I highly recommend the the Ropa Vieja dinner. The Mofongo is a bit dry at times, but still the best in SF. Overall, I will be coming back to Fruitilandia for as long as they are open.
Amazing – Best carribean retaurant in the bay area. I would reccomend the fried squid and shrimp. The sweet plantain are great and the chicken in green sauce is amazing.
decent food – the food? pretty good. yummy yucca root. good pork. home-style comfort like food, and reasonably priced with a casual atmosphere.
the service? fast, even a little rushed.
i'll probably eat there again, and just hope for a different server.
Great place for soul food – The food here is half Puerto Rican and half Cuban so it is a delight to be able to have your favorites from each cuisine. Pork dishes are very flavorful and the plantains are amaazing. I also had a "batido de mamey" (mamey milkshake) which very few places get right and it was excellent. Small and homey, the service is prompt and efficient and the pricing is reasonable.
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