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4.8 (350) $$$$ $$$$ Mexican, Modern, Californian


Summary: An anomaly in the Mission's casual dining scene.

Californios stands out in the Mission District with its unique take on Mexican cuisine, offering an exclusive tasting menu in a chic, artful setting. The experience is akin to a theatrical performance, where diners indulge in complex dishes that honor tradition while embracing innovation. The intimate venue features a dark, stylish interior adorned with vibrant paintings and Art Deco lighting, creating a warm, inviting atmosphere. The wine pairings curated by the beverage director add a daring and enjoyable dimension to the meal, while the friendly staff ensures a memorable dining adventure. Patrons leave with a newfound appreciation for the depth and luxury possible in Mexican gastronomy.


2 Stars
James Beard
Best Chef California - Semifinalist 2023
Best Chefs - Semifinalist 2022
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Best Chefs - Semifinalist 2018
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Score 86.5 / 100 2023
Ranked # 713 in the World 2023
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355 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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