Papalote’s salsa and chips are #46 on 7x7 Magazine for 100 Things you must try before you list in San Francisco list and I whole-heartily agree…..only the salsa and chips. Nothing. Else. The salsa is blended and spicy with a consistency of tomato soup. If you ever had Safeway’s Signature Tomato Basil Bisque (Imho, the BEST tomato soup even better than fancy shamacy restaurants) you will know what I mean. I’m already thinking about my next visit to Papalote and buying a liter of the salsa.
This is my first visit to Papalote and the food is very California-Mexican. There is no carnitas or salsa bar so I can load up on the pickled whole jalapenos, carrots and turnips. They do give a tablespoon of their version of pickled turnips.
The veggie nachos were the most expensive at $7.25 and then another .99 cent to Super (guacamole and sour cream) The nachos had mushroom, potatoes and carrots baked until the chips were blackened. The $5.75 chicken quesadilla and $6.25 asada burrito was bland and uninteresting. They do toast the tortilla on the burrito, a great texture combination with the fillings.
Papalote Mexican Grill
3409 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110