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La Urbana

La Urbana

(Now Closed)
Mexican Restaurant, Latin American Restaurant, and Bar$$$$
Panhandle, San Francisco
  • Stars
    The experts at Eater and Serious Eats recommend this place
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    • Serious Eats
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  • Ana F.
    Ana FrancoNovember 28, 2013
    I love this place. The decor is great, vintage contemporary, really well resolved. Good cocktails, incredible food and really friendly staff. The carnitas appetiser and desserts are a must.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 6, 2014
    This sleek nouveau-Mexican spot has been packing them in for fancy ceviche, duck sopes, carne asada, and mezcal-centric cocktails. A more casual taqueria component will open later this year.
  • Ben G.
    Ben GianniniMarch 2, 2014
    Walk ins at 9pm+ on peak nights is a quick seating for two at the communal table or bar. Perfect just before a show at the Independent. Order the Gin Fizz and the pan seared Pescado.
  • SFGate
    SFGateOctober 15, 2014
    Amidst a sea of surrounding trendy newfangled restaurants, this Mission classic is a throwback to another era. Grab a margarita here after work- they're as strong as ever. Read more
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.August 17, 2014
    Very trendy and hip Mexican joint. Get a reservation for the dining room and order some guacamole to start. More casual dining and beer drinking in the garage right next door to the spot.
  • Bommyheart icon on user image
    BommyOctober 3, 2014
    Best to order several appetizers rather than expensive entrees. Corn quesadillas (more like empanadas) and ceviche are delicious. Skip the churros as they're more like doughnut holes.
  • Reserve
    ReserveFebruary 3, 2016
    La Urbana is a vibrant restaurant and bar serving locally informed, modern Mexican fare, such as “Tijuana” Quesadillas and mezcal-infused cocktails. Read more
  • Megan Allisonheart icon on user image
    Megan AllisonOctober 25, 2013
    Expected meh, like Padrecito. (Friends made comparisons btw them.) But this was so much better: short ribs & corn, brassicas, & a "manhattan federale". Do it. Also <3 bar annex with an honor system.
  • Jari S.
    Jari SalomaaOctober 5, 2013
    La Urbana's Carne Asada challenges Nopalito's Carnitas for the best meat around Divisadero. For everything else there are probadidas and Negra Modelo.
  • Ashley
    AshleyNovember 23, 2013
    The ceviche, quesadilla and the violet margarita! Also open late and after dinner you can play dominos and bingo in the garaje.
  • Hallie
    HallieMay 30, 2014
    Caldo chipotle soup is awesome and such a steal. Ceviche comes in a mason jar. Great addition to the neighborhood.
  • Erica J. S.heart icon on user image
    Erica J. SimpsonFebruary 7, 2014
    The Ceviche is fantastic and is presented with great flair. Yes, I said flair. Great drinks & service too.
  • Matt R.
    Matt RichardsonJanuary 2, 2014
    Huarache de Carnitas (pork on toast appetizer) and Esquites (roasted corn side dish) are both delicious.
  • Lindsey
    LindseySeptember 29, 2013
    Great cocktails, mezcal, and food (though plates are very small for the price). House made horchata is divine!
  • Samuel C.
    Samuel CraneAugust 4, 2014
    Get the barbacoa—slow cooked done proper. Quesadillas done Mexico City style, with okra; get them.
  • Takeshi
    TakeshiAugust 20, 2016
    Unlimited Mimosa for $19!
  • Sean S.
    Sean SavageSeptember 4, 2013
    Ask about the mezcals made by infusing a chicken in the mix during the distillation process! (Not a joke).
  • John D.
    John DohertyAugust 10, 2014
    For some reason the bartenders give us free shots on Tuesdays. Never a good idea. Tacos are delicious here.
  • Debbie L.heart icon on user image
    Debbie LeightDecember 23, 2013
    Tasty drinks and to-die-for desserts. Stop in and sit at the front table!
  • Luis F.
    Luis FloresSeptember 16, 2014
    all plates are brief, small portions but good though, overpriced but OK.. you can have "the Mexican dude" for dessert and it's fantastic, not pun intended.
  • Michael L.heart icon on user image
    Michael LunøeNovember 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is under rated. Both drinks and food are good
  • Michael L.heart icon on user image
    Michael LunøeAugust 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great cocktails - specialises in mezcal - and good Mexican food
  • Sasha V.heart icon on user image
    Sasha ValleOctober 11, 2014
    Top notch service, but food was so underwhelming--even the ceviche.
  • Dan C.heart icon on user image
    Dan CarewOctober 6, 2015
    Look out for the little skeleton statue in the window. Don't worry, it's not a real skeleton.
  • Madhu M.
    Madhu MOctober 6, 2014
    Neat place, relaxed vibe. Nothing to write home about - Happy Hour $2 tacos maybe?
  • Edie R.
    Edie RoseJanuary 28, 2014
    Smokey ceviche and mezcal raspberry cocktail were the clear winners here
  • Greg R.
    Greg RosenOctober 10, 2013
    The watermelon desert is incredibly fresh and light
  • Tim H.
    Tim HainesAugust 22, 2014
    Good carnitas, but the tacos were two bites tiny, pretty steep at 3 bucks a pop.
  • Brynne Z.
    Brynne ZiontzFebruary 12, 2014
    The passion fruit gelatina was delicious!!!! Ceviche, also!
  • Alex B.
    Alex BaldwinMay 3, 2015
    The Mexican Dude, horchata cocktail.
  • Chris G.heart icon on user image
    Chris GoldenOctober 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Bartenders are particularly skilled. Try their speciality cocktails
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsSeptember 10, 2013
    Seasonal Mexican cuisine and a mezcal-focused cocktail bar.
  • Best of
    Best ofAugust 28, 2014
    Celebrate the end of Summer with The Coldest Summer, a San Francisco themed cocktail at La Urbana. Read more
  • Lindsey
    LindseySeptember 4, 2013
    This is not in the Haight. Anyway, the cocktails are divine.
  • Amy B.heart icon on user image
    Amy BSeptember 7, 2015
    Mmmmmmezcal! Loud/lively? Depends on your mood but nice environment.
  • Mario E.
    Mario EstradaOctober 25, 2013
    Try the carnitas huaraches. Tapas-style bites with a kick that are incredible!
  • Kateheart icon on user image
    KateFebruary 10, 2014
    Horchata adult bev and egg + chorizo app were winners!
  • Danny T.
    Danny TawiahSeptember 11, 2013
    Nice food but small portions. Try the scallop as an appetizer. Pretty good
  • Shauna
    ShaunaJanuary 30, 2014
    The carne asada quesadilla is pretty damn good.
  • Erica R.
    Erica RhoneSeptember 6, 2014
    It's all about the Guac!
  • Trev ✌.heart icon on user image
    Trev ✌June 4, 2015
    get the michelada
  • Sachin A.
    Sachin AgarwalNovember 8, 2013
    Go to the honor bar in the back instead if crowding around up front.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaFebruary 11, 2016
    When you visit La Urbana, start by ordering a delicious cocktail mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    If you want to freshen up with a delicious cocktail at La Urbana, try a Paloma mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 7, 2015
    If you are in La Urbana, try a Margarita with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Camila M.heart icon on user image
    Camila McHughOctober 18, 2015
    Carnitas sopes and vampiro cocktail.
  • Virginie H.heart icon on user image
    Virginie Henry-DiseMarch 22, 2015
    Carnitas were fantastic
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaMarch 29, 2016
    The Easter colors reflect in a Margarita mixed with Pueblo Viejo. Get yours here at La Urbana!
  • Jeremie H.heart icon on user image
    Jeremie HOctober 14, 2013
    Try the short ribs and the Urbana Margarita.. Best.
  • Ashley Yukiheart icon on user image
    Ashley YukiSeptember 12, 2016
    The tacos left much to be inspired and generally food was pretty over-priced. The esquites were good though
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