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Monday, July 12, 2010

San Francisco - Pica Pica (In The Mission)

Pica Pica

Mmmm Pica Pica, is exactly what I love after a long day, it's melt in your mouth amazing. Tonight Bob (my husband) and I met up with our friends Matthew, Jenn, Alex and Regan for some delicious latin sandwiches. We all live in the Mission and the friends had never eaten at this wonderful place, so we had to remedy this problem.

This place specializes in latin sandwiches, what is this you ask? Well, I'm glad you asked, because this is how it works:
1- you pick one of three different kinds of breads - arepas(grilled corn flour cake), cachapas (sweet corn pancake) or maize'wich (sweet corn cake)

2- You pick one of the fabulous combos of fillings Pica Pica has to offer. My personal favorite combo is the cachapa pabellon (shredded skirt steak, sweet plantains, black beans and cheese). It's not too spicy but has a nice kick to it.

3- Pair your choice of sandwich with some yuka fries and the spicy pica pun dipping sauce and you're good to go!

And while it's not necessary, I always like to order the coconut lemonade. It's like slurpee goodness times a million.

The food is really good, but kind of messy, which is why I order mine cachapas style. I like to eat the sandwich with a knife and fork. The maize'wich is pretty much the same thing, but more like the size of an english muffin and you need to pick it up to eat it.

The restaurant itself is one where you stand in line and order your food, and receive a number for your table. There's very limited space for seating so if you're hungry during the rush hour time, I'd suggest ordering ahead and picking the food up to go.

Right after this place opened Bob and I liked it so much we ate there three times in one week!

1 comment:

  1. I want to eat that. Btw, can I write a post on sitting on my couch and drinking the remnants of half empty bottles of wine? Because that's what I'm doing and that's what I know.