Sometimes the gods smile upon us and the sun stays out and the temperature remains above 60 degrees into the evening. On those blessed days, we run to El Techo. The city views can’t be beat and neither can the margaritas. It’s a strong strategy if you’re looking to convince your friend who lives in Philadelphia to move here.
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Alba Ray’s is a Cajun spot in the Mission that will trick you into thinking you’re in New Orleans.
Hawker Fare SF
An Oakland original brings its A-game to the Mission. Hawker Fare is a restaurant we find ourselves at again and again.
We love Lers Ros for a big group dinner, especially when your group is down to eat some spicy alligator. This Thai joint is best if you get adventurous.
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Mr. Pollo is a tiny tasting menu restaurant in the Mission unlike anything else in the city.
Elda is a cocktail bar in the Mission that you should go to with a small group of friends to eat great Caribbean food.
School Night in Dogpatch is a good spot to go after work with your team for cocktails and good bar food.
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Everdene on top of the Virgin Hotel is a rooftop bar with near 360-degree views of the city from SoMa.
Nights can start pretty quietly at the Make-Out Room in the Mission, but things at this bar and dance club can escalate fast.
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