A Mission spot that rocks, summoning kitchen folk wisdom in hefty dishes
A little — all right, a lot — less tender was the guaracha ($10.95), a very thin beef steak laid atop a tortilla smeared with bean purée. Considering how much pounding the meat must have absorbed to become that thin, it nonetheless remained surprisingly tough. But then, "guaracha" means "old shoe." Tough cuts of meat are often the tastiest anyway.
There is no shortage of ancillary starch. Dinner plates are laden with rice, beans, shredded lettuce, and tomatoes, while warm tortillas appear in those little tortilla warmers and the basket of chips, with salsa, is replenished and replenished. The house salsa is superior, with just enough chili heat to be noticed, adequate salting, and (an underappreciated quality) a viscosity that helps it adhere to the chips. The chips rocked too — incidentally.
BRISAS DE ACAPULCO
Continuous service: Sun.–Thurs.;
10 a.m.–midnight; Fri.–Sat., 10 a.m.–3 a.m.
3137 Mission, SF
Beer and wine
Somewhat noisy, and an intermittent jukebox issue