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Nuevo Latino cuisine in the Mission that hints at the city's rich past

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Ceviche tico classic with wild snapper at Charanga
GUARDIAN PHOTO BY RORY MCNAMARA

Two other longtime fixtures can be found on the dessert menu. One is Mexican chocolate ice cream torte ($8), which is largely as described: a cake of Mexican (i.e. cinnamon-breath) chocolate, with a layer of vanilla ice cream stowed below decks and drippings of dulce de leche on top. The other is the more elaborate Charanga foster ($8), a quartet of caramelized maduro slices laid pinwheel-fashion on a bed of buko (young coconut) ice cream and topped with a shower of toasted coconut shreds glued in place by dulce de leche. Postscript: the ice creams come from Mitchell's, a nice period touch.

CHARANGA

Dinner: Tues.–Wed., 4–10 p.m.;

Thurs.–Sat, 4–11 p.m.; Sun., 4–9 p.m.

Brunch: Sat.–Sun., 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

2351 Mission, SF

(415) 282-1813

www.charangasf.com

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Comments

Major supporters of sit/lie and rude to genuine customers who asked about it.

Posted by Whatever. on Mar. 28, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

Went once and will never go back. Slow, expensive, very loud, boring food. For the money you can do a heck of a lot better than this place..

Posted by Guest on Mar. 28, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

This is a great place. With awesome food and service.

Posted by Guest on Apr. 25, 2011 @ 4:54 pm

I visit San Francisco 3 time a year and my trip is not complete if I don't taste Charanga's savory! The ambience is great, the food remains me of my home table and the owner's charisma and the excellent service will keep me enjoying the time I spend there for as long as I can.

My recommendation from 1 to 10 ? 10 !

Posted by GuestOlga Higuera on Apr. 28, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

I visit San Francisco 3 times a year and my trip is not complete if I don't taste Charanga's savory! The ambience is great, the food remains me of my home table and the owner's charisma and the excellent service will keep me enjoying the time I spend there for as long as I can.

My recommendation from 1 to 10 ? 10 !

Posted by GuestOlga Higuera on Apr. 28, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

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