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Primo Patio Cafe

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214 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1722
+1 415-957-1129
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09:00 - 16:00
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San Francisco, California
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I love their red snapper and jerk chicken with rice and beans. The red snapper is so flavorful and the staff are cool. There's seating outside as well. There's no other place like it in SF. If you crave Caribbean flavors, you must go here! I actually want it now!

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Thank oliviakimsf
Berkeley, California
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297 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

I have been to other Jamaican-influenced restaurants in the Bay Area. It is perhaps unfair to judge one versus the other on the basis of just one meal, but in this case I will. We had a most enjoyable experience at Primo Patio Cafe. If I could give them 4.5 stars I would. The dining area is an enclosed (by... More 

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Thank Andreas G
SF Bay Area
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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

While in the area of AT&T Park, a friend recommended to try out Primo Patio. It is like a couple of blocks from AT&T Park, near the Willie Mays Plaza. After walking through the entrance and narrow hallway, you seat yourself in the patio. A fan of anything chicken, I ordered the signature dish of grilled jerk chicken. It came... More 

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Thank jpanda168
Sydney
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

I love this joint. It's simple and awesome. The food is too. Jerk chicken is a winner, but try anything on the menu and you'll love it.

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Thank James D
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Affordable good food around Mission Bay is very hard to find. Primo Patio is a great little cafe with awesome jerk chicken and fries! The full plates are quite a bit of food compared to the sandwich or pita. Fries can be submitted with roasted potatoes or cumin rice. The grilled fish is pretty tasty as well.

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Thank SFChinese
Tucson
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169 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

This is definitely a neighborhood gem! The fish was fresh and delicious, and the waitperson was friendly and welcoming. The patio is very cute--decorated Caribbean style. It is easy to miss- the storefront is small and the patio is hidden from street view. Most of the entrees can be made gluten-free.

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Thank AZMerrie
El Sobrante, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

This place is so FUN and YUMMY/DELICIOUS! I have had almost everything on the menu and never been disappointed. I cannot stay away from the jerk CHICKEN! The jerk chicken dinner or jerk chicken salad is incredible. Truly. I've gone here for many years and sent manyeee people there that THANK ME for the recommendation. Not only is the food... More 

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Thank DanCyn1999
Los Altos, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

Great jerk chicken in this casual outside café. Service is great with an extensive menu in this "hole in the wall" outdoor restaurant between Moscone Center and AT&T ballpark. It's worth a visit.

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Thank Rhett L
Monterey, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

We went here for an early dinner before a Giants game. Apparently they don't generally serve dinner, except on game nights, so if you're going for dinner call ahead for their hours. We got there early at 4:00 and were initially put off as it appeared to be a take-out place, but the reviews were good and said they had... More 

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Thank 180anne
San Francisco, California
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106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012

I went there for lunch with my boyfriend and you definitely need. They were clearly understaffed but you could see they were trying their hardest to make things work. The restaurant was packed and they had only one person taking orders. It is outside seating. I ordered a steak sandwich. It was absolutely delicious though the fries could of been... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:00
Thursday
09:00 - 16:00
Friday
09:00 - 16:00
Saturday
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1722
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-957-1129

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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