From the same team that brought Starbelly and Beretta to San Francisco, Lolinda officially opens its doors to the public today on Mission Street.
Owner Adriano Paganini’s Lolinda will offer more than a traditional Argentinian steakhouse with a menu of “Latin American flavors with California sensibilities.” Some items are set to include ceviche, which packs a spicy punch up front before allowing the mellow flavors of the tender fish and fresh vegetables to take over, and golden brown croquettes that encase pillowy soft yucca.
Variations on empanadas find crispy, flaky shells shattering to reveal a mixture of fresh corn and herbs, or a more traditional ground beef filling.
It wouldn’t be an Argentinean steakhouse without a plethora of meaty goodness. Beef skewers with onions hot off the wood-fired grill and perfectly pink medium-rare flank steak are adorned with a bright green, garlic-heavy chimmichuri sauce, while house-made chorizo sits atop a toasted baguette with cilantro and thin slices of onion. To finish, classic desserts like mini churros with a rich chocolate dipping sauce and alfajores will grace the menu.
The enormous space and modern décor cater to both intimate tables as well as communal booths, perfect for sharing small plates in a lively atmosphere. There is also an entire mezzanine floor with a separate full bar and additional seating.
2518 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110