San Francisco Examiner

“Puerto Rican food just like home at Parada 22.”

Yelp! – Real people, real reviews

“This is a great spot with delicious, authentic comida criolla. The service was also super, and the ambience couldn’t have been warmer. Can’t wait to go back and hang with the cool manager y mi gente chevere.”

Urban Daddy

“Grab a stool at the counter in front of the glass-paned pantry stocked with cans of guava, bags of coffee beans and cigars brought over from the island. Then start with creamy shrimp (Camarones a la Criolla) or the caramelized onion steak (Biftec Encebollado) and a side of cheese-topped, fried plantains.”

7 x 7

“At Parada 22, the two-and-a-half-month-old Puerto Rican spot wedged between bustling Cha Cha Cha and divey Murio’s Trophy Room in the Upper Haight, the menu is small and simple. You can’t go wrong with a classic Cubano—roasted pork, ham, pickles, mustard and Swiss served on a pressed baguette—but the entrees give you more bang for your buck. The pernil asado, a generous portion of slow-roasted pork leg, marinated in garlic and sofrito, and the chicarron de pollo, seasoned fried chicken, are Parada 22’s two standouts, both served with rice, beans, maduros (sweet plantains) and greens. For your meat-abstaining friends, there are plenty of vegetarian dishes, which favor yuca marinated with onion, garlic and olive oil mojo. Eat off compostable dishware at picnic tables in the turquoise dining room while admiring the relics of old San Juan decorating the space, then order a can of ice-cold Café Bustelo to go, and consider your Puerto Rican experience complete.”

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