Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen

(26 reviews)
Restaurant
  • 401 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 USA
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Company Description

Pica Pica tastes different than most Latin American foods. Our vibrant, bold flavors come from a blend of Caribbean and South American ingredients that we slow-cook to bring out layers of sweet, savory and spicy flavors.

Review & Rating

Tory Spade
Tory Spade
5
2 days ago

My husband and I visited today for the first time. We were drawn in by a full restaurant on a Thursday afternoon, so we knew it had to be good. We were SO pleasantly surprised. The food was so delicious and exactly what we wanted to fill us up and leave us feeling great the rest of the day. I had the plantains, coconut rice, beans, and shrimp and it was perfectly balanced. I wish that there was a Pica Pica close to where I live, but now we know where we are eating whenever we are on Valencia! What a treat!

Odell López Escote
Odell López Escote
5
2 days ago

The empanadas and arepas are awesome, very tasty! I would add more typical Venezuelan flavor as Reina Pepiada or Llanera. The Cachapas are quite different, I didn’t like it at all. However is a good place to eat Venezuelan food. Recommend. In the picture: Arepas + tasty chupe!

alejandro bmx
alejandro bmx
1
2 days ago

I’m giving 1 star not because of the food but the price, extremely overpriced, paid for three one dollar value empanadas and one very small soup, $17, This is outrageous... and the most ridiculous thing, the square payment machine asking for tip... Food was okay, not the best not bad. But extremely pricey...

Ken Rockot
Ken Rockot
5
2 days ago

The food here is amazing. Arepas, ceviche, nachos, all perfect. Like, it's so good I'm not sure I'd pass a drug test after eating it. Talmbout dat sauce... Should be a Schedule I narcotic.

Jennifer Chen
Jennifer Chen
5
2 days ago

For any gluten free individual in your life - whether because they have an intolerance, allergy or just want to not have gluten, this is the place. Great arepas with different fillings and their nachos are amazing, not made with your traditional corn chips. Definitely worth a try. Not much seating but cozy.

Jeremy Gardner
Jeremy Gardner
5
2 days ago

First time dining at this establishment an it was nothing short of amazing, already looking forward towards my next visit!

tucker lynch
tucker lynch
4
2 days ago

My top spot for delicious venezuelan food. Visited on a Wednesday I think. Nothing but great experiences here. The prices are fair for the quality of food.

Beck Marquis
Beck Marquis
5
2 days ago

I pass by this place all the time on my way to acupuncture. Since my appointment was later, I missed the usual crowds of fans of this place today (lucky me). I had the white corn arepa stuffed with pulled pork and slaw. It was truly amazing. I had a hard time deciding what to order, as they have so many options. The service was quick and efficient, and the quality of the food was amazing. If you want something different, try this place. You won't be disappointed.

Rai N
Rai N
5
2 days ago

It was really delicious! The people were nice. For whom don't like coriander it's probably the wrong place. 😜

Juliette Delforge-Melia
Juliette Delforge-Melia
5
2 days ago

This place is incredible. I have some pretty stringent dietary restrictions and it can be tough to find vegan and gluten free food that isn't some kind of Buddha bowl (although those are great... on occasion.) Pica Pica's vegan arepa really hit the spot. The cabbage slaw was delicious too. The place is clean and bright and has some lovely art. I was there last Friday and I'm taking my husband back this Saturday even though we live in Berkeley!

J BB
J BB
5
2 days ago

Oh MY GOSH! I love this place! So yummy 😋. I hope I get a chance to eat here every time I visit San Francisco. I highly recommend this to anyone with Celiac Disease (like me). It's all gluten free. It's so great to be able to order and eat anything on the menu and it also happens to be amazing food!

Kate Fulop
Kate Fulop
5
2 days ago

Everything was so fresh, tasty and delicious. The garlic yucca fries were unbelievably good. Such a nice quick veggie packed meal! So lovely that they we’re able to accommodate vegetarians and gluten free folks too

Dawn Alden
Dawn Alden
3
2 days ago

Sorry, maybe I'm biased since I have a preference for Mexican food and this was my first time trying Venezuelan food. It may be better than 3 stars for what it is but I just wasn't a fan of the flavors. Tried the arepo trio with the three different chicken options. My favorite was the grilled chicken. The spicy was my least favorite. The corn is too heavy for me as I prefer thin corn tortillas.

Tory Spade
Tory Spade
5
2 days ago

My husband and I visited today for the first time. We were drawn in by a full restaurant on a Thursday afternoon, so we knew it had to be good. We were SO pleasantly surprised. The food was so delicious and exactly what we wanted to fill us up and leave us feeling great the rest of the day. I had the plantains, coconut rice, beans, and shrimp and it was perfectly balanced. I wish that there was a Pica Pica close to where I live, but now we know where we are eating whenever we are on Valencia! What a treat!

Odell López Escote
Odell López Escote
5
2 days ago

The empanadas and arepas are awesome, very tasty! I would add more typical Venezuelan flavor as Reina Pepiada or Llanera. The Cachapas are quite different, I didn’t like it at all. However is a good place to eat Venezuelan food. Recommend. In the picture: Arepas + tasty chupe!

Jeremy Gardner
Jeremy Gardner
5
2 days ago

First time dining at this establishment an it was nothing short of amazing, already looking forward towards my next visit!

alejandro bmx
alejandro bmx
1
2 days ago

I’m giving 1 star not because of the food but the price, extremely overpriced, paid for three one dollar value empanadas and one very small soup, $17, This is outrageous... and the most ridiculous thing, the square payment machine asking for tip... Food was okay, not the best not bad. But extremely pricey...

Juliette Delforge-Melia
Juliette Delforge-Melia
5
2 days ago

This place is incredible. I have some pretty stringent dietary restrictions and it can be tough to find vegan and gluten free food that isn't some kind of Buddha bowl (although those are great... on occasion.) Pica Pica's vegan arepa really hit the spot. The cabbage slaw was delicious too. The place is clean and bright and has some lovely art. I was there last Friday and I'm taking my husband back this Saturday even though we live in Berkeley!

Jennifer Chen
Jennifer Chen
5
2 days ago

For any gluten free individual in your life - whether because they have an intolerance, allergy or just want to not have gluten, this is the place. Great arepas with different fillings and their nachos are amazing, not made with your traditional corn chips. Definitely worth a try. Not much seating but cozy.

Ken Rockot
Ken Rockot
5
2 days ago

The food here is amazing. Arepas, ceviche, nachos, all perfect. Like, it's so good I'm not sure I'd pass a drug test after eating it. Talmbout dat sauce... Should be a Schedule I narcotic.

Rai N
Rai N
5
2 days ago

It was really delicious! The people were nice. For whom don't like coriander it's probably the wrong place. 😜

tucker lynch
tucker lynch
4
2 days ago

My top spot for delicious venezuelan food. Visited on a Wednesday I think. Nothing but great experiences here. The prices are fair for the quality of food.

J BB
J BB
5
2 days ago

Oh MY GOSH! I love this place! So yummy 😋. I hope I get a chance to eat here every time I visit San Francisco. I highly recommend this to anyone with Celiac Disease (like me). It's all gluten free. It's so great to be able to order and eat anything on the menu and it also happens to be amazing food!

Beck Marquis
Beck Marquis
5
2 days ago

I pass by this place all the time on my way to acupuncture. Since my appointment was later, I missed the usual crowds of fans of this place today (lucky me). I had the white corn arepa stuffed with pulled pork and slaw. It was truly amazing. I had a hard time deciding what to order, as they have so many options. The service was quick and efficient, and the quality of the food was amazing. If you want something different, try this place. You won't be disappointed.

Kate Fulop
Kate Fulop
5
2 days ago

Everything was so fresh, tasty and delicious. The garlic yucca fries were unbelievably good. Such a nice quick veggie packed meal! So lovely that they we’re able to accommodate vegetarians and gluten free folks too

Dawn Alden
Dawn Alden
3
2 days ago

Sorry, maybe I'm biased since I have a preference for Mexican food and this was my first time trying Venezuelan food. It may be better than 3 stars for what it is but I just wasn't a fan of the flavors. Tried the arepo trio with the three different chicken options. My favorite was the grilled chicken. The spicy was my least favorite. The corn is too heavy for me as I prefer thin corn tortillas.



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