Pica Pica Maize Kitchen / San Francisco

401 Valencia St at 15th St. San Francisco 94103
Opening Hours
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri, Sat 11:00 - 22:00

In 2008, Adriana Lopez Vermut and her father decided to bring their beloved Venezuelan culture to their California home. Since starting our brand in 2008 and opening our San Francisco location in 2010, Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen has been committed to sharing the fresh, vibrant flavors of Venezuela from a kitchen that slow cooks and hand makes every dish from scratch. Based in natural, healthy ingredients like yucca, plantains, and corn, our entire menu is 100% gluten-free and filled with healthy options. We're proud to introduce our family's tradition and culture's heritage with San Francisco, and we hope we'll get a chance to share it with you soon!

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Leigh B en
Delicious sauces! Fun decor and nice staff. White corn and vegetarian arepa: perfection. GooglePlace - January 2018
Tony Alias en
My first time trying an Arepa. Got the spicy chicken and oh my... I'm a fan now. Imagine delicious 2 pieces of corn bread with savory chicken. Yum yum. Aioli sauce with garlic fries 🍟. I died here. GooglePlace - January 2018
Rebecca Klein en
I love that everything on the menu was gluten free. It’s nice to be able to eat anything without having to worry. While the portions may look small to some people, it’s very filling. It’s a small space but we had no problem grabbing a seat. Quick service. GooglePlace - December 2017
Kenny Bello en
For being a Venezuelan living in New York for the past 21 years, I was very excited to visit this location when I was in Cali last weekend. As we walked in for lunch no music was playing. Absolutely silent. As we walked up to the counter, the girl behind it had no smile, no warmth, nothing. I get it I’ve worked in food places but I can tell you I was always friendly even at McDonald’s when I worked there as my first job. Lastly, the food was over priced. One arepa and water bottle came to a total of $17. Not worth it. And unfortunately I will not be returning when I go back to San Fran. This is not a real Venezuelan place just a very basic location where tourists think it is. GooglePlace - December 2017
Cory Lui en
This place is amazing if you want to get served quickly! We got in at 545pm and finished dinner at 630pm. There was absolutely no wait. But I saved the best for last. My wife and I can get anxious just going out to eat since my wife is allergic to gluten and casein. Not only was this place entirely gluten-free, they were also very aware of dairy allergies and made sure none of our food had any cheese. Usually things don't taste as good when you start changing the order but all we said was no cheese on our arepas and that was it. The food turned out to be amazing! This was so exciting! We will definitely be back here. GooglePlace - November 2017