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

At Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen, we believe that good food is central to the best times in life. Our food is hand-made, slow cooked and best eaten with your hands. Our Venezuelan arepas (grilled corn pocket) is crunchy on the outside, moist on the inside and stuffed with slow cooked meats, and fillings including your choice of sautéed plantains, cheese and flavorful sauces. Our traditional meat and vegan arepas, mixed platters, salads and sides are infused with traditional Venezuelan flavors and ingredients that revolve around the complexities of the spicy, yet sweet and sour flavor dimension derived from yucca roots, plantains, corn and taro. Our entire menu and kitchen is naturally 100% gluten free. Need to feed a crowd? We offer take-out, delivery, and catering options as well! In the heart of the Mission district, we’re proud to showcase our family heritage. Come visit us today!

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Ida Hui en
Ever since I went to The Arepa Lady in New York, my life hasn't been the same. I've been searching for a place to satisfy my arepa cravings since. Service was alright and seating is limited. Plan your visit accordingly. Love the salad that was paired with the food. The dressings complimented it very well. Both arepa ordered was made with sweet yellow corn pockets. Shredded beef pabellon (3/5): usually I love my arepa with beef, but something didn't work here. The meat itself was ok but something about the heaviness/thickness of the cheese and the after taste left me disappointed. Fried chicken (4/5): really good! Chicken was fried to perfection and was very juicy. This doesn't compare to The Arepa Lady but it does fill a certain craving. Will come back! GooglePlace - October 2017
Sadashiv Hiremath en
Venezuelan cuisine. The Arepas and Chucaca are really good, made out of corn with stuffing inside. Good portions and tasty sauces make the salads yummy. Don't miss the Miss Venezuelans' posters in the restroom 😌😊 GooglePlace - October 2017
John Tepe en
Cool little restaurant in San Francisco. The entire place is dedicated gluten free, which is a huge relief for my fiance who has Celiac. Knowing we could pick anything off the menu without having to worry or ask about it was a very welcome feeling. The choices they had all sounded good. I had a chicken arepa and my fiance got the nachos. Both were very good. Definitely worth a visit for anybody, not just gluten free people! GooglePlace - September 2017
Joe Lau en
Wonderful food and filling. Garlic yucca fries was great. Not so sure about their 100%gluten free claim though with the coconut white rice, breaded chicken. Prices are San Francisco reasonable but not mission reasonable unless you compare it to other foo foo coffee houses in the area. GooglePlace - August 2017
Jason Winkler en
Wow, we loved this place so much we ate there 3 times. All gluten free and it was all really good. I would love to have a place like this in Austin. GooglePlace - July 2017