San Francisco Cheap FoodThe City by the Bay is well known for two things: the chase scene in 'Bullit,' and for San Francisco cheap food. This has always been a flamboyant and colorful city, and that flexibility is reflected on the food and its prices. Some things never change though, and one of those things is Tommy's Joynt, in Geary Boulevard. Tommy's features a variety of sandwiches (roast beef, corned beef, pastrami, ham, turkey) and salads (macaroni, cole slaw, potato, mixed pickle beans, tomato and onion, raw zucchini, marinated mushrooms, pickled beets, mixed vegetables) as well as daily specials for each day of the week. Prices go from %2.50 to $8.55.
San Francisco cheap eats also include Pancho Villa Taqueria, which offers appetizers (guacamole and chips), salads (avocado caesar, chicken caesar, grilled prawn caesar), sandwiches, meat choices (carne asada, chicken, carnitas, al pastor, chorizo, lengua, fajitas), nachos, burritos, tacos, quesadillas and specialties (chile relleno, enchiladas, flautas, tamales). No dish goes beyond $15. Maya is another cheap restaurant with Mexican dishes, with a main course price average of twenty dollars. and such typical food as mole poblano, tinga de pollo, nopalitos and ceviche.
European and Asian cuisine are also covered. For the former there is Delfina in 3621 18th St, an Italian restaurant that offers a full course meal, including antipasti (grilled fresh calamari, prosciutto San Daniele, insalada di campo), secondi (pork arista, sockeye salmon), primi (spaghetti, risotto, pappardelle), contorni (cherry tomato panzanella, olive oil mashed potatoes) and spuntini (warm castelveltrano olives, seasonal giardiniera). For the latter, Kabuto Sushi has tebashio, chicken and beef kushiyaki, gyoza, kimiyaki, oden, shirako, oshitasi, gomaae, kimpira, hijiki, moruyu, wakame, and many other Japanese delicacies. There are many other alternatives available to please almost everyone, and given that this is San Francisco cheap food, the price is already a settled matter.
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