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Pisco Latin Lounge

San Francisco-Dubace Triangle

4.2 / 5

May 11, 2018

The Pisco Latin Lounge has a funky boutique bar atmosphere, thanks in part to the décor lots of black and red and artful light fittings and the vibe ...

The Pisco Latin Lounge has a funky boutique bar atmosphere, thanks in part to the décor lots of black and red and artful light fittings and the vibe, which is lively yet sophisticated. The venue offers lounge seating up front and cocktail tables designed for two (perfect for a date), plus the feature ‘pagoda’ which is illuminated by changing lights (designers Jim Maxwell & Cindy Beckman have worked on a load of bars and restaurants and their flair shows). Their cocktails are made with care and are South American in influence, with the menu overseen by mixologist Issac Vasquez we’d be tempted by the basil gimlet or the Polemo Fizz, which mixes Plymouth gin with grapefruit and an egg white, and there’s alcohol-free cocktails on offer for the abstainers. The bar carries a wide range of tequilas and their ‘original recipe’ Pisco Punch packs, appropriately, quite a punch. Pisco is linked with neighbourhood favourite Destino and their shared kitchen, run by chef/owner James Schenk, dishes up all manner of good things in tapas size portions (the quinoa risotto balls are awesome). The food has a Peruvian by way of California feel so you can snack on spiced Peruvian corn nuts, yucca chips or friend chickpeas. The artisanal cheese and charcuterie plates are also recommended. There’s also a selection of gluten free and vegetarian dishes, and the menu has a strong emphasis on seasonal, organic and quality produce. There’s an excellent list of New World, South American and European wines (mainly Spanish, Californian, Argentinian and Chilean, reflecting the food on the menu) and pleasant buzz that continues well into the night.