This past weekend, I made a brief trip home to San Francisco for a wedding. While there, some friends and I met up at El Techo de Lolinda, a trendy rooftop bar for dinner! El Techo is known for its Latin American street food and great SF views.
El Techo de Lolinda SF
See the fog bank rolling in? It actually just stopped right there and never came all the way down to us, so we got a great view!
Love the small details, like this El Pato salsa de chile fresco-turned-napkin & silverware holder! It gives a more authentic, rustic feel to the Latin American restaurant.
One of my favorite things about El Techo is that they offer Mexican Coca-Cola. For those who don’t know, Mexican Coca-Cola is made with real, natural cane sugar instead of factory-processed sugar. I much prefer the flavor to American Coke.
Here you see my Cuba Libre,with rhum, lime & Mexican Coca-Cola, alongside a (very strong!) Margarita.
Chips, guacamole & tons of salt to start. I kind of went around the salt, but the guac was great!
Our first dish was the Sopes de Pibil, which came with braised pork, black beans, guacamole, red onion, chipotle-honey, and tortilla. They may seem tiny, but they were absolutely jam-packed with flavor! The pork and guacamole is a combo for the ages.
Next, we enjoyed the Quesadilla de Pibil, with braised pork shoulder, oaxaca cheese, and salsa on the side. In case you’re wondering – Yes, El Techo has more than pibil on the menu. We just happened to pick these dishes that are all about the braised pork!
The quesadillas were stuffed to the brim with pibil and oaxaza cheese, and the salsa was amazing! A little sweet, a bit of a kick, and it complemented the dish perfectly.
Last, but clearly not least, we dined on the half pound Chicharrones de Carne! This plate came with roasted and fried chunks of pork-shoulder with house made tortillas, lime, salsa, black beans, and escabech.
It was a filling an delicious end to this Latin American meal.
You can still see the view & fog bank once the sun had set!
Comment Challenge: I love branching out. What’s your favorite non-American dish?