329 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 . 415.398.4899
Lunch . Monday–Friday 10am–3pm


Experience a taste of Cuba in downtown San Francisco at Paladar Café Cubano.

In Cuba, paladares are small family-run restaurants serving home-style Cuban cooking. At Paladar Café Cubano we honor our Cuban and Colombian heritages and invite you to enjoy the bold flavors and the down-home comfort appeal of soulful Latin cooking.

Cuban cuisine – a fusion of Spanish, African, and indigenous Caribbean cuisines – features a variety of sautéed or slow-cooked dishes flavored with aromatic sofrito (a sautéed blend of garlic, onion and oregano) or mojo (a marinade of garlic, olive oil and citrus juices).

We specialize in authentic traditional favorites and support local sustainable agriculture whenever possible.

¡Bienvenidos y Buen Provecho!

Rita Abraldes and Maria Victoria Khan opened Paladar Café Cubano in July of 2007, following a close friendship and business relationship that began at Charanga Restaurant in San Francisco's Mission District, of which Rita was a co-founder. Rita and Vicky infuse their passion for quality food, warm hospitality and Latin flavor into a unique and appealing combination of tradition and innovation.

Come taste our dishes that SF Weekly calls "the real deal." Sandwich cubano, lechón asado, picadillo, congrí, mariquitas y mojo, camarones al ajillo, plátanos maduros and much more.