Food & Drink

Lolinda Restaurant Opens in the Mission

Argentine fare from the folks behind Beretta and Starbelly


You bounce from cramped apartment to snug Muni compartment to cubicle — and back again.

Think outside the (perpetually tiny) box at Lolinda.

The new Argentine restaurant housed in the massive former Medjool space has room to spare: cushy leather booths, two bars, and (come fall) a sizable roof deck for sipping under the city lights.

Don’t let local artist Shawn Feeney’s giant bull mural distract you from diving into plates from the talented team behind Beretta and Starbelly. Start with chicken empanadas and yuca-ricotta croquettes; main course it with lasso wood-grilled flank steak, pork chops, or rib eye.

A Bar Agricole and Death & Co. alum shakes up libations like Cure for Pain (rye, bourbon, port, and creme de cacao), but you’re welcome to ford the ever-flowing rivers of malbec.

Just leave room for us.

Lolinda, 2518 Mission Street, at 21st Street (415-550-6970 or lolindasf.com).

Photo: Shawn Feeney / Courtesy of Lolinda 

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2518 Mission St
@ 21st St
San Francisco, CA 94110