Whether you enjoy a rich mole poblano alongside a zesty mezcal cocktail or a fresh shrimp ceviche with a refreshing chavela, there is a broad and vibrant flavor spectrum in Mexican cuisine. This Bay Area Bites guide highlights ten South Bay restaurants worth visiting for their South of the border specialties.
Lauren Sloss is a food, music, and lifestyle writer based in San Francisco. She is a frequent contributor to Serious Eats and The Bold Italic; her work has also appeared in Indie Shuffle, Fodors, and on RollingStone.com. Some of her favorite things include guacamole, goat gouda, and The Black Keys.
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The Independent is a great venue to see live music in the Bay; it’s also in one of San Francisco’s best eating-and-drinking neighborhoods. We’ve put together a guide for the top spots to do both before, and after, your next concert outing.