Sad Closures This Week Are Brought to You by the Letter P: Palomino, Plouf, Pete's Tavern, Pedro's Cantina, Papi Rico,


The industrial style of Plouf. Photo courtesy of Plouf.

After 26 years of service and their popular happy hour, ~PALOMINO~ will be closing after service on Wednesday (they will be hosting their last private event on Thursday). I spoke with a representative for the restaurant, who said it’s due to a lease renewal situation. I used to work on Spear St. twenty years ago and consumed many of their pizzas on that patio. 26 years! That was quite a run. 345 Spear St. at Folsom.

A couple months ago, a tablehopper reader let me know changes were happening at ~PLOUF~, but when I reached out to them, they said it was just a rumor. Well, the rumor has proven to sadly come true, because I heard from Plouf last week that they are in fact closing after 23 years. They just can’t make the numbers work: “despite a great rent we were not able to make a profit anymore.” They will close on Saturday September 28th. Thank you for all the fun Belden Place memories and all the mussels and frites over many dates there! 40 Belden Pl. at Pine.

Over near the ballpark, both ~PEDRO’S CANTINA~ and ~PETE’S TAVERN~ have closed after 12 years in business, according to Hoodline. Neighboring ~AMICI’S EAST COAST PIZZERIA~ (216 King St.) has also closed their doors, after opening back in 2004. Seems all three locations suffered from diminished crowds at Giants games. 128 King St. at 2nd St.

And over in the Castro, Rick Hamer has closed his second business, ~PAPI RICO~, after a recent remodel and just shy of two years in business. That place is a great location with the patio and liquor license—you can rent it for private parties and events for now. 544 Castro St. at 19th St. [Via Hoodline.]