Gabriela Cámara (Contramar) Is Coming to San Francisco!


A table and menu at Cámara’s Contramar in Mexico City. Yelp photo by Paula G.

Gabriela Cámara, the restaurateur whose Contramar in Mexico City redefined modern Mexican cuisine when she opened it 16 years ago, is opening her first restaurant in the United States right here in San Francisco. It’s moving onto the block of Fell Street between Van Ness and Franklin, Hoodline reports. Though Cámara is still working out the concept for the new project, it will likely be seafood-oriented, with a sustainable focus. She definitely has a way with seafood: the tuna tostadas on the menu at Tacolicious are an homage to the signature dish at Contramar.

Cámara currently owns several other restaurants in Mexico in addition to Contramar, and if you’d like to read a bit more about her and her impact on Mexican City’s food scene, check out this article in The Los Angeles Times from 2005. Right now, the new project has neither a name nor a timeline, though Diana la Cazadora (Diana the Huntress) is a possible name and she’s definitely aiming to open in 2015, possibly as early as the spring. 149 Fell St. at Franklin.