Interior photo from La Fusion.
After some initial sightings by Eater and Grub Street, ~LA FUSION~, a Nuevo Latino establishment, is opening this Wednesday August 24th in the Financial District. It’s opening in the former Krivaar Cafe space, which is a tiny one.
Chef-owner Javier Madero is reportedly a native of Mexico City but has cooked all over the world. The menu (take a look at it here) includes a variety of small plates served family style, including a number of ceviches, like a Spanish mackerel cebiche ($11) with charred skin, citrus wedges, lime juice, and huacatay mint sauce. A highlight is the rotisserie chicken, available by the quarter, half, or whole, and served with warm bread salad, one side dish, and aioli sauce ($8-$19.95). There are also empanadas ($5.50-$8), and small hot plates like beef ribs ($16) braised in dark beer, cilantro, huacatay, served with carrots and corn purée. Hours are lunch Mon-Fri 10:30am-3pm, happy hour Wed-Fri 3pm-6pm, and dinner Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm. And for you “eat at your desk” types, take-out is available. 475 Pine St. at Kearny, 415-781-0894.