Pica Pica's Third Location to Open Mid-January in the Castro


Maize’wich with catira (chicken, sofrito, cheddar). Photo: © tablehopper.com.

As mentioned on tablehopper back in August, Venezuelan restaurant ~PICA PICA MAIZE KITCHEN~ is opening a third location in the Castro. The new location is 1,500 square feet, with two levels and seating for 55. Like the other locations, you’ll find arepas and other Venezuelan-style sandwiches, plus beer on tap, wines from South America, and sangria too. They’ve also added a few new menu items, like platters, meal-size salads, more desserts, and starters to share—and bonus, the menu will remain 100 percent gluten-free. It also seems like this location will be better for lingering. The spot is across from the F-train turnaround, and the opening is set for close to January 15th. They’ll be open daily 10am-10pm. 3970 17th St. at Market.