Exterior of Puerto 27. Photo from the restaurant.
Newly open as of this weekend is ~PUERTO 27~ in Pacifica. As originally reported in tablehopper, this is a project from Jose Calvo-Perez of the Fresca and Pasión family of restaurants (the chef de cuisine is Hector Diaz). The menu features a variety of piqueos (small plates) to share, like Peruvian-style fried rice with sea urchin sauce (um, yes), empanadas, and a variety of causas (I love those lil’ potato buggers). There’s also a full ceviche raw bar, lomo saltado, and more. Check out the menu here. It’s the kind of food you’ll dig after a day at the beach, or if you go for a coastal drive, with weekend brunch as your destination.
The 140-seat restaurant has two levels, ocean views, and an outdoor patio. Cocktails by Enrique Sanchez (previously at La Mar Cebichería Peruana and Limón, currently at Rose Pistola) highlight pisco (naturally), and there’s also an international wine list. Oh yes, and there’s happy hour from 3pm-6pm. Open for lunch Mon-Fri 11am-3pm (starting soon), dinner nightly from 5pm onward, and brunch Sat-Sun 10am-3pm. Pacifica Beach Hotel, 525 Crespi Drive, just off Highway 1, Pacifica, 650-733-7343.