A report by Dana Eastland. Now open in the Mission is Latin American restaurant MANOS NOUVEAU, in the former home of Panchita’s 3. The owner is Manuel Montalban, a born-and-raised Mission native, who has brought on chef Gualberto Nic Camara to run the kitchen. The menu spans Latin America, with items inspired by the cuisine of Peru and Mexico, with a dose of California regionalism and local ingredients. The menu, which will change regularly to reflect the seasons, includes small plates like ceviche ($14) and seasonal salads ($9), along with entrées ranging from a vegetable medley with quinoa ($21), duck breast with squash and rice ($24), and a rib-eye ($26). On the wine list, look for bottles from Chile and Argentina, with a few bottles from Spain. There are a few bottled beer options as well. Hours are Tue-Sat 5pm-11pm. 3115 22nd St. at Capp, 415-638-6109.
Manos Nouveau on 22nd Street. Photo: Dana Eastland. © tablehopper.com.