The city shed some tears with the closure of ~HUXLEY~ last November, but now we know who’s moving in: PAPI’S, a Mexican restaurant and rotisserie from David Alexander, Craig Lipton, and Miriam Lipton, the team behind Papito Hayes, Matador, and Tender Wine Bar (which is just next door to Papi’s, and you can bring your food over there). Look for three large original works from artists Dario Canul and Cosijoesa Cernas of the Oaxaca collective Tlacolulokos (they also designed the logo).
The 30-seat Tenderloin restaurant will take some inspiration from Papito Hayes, but will have an extensive menu, offering much more than the usual taqueria suspects (and check out the tortas, featuring low-gluten pinsa rolls made by Montesacro), plus rotisserie. Beverages will include sangria, micheladas, craft beer, and low-alcohol versions of margaritas. It will open Monday March 5th for dinner and weekend brunch to start (nightly 5:30pm-11pm and Sat-Sun 11am-3pm), with lunch coming soon. 846 Geary St. at Larkin.
Enchiladas at the upcoming Papi’s. Photo courtesy of Papi’s.