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La Ola Rica

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La Ola Rica Review

One of San Pancho's first upscale restaurants, "The Delicious Wave," has still got it goin'. Small, medium-crust, wood-fired pizzas are just right for an appetizer (we recommend the Brie pizza with caramelized onions) or, with a soup or salad, as a delicious dinner for one. Another good appetizer is the fresh white cheese round served with warm tomato sauce and fresh basil. The margaritas are lovely, and wine by the glass is a generous portion. All of the doe-eyed, wasp-waisted waitresses are relatives of the locally born and raised co-owner, Triny. Eat to the beat of a jazz-dominated sound track: overlooking the street on the covered patio or inside the home-cum-restaurant, artfully decorated with eclectic paintings, photographs of Old Mexico, and saints in niches. Summer hours vary each season, depending on tourist traffic; it's best to call during the off-season to double-check days and hours open.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Tercer Mundo s/n, San Francisco, 63729 | Map It
  • Phone: 311/258–4123
  • Location: North of Banderas Bay

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Sun.; no lunch. Closed Sat.–Wed. June–July. Closed Aug.–Oct.

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    Amazing food

    Visited this place with my good friend, a very succcesful private chef. We were both blown away by the food - excellent, varied, and almost impossible to find elsewhere. We especially liked the ribs (amazing dry rub) and the molcajete (my favorite). We dined there 3 times in 6 days. Highly recommended. While you can normaly walk in and be seated, the choice tables are held by reservations.
    If anyone has any guesses on recipes approximating these dishes let me know - we've tried to duplicate the two dishes mentioned above but can't get it quite the same. Perhaps they can overnight ship entrees to the US soon LOL.

    by johndonk, 3/8/07

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