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$65  + Tax/Tip
Tue, 5/2
7:00 PM
Bernal Heights

El Buen Comer

5-Course Memories of Mexico City Tasting Event

Serving diners since 2016, this outstanding Bernal Heights eatery captures the warmth of a Mexican home kitchen and has earned a place on many “Best Of” lists, including Time Out’s “Best Restaurants in SF” and Eater’s “38 Essential SF Restaurants” (both 2022) and the San Francisco Chronicle’s “Top Mexican Restaurants in the Bay Area” (2023). A native of Mexico City, Chef Isabel Caudillo learned to cook from her seven sisters, one of whom ran a street-food stall in front of their home. A graduate of La Cocina (the Mission incubator for women-run food businesses) she makes all her dishes from scratch, using organic masa and hand-rolling her enchiladas. Her menu includes a variety of homestyle dishes ranging from albondigas (savory meatballs in tomato sauce) to coditos con crema, a pasta and cream dish that has defined comfort food for generations of Mexicans. SF Gate says “El Buen Comer channels the soul of Mexico City” while Via Michelin deems the food “luscious” with a flan that they say is “one of the best renditions in the city.” We’re excited to visit, to meet Chef Caudillo, and to hear her story!

About the Host:

Isabel Caudillo


Hailing from Mexico City, Chef Isabel Caudillo graduated from La Cocina, a Mission incubator for women-run food businesses. After beginning El Buen Comer as a stand at the Noe Valley Farmers’ Market in 2008, she expanded operations to a brick-and-mortar location in 2016.

The Lineup

All courses will be individually plated.

  1. Tamale & Prensado Duo

    spinach & mushroom tamale | gordita de chicharron presnado with pork, cilanto, onion

  2. Quesadilla de Flor de Calabaza

    mozzarella, squash blossom, sour cream, queso fresco, lettuce

  3. Sopa de Verduras

    corn, cabbage, broccoli, zucchini, carrot, spinach, tomato broth.

  4. Lamb Machetes

    cactus, banana leaves, mexican corn, white rice

  5. Chocoflan

    chocolate cake, flan

Restaurant Covid 19 Policy

At this event, we will do our best to accommodate requests for separate tables, assuming the space allows for them. Additionally, all food will be served individually plated rather than family style. As per local guidelines, as well as the restaurant's own policy, attendees will not be required to present proof of vaccination for entry.

El Buen Comer

3435 Mission St

San Francisco, CA 94110

Event FAQs

Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
No tickets are needed.
What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
Does this restaurant allow BYOB?
No. This restaurant is a non-BYO establishment. Outside alcohol will not be permitted at this event.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $85 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for emergency requests, we may allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests (as well as the guest ticket surcharge) must be sent to us prior to the event. Any guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
What must I bring to the event?
Please make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event, we will be able to accommodate most dietary restrictions and food allergies except for those with dairy, pork, or mushroom restrictions. Please make sure to Update Your Dietary Restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are.
Will this event be handicap acccessible?
According to the restaurant, this event is handicap accessible.
What parking information has the restaurant provided for this event?
According to the restaurant, there is nearby street parking available.

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