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Buena Vista Cafe

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American, Bar, Pub
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780 S Airport Blvd, Terminal 3, Boarding Area F, near Gate 82, San Bruno, CA 94128
+1 650-827-6626
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04:00 - 23:00
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San Francisco, California
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1,577 reviews
788 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,212 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I never hold airport food in high regard. It's expensive and quite often bland. Eating here was just slightly above average, it was OK and not too expensive. Not somewhere to rush back to but convenient for a quick meal.

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Thank Travellover6128
Kamloops, Canada
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78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant. Fantastic service. Great choices. Nummy wine. Fish was cooked to perfection. Loved every bite. Service was on point. View is wonderful. Definitely a do over experience.

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Thank Rita C
Chicago, Illinois
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2,761 reviews
2,142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 447 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The last time that we had been in San Francisco we had eaten at the Buena Vista Cafe near Fisherman's Wharf and we had enjoyed sharing an Irish coffee with lunch. When we saw a Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in Terminal 3, Boarding Area F near Gate 82, we thought to ourselves, why not try... More 

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Thank Allen21096
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92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not QUITE outrageous prices for airport food. Attentive staff. Adequate breakfast menu. Some interesting specialty coffees. Tasty coffee and food. Good location for people watching.

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Thank Dave T
Springfield, Oregon
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173 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was returning from a photoshoot in Chicago and arrived in San Francisco about lunch time so I stopped at the Buena Vista Cafe for just a burger, fries and soda. The burger was tasty and arrived quickly but a bill of $24 seemed a bit much. I was really thirsty and had asked for a soda refill so maybe... More 

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Crescent City, CA
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185 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a long layover so opted for a sit down. Service was good. Food was ok, but nothing g special. I had eggs Benedict. Cooled fast on cold plates. Coffee was good though. Over all just an airport place to grab a meal.

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Thank RickCrescentCity_CA
Discovery Bay, California
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115 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We all know that eating a meal at any airport is expensive and marginally good. So the Buena Vista was a pleasant surprise. The menu was extensive, the prices were close to normal.....and the food was quite good. Their house red wine was decent and a generous pour was just $13. If you are in SFO and need to kill... More 

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Thank CaptainStevers
Charlottesville, Virginia
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

My burger was a quick 5 minutes giving me plenty of time to make my flight. Good Burger. I was surprised when i got the Bill for my 20oz shocktop it was $10.30. That's exactly how much I'd paid for a six pack of this beer the other week. Seems they may be taking advantage of a captive audience or... More 

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Thank Michal F
Colorado
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Nachos are mostly cold and certainly the worst I've ever had. I told the waitress and she said that's the way it is supposed to be. I presume the rest of the foods is equally bad. Stick with the Irish coffee.

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Thank Mikeroni
Kingman, Arizona
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321 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The staff here is kind of ride. Stood over you when you were reading the menu instead of Coming back. Some of the beers I wanted they were out of. Chicken nachos were excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
04:00 - 23:00
Monday
04:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
04:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
04:00 - 23:00
Thursday
04:00 - 23:00
Friday
04:00 - 23:00
Saturday
04:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 780 S Airport Blvd, Terminal 3, Boarding Area F, near Gate 82, San Bruno, CA 94128
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Bruno
  • Phone Number: +1 650-827-6626
  • This restaurant is at San Francisco Intl Airport (after security)

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