This is a small Argentine-style restaurant on Grand Avenue in South San Francisco. The restaurant has special events (tango-dancers, singers, musicians, TV soccer viewing parties) so you might want to double-check before going.
The food was very tasty, portions were great, and server was casual, but very helpful.
We stopped by on a whim, on a Saturday evening, and ended up being the only people in the place - which is surprising!
Décor isn't much, a few photos and paintings of Argentina's Boca District, and legendary Tango singer, Carlos Gardel, along with framed soccer jerseys. Clean, white-tabled clothed tables.
On that night, the TV was on, which didn't bother us, but shouldn't be on when the restaurant is busy.
We ordered the "churrasco" which is served with vegetables and mashed potatoes and cooked to order. Delicious! Especially if you have it with the "chimichurri" sauce which is put on the table along with the bread (yummmm).
We also ordered the "ensalada rusa" - Russian salad, as a side. A rich potato salad made with peas and carrots. The house salad, which came with our meal, was a little sad looking, but the vinaigrette house dressing helped.
The menu also features empanadas and alfajores, which are made fresh in-house.
They also have a "parillada" which is a very traditional mix of barbequed meats. It serves 3 - 4 people, and takes a little extra time to prepare. So, we'll be sure to plan for that the next time we go and bring another guest or two!
I understand that much of their business is cooking items (empanadas and alfajores) for other restaurants, caterers, and vendors. So, the restaurant may be a secondary business for them.
I don't recommend it if you're tight on time or are looking for a high-end experience. We enjoyed our meal at Villa del Sol very much. With one glass of house red wine (very nice) and a soda, it cost about $55 for the two of us.
If you're looking for a casual experience with tasty Argentine-styled food, this is a good option.
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