Cala

Modern Mexican

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Overview

Cala serves Mexico City-style cuisine from famed Mexico City (MX) chef Gabriela Camara (of Contramar), including steet tacos, seafood sopes with black beans and silky raw trout tostadas, a nod to the raw tuna tostadas she popularized in MX. This casual Hayes Valley eatery features lofty white-washed walls, bursts of greenery and lots of natural light. The intimate bar highlights Spanish wines (as well as some French, Italian and California labels) and agave spirit-driven cocktails like margaritas and mezcal martinis.

Table8's partnership with Cala sponsors donations to the Delancy Street Foundation.

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ACCOLADES

  • Restaurants of the Year 2016  Food & Wine
  • Top 100 Restaurants in the Bay Area 2016  San Francisco Chronicle
  • The 21 Best New Restaurants in America 2016  Eater
  • Semi-Finalist: James Beard Foundation, Best New Restaurant 2016
  • The 10 Hottest New Restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area 2016  Zagat
  • Charred Sweet Potato with Bone Marrow Salsa Negra: The Bay Area’s 50 Most Essential New Dishes 2016 — San Francisco Magazine
  • The Big Eat: Trout Tostada 2016  7x7 Magazine
  • The 17 Best New Restaurants of 2015  SFist
  • San Francisco's Best New Restaurants Of 2015  The Infatuation

Menu for Cala

Food

Main

  • Raw Marin Miyagi Oyster with celery, jalapeño and beet chamoy
    $4.00
  • Sopes playeros with midnight black beans, crema and ricotta salata
    $10.00
  • Sopes with pescado adobado
    $13.00
  • Camaronillas a La Veracruzana
    $14.00
  • Trout Tostada with chipotle, avocado and fried leeks
    $16.00
  • Tostada Campechana
    $28.00
  • Bonito tartare with cucumbers, nopal crisps and chile de arbol oil
    $17.00
  • Santa Cruz abalone with amarosa potatoes, serrano cream and sorrel
    $19.00
  • Butter clam aguachile with cucumber and chile piquí­n
    $19.00
  • White Sea Bass ceviche a la mexicana with avocado
    $24.00
  • Mussel tamal with chile serrano and leeks
    $16.00
  • Tamal de cazuela with sea urchin and charred habanero-leek relish
    $20.00
  • Squid and Ling Cod Frito Mixto
    $15.00
  • Green salad with pepitas, quinoa and roasted poblano
    $13.00
  • Mustard greens and beet salad with habanero croutons and bay blue cheese
    $14.00
  • Delicata squash with goat cheese, watercress, palanqueta and guajillo vinaigrette
    $15.00
  • Nopal and eggplant with chile cascabel in charred corn husk
    $17.00
  • Sweet potato with bone marrow salsa negra
    $19.00
  • Manilla Clams Al Chipotle
    $23.00
  • Ling cod salpicón with tomatillo and cilantro
    $28.00
  • Black cod mixiote with red chile adobo in collard greens
    $36.00
  • Pacific Mackerel a La Talla
    $38.00
  • Midnight Black Beans
    $4.00

Wine

Sparkling

  • Mas Candí Cava Penedés, Spain '13
    $11.00
    $50.00
  • Avinyo Cava Reserva Rosado Penedés, Spain NV
    $13.00
    $62.00
  • Los Bermejos Espumoso Rosado "Brut Nature" Canary Islands, Spain NV
    $110.00
  • Carriel dels Vilars "Rosat Escumos" Catalunya, Spain '08
    $70.00

White

  • Bengoetxe Getariako Txakolina Basque Country, Spain '13
    $11.00
    $26.00
    $50.00
  • Scribe Sylvaner Sonoma Valley, California '14
    $15.00
    $36.00
    $72.00
  • Domaine de la Louvetrie Muscadet Loire Valley, France '14
    $11.00
    $26.00
    $48.00
  • Succes Parellada Catalunya, Spain '14
    $12.00
    $29.00
    $54.00
  • Domaine Maestracci "E Prove" Corsica, France '14
    $12.00
    $29.00
    $55.00
  • Pedralonga Albarino Galicia, Spain '13
    $13.00
    $31.00
    $63.00
  • Clelia Romano "Colli di Lapio" Fiano di Avellino Campania, Italy '13
    $78.00
  • Brea Chardonnay North Coast, California '13
    $13.00
    $31.00
    $60.00
  • Bodegas LaCcruset "La bella Fernanda" Rioja Alavesa, Spain '13
    $60.00
  • Envinate "Taganan" Canary Islands, Spain '13
    $80.00
  • Vignas Domenec Garnaxta Blanca Montsant, Spain '13
    $12.00
    $29.00
    $57.00
  • Marco De Bartoli Iinteger" Sicilia, Italy '08
    $15.00
    $36.00
    $72.00
  • Famiglia Carfagna Altura Toscana, Italy '13
    $108.00

Rosé

  • Domaine Du Pas de l'Escalette "ze rose" Languedoc, France '14
    $11.00
    $26.00
    $52.00
  • Comte Abbatucci "Gris Imperial" Corsica, France '14
    $73.00
  • Cirelli Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo Abruzzo, Italy '14
    $12.00
    $29.00
    $55.00
  • Domaine de Majas "l'Amoureuse" 10/24/45 Rousillon, France '14
    $10.00
    $24.00
    $45.00

Red

  • Mas Candi Vincle Penedes, Spain '14 (chilled)
    $14.00
    $34.00
    $60.00
  • Benito Santos Mencia Galacia, Spain '14
    $12.00
    $29.00
    $55.00
  • Antoine Luyt "Pipeño" Maule, Chile '14 1L
    $11.00
    $26.00
    $50.00
  • Poggio de Bortolone Cerasuolo di Vittoria Sicilia, Italy '12
    $13.00
    $31.00
    $63.00
  • Domaine Rimbert Saint-Chinian Languedoc, France '12
    $10.00
    $24.00
    $45.00
  • Salvo Foti i Vigneeri Rosso Sicilia, Italy '13
    $86.00
  • Ama Nero d'Avola Mendocino, California '14
    $15.00
    $36.00
    $74.00

Cocktails

Main

  • Mezcal Margarita amaras mezcal, citrus cane syrup, lime, orange bitters
    $14.00
  • A-peru Spritz capurro pisco, cardamaro, aperol, ver jus, cava
    $15.00
  • Martini Oaxaqueño mezcal, mandarin napoleon, lime, castelvaltrano olive, fennel
    $15.00
  • Horchata Colada diplomatico añejo, horchata
    $11.00
  • Paloma tequila blanco, grapefruit, lime , aperol, soda
    $12.00
  • Tonica Classica st. george botanivore gin, elderflower tonic, cucumber, lemon
    $13.00
  • Azafran Y Tonica boudier saffron gin, Q tonic, orange, juniper berries
    $13.00
  • Boulevardier Blanco amaras mezcal, dolin blanc, gran classic, orange
    $15.00
  • A LA Antigüita sotol reposado, piloncillo, chocolate bitters, orange, brandied cherry
    $14.00

149 Fell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Modern, Rustic, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Groups, Hot Spot
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (415) 660-7701
  • Private Dining Room: Yes