Peña Pachamama Center


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We are located in North Beach, San Francisco. You can get driving directions via the links below. Dinner is served from 5:30pm to 10:30pm Wednesday through Sunday. Music and dancing will usually continue after the dinner hours. The cover price on week-ends is $13.50.

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Street Address & Phone Number

1630 Powell Street
(between Union & Green)
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 646-0018 -- fax: (415) 646-0066

Map & Directions

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Parking

Suggested parking: Vallejo Street Garage on Vallejo at Powell -just 2 blocks away and reasonably priced.

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Booking Info

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Special Events

Holiday Parties, Weddings and Rehearsal Dinners

Parties & meetings available 7 days a week from 9 AM to midnight (hours after midnight on request).

The main dining room includes a small stage and built in sound system, MACKIE mixer, mics and stage lighting. It houses one of San Francisco’s most charming bars where Robert Altman exhibits of some of his greatest original photos from the Sixties when he was chief photographer for Rolling Stone Magazine.

Pachamama Reviews

"the kind of place even the Amish would dance." —Robin Williams

"Best of the Bay" —Bay Guardian

"Best Floor Show" —SF Weekly

"San Francisco’s most fun underground club" —ZAGAT Best of San Francisco 2002-2008

"...This has to be the friendliest, most inviting nightspot in the city. Another translation of pachamama is “Mother Earth” and as soon as you walk into the place you feel like you’re part of some extended global family. (Peña means “a circle of people coming together.”) On the stage there may be jazz, flamenco, or salsa to spice up your meal, depending on the day of the week, and Saturday nights belong to Sukay. The band has played venues around the world and its musicmaking and showmanship inspire a glow of pleasure. One of the charms of the place is that the restaurant’s staff is also part of the entertainment, so the guy playing the charango is actually Eddy the bartender (and one of Bolivia’s most known composers), the maitre d’ is the Yma Sumac-esque vocalist and panpipe virtuoso, and the pastry chef emerges from the kitchen long enough to demonstrate a particularly athletic indigenous dance step. At one point another dancer moves among the tables in dazzling native garb topped off with feather-lined, parasollike headgear; for a multicultural change of pace the band might serve up the occasional bluegrass number. It’s a great spot to celebrate a birthday (there were three going on the night we visited), especially when the cocktail waitress leads an impromptu salsa lesson and everyone gets up to dance the night away." —SF Weekly

Upstairs, the Salon Illimani, with a fireplace, small bar and view of Coit Tower, can accommodate 20-33 persons for a sit-down dinner or 40-45 for a buffet. The Salon Potosí, antique wood with a fireplace and view of Coit Tower can accommodate 18-20 persons.

Downstairs Peña Pachamama holds about 60+ for a sit-down dinner or 100 for a buffet. In addition. we have smaller private dining rooms upstairs. The price depends on the day of the week and if you want a musical performance. We have a choice of Flamenco, Cuban, Bolivian, Brazilian, Hawaiian, Carnaval, Tango or contemporary world music.

Peña Pachamama, formerly Amelio’s, where Joe DiMaggio & Marilyn Monroe had their wedding dinner, housed one of San Francisco’s most important speakeasys and along with Ernie’s were the most famous restaurants in the city. The two upstairs dining rooms with fireplaces, where Clark Gable and Carole Lombard had their rendezvous, have views of Coit Tower and may be reserved for meetings or dinner parties. John & Robert Kennedy, Gary Cooper, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, boxer Rocky Marciano were among some of the personalities that frequented this landmark location.

Parties & meetings are available 7 days a week from 9 AM to midnight (hours after midnight on request). Pachamama’s main dining holds 60 or more (for cocktails and receptions it can accommodate over 100) and includes a small stage and built in sound system, MACKIE mixer, mics and stage lighting. It houses one of San Francisco’s most charming bars where Robert Altman exhibits of some of his greatest original photos from the Sixties when he was chief photographer for Rolling Stone Magazine. Upstairs, the Salon Illimani, with a fireplace, small bar and view of Coit Tower, can accommodate 24-33 persons for a sit-down dinner or 40-45 for a buffet.

Depending on availability of the musical groups, our staff will arrange for a performance of your preference of musical styles: Cuban (guaranteed to get you dancing), high energy music from Bolivia, Spanish Flamenco, Mexican Son, Brazilian Samba, Latin Jazz, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Peruvian or Bolivian dance ensembles, Tango, DJ dancing, or a combination of groups for your event. "Music from the heart that you'll never forget."

Partial list of clients who had holiday or event parties: McCann Erickson, Mayors Willie Brown & Gavin Newsom, Beach Blanket Babylon, Levi Strauss, Wells Fargo Bank, American Society of Geophysicists, Lonely Planet, Lawler & Lawler, Table for Six, Quantum Dot, Carole Shorenstein, Consul-Generals of San Francisco, Latin Chamber of Commerce, Alamo Capital, Guitar Solo, Natalies, Lancombe (from Paris), Flad & Associates, Morrison & Forester, Thom's Natural Foods, Pachamama Alliance, Margaret Youngblood, Golin Harris, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Stratagem, Royal Hawaiian Seafood, Tethys, O'Grady's, Russian Hill Neighborhood Association, Pro-Mortgage, Bertram Capital, UCB Network, Inc, and many more.

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For more info, please contact us using the form above, or contact us via web at celebrate@penapachamama.com

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