Peña Pachamama Center

About the Peña

A Little Piece of South American Carnaval all year long

The Peña Pachamama is a magical oasis of great food, from Traditional Bolivian dishes, to Raw-Living Organic food—as well as great music, dance and performance.

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

Peña Pachamama Reviews

"...This has to be the friendliest, most inviting night spot in the city."–July 2002, SF Weekly

"Sukay offered two delightful evenings with traditional music of South America...the group played exuberant hour-long sets delighting the audience..."–Joshus Kosman, SF Chronicle

"The Tastes & Sounds of South America in North Beach!"—'Voted Best of the Bay'–SF Bay Guardian

A Piece of History

Peña Pachamama—One of those magical places... a little island of the future where those who enter her doors are forever transformed by the spirit of the music and dance that takes them in. You'll find it on a little side street in San Francisco's old Latin Quarter somewhere between Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf and endless Italian late-night cafes.

It was once one of San Francisco’s most important speakeasies; later Amelio's, which along with Ernie’s, was one of the most famous restaurants in the city. This inviting and comfortable space is where Clark Gable and Carole Lombard had their rendezvous. John & Robert Kennedy, Gary Cooper, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin and boxer Rocky Marciano were among some of the personalities that frequented this landmark location

Today, the restaurant serves great food once more, including tasty traditional Bolivian tapas like Plantains and Yucca Frita. We also offer healthy and delicious Raw-living Organic tapas and treats.

For something more substantial, try one of our dinner entrees like Gluten-free Lasagna. See our food menu for all of our delicious dining choices.

Reservations are recommended.

To keep you entertained during dinner, the Pachamama also showcases artists and performances 5 nights weekly.

Great Bolivian composer and Charango player Eddy Navia and Sukay founder Quentin Navia can be seen almost every Saturday with the Pachamama Band. They keep the rest of the calendar packed with fantastic artists and sounds from all over the world, including Bolivia, Cuba, Spain, Hawaii, and styles like Spanish Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, Mexican Son, and Brazilian Samba.

The Pachamama restaurant features two spacious rooms upstairs, with fireplaces and views of Coit Tower. The upstairs rooms (and downstairs!) can be used for meetings and parties- we handle the food, music, dancing- you just bring the guests. We can also bring the party to you; for more information contact us, or see our booking website.

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