This stylish little Puerto Rican restaurant, which comes to the Haight courtesy of partners from the Corner and Cha Cha Cha, isn't a source for all the PR classics. Rather, it's a well-thought-out place with a short menu of entrées like pernil (roast pork), habichuelas coloradas (beans with pork) and prawns a la criolla, as well as sandwiches, a fragrant rum cake, and good beer. What makes Parada 22 so appealing is that the cooks pay attention to how the meats are cooked and carefully sauté their sofritos, the blends of aromatics and spices that begin Puerto Rico's most deeply flavored dishes.
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards, cash
Parking: No Parking, Street
Reservations: Not Accepted
Extra Info: Muni: 33, 43, 71