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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Haltun Mayan Cuisine Opens in the Mission with Huge Yucatecan Menu

Posted By on Tue, May 4, 2010 at 11:30 AM

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Taking over the space ― both the restaurant and the taqueria window ― last occupied by El Cachanilla, Haltun Mayan Cuisine opened Saturday on 21st Street and Treat.

The menu (photos after the jump) is one of the most comprehensive lists of Yucatecan/Mayan dishes we've seen in San Francisco:

In addition to the now-familiar panuchos, salbutes, and tostadas on the list of antojitos, Haltun is serving dzoto-bi-chay ("steamed corn

dumpling stuffed with crushed pumpkin seeds wrapped with spinach leaves,

topped with tomato onion sauce," $3 for 2) and pol-can ("fried

corn dumpling stuffed with lime beans [sic] and crushed pumpkin seeds

topped with pickled red onions," $3 for 2). Entrees range in price from

$9.50 to $14.50, and include turkey with either black or white moles, poc-chuc

(charbroiled, marinated pork), and pan de cazón, shark meat and

black-bean puree layered between corn tortillas.

The room is spare but attractive, its bare walls painted ochre, and there's a short list of wines and beers, including Anchor Steam on tap for $3.50.

Haltun Mayan Cuisine 2948 21st St. (at Treat)

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