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As one may guess, the Mission has some slammin' salsa bars, and El Valenciano is one of 'em. This classic bar/dance club offers beginning salsa lessons every Wednesday from 9-10 p.m. and dancers show their stuff after class and on weekends, when the mostly over-50 Latin crowd shakes it to a mix of DJs and live bands. Things get hoppin' around 10:30 p.m., but until then expect a chill bar with a top-shelf tequila selection and friendly bartenders. They also usually feature a full food menu; however, the kitchen is currently being remodeled and expects to be finished in early 2011.

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Reservations: Accepted

Upcoming Events

  • Cuban Social Dance Party on Sundays (Nightlife)

    • Sundays. Continues through Oct. 27 $10
  • Rincon Cuba Descarga (Cuban Dance Party) (Clubs (Community))

    • Sundays, 5-11 p.m. Continues through Dec. 26 10
  • Cuba Descarga Salsa Dance Party (Dance)

    • Sundays, 6-11 p.m. Continues through Dec. 27 $10
  • "Bailongo del Valenciano" (Music)

    • Tuesdays, 9 p.m. $5-$10

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