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SF’s “Wu Tang Flan” Gets Brick-and-Mortar Spot in 2023

Baja-inspired “Chicano Nuevo” pop-up getting a permanent location in Bernal Heights with fish tacos, squid ink tamales and a playful dessert with a “heavy hand of Hennessy Cognac”
By - posted 8/15/2022 No Comment

Thanks to EaterSF and SF Gate for letting us know that after years of doing pop-ups throughout San Francisco, “Chicano Nuevo,” a Baja-inspired restaurant will finally open up a brick-and-mortar location in Bernal Heights in 2023.

Chef and owner Abraham Nuñez, brought his family recipes from Chula Vista to Excelsior trying to recreate his childhood from border taco joints in the form of Ensenada-style Baja fish tacos, three-cheese tamales with infused chile masa and squid ink tamales – plus fries and Mexi-Szechuan wings.

But we’re most excited about the Wu-Tang flan, a flan that’s cut to look like the Wu-Tan clan logo made with a “heavy hand of Hennessy Cognac” plus orange zest whipped cream. Yummy!

Can’t wait for the new location? Currently, Chicano Nuevo pops up at Broken Record at 1166 Geneva Ave (in between McLaren Park and Mission Street) and is open 7-days a week from 5-10pm. See the yummy menu

But starting next year they plan to permanently take over 3355 Mission Street (at Virginia) at the base of Bernal Hill. This was the former location of Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack and the bar El Amigo, where Nuñez got his start, using the space for the first pop-up version of Chicano Nuevo. So it’s a bit of a homecoming. And with a new 20-year lease, hopefully it will be anchoring the corner for a long time to come.

Read the entire backstory and get much more detail at both EaterSF and SF Gate