The first thing you notice when you walk into Publico is the open kitchen. If you look closer, you’ll see an open hearth and a spit with pork shoulder roasting for the al pastor tacos, both of which are immediate signs that you’re going to eat very well here. This Delmar Loop spot serves Latin-inspired small plates like tostadas and arepas, along with a few larger dishes like a whole roasted fish. Finish with the flan, and then claim a finders fee anytime someone else brings up going to Publico.
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Pi Pizzeria serves some of our favorite pizza in the city, and we’re especially fans of their Delmar Loop location for the outdoor seating.
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