FEBRUARY 20, 2012

Flautas de Pato
@ Chilango

Crispy, rolled tortillas filled with succulent duck meat and topped with sour cream and shredded cabbage, these little flautas are a grown-up, sophisticated version of the taquito.

Price: $12.00

Served Up By:

  • Chilango
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  • Castro
    235 Church St
    San Francisco, CA 94114
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  • (415) 552-5700
  • Mon-Sun 11am - 10pm

Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Price Range: $$

Parking: Street

Attire: Casual

Good for Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Takes Reservations: Yes

Delivery: No

Take-out: Yes

Waiter Service: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Alcohol: Beer & Wine

Wi-Fi: No

Has TV: No

Caters: No

Wheelchair Access: Yes

The Dish:

My partner Sam and I weren't really planning on going out to dinner, but I had a flamenco show to shoot at Cafe du Nord and we had a feeling it was going to be a late night, so we better grab a snack. We were drawn to Chilango's mainly because of the name, which was just too much fun to say...cheeee-LAN-gooo. Fun, right? Since we only had about half an hour, we just ordered an appetizer, but decided to pick one that sounded like it could be filling—flautas de pato. Duck is a very rich and fatty meat, plus the tortillas in the flautas are fried, so yea...very filling! I loved the seasoning on the meat, with the tartness of the sour cream. It was the perfect pick-me up, before we blotted off see a passionate and vibrant dance performance.

Key Ingredients:Tortillas, duck, sour cream, cabbage, carrots, cheese

The Place:

If you've ever traveled to places like Italy and Spain, it's very typical for restaurant owners to solicit customers as people walk by their establishment. Usually it's a tourist gimmick, but at Chilango, they entice you with such great stories about their food, that they easily draw you in. Organic? Grass fed meats? Homemade tortillas? Yes please! I'd like a table! It's a spacious spot, with lots of tiling and heavy wooden furniture. And the staff is so nice. Smiles all around. I can't wait to go back and actually have a full meal, without the rush. Ok, let's say it one more time all together: cheeee-LAN-gooo!

Recommended By:

Ariel Soto-Suver
Ariel Soto-Suver
Photographer, Bowerbird Photography

Ariel is a San Francisco foodie and photographer. She shoots and makes videos for the SF Bay Guardian, most of which are focused on all things edible. When she's not working in The City, she's traveling the world with her husband, Sam, eating stinky tofu from food carts in Taiwan or devouring freshly baked chocolate croissants in the mountain villages of France.

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