San Francisco’s Castro District is a place to dig deeper into Pica Pica’s culinary roots and cultural heritage. The menu offers all the core dishes that define us, plus a bit of playfulness with the Arepa Tower and the Diablo Queen arepa special.  As for ambiance, we have added both folkloric and contemporary Venezuelan elements to enliven and elevate the dining experience. This location offers table service. Come check it out!

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For many, Pica Pica can be translated as a “little bit of this, a little bit of that”. At Pica Pica you can get a little bit of spicy, a little bit of sweet, some crunch and a lot of flavor! So we encourage you to explore our menu. If you have never had our food, we suggest you start with the Arepa Pabellón, a side of yuca fries and a glass of passion fruit fresca or sangria.

Arepa Tower

classic medium white arepas filled with any 4 fillings of your choice



pulled pork, taro chips, black beans, cheese, tomato, Guasacaca sauce


Shrimp Ceviche

& taro chips


Yuca Fries


Tres Empanadas

choice of beef or cheese, Guasacaca sauce


Plantain & Taro Chips

Guasacaca sauce



Grilled Corn Pockets
Choose one: Classic White OR Sweet Yellow


Grilled Chicken

with black bean spread, sliced tomato, queso fresco, Guasacaca sauce

Shredded Beef Pabellón

with sweet plantains, black bean spread, queso fresco

Pulled Pork Pernil

with sliced tomatoes, avocado, pica’pun, garlic aioli

Chicken Salad Reina Pepeada

with Guasacaca sauce, shredded lettuce, tomato

Spicy Chicken Catira

with Mozzarella cheese, greens, tomato, pica’pun


grilled tofu, avocado, sweet plantains, black beans, garlic aioli

Deviled Ham Rey Diablo

spicy deviled ham served over greens

Diablo Queen

2 medium classic white arepas filled with Reina Pepeada (chicken salad with avocado) and Rey Diablo (spicy house deviled ham)
Castro Special: $13.00

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Ensalada Llanera

Grilled Steak & tostones over mixed greens, queso fresco, tomatoes, black beans & mustard vinaigrette


Ensalada Bululú

mixed greens, roasted corn, red bell peppers, jicama, pineapple & passion fruit vinaigrette
Add Grilled Chicken or Grilled Tofu $3.00


Ensalada Caracas

mixed greens, avocado, crispy taro, tomato, red onion, marinated hearts of palm, house vinaigrette
Add Grilled Chicken or Grilled Tofu $3.00



Sweet corn crepes made with fresh yellow corn, filled with savory fillings and folded over.


Beef Pabellon

black beans, sweet plantains, queso

Grilled Chicken

mozzarella, Guasacaca, black beans


grilled tofu, plantains, black beans, garlic aioli


An option to get more of the delicious savory arepa fillings, but without the pockets!


Grilled Steak

black beans, coconut rice, sweet plantains, avocado & Pica slaw

Crispy Chicken

black beans, yuca fries & Pica slaw

Pulled Pork Pernil

tostones, rice, black beans, avocado,
Pica slaw, Mela’o sauce



Yuca Fries

Sweet Tajadas

(ripe plantains)

Black Beans

Garlic Coconut Rice



Coconut Quesillo

Venezuelan creme caramel

Yuca Beignets

Buñuelos de yuca with Dulce de Leche dipping sauce


Fruit Frescas

Passion Fruit, Mango, Coconut Lime






Virgin Passion Fruit Sangria


N/A Beer


Ariel Non-Alcoholic Wine