Finally! El Buen Comer Now Open for Lunch, with Dinner Coming Soon


It’s been an intense journey for Isabel Caudillo, the founder of the new (and long-awaited) El Buen Comer restaurant at 3435 Mission St. (@Kingston). After years of cooking up her signature guisados in her home kitchen, she got a boost from the fabulous La Cocina incubator to begin the process of opening her own restaurant. Then came the fundraising, and the build-out, and the navigating of our City’s maddening permits and bureaucracy. And now, at last, El Buen Comer is open for business.

Our friends at EaterSF map out the opening schedule:

To start out, El Buen Comer will be serving lunch only for the month of June, relying on the daily-changing comidas corridas which include a beverage, appetizer, and guisado, or a bigger entree with a guisado. When dinner starts in July, it will be family style with guisados, tortillas, and entrees like mole, albondigas (meatballs), and chiles rellenos. Eventually Caudillo will start a Sunday buffet, too.

For now, El Buen Comer is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Starting July 1, hours will include dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

You can check out the menu, right here.

PHOTO: Grand Opening party at El Buen Comer, by Stefanie Tuder of EaterSF


5 thoughts on “Finally! El Buen Comer Now Open for Lunch, with Dinner Coming Soon

  1. Just to avoid any possible confusion, use of the term “entree” is misleading here. Starters/appetizers are called entradas in most Spanish/Latinoamerican restaurants, so somehow that got translated as entree, which in America means main course. So the option should read as a larger appetizer with a guisado. I can’t wait to try El Buen Comer!!

  2. MEGA CONGRATULATIONS to Isabel and family!!! El Buen Comer looks beautiful and inviting. We can’t wait to have a meal there:)

  3. Careful with your Spanish spelling: you wrote “la Cochina” which means the little pig, instead of “La Cocina” (the kitchen).

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