Bocadillos, San Francisco

If I lived here, I know Bocadillos is where I’d hang out all the time. It’s cozy and relaxed, and has some nice wines and enough variety in their tapas menu to keep you hopping.

We came here for a few drinks after dinner, and ended up having some some munchies too.

Bocadillos, San FranciscoWe had some olives, as well as a great calamari with a refreshing romesco sauce ($11).

I wish I wasn’t so full from dinner; otherwise, I’d have been all over the oxtail, ceviche and at least something from the menu’s “innard circle” section (braised tripe, pig trotters or cold poached foie gras).

I had an OK glass of red wine, but Jason had a really nice rosé tempranillo-grenache 2004 Vina Ijalba Aloque Rioja. I hope we can find it here in Calgary.

Bocadillos, San Francisco

As we were leaving, I noticed Bocadillos (which means little sandwiches) had a pretty good breakfast menu posted. Our hotel was only a few blocks away, so I decided to come back the next day.

As I sat facing one of the windows, I kept noticing shuttle vans stopping across the street, tourists scurrying out, snapping pics and then hustling back into the vehicle. I realized the corner is the prime spot for taking shots of the distinctive pyramid top of the Transamerica building.

Bocadillos, San Francisco

It was entertaining people-watching as I tucked into my delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs and house-made chorizo ($7.50), which came with a toasted ciabatta bun. I caved and even got a bowl of fruit salad. Figured I hadn’t eaten something healthy in a while.

Check out this great little spot if you’re in the Financial District.

Bocadillos, 710 Montgomery St., San Francisco, (415) 982-2622. Open Monday-Wednesday 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Thursday-Friday 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Saturday 5-10:30 p.m. Menus here.