[San Francisco, Mission] Poc-Chuc


#1

I went to Poc-Chuc in the Mission for a late lunch on a lazy Sunday. A short walk from the 16th Street Mission BART station, Poc-Chuc focuses on Yucatecan cuisine.

I had their eponymous dish, the poc chuc, described on the menu as “grilled citrus marinated pork served with vegetable-bouillon rice topped with grilled onions, tomato salsa and a side of black bean puree”. It was all very good. The pork chop was sliced fairly thin with a nice smoky flavor from the grill and a little citrus flavor from the marinade. Not the tenderest pork but very flavorful. Kind of had the texture of a really thick slice of bacon. It was served with sweet grilled red onions, a cabbage slaw that had some citrus and cilantro in it, a bit of chunky tomato salsa, and a cup of finely pureed black beans. The rice on the side was well cooked and flavorful. It looked like normal white rice but I guess maybe the vegetable bouillon adds a little something to it - it was very good rice. It also came with four hot medium sized corn tortillas which were a little thick and very tasty. I believe they are handmade. Really good tortillas. A large amount of food and a good deal at $15.

Pictures:

Poc chuc (grilled red onions were on the side).


Some of the tortillas.


Chips and salsa. The habanero(?) salsa on the left was quite spicy.


Food menu.


#2

Thanks for the report!

I think I must have bookmarked Poc Chuc for their Yucatecan specialties for like a decade now and still haven’t been. Have you tried their other stuff like cochinita pibil?


#3

I have only tried their poc chuc. Their panuchos looked pretty good too.


(maria ascarrunz) #4

here’s a review I did for Mission Local. I don’t think much has changed since then!

https://missionlocal.org/2016/03/poc-chuc-cuisine-from-the-yucantan-in-the-mission/


#5

Thanks for the link to your review! I pretty much agree with everything you wrote about the poc chuc. Didn’t know you could get refills on those excellent tortillas though I was pretty stuffed after eating four of them. The platillo Maya looks like a good way to try a bunch of things.


(maria ascarrunz) #6

you are welcome!