What to Eat at Pica Pica Maize Kitchen, Now Open in the Mission

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Photo: Grub Street

Pica Pica Maize Kitchen, which opened its first location at Oxbow Public Market in Napa a few years back, has taken over the the former Mi Lindo Yucatan space at 15th and Valencia and officially opened on Saturday. Their generously large and filling Venezuelan arepas and signature "maize'wiches" are almost enough for two meals, and certainly would make for a good dinner. Below, the full menu, which also includes empanadas, house-made sangria and six special sauces.

MENU

Pick a maize bread and choose a filling

Arepa
grilled corn flour flatbread $7.99

Maize'wich
grilled sweet cornbread $7.99

Cachapa
100% sweet corn pancake $8.99

Fillings:
Pepeada: chicken salad with Guasacaca (creamy avocado)
Pelu'a: shredded skirt steak with cheddar cheese
Pebellon: shredded skirt steak, sweet plantains, black beans, cheese
La Vegetariana: tofu, avocado, sweet plantains, black beans, spicy sauce
La Shuli: black beans, seasoned tomatoes, onions, cilantro, Guasaca on the side
Catira: sautéed chicken in our signature sofrito, cheddar cheese
Pernil: pulled pork, sliced tomatoes, avocado, aioli
Chorizo: chorizo, cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes
Clasica: ham & cheese
Perico: Venezuelan style scrambled eggs, onions, diced tomatoes. Add cheese or chorizo.

With purchase of any of the above, add a small soup, pasapalo, or salad for $3.25

Empanadas
$3.99
Choice of 3 corn flour pockets + 1 dipping salsa

Guiso: beef, chicken, pork stew
Tilapia: fresh water fish
Queso fresco
Morena: black beans and queso fresco

Soups
Small $3.99 - Large $5.75
Chupe: chicken, potatoes, corn & cheese in vegetable broth
Shrimp: shrimp and vegetables in fish stock
Soup of the Day

Salad
$3.99
Bululu: roasted corn, red bell peppers, jicama, pineapple, quinoa, and daikon sprouts with passion fruit vinaigrette

Sides
Pasapalos
yuca fries or sweet plantains with choice of one dipping salsa

Salsas

Pica'Chup: our own spiced ketchup
Pica'Pun: our signature hot sauce
Morena: black bean paste
Mela'o: Papelon and tamarindo
Aioli: garlic and olive oil
Spicy Cream: sour cream and smoked chile

Beer $5
Sangria $6
Vino $6

Soda $3
Granita $4
Hot chocolate $3