Ask anyone and they will tell you how much I love my neighborhood. Besides living above a bar, I get to be close to so many great shops and restaurants. Also ask anyone and they will tell you how much I love brunch. Because it’s brunch, and it’s San Francisco, and it’s delicious.
Last weekend, I got to combine these two loves by trying the new brunch menu at Hecho, a Mexican-with-a-twist restaurant on Sanchez and Market – and a 10 minute walk from my apartment.
The bright light from the humongous windows coupled with the bold flavors on the menu and the zing from its cocktails are a surefire way to wake anybody up on a Saturday morning. We started with the Sandia Salad – jicama, mint, and pickled watermelon rind, and made our way through a spicy guacamole, egg-topped chilaquiles, duck-fat carnitas hash, and my personal favorite – churro doughnut holes with dulce de leche. I could have eaten two plates of those alone and called it a day.
Hecho’s cocktails pack a punch as well. Their bloody mary contains beets so the drink glows with a crimson color, and when you swap out vodka for mezcal, your day is set.
My favorite thing about Hecho is that it serves high quality Mexican food without pretentiousness, with an enthusiastic staff in a prime location. I can’t wait to come again – so I can actually have a plate of churro doughnut holes to myself.
2200 Market Street
Open for brunch at 11am on weekends