Criolla Kitchen's Secret Weapon? Slow Hand BBQ Ribs

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Luis Chong
Criolla Kitchen.
​Missed out on some great BBQ during Memorial Day Weekend because your partner is a vegetarian? Don't own a meat smoker?* Or just lack the skills to make fall-off-the-bone tender slow-smoked BBQ? Well, fret no more! You can easily remedy that problem at Criolla Kitchen, the month-old soul food restaurant on Market Street.

Luis Chong
BBQ Ribs.
​Criolla has been wowing customers with its fried chicken and waffles, shrimp-stuffed hush puppies, Louisiana catfish, rice and beans, and Cuban-inspired fare. Bagdad Café, the previous tenant, never inspired such a following. In this review, it's the ribs and brisket we want to praise -- especially after we learned they're supplied by none other than the winner of the 2011 SF Weekly Best Of for Barbecued Ribs, Slow Hand BBQ. Sweet.

So head to Criolla Kitchen and enjoy succulent BBQ without spending eight long hours tinkering with a smoker. Oh, and veggie eaters get a few options, including two salads and a vegetarian black beans and rice. Soul food for all!

*City slicker!

Criolla Kitchen: 2295 Market (at 16th St.), 552-5811. Hours: Daily 6-11 p.m., longer hours and brunch to be added in the future.

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coupons mate site
coupons mate site

Now every one aware about Criolla kitchen. Whenever i hear about its fried chicken, my mouth start watering and i can't control over it. I surely enjoy its fried chicken tonight.



They must have paid for this article because we have been there twice and many friends have been there (and non friend yelp'ers).  The one thing that we all agree on is that the food is awful and the service is worse.

Carina Ost
Carina Ost

Dammit, I went there right when they opened and I must have ordered wrong, because I didn't like anything I ordered...must go back for ribs.

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