California Caribbean In Alamo Square
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California Caribbean In Alamo Square

It is no coincidence that my last name, Mesa, translates to “table.” I was born to be a host. Why are sit-down dinners so powerful? The underlying main ingredient is the community aspect. Every guest is a surprise. It tears down people’s perceptions of borders, allowing them to meet and “break bread” with different nationalities, races, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The best way to make lasting memories, in a new city, is through a dinner party. **Please let me know if you have any food allergy/restrictions. **I only cook with fresh/seasonal ingredients.

Available locations

  • San Francisco, CA, 94117, United States


  • Prices from $96 / person


From 2 h 30 min

Number of Participants

6 - 10 participants

Operating Hours

available daily from 19:00 to 21:30

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel 2 days before your event you will receive a refund of 100%


The evening starts with tropical sounds, a sultry cocktail, followed by a menu seasoned by the “Spice Trail” cuisines of The Caribbean with a modern Californian twist. African, Spanish, Taíno, and Middle Eastern (Jewish & Arabic) flavors come together to make up traditional Dominican dishes. It ends with a creamy coconut-rum dessert and stories. What to expect: • 3- course dining experience featuring traditional Dominican dishes made with locally sourced, organic and seasonal ingredients • Craft cocktail upon arrival and Emillio's renown "coquito" for dessert • Eclectic San Franciscan apartment located next to Alamo Square, home to the Painted Ladies monument • Can cater to vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian and gluten-free options upon request About your host Emillio: "It is no coincidence that my last name, Mesa, translates to “table.” I was born to be a host. I am hospitality professional with 15+ years in hotel openings, catering management, and special events. Why are sit-down dinners and cooking classes so powerful? The underlying main ingredient is the community aspect. It allows people to meet and “break bread” with different nationalities, races, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds. " * Menus can be customized for your dinner-event. Please ask how you can upgrade the experience for your special night. Evendo is the world's largest online marketplace for unique culinary experiences with locals. Savor local food and enjoy intimate supper clubs, hands-on cooking classes and bespoke private dining events in beautiful homes and exclusive venues with your loved ones. Wellness Check: We ask all hosts and guests to confirm that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms before attending an Evendo event. We also ask all participants to limit physical interactions including bypassing the customary welcome handshake. Host Education: To ensure the safety of our community, we’ve created Health and Safety guidelines and resources for our hosts based on the World Health Organization's recommendations. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of facial covering and gloves when preparing food. Contact our customer service team to learn more about Evendo's Health and Safety guidelines:

What you get


  • The Welcome Cocktail

    Sunset on the Mesa - A blend of passion fruit, mango, and apricot juices, mixed with vodka with a drizzle of rose-hibiscus syrup.

  • Appetizer

    Hand-Crimped Fresh Empanadas - Filled with ground turkey, lentils, tomatoes and mixed-olives. All homemade. Lightly fried in vegetable oil. Served with homemade salsa verde.

  • Main (Served Family-Buffet Style)

    Slow Roasted Chicken & Shrimp in Red Wine Sofrito Sauce - Oven roasted chicken and shrimp served with homemade sauce: mixed tomatoes, chickpeas, onions, garlic, cilantro, olive oil and red wine

    Spanish Yellow Rice - A classic cooked with turmeric, saffron, onions, garlic, and chicken broth with a hint of lemon.

    The San Francisco Salad - Thanks to the Farmer’s Market, it celebrates the city’s vibrant flavors. It’s always different, because I take advantage of seasonal ingredients at the peak of their freshness

    Dessert - The "Coquito." If you like coconut, you’ll love this! It's a thick and creamy (like melted ice-cream) drink that mixes coconut milk with sweet cream of coconut, almond milk, cinnamon and rum. This rich, authentic recipe is a tradition during Christmas in the Caribbean. Served over ice, with a large cinnamon stick.


  • Cocktail

  • Guests can bring alcohol

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out of5


Aug 1, 2021

A wonderful evening! The food was delicious, the venue lovely, but what really made this special was Emilio himself. Warm, intelligent, funny, sweet….everything one could hope for in a host. Many, many good stories shared and a wonderful memory made! It was a special evening.


Jul 24, 2021

All I can say is wow! Having dinner at Emilio's was one of the highlights of my family's trip to San Francisco. The thing that stood out the most was the incredible graciousness and hospitality of Emilio. From the moment we arrived, he made us feel right at home. The other guests there were extremely friendly and interesting. I will never forget how comfortable Emilio made us feel. And the food and drinks were terrific!! Don't miss Emilio's coconut rum drink!! Thanks Emilio!


Jun 28, 2021

This was an AMAZING experience. If you select this for a delicious, home cooked meal, you will not be disappointed. But is it SO much more than that. The opportunity to be in Emillio's gorgeous home - meeting interesting new people - and sipping tropical cocktails by the fire? Emillio is the ultimate host - and then some! Part chef - part host - part comedian - and part talk show host. My adult children joined with me and were completely captivated by the whole experience. Thank you Emillio! Your energy and hospitality are AMAZING!

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