Asiento is the kind of place San Franciscans love. Part of this is because it’s tucked away in a section between the Mission and Potrero Hill frequented usually only by locals; no fanny-packs or Fisherman’s Wharf fleeces here. It’s also unpretentious but serves high quality food and drinks.
True to its name, Asiento is long on opportunities for sitting — wooden stools at the bar, wine barrel chairs at the communal tables, leather sofas and high-backed library chairs in the lounge area. It’s the sort of place that you’ll spend a moment basking in your options before decamping for margaritas and Spanish pilsners.