James LaLonde at Bocadillos


James LaLonde is the Executive Chef at Bocadillos. He has worked in many of San Francisco's top kitchens. A native of the High Plains, he moved to San Francisco in 2005. His resume includes Delfina, Maverick, SPQR and Slow Club. He brings a strong passion for clean flavors and simple ingredients. His work as Executive Chef at Bocadillos continues to evolve Gerald Hirigoyen's San Sebastian meets San Francisco approach.


  • Three Stars
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Nominee for Rising Star Chef
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Top 100 Restaurants
    San Francisco Chronicle

My Restaurants

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Chef James LaLonde reviews  at post.venue.name
Chinese, Asian, Fusion
"These have my vote for best chicken wings in the city. Wet, crispy, sweet and spicy"
"The burger at kronnerburger is probably my new favorite. Nicely seasoned, great beef flavor and a good bun which is very important"
Chef James LaLonde reviews  at post.venue.name
"First of the season asparagus/walnut/garrotxa/aged sherry vinegar @bocasf"

From My Menu

Chef Michael Siegel reviews Monterey squid at Bocadillos
$$ | Spanish/Portuguese
Financial District
1 Review
"This is an absolutely perfect dish. The squid is perfectly cooked and super tender, and it's balanced by the sauce and crispy jamón. Delicious."