Andrew  Garcia

Andrew Garcia

San Francisco

About Andrew Garcia

Andrew Garcia, Pastry Chef, arrived in San Francisco, from Santa Maria, California, to study art and cooking. He graduated, at the top of his class, from the California Culinary Academy with a degree in the culinary arts. Along the way he worked at Lazy Bear, when it was still an underground restaurant. Andrew joined the Californios team before the restaurant opened to assist in finalizing the kitchen and finishing construction. He worked his way through the savory stations before being promoted to sous chef. When the opportunity to take over pastry came, he chose to continue learning and was the first person named as the restaurant's pastry chef.

At My Venues

Tasting menu
$$$$, Mexican, Reservations, Mission
"Dinner here is most intriguing. Many chefs try to reinterpret traditional dishes but the chef really gets it here. The soul of Mexican cuisine is present in every bite, though visually it's a surprise. Especially the menudo—the taste is perfect but there's no tripe."