Telmo Faria

Telmo Faria

San Francisco

About Telmo Faria

Telmo Faria is the chef for Uma Casa. His personal goal has never been to "challenge" people with his food, but rather to connect with people through his food. His Portuguese menu is inspired and approachable, with an eye toward traditional old world flavors and a nod to local California cuisine.


  • Eater 38
    Eater SF
  • The Country's Best Tacos
    Food & Wine
  • Where to Eat Mexican in California
    Sunset magazine
  • Top Five New Restaurants
    Zagat Survey
  • Co-author
    Tacolicious: Festive Recipes for Tacos, Snacks, Cocktails, and More
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

$$, Reservations, Portuguese, Noe Valley
"All the cool kids are doing poutine. Introducing: the Sloppy Giuseppe fries. Limited orders today only, courtesy of #umacasasf"
Cornmeal crusted octopus with watercress salad
$$, Reservations, Portuguese, Noe Valley
"Proud of our lead line cook @og.salsa for this contribution to the menu. Cornmeal crusted octopus, roasted red pepper emulsion, asparagus, baby Tokyo turnips, and a watercress salad. A lot of traditional Portuguese flavors, in a unique and delicious presentation. Boa!"
At my venues