Gonzalo Guzman

Gonzalo Guzman

San Francisco

About Gonzalo Guzman

Gonzalo Guzman is a cookbook author and chef/co-owner of Nopalito. Raised in what he calls a "box" of a house in Veracruz, Mexico, he prepared his first meal, a pot of beans, at the age of six. Its nearly impossible to ignore his work ethic, his humility, and his total dedication to excellent food that reflects the Mexico that Nopalito’s chef is proud to hail from.

My Venues

  • Nopalito
    306 Broderick St
    San Francisco, CA
  • Nopalito
    1224 9th Ave
    San Francisco, CA


  • Three Stars
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • 100 Things to Eat (carnitas, caldo tlalpeño)
    7x7 magazine
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Entomatadas con Verdolaga
$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Mexican, Full Bar, Inner Sunset
"Entomatadas con Verdolaga- sauce of early girl tomatoes, serrano chiles and onions. Tortillas, Oaxacan cheese, squash blossoms, purslane, queso fresco and crema"
At my venues
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$$, Outdoor Seating, Mexican, Full Bar, Panhandle
"Ceviche at Nopalito is hands down one of my favorite dishes in SF. Even better when it's on a warm day. Try it with one of their micheladas!"
Totopos con chile
$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Mexican, Full Bar, Inner Sunset
"Their homemade chips manage to stay very crispy even after being tossed in árbol chili sauce, onions, cilantro and cotija cheese—and then served with crema. I want these right now! And don't forget the margarita."