Bay Area/ San Francisco
Published on December 16, 2014
Manos Nouveau Headed To Former Pica Pica On 17thPhoto: Manos Nouveau/Facebook
Pica Pica may have departed the neighborhood, but a new restaurant is headed to its space at 3970 17th St., bringing a fresh infusion of Latin American flavors with it. 
Manos Nouveau opened in the Mission in January, but departed its 22nd Street location sometime before September, vowing to find a new space. Now, we know that that space will be right here in the neighborhood. 

Behind Manos Nouveau, which translates to "new hands," is Mission native Manuel Montalban and Yucatecan chef Gualberto Nic Camara. The menu will focus on Mexican and Peruvian flavors, with a range of ceviches and small plates like day boat scallops and prawns a la riviera, while some French influences can be seen in entrees such as Latin-style chicken cordon bleu and filet mignon. Beer and wine will also be on hand, with "unique regional wines from Latin America and Spain" the focus. 

Advertised with a "sultry and artistic atmosphere," the new restaurant is aiming for a mid-December opening, which means that it could debut very, very soon.  With the restaurant's former incarnation well-received by Yelpers, look for this one to potentially become a new Castro favorite. 

Hours for the new spot will be Tuesday—Saturday 5pm to 10pm, Sunday 5pm — 9pm, closed on Monday. We'll keep you posted as Manos Nouveau, which just hung its sign, opens its doors.