Dinosaurs #2

Dinosaurs #2 – Sunset

I’m not 100% sure if the first Dinosaurs died out or if this is simply its offspring. This one is located on Ocean Avenue between 19th Ave and Junipero Serra Blvd.

My Vietnamese friend wanted to try this place out, because he had heard good things about the restaurant Dinosaurs. This place is really tiny and is housed in a
small shack. I was tempted to ask what the rent was on the place, but I figured they wouldn’t know.

I ordered the sandwich special of the day, which contained three different types of pork, carrots, jalapenos, cilantro, and a little onion.

It was only $5 and I have to say it was worth every penny. All the ingredients super-fresh and delectable. I was especially impressed with how fresh the bread was. It’s the staple of any sandwich, but it’s too often an afterthought.

Overall the food was great, the price awesome, and the service impeccable. I was offered water and Sriracha, twice at no extra charge. My buddy got the same sandwich and equally enjoyed it as much as I did. I will definitely be coming back here again for a cheap yet scrumptious sandwich.


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4 responses to “Dinosaurs #2

  1. kam

    December 3, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I used to live right near this place, and have seen its different incarnations over the years. Can’t wait to try out the latest version. So glad you found my blog so that I could discover yours! I’m also a huge fan of Sunrise Deli, and just discovered they have a brand new location on Haight Street. What a welcome expansion! King of Thai and Pluto’s are also consistently delicious=)

  2. Linzi

    January 2, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I frequent the Dinosaurs on Market & 16th in the Castro. I wonder if that is the original? I love their ‘Crispy Tofu’ bahn mi & Watermelon Litchi drink. 🙂

  3. magiecrystal

    January 31, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    My goodness, don’t we live in such a marvelous city. Other than to stretch our legs once in a while, there’s really no need to ever leave. (Except we don’t want live with our heads up our smug arses…). So much diversity, so much good FOOD, so much heart. Thanks for the tip.

  4. Chef Randall

    February 25, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I like the way you described the place in a unique way..”This place is really tiny and is housed in a
    small shack.”

    The description is unique because most people would say..”The place is really small. Like a whole in the wall.”

    Great review of the tiny restaurant that is housed in a small shack. Your photography is great. These two things: description (journalism) and images(photography) are really convincing for one to want to go and try it for themselves.

    Four thumbs up. Will if I had four thumbs, will you except two? Great blog and work you have done here!! 🙂

    Chef Randall


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