cross street: Belvedere/Cole
Map Visits: 1
Shrug: tortilla (6); beans (6); sauciness (6)
Clang: vegetables (5); cheese (4)
Intangibility bonus: 1 (of 2)
Sizable enough but floppier than that Guns 'N' Roses reunion LP, El Faro of the Haight's debut on our Mustache Chart was an inglorious affair...although it wasn't without a few scattered charms. But while its gutsy spiciness, smooth ingredient mix, and flavorful chicken were all impressive, this overly moist slab was defined in the end by a host of misgivings, from a grave paucity of vegetables to sub-profile, non-starting cheese. Plump rice was a winner; unasked-for whole pinto beans (surprise!) were not. Hrumph.