If you’ve yet to experience the farm-to-table Mexican miracle that is Nido, then let us welcome you to your new favorite restaurant. Under strings of patio bulbs and light fixtures in rustic, red birdcages, you will discover a bustling kitchen and bar that serves authentic Mexican cuisine (grilled chipotle-rubbed chicken or slow-braised beef with rice, beans, and pico de gallo) just like Mom used to make—executive chef Silvia McCallow’s mom, that is. While you won’t find a burrito in sight (although you can grab a taco during lunch), you will be delighted by the home-cooked, old-school-delicious style of fare: ancho chile and shrimp empanadas, crispy chicken and jalapeno taquitos, and a delectable selection of cocktails. (Nido even offers mini flights at brunch.) With industrial storage doors providing eclectic décor, this Jack London district gem is a guarantee for chic, fresh Mexican cuisine. Grab a pie from the adjoining café on your way out—it’s happiness in a tin. Serving lunch Tue.Fri, dinner Tue.Sat, and brunch Sat and Sun.