Chef Gregory León, owner of Amilinda, has beautifully forged a connection between Spanish and Portuguese flavors with the agricultural bounty from Wisconsin. After doing a series of pop-up events for a few years, he opened this permanent downtown location in 2015, adding warm personal touches like a collection of photos of friends and family alongside exposed brick and an open kitchen.

León, who spent years cooking in San Francisco at places like Vertigo, Fog City Dinner and Universal Café, has delighted diners with weekly-changing menus. His dishes feature local ingredients from farms like Produce with Purpose and Fine Fettle Farms with flavors from the Iberian Peninsula, including squid escabeche salad; spicy piri piri chicken with sweet potato puree; and carcamusa, a delicate braised pork shoulder with cippolini onions and tomato soffrito—dishes uncommon to the area.

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