When Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack vacated its original location on Virginia Avenue in Bernal Heights for a bigger location on Mission Street, it left a big old pile of nothing behind. That’s unfortunate, because the space has a secret passageway via the conservatory from Clue into El Amigo
, the unassuming corner bar that just so happens to serve one of San Francisco’s finest margaritas.
And now that space is set to be taken, by a restaurant whose concept comports even better with salted rims than garlic bread does. (No shade at Emmy, whose menu does include a Mayan-style prawn ceviche.) Mayan-Yucatecan Aktun
, whose kitchen is currently in the soft-opening phase as the dining room gets built out, is a project by Emmy’s brother Joe Kaplan, who has owned El Amigo since 2011.