Presidio Officers’ Club 50 Moraga Blvd., (415) 561-4400. Tu-Sun 10-6. Free. Public events scheduled Thur & F eves; kids’ events Sat & Sun; free. This storied former Victorian building was converted to Spanish Colonial style in a 1934 remodel.
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Arguello (415) 561-3650. L-D W-Sat, SunBr; $$. Owned and operated by local celebrity chef Traci Des Jardins, this small restaurant is just off Moraga Hall--the main room of the Officer’s Club. Bar bites and cocktail service are available there. It is named for Luis Antonio Arguello, who was Presidio commander from 1806 to 1822 and then became the first Mexican Governor of Alta California. Mexican cuisine is the specialty, including tacos and Tequila cocktails. I was particularly fond of the carnitas tostada, but the meaty mushroom quesadilla and the shrimp taco were also delicious. A simple but tasty jicama salad (recipe) with orange, avocado, and a sprinkling of pumpkin seeds made a good starter and some powdery wedding cookies provided a nice ending. An outdoor courtyard with fire pit and heaters is particularly inviting in good weather.
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