Was there are nightclub in San Francisco in the '60s called "Sinaloa," or something that's found similar? If so, does anyone have information on it?

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I'm trying to find if there was a Mexican nighclub/bar in SF in the early 60s called sinaloa, or something that sounds like that. It was a favorite haunt of the SF Giants Latin baseball players...

-- Jackie Krentzman (jkrentzman@diablopubs.com), February 04, 2003


The Sinaloa Restaurant was located on the east side of Powell Street, between Broadway and Vallejo. It is now a Chinese restaurant, the name of which I don't recall offhand.

-- William Eichinger (chilibill@earthlink.net), February 05, 2003.

I used to go the Sinaloa Restaurant in the early 50's. They served authentic Spanish quisine. They had great Flemenco dancers that entertained during dinner. Too bad it's no longer in operation.

-- Chuck Reynolds (kaynchk@dancris.com), February 09, 2003.


-- foo (foo@foo.com), February 09, 2003.

I was doing a google search on an old restaurant plate that I have and found your question. It is from the Sinaloa Mexican Restaurant located at 1416 Powell St., San Francisco, California. Has a couple of dancers on the front! What a coincidence.


-- Cindy Nagele (cnagele@adelphia.net), August 23, 2003.

In an old "secratary" desk I found a Gourmet Dining coupon book from 1964. The third page was for Sinaloa. Its address was indeed 1416 Powell. Its phone number was SU 1-9624. Chicken tacos were on the menu and they did 'Authentic Latin American Shows' nightly.

-- a. ludwick (aludwick@hotmail.com), February 16, 2004.

I too can confirm the address. I found a picture of my grandfather taken at the restaurant with a card saying "Sinaloa 1416 Powell St, San Francisco" with a cartoon mexican man whistling at a lady. This picture was taken in November 1953.

Jes D, New Zealand.

-- Jes D (jesd@paradise.net.nz), May 31, 2004.

Musicians playing inside the Sinaloa Restaurant 5 May 1943 (Hey, I guess it's Cinco de Mayo!)

Newscopy notes: "Pictured here and ready with their guitars are Senoritas Gomes, Dora and Nieves, who sing gay songs and play sweet music to the accompaniment of the Rancheros aggregation on the right. This is part of the authentic South of the Border entertainment featured at Sinaloa, located at 1416 Powell Street."

-- strange (stranger@yahoo.com), May 31, 2004.

the popular nightclub owned by luz garcia. i am doing a play about a singer who is returning to the stage at age 83, and staging it in mexico this october. i was friends with many people including willie mccovey, and orlando cepeda of the giants. it is a nostalgic club and i also have a picture of my cousin dancing at the sinaloa.

dorinda moreno, concord, california

-- dorinda moreno (dorindamoreno@comcast.net), July 26, 2004.

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