The April Fool's prank party is off and running, and Hayes Valley's fast-casual Greek spot Souvla is once again showing off its social-media savvy by transforming into a taqueria, La Souvlaria, for the day. Owner Charles Bililies and chef Tony Cervone have completely shifted the restaurant's menu for April 1st only (11 am-10 pm), firing up the rotisserie to serve lamb adobo, chicken chile verde, and pork carnitas tacos and taco salad bowls. Also on the menu: guacamole, nachos with housemade queso sauce, pozole, and dulce de leche topping for Souvla's famed Greek frozen yogurt. Even the drinks have been shaken up, with margaritas, frosty Pacificos, and Jarritos soda subbing in for Greek beer and retsina.
As if that wasn't enough impetus to try out the one-day taqueria, La Souvlaria has also managed to book an appearance from Juan, the donkey who's been delighting Hayes Valley locals with his walks around the neighborhood in between performances of the San Francisco Ballet's Don Quixote. He'll be around for photos and petting from 12-2 pm, and a mariachi band will play from 7-9 pm.
Here's the La Souvlaria menu:
And they even changed the sign: