El Delfin restaurant, on 24th Street between Treat and Folsom, is up for sale. According to a Craigslist ad, the owners of the 12-year-old restaurant are retiring and moving back to Mexico.

The asking price is $160,000.

Here’s the Craigslist ad:

After 12 years here in the heart of the new developing Mission District, owners retiring to Mexico. This place is gorgeous with beautiful hand painted murals on the wall. You would think you were in Mexico! El Delfin Restaurant offers a variety of different entrees to please everyone’s appetite. Wine and beer also served. This is owner operated six days a week. You will not find more foot traffic anywhere in the Mission. Location, Location, Location is the success story for every business.

The new lease offers 5 years (fixed for 5 years!) with a 5 year option.

This includes a restaurant total space of 2,000 sq ft. 1,000 sq ft. of which is basement space/ storage. Excellent lease terms. Please do not disturb employees. Restaurant is 49 person capacity. Tables, chairs, everything included. Beer and wine license. Owner to comply and update with ADA bathrooms. All questions or inquiries contact Alex 415.609.8471.

A few doors down from El Delfin, another long-time 24th Street business, El Mexicano bar, was just sold. Three business partners bought the space and plan on turning it into a bar and grill.

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Hélène Goupil is a former editor at Mission Local who now works independently as a videographer and editor. She's the co-author of "San Francisco: The Unknown City" (Arsenal Pulp Press).

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  1. Thank god that crappy bar is shut — hopefully something fun an interesting will take its place! I also hope they sell some vegetables! This neighborhood has a distinct lack of healthy food choices.

    1. maybe you could buy the bar and not let white people, oops, i mean hipsters, in.

  2. I thought El Mexicano bar was just being “converted” by the owners’ kids, not really sold. There was a notice up about it maybe 6 mo. ago, but nothing has happened.