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Tommy's Mexican Restaurant

5929 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121 (The Richmond)
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Ranked #725 of 4,919 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: The Richmond
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59 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
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English first
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Went there again yesterday with friends, and we were all reminded of how great this place is. The guacamole with freshly-made chips was flavorful and had nothing bu avocado and veggies. No filler powder or any other fake ingredients. The main course, carnitas, was fantastic, with rice and beans that were beyond this world.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We went because Tommy's was recommended in our guide book. It was a very long taxi ride away from the wharf ($50). When we got there people were queuing out the door (the guide book did warn us) so we put our names down and went for a drink down the road at Trader Sam's bar (which was great!). Tommy's... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Surprised to walk in at 4pm on a week day and find a festive crowd enjoying food. Good food. Nice atmosphere.

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san francisco,ca
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53 reviews 53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Yes, go for the Tequila, because the food is tired. I have been to Tommy's several times just because I happened to be in that neighborhood, but really, aside from the Margaritas, the selection of Tequilas and the Spicy red salsa, the food is forgettable at best. Too bad, the staff is friendly and the place has that Mexican patina... More

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San Diego, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

great food, good service, fair prices. Love the fajitas, and mole enchiladas. Large portions. Ceviche was excellent- great for sharing

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San Francisco, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We like going to this restaurant for lunch. Tommy's is the best Mexican restaurant in our neighborhood. The chips are made on the premises. We both ordered the daily special. The menu did not say that it contained peppers which my wife cannot eat.The waiter took it back and made her another entree and apologized about the oversight on the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

On our way to the airport, coming off a week long ski vacation at Lake Tahoe, we stopped at Sotto Mare for a killer seafood lunch, and then here at Tommy's to see what all the margarita hype was about. We weren't disappointed. Our group of 4 sat next to an also newly arriving couple, next to a couple of... More

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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The 47th best bar in world by International Drink Magazine. Fabulous tequilas and a gracious owner and tequila ambassador introducing us to wonderful margaritas and exceptional tequila flavors.

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Yonkers, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We were lucky to have the owner behind the bar. He set us up with drinks tailored to our sensitivities to Tequila and brought out some habanero tequila that was about the hottest booze I ever had. The food was authentic yucatan and added to the Tommy Experience.

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Regina, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The staff were very friendly, happy and looked like they enjoyed their job! They were very quick to refill drinks and ask if we needed anything else. The food was very flavorful! There was so much food and neither of us could finish our meals. I had been craving Mexican food for awhile and this fulfilled that craving fully. We... More

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