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Tommy's Mexican Restaurant

5929 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121 (The Richmond)
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Ranked #563 of 4,936 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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62 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Wow, get over to Tommy's. Be prepared to stand behind the bar, because seats are few and coveted. The bar men are awesome and will take you on a great tequila trip. Watching someone take 5 shots of the homemade habanyero tequila was one of the most funny moments I have had at a bar.

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Monterey, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My son recently moved to SF and he discovered Tommy's Mexican Restaurant. He took me there on a visit, and as soon as we walked in, I felt like we were in old SF, which was great. It was a cozy restaurant, and it was a perfect place to sit and have lunch and a good conversation. The portions were... More

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Belmont, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Tommy's has been on Esquire tv's best bar in America, and their margaritas and tequila collection is the reason why. The owners son Julio has built and great following of families and your clients and offers social networking events and educational tasting sessions about all the different tequila's he carries . This is one of the top Mexican restaurants in... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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