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Colibri Mexican Bistro

438 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
415-440-2737
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Ranked #243 of 4,976 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Mason & Taylor
Transit: #38 Geary Bus
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English first
Olympia, WA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I sat at the bar, as the place was full. The service was good and I appreciated the draft Negra Modelo. I also liked the little corn tortillas and the selection of salsas, none of which was very spicy. I had the chicken mole, which I'd describe as a small plate (no problem that night). The chicken was tender, but... More

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Portland, Oregon
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It's a crowed place and delicious. Loved the housemade tortillas with salsa. I had the beet salad, which was a good portion if you aren't terribly hungry. Lots of wonderful margarita choices and food more sophisticated than the Mexican Combo #1.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I thought the food was very good. I had the cerviche which was excellent. They served us three salsas with warm, small corn tortillas. My son had the duck breast with mole (which was not a traditional chocolate based mole). He thought it was good, but the duck was a bit dry. I had camarones with mole (which was a... More

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London
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Very highly recommended. I love Mexican food and I think this is the best I have had. Not the usual Mexican fare on offer at all- I had a delicious steak and my bf loved his lamb. They also have fantastic cocktails with a wide range of mezcals and tequilas. Very busy on a Friday night but well worth the... More

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Newport Beach, California
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260 reviews 260 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
938 helpful votes 938 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My husband and I joined some local friends for lunch at Colibri at their suggestion. What a nice surprise! The place is very casual, but has very good Mexican food and service. We really enjoyed it and had some of the best enchiladas we've had in some time. We definitely recommend it!

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San Francisco, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

This is an upscale eatery where the chefs prepare gourmet Mexican Food. Deliciously prepared with integrity to the culture. Expensive but it is worth it. Nice Bar with a great selection of drinks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is a great place for authentic Mexican food. Prepare with care and integrity to the country. A must if you are near Union Square.

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Tampa
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89 reviews 89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I had the carnitas with a Sangria and the churros for dessert. It was one of the best authentic Mexican meals I have had. The meat was tender and very flavorful. We had the guacamole as an appetizer. My only complaint was that I wanted more guac. The dessert was better than I expected and everyone at the table tried... More

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sacramento
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Definitely full of the city's energy. Tables can be cramped but loved listening to one couple speaking French and another speaking Italian. Wines by the glass are a terrific value. We enjoyed a Malbec from Argentina to go with our small plates of fish tacos, tamales and guacamole made fresh at our table. Also a great selection of high end... More

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auckland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We stayed across the road from this restaurant and by chance we decided to go here this wasn't a planned visit, we saw that it was a small doorway so didn't expect to much. We went inside and they seated within 10 mins on a Saturday night ( people had left to see a show) we were lucky! The menu... More

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Additional Information about Colibri Mexican Bistro

Address: 438 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
Phone Number: 415-440-2737
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican, Bistro

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