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Colibri Mexican Bistro

438 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
415-440-2737
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Ranked #229 of 4,920 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
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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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Chose based on excellent reviews. Nice and handy for Union Square where we were staying. Probably not perfect atmosphere for younger children - quite adult and earthy - but my older boys loved it. Food was brilliant including best guacamole ever tasted in world.

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Atlanta
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7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by hotel concierge. Had just gotten to San Francisco and we were hungry. Seated immediately around 1 pm. Just a few other diners in restaurant. We waited for about 15 minutes and still had not received water or even acknowledged by wait staff. As we walked out, we told the greeter we were never waited on... More

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Montreal
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77 reviews 77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Even if the atmosphere and service were so-so, the decor is nice and the food was great. We tried a little bit of everything. Super vast choice of margaritas: they were excellent.

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Aurora, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Had a late night snack of posole verde (delicious) and the Aztec Martini (to die for ) since we enjoyed it so much, we returned two nights later and were not only ignored by the hostesses but they then proceeded to help people who entered after us and were not on the wait list. This was such a contrast to... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

What a find, was very busy avd had to eat at the bar but was well worth it. Service us very fast considering how busy this place was. My advice would be to book as a table would be much nicer. We went on Friday night, it was busy but when we walked past on Saturday night they were lined... More

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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86 reviews 86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Had a fabulous meal here for my 60th birthday. I had the fish tacos which were Salmon and very tasty. The margaritas where also very good, not too sweet. The place can be quite loud but other than that no complaints. The guacamole is made fresh to your liking which was also very good. A bit expensive, but for a... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I had dinner at the bar last night since all the tables were full (which was a good sign). The bartender made thoughtful menu suggestions and was so accommodating. I visit San Francisco often and plan to dine there again soon.

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Mission Viejo, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Even if you eat nothing else try the guacamole. They will make it fresh to you spicy preference. Had the empenada which were good. My husband had the carnitas with the handmade corn tortillas which he loved !! Would go back just for the guacamole !!

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Sydney
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were staying up the street at Hotel Monaco and received a recommendation for Colibri. We enjoyed it so much we came back the next night. Good Mexican is hard to find in Australia and we were unfamiliar with some of the menu. The service was however great and very helpful and we sampled a few new dishes - some... More

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San Franciso
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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Food is really something special with some unique dishes. Loved the carnitas, empanadas and tamales. Great friendly service and so convenient to the Curran.You can linger over coffee and hop across the street 10 minutes before the curtain goes up! Will surely go back. One minor gripe is paying $2 extra for chips to go with the guacamole.

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