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Colibri Mexican Bistro

438 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
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Ranked #229 of 4,936 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $21 - $30
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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442 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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English first
Austin, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I had dinner with my daughter and teen grandson here and it was simply wonderful! I had the Pechuga Rellena de Huitlacoche (chicken breast stuffed with a mix of huitlacoche , zucchini and fresh corn, served over a roasted garlic sauce) which was to die for and the family chose 4 appetizers which they loved. There is something here for... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were recommended the restaurant and it didn't disappoint. The starters are traditional Mexican as I would think of it but the main courses are more 'fusion' but honestly it's so reasonably priced, amazing food and perfect service. Have a margarita as well!!

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San Luis Obispo, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Anyone who gives this place more than 2 stars has never had good quality Mexican food in their life (or has drank way too many margaritas to care about food). Chipotle (1 block away) has better food... seriously.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had four different dishes and they were great. Good service. Massive range of tequilas to choose from. Overall good dining experience.

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

No disappoints here except that you may not get a seat without a reservation if you eat during peak hours. Every dish is prepared well and tastes delicious. It gives Mexico fare a boost way beyond a simple taqueria.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Food was great but very packed dining area with slow service. Sopes and pazole were very tasty. Salsa could have been spicier.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were looking for Mexican but did not want to travel out to mission. The place is very popular as we could not get in on the first night we tried so made a reservation for the next evening. We found the food to be fine but just not "Mexican" enough. Admittedly we did not partake of the cocktail experience... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Very near our hotel so stopped in. It's not the typical Mexican restaurant. For starters, no enchiladas - my favorite. But they did have panuchos which I love and have only seen one other place. The service was attentive and timely. The waiter wasn't afraid to share his opinion of what was good. The flavors were very subtle and complex.... More

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Santa Ynez, California
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My niece that lives in the city recommended Colibri and I am so glad she did. We got there just in time for happy hour. We planned on having dinner but instead opted for many of the small plates they were serving. We particularly liked the guacamole and home made tortillas. In fact, there wasn't any dish we tried that... More

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Tri Cities, TN
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Stumbled in to Colibri's by chance on our walk back from Union Square. We couldn't have been more pleased with the meal or the service. Authentic Mexican cuisine with good tequila (try the flight). Dessert was excellent too. Can't remember what everyone ordered but it included : Pozole, pork verde, chocolate cake, mango brulee. We each raved about the other's... More

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