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Colibri Mexican Bistro

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Union Square
Mexican, French, Bistro
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438 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223 (Mason & Taylor)
#38 Geary Bus
415-440-2737
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Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 66
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  • 21
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican brunch

Very authentic upscale Mexican food. Had brunch and it was amazing. The corn tortillas are lol handmade just like in Mexico. Eggs Benedict was very flavorful without being too spicy. Would love to return for dinner

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
shannijones
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Milton, Georgia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Guam, USA
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very tasty authentic food, classically decorated, and well appointed restaurant. Good selection of beers and wine. Knowledgeable wait staff, friendly and professional service.

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Vienna, Austria
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great traditional Mexican restaurant in the city center of San Francisco. Great food and an amazing menu of tequillas.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place was great. My wife and son are both on Gluten free diets and they loved all the options they had at this place. The food was upscale "real" Mexican with some unique dishes you just don't see at other places. I went another direction and got this interesting Mexican steak filet dish included a spicy sauce and placed... More 

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Milton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Very authentic upscale Mexican food. Had brunch and it was amazing. The corn tortillas are lol handmade just like in Mexico. Eggs Benedict was very flavorful without being too spicy. Would love to return for dinner

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New Jersey
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I found out about Colibri by overhearing a conversation between patron and bartender. I was enjoying my Jack Daniels and side dishes, while I browsed the photos on my IPad during Happy Hour. I visited Colibri Mexican Bistro twice and both times the place was full of activity. I have no problem eating and enjoying my meal on the bar... More 

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Detroit
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My son had Filet Mignon, I had Swordfish, my wife had a salad. They were all very good, but the service was average to poor.

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Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We went to this restaurant twice cause it was excellent, high quality food, great service, good tequila, and the prices weren't bad either.

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Merrimac, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Restaurant was next to my hotel so I thought I'd try it. Glad I did! Tuna carnitas were very creative and delicious! I loved the complimentary handmade warm corn tortillas and 3 salsas! Plan to go back again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were shuttled here with a large family and I'm so happy the group chose this place. It was great. The chips & salsa were really good, with a sampling of salsas from mild to spicy. The service was great and handled our party of 11 perfectly. I had the Chile Relleno and it was great, my husband had the... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I liked the looks of this restaurant and a friend recommended it but I was a bit disappointed. It was pretty average. I wasn't a big fan of their tortillas and their guacamole needed salt. The Margarita was pretty amazing though. I probably wouldn't go back but it wasn't a bad meal.

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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>  > Union Square
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, French, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 438 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
    (Mason & Taylor)
  • Public Transportation: #38 Geary Bus
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: 415-440-2737

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican, French, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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