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Colibri Mexican Bistro

438 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
415-440-2737
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Ranked #252 of 5,041 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
Neighborhood:
Union Square
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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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State College, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We had a great meal here, and it was both reasonable in cost, and fast on service. We were seated in the bar area, but that was fine. Would definately come again!

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Orange, California
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143 reviews 143 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The salsa and tortillas were good but the rest of the food was ok. There aren't a lot of tables in the restaurant. Lunch will run you over $20!!

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Pennsylvania, US
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263 reviews 263 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We had a late Saturday brunch which was fantastic. I started with the Jalapeno Margarita which had just the perfect amount of heat. The complimentary selection of salsas and fresh tortillas were perfect accompaniments. The Huevos Rancheros were wonderful, and the Mexican Eggs Benedict are my husband's new favorite brunch dish. I'll definitely return on my next visit to San... More 

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Healdsburg, California
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156 reviews 156 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Prior to the theatre, we arrived at Colibri, without a reservation, and were warmly greeted. We were able to get a table in the very busy main room. Staff was attentive and the food was, as always, delicious. Thanks, Colibri, for your strides and results of providing consisting good service and wonderful food!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Got into town on Saturday night after traveling in from the East Coast. Found this little spot on Geary and we were happy we did. Although the dining room was not available for several hours due to reservations, we were able to get a seat at one of the bistro tables in the bar - perfect for just us two.... More 

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State of Minas Gerais
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Best guacamole !!!! Really great food and good drinks . Best margeritha of the town . Ir ead crowed and I have food on the bar . Fast and great !

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

went in on a sunday afternoon. BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS ??? Woot woot ! food is solid, and very filling. I ordered the guacamole medium, and the Desayuno Mexicano. The guacamole was absolutely delicious, with a lime tang I very much enjoyed. The desayuno Mexicano comes with small skirt steak, that is very tender and juicy. It comes alongside rice and refried... More 

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Hagerstown, MD
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Love the small plates concept at this elegant but laid back place. The margaritini and pineapple tequila drinks were fantastic, and the fresh guacamole not to be missed. And dessert! Coffee tequila flan, churros rellenos, Mexican coffee. Everything was wonderful and the wait staff was very nice and attentive.

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Västerås
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

During our week in California we visited a lot of restaurants. And I have to say most of them were really good. This one I particularly remember since it was the first time I had mexican food. What a nice surprise. Strong, tasty and really well made. Also the staff was pleasant. The four of us didn't want to leave... More 

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Larne, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

no matter what i say it wont do it justice!! i love mexican food and i havent shut up about this place since i came home lol i just wish there was somewhere similar in ireland!! superb food and seriosult good value! service was 1st class and i wish i had found it on my 1st night in san fran... 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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