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Colibri Mexican Bistro

438 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
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Ranked #256 of 5,004 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The bartender just knocked a drink all over my $3,000 laptop. She couldn't have cared less. I don't think it's possible to be any more rude. If you want to have dinner and work in this establishment, I would not recommend it.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Slow service but great food. Good for large groups. We had a confirmed reservation but they made us wait an extra 30 minutes. Overall good experience.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Bottomless mimosas for $10 with purchase of a reasonably priced entree that tasted amazing. The service was fantastic -- no waiting to be seated. The ambiance of the restaurant lent to an authentic experience of a fine Mexican meal. I will be back. LOVED IT.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Did not get to try the food. Hostess was very nice but the manager Joal Ocariz really needs to learn how to treat his customers. Incredibly impolite and rude. If you are in San Francisco this is really the place to avoid.

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Brighton, England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It was a very busy Thursday night but I think every night is busy there. We didn't have to wait however. So pleased we went as it was the best Mexican any of us had had. Not your usual slushy mixture of stuff. This was authentic Mexican cooking. We shared two starters between 3 and there was plenty (have the... More 

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Winder, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We thought the food was good, although the selection was a little limited. The margaritas were very good. The main problem was the design of the restaurant makes it very loud.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a small restaurant located across the street from 2 live plat theaters. The surroundings are warm and cozy. The food is delicious and very well priced menu. The service is great and attentive without being overbearing. And they make great cocktails too.

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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

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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