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El Techo

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Mon, 6/24
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2018 - 2019 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an excellent spot for my friends and I to grab a drink and some food. There were 5 of us and we didn’t have to wait long for dinner even on a busy Friday night. I like that there are two lines to...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Micah214
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this spot, the Sangria is great and is a very chill place, you also have a "coffee shop" in front of this place, The food and beer is also great.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank pedrog43
Reviewed April 26, 2019

Don't go for the food or drinks (guac was edible, but not even as good as a packet from the grocery store; drinks were watered down). BUT, do go for some AMAZING city views. Go before 4 pm, else it's way too crowded and you...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank MindTrekker
Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

We ordered nachos with guacamole, potato fries and fries chicken with a margarita on the side. The food was tasty with a spectacular view. Bit overpriced but definiteley a hidden gem in SF.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 380vibekem
Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

Nice brunch spot to go to with friends. A little over-priced, but hey that's brunch in SF. The view is fantastic and I recommend this spot just because having brunch on a roof top in SF with a great view is a a unique experience....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Irishdudeguy88
Reviewed March 28, 2019

Come for the view, stay for the food and good drinks. Really liked this place, AND, they were only serving brunch, which is not my favorite. We got there early enough to not wait much for a table, but it is probably worth waiting anyway....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank rgstrip
Reviewed February 9, 2019

We got attracted by the lively atmosphere at the front and decided to give it a try. Great Sangria and carnitas is one of the best I have tried. Great service!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AdelleWatson
Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful view on Mission with limited seating, and a limited menu. For the prices of the dishes, I would have expected a higher quality of service. We were never given utensils, napkins, or water. I had to take the napkins and forks from a nearby...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tr21
Reviewed January 25, 2019 via mobile

After walking for miles and getting lost in the Mission District, I googled best rooftop bars and we were happy to come across El Techo. We enjoyed margaritas, guacamole with chips, fried chicken and empanadas. A really nice place to refuel over happy hour drinks...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Recommended when we were on a cruise in Europe, this is truly a hidden gem! After taking an elevator to the roof (techo is roof in Spanish), we found a restaurant with heaters and wind protection. We ordered chicharrones by the pound. Half a pound...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Carol32832
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Mission District
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While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its
top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the
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