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Colibri Mexican Bistro

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Wed, 5/22
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Chips +2.00
Made fresh just tell us how spicy you would like it; served with fresh hand made corn tortillas
Tiradito De Pulpo
Thinly sliced octopus, olive oil, lime juice, chili piquin
Tostadas De Tinga
Crisp golden hand made tortillas topped with stewed chicken, garnished with avocado and chipotle sour cream
Tamales Colibri
Corn dough tamale assortment, tomatillo sauce and poblano strips with cheese, guajillo sauce and chicken, axiote sauce and pork
Sopes Surtidos
Sope assortment, with beans, chicken, shredded pork and sauteed vegetables; with crumbled queso fresco, onion and sour cream
Panuchos De Cochinita Pibil
Axiote seed marinated roasted pork, shredded over hand made corn shells stuffed with refried black beans, served with avocado, habanero pico de gallo and pickled red onions.
Queso Fundido Con Chorizo
Melted oaxaca cheese with mushrooms and chorizo
Ceviche De Pescado O Camarones
Your choice of: pescado: fresh lime marinated white fish, green olives, jalapeno, onion, cilantro, tomato, avocado and olive oil camarones: prawns in lime and orange juice, onion, garlic, cilantro, tomato, avocado, mango, sunflower seeds, olive oil
Tacos De Pescado
Marinated‎ white fish, topped with green papaya-pineapple salad and chipotle sauce
Chicken +4.00
Hand made corn tortillas and oaxaca cheese with your choice of fire-roasted poblano chile strips or epazote, a unique and distinctive mexican herb
Pozole Verde
Chicken and hominy soup, sinaloa style, with jalapeno chile, tomatillo and spices, topped with radish, lettuce, onion and oregano
Sopa De Tortilla
A robust pasilla chile and tomato soup with tortilla strips, avocado, cheese and sour cream
Ensalada De Jícama
Jicama salad with avocado, citrus wedges and cilantro with a refreshing chile piquin dressing
Ensalada Mixta
Mixed greens, tomatoes, aged cotija cheese, dried cherries, candied spicy pecans and cherry vinaigrette
Ensalada Flor De Verano
Butter lettuce, mango, avocado, flower petals and jícama with a cilantro-basil vinaigrette
Mole Poblano
A legendary blend of spices, chiles, nuts and chocolate made into a rich and flavorful sauce, in the traditional puebla style, served over chicken
Pato en Mole Verde Pipián
Pan seared duck breast in a delicious green mole sauce made with pumpkin seeds, tomatillos, nuts and spices
Pechuga Rellena De Huitlacoche
Chicken breast stuffed with a mix of huitlacoche, zucchini and fresh corn, served over a roasted garlic sauce
Filete Mignon
Filet mignon with ancho chile stuffed with seasoned goat cheese, over mashed potatoes with sauteed spinach and chipotle chile sauce
Pechuga Ranchera
Tender chicken breast smothered in a creamy guajillo chile sauce, over mashed potatoes with sauteed spinach and garlic
Chamorro De Cordero
Lamb shank marinated in a paste of muscat wine and spices, wrapped in banana leaves and steamed to perfection
Camarones en Mole De Tamarindo
Sauteed prawns in tamarind mole served with a savory corn cake
Pescado Del DíA
Catch of the day served with seasonal vegetables. Ask your server for details
Chile Relleno
Fire-roasted poblano pepper stuffed with your choice of vegetables and cheese or carnitas and chicharron, both served over a black bean sauce
Tortita De Papas
Potatos, and cheese breaded patty over tomato sauce with creamy roasted poblano pepper strips, mushrooms and sauteed spinach
Arroz a La Mexicana
Traditional Mexican rice with diced vegetables
Frijoles Negros
Black beans with epazote herb
Torta De Elote
Savory corn bread, chile pasilla, onions and bacon, with a poblano pepper cream sauce
Papas Al Gratin
Potatoes au gratin with poblano chile cream
Zucchini,‎ corn kernels, mushrooms, onions and pasilla chile
Nopales Asados
Grilled young cactus leaves and portobello mushroom strips, marinated in fresh herbs, roasted garlic, oregano and olive oil
Hongos Al Chileajo
Sauteed mushrooms with garlic, chile de arbol and olive oil
Colibri Mexican Bistro lies in the heart of San Francisco's bustling Theatre District, just a block west of Union Square. Spanish for "hummingbird," Colibri combines the simplicity of authentic family recipes with fresh, high-quality ingredients to bring diners unparalleled, delectable Mexican cuisine in a charming, turn of the century cantina setting. This warm and inviting eatery is reminiscent of Mexico City restaurants of the 1900's, decorated with classic Spanish paintings and accentuated by a vast collection of uniquely shaped and rare tequila bottles. Filled with energy, Colibri projects black and white 1940's Latino-film clips at the front of the house, while the open kitchen in back
$21 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Mexican, Latin
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nothing wrong with the menu here - from mole to pipian - this ain't your typical rice and bean shop by any stretch. The bar excells in a billion bottles of rarified tequila and expresses a deft touch assembling yummy cocktails. The kitchen also does...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I stopped here for lunch after riding the hop on hop off bus. Waitress had a mediocre greeting, and forgot our sudd of rice. Had the stuffed pepper and guacamole with chips. Food was good, service so-so.

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank latidaboutique
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had lunch here earlier this month, we would highly recommend here and will definitely go back next time we’re in San Francisco, the guacamole is amazing

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank Scots-traveller77
Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

We had the guacamole, the chicken mole and the filet mignon. Everything was delicious. And the service was excellent too. I highly recommend this resto.

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Leerand6
Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

Found this bistro as near our hotel. Attentive and friendly service from the staff during a busy service. Nice touch to receive complimentary fresh tortillas and 3 strengths of sauce to try. Well cooked and flavoursome food.

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank roweyourboats
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

We eat here by chance just passing thought it looked nice. So glad we did service very good they bring you complimentary little flat round breads with some varying in strength sauces. The main course was amazing I had the prawns wrapped in bacon with...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank roseDerbyshire
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

My boyfriend loves mole and found this gem in the heart of union square neighborhood. This was our dinner before kicking off our trip to bora bora the next morning. The chicken tostadas were amazing, this appetizer was my meal and my boyfriend ordered the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank noemir88
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

Stopped by for some beer and tacos. Service was attentive and comfortable, tacos tasted good, with tender meat, fresh ingredients and all in all a very good experience. Would definetely go back!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 252vegards
Reviewed January 31, 2019

I can't help but love eating a Colibri every time I am in the city. Great location and the warm tortillas are a bit like crack. Well, I have never actually had that addiction, but from what I hear, the tortillas have a similar effect...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank marns2019
Reviewed January 27, 2019

We wanted to try mexican cuisine and are very glad we did. Really enjoyed the soft tortillas and dipping sauces. I had the poblana and a very tasty margarita. Service was quick and personable. Only thing that surprised me was that the prices on the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
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I believe Bart would be your best, and least expensive, bet, or by bus.
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