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“Great food!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Colibri Mexican Bistro

Colibri Mexican Bistro
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Ranked #79 of 5,626 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Union Square
Cross street: Mason & Taylor
Transit: #38 Geary Bus
Description: 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 provides glimpses of its colorful cuisine in different stages of completions. Boosting a knowledgeable staff and attentive, sociable management, Colibri is dedicated to providing a memorable dining experience for both tourist and locals alike.
Stavanger, Norway
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Went there by myself without having booked so ended up sitting at the bar - which was great. Food was fantastic. I had the Ceviche Pescado and cactus leaves with some draft beer. Service was curteous but nothing more. Which was fine really.

Warmly recommended!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank fredped
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very good food, a little expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner on a Sunday evening.
Although the restaurant was full it did not feel crowded .
The food was very good as was the service .
We found it a little expensive.

Visited April 2013
Thank dvl_eyes
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New Jersey, USA
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4 reviews
“Great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

Excellent quality Mexican food, sangria and cocktails! It was very close to where we were staying and heard it was good so wanted to give it a try. Would recommend this to friends and family and would go back if I'm in the area again.

Visited April 2013
Thank jbald
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Morgan Hill, CA
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very Good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

Had a great meal here prior to a show at the Curran Theater. Great homemade tortillas. Really enjoyed my vegie Chili Relleno.

Visited April 2013
Thank BellaMorganHill
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Golden, Colorado
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152 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

This isn't your typical Mexican fare - it was a fusion of Spanish and French. This was within a few blocks of where we were staying. The decor was very warm. They had live music which was a benefit. The mango creme brulee was "to-die'for".

Visited December 2012
Thank Singingdove
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