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Colibri Mexican Bistro

438 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
+1 415-440-2737
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (28 reviews)
“guacamole” (230 reviews)
“carnitas” (68 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
438 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a great experience at this restaurant. Warmly greeted upon arrival and seated immediately since a table was reserved. The owner introduced himself and made us feel welcome. The service was friendly and efficient . Ordered sangria, table side guacamole and a shrimp/bacon & chicken/potato...More

Thank SeanTF
Reviewed 5 days ago

We chose this restaurant because of its high ratings on various sites, to include Yelp. We were not disappointed! We started off with the Ceviche de Pescado. It was perfectly seasoned and full of flavor. Next we had the Tortilla Soup - again very tasty...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great interior, v welcoming, professional staff and tasty home made food. Lovely cocktails too, excellent service.

Thank Pixie067
Reviewed 1 week ago

Close to Union Square. Great fun and good food. Homemade tortillas, fresh fish and chilies, interesting sauces, good bar, Comfortable and intimate for an urban restaurant.

Thank julesofthesea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing beef, mostly pork and chicken dishes Teaspoons of salsa The cheese dip is more like lasagna The service was good and friendly The Chile rilleno was good

Thank MrCool777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here several times over the past years as I visit the city and it has always been fantastic. Super close to Market Street. Good ambiance, great food. I've had the ceviche several times -- it's the best I've tried. Latest trip was...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Very charming and food was excellent! Both me and my husband agreed it was the best food we had during out trip to SF. Thank you!

Thank alenakry2018
Reviewed 11 February 2018

House margarita was excellent- I wasn't very hungry so I got a salad which consisted of 1/2 head of romaine lettuce lightly grilled (like a wedge salad), some tortilla strips and a few other veggies, and not enough dressing. I also ordered grilled corn which...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Very cosy place, open kitchen. Agreeable waiters. Very tasty dishes. The guacamole was really excellent. Good cocktail. To paraphrase George, what else ??

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

The Good - we were early for our reservation but were seated right away. Staff was friendly and attentive. The Bad - all of the food, overall, was very average. The Ugly - $9.00 for two iced teas. No price referenced on the menu. Sat...More

Thank DVCBob
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 theatres 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 438 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
    (Mason & Taylor)
  • Public Transportation: #38 Geary Bus
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-440-2737
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.
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