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Colibri Mexican Bistro

438 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
+1 415-440-2737
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“guacamole” (208 reviews)
“carnitas” (62 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
438 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
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1 - 10 of 946 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Made an evening meal reservation on the basis of the TripAdvisor reviews. Very impressed. Food and service were consistent good. High level of cleanliness. We enjoyed the freshly made guacamole. Delicious. Followed by Pechuga and Carnitas. Very substantial portions. Fairly priced. Highly recommended

Thank DaveFaull
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place across the street form ACT. Best Mexican food ever! Hostess &servers are amazing. GO!!!!

Thank sfnativ458
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Colibri this evening even though my wife had reservations. I ordered the Lamb Shank and Gaynor Mole Pobleno. Both were out of this world. We also had cocktails.Gaynor had A French 1975 and I had a Magrita. Both fantastic . A must for Mexican...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are at Union Square often and most restaurants in the immediate area are either fast food or very expensive. Colibri provides excellent quality cuisine (Mexican) at quite reasonable prices. Lots of good choices and many appetizers to share.

Thank _argold1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was delicious and fresh ... you can even see how they make their own tortillas ... the drinks were also outstanding ... and for been such an awarded restaurant their prices are really good

Thank jaimecr03
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little gem right off of Union Square. Skip the tourist spots and check out this place for top notch fresh authentic Mexican food and drink. Extensive margarita menu and best ceviche ever- enough for a small meal. Guac needed a bit of salt but...More

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into the true Mexican food and drink, then this is the place to visit. One of the best I have on this side of the border. The staff is authentic too and the atmosphere is only asking less tourist, more the original...More

Thank Walter H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great find while visiting SF this past May. We visited twice, two days in row so obviously we were happy with the place!! Great atmosphere. Friendly waiters. No waiting on dishes. Really tasty food. Price good.

Thank Skipgirl40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was great, meal was tops; prices were a little over the top. I enjoyed the filet with spinach, mashed potatoes, stuffed chiles and chile mole as the vehicle which provided the kick. House staff was friendly and the place has nice atmosphere, though a...More

Thank DetailsAreEverything
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here for lunch while on a business trip. The service and food were great, probably the best place I've eaten in San Francisco. Worth trying.

Thank JBrenn232
Nearby
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
...More
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Nearby Attractions
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.04 km away
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.03 km away
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7 reviews
.18 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Jenny H
How can I get to and from the city center using public transportation?
6 March 2015|
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Response from katyscat | Reviewed this property |
I believe Bart would be your best, and least expensive, bet, or by bus.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
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.
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