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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%
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“brunch” (31 reviews)
“guacamole” (234 reviews)
“carnitas” (70 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
438 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited Colibri for a second time when I went to San Francisco April, 2018, but this is the first time I'm writing a review for them. I went together with my boyfriend and his two children for dinner. The restaurant itself was very inviting...More

Thank TravelGal9876
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our second time here last November we just happened upon it as it’s curb appear and ambiance was very attractive. Second time did not disappoint. Excellent margaritas, chips salsa, three kinds, and the fresh warm tortillas. Excellent food and service too. Our server...More

Thank SkipDS
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very friendly restaurant, which is reasonably priced for San Francisco. I highly recommend the guacamole. It is home made, and is the best i've ever had. They have a decent selection of wines, and the ambience in the restaurant definitely lends itself to a romantic...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sat at the bar and enjoyed a stellar margarita, guacamole that came with chips and tortillas and three salsas. Great flavors and fun place, would dine here again!

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Booked prior to visiting San Francisco and so glad we did. Had an amazing authentic mexican meal. The guacamole was gorgeous.

Thank Kiera M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Friendly and cosy nice little place to enjoy an aperitive or eat excellent mexican food. The margaritas are delicious!

Thank Lilly D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love Mexican food and was looking forward to this,but,this is jazzed up and not what i thought it would be. Service ok but not brilliant,got our drinks order wrong,and starter not explained well either. Food ok and wine list good,but not authentic Mexican food.

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came in on a Friday evening without reservations, and so we sat at the bar after a short wait. The bartender was amazing; not over-attentive, but friendly and knowledgeable. We shared the house guac and I had the Mole Poblano for my meal. Delicious....More

Thank Zozobeee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great experience at this place, I have to say we had no reservation and the place was full (which is good), we thought we won't get a table but the host did not hesitate to ask us to wait just a couple...More

Thank Javier S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered the filet mignot and it was excellent! The margarita I ordered was quite excellent and the different choices of salsas and guacamole were great.

Thank Traci L
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,
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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