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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” (25 reviews)
“guacamole” (225 reviews)
“carnitas” (68 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
438 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As I got in I was starving and there was a waiting list to sit on the tables so I decided to sit at the bar and it was the best thing! At the bar you get to be more integrated to the place and...More

Thank Larissa F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stayed next door at the Diva Hotel and this restaurant really is worth a visit. The food is excellent with service to match. The staff are really helpful. Book if you can to ensure you get a table. First class Mexican food and good value...More

Thank Squeakyman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice change of pace after a day on the water sightseeing. Thoroughly enjoyed the pollo poblano with a nice bottle of Pinot noir that complemented the chocolate in the sauce. Guacamole was made to order just right and charros for dessert were delicious. Rosie was...More

Thank jcperrin14
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent lunch specials here - for an extra $5 they toos in an excellent house margarita. Had enchiladas one day (green and red sauce "divorcio") and carne asada tacos the next day. You get warm corn tortillas and 3 salsas with every order, but tortilla...More

Thank 1SFOSO
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is one of the BEST Mexican restaurants we have ever visited. We turned up announced, no booking on a Sunday night and the place was packed - no trouble ! waited maybe 2 minutes and a table was ready for us. Before we make...More

Thank Gregg-and-Annie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was invited to join a small group going for a late dinner at Colibri. We probably went at latest possible time and appreciated fact that we were served without any pressure. Food was good overall but the menu was somewhat odd - a fair amount...More

Thank Herbert Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1. My fork and spoon had a noticeable green marks on the back. I wanted to believe it was part of the design. I asked the hostess and she confirmed it wasn't: it was dirty cutlery. There was old lettuce incorporated into the cutlery from...More

Thank Nena V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has amazing brunch. The food is fresh and delicious. They brought homemade tortillas and salsa to start the meal. Each of the three salsas had a unique flavor, and the tortillas were incredible. Their version of eggs Benedict was perfect. Service was great...More

Thank tylertwoup
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the best fish tacos I've ever had nad I make my own. The guac and salaswere really tasty and well-done. The carnitas tacos weresimply amazing as well. Service was great, margarita well-executed and foo simply awesome. Reasonably priced too!

Thank Peggy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had just landed in San Fran and was so hungry - the hotel suggested this place. It is small but very lively and luckily I was able to get a table because it was packed. Service was attentive and my meal came out pretty...More

Thank Boorad68
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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Nearby Attractions
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I believe Bart would be your best, and least expensive, bet, or by bus.
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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