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Colibrí Mexican Bistro

Colibrí Mexican Bistro

Mexican Restaurant and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Tenderloin, San Francisco
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  • Laura P.
    "Come for bottomless brunch- stay for the delicious salsa and dishes."(6 Tips)
    The Corcoran Group
    "... bistro. Try the Macho Margarita, the table-service Guacamole, the Mole..."(5 Tips)
    Rushil G.
    "Awesome mole poblano and sangria"(6 Tips)
    Marvella V.
    "The churros are filled with cajeta (caramel), they are awesome!!!"(13 Tips)
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  • Time Out San Francisco
    Time Out San FranciscoSeptember 15, 2014
    Brilliant tortilla soup, tamarind-sautéed shrimp served with corn cakes, and a fire-roasted chile relleno that will have you raving almost before you put down your fork. Read more
  • Time Out San Francisco
    Time Out San FranciscoOctober 6, 2014
    Check out this unpretentious restaurant that serves fresh Central Mexican fare with French/Spanish influences. Don't miss the fresh guacamole, prepared tableside. Read more
  • Liz E.
    Liz EllJanuary 10, 2015
    Pretty good food, but the prices are really up there for Mexican food. If you're coming for a birthday and bringing a cake, watch out for their ridiculous cake cutting fee. I think it was $4 per slice
  • Nana
    Nana2 weeks ago
    Awesome food and yes it's Mexican but it's more than tacos and enchiladas. Don't get chips and guacamole. Free salsa and fresh tortillas are delicious. Duck with green mole was amazing.
  • Mario F.
    Mario FantoniJune 18, 2010
    Try the Cadillac Margarita or the Caipirinha -- unforgettable! Also order as apetizer the napales with mushrooms (a side dish). End your meal with the famous Mexican Coffee (coffee with tequila). Read more
  • Jenna T.
    Jenna TaliaMarch 30, 2010
    If you ever travel to San Francisco, you have to try the best gourmet Mexican food offered by Colibri. It's a great place to go on a date or enjoy fine dining. Specially their Carnitas plate.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ColeAugust 9, 2014
    The eggs Benedict was delicious it was on a corn tortilla tasting muffin with chipotle hollandaise, the TiVo was a delicious omelet, it was like a burrito but in eggs not tortilla. Yum!
  • Annette S.
    Annette ShadeApril 1, 2010
    Fabulous! Sit at the bar where Jared will share his tequilla expertise and offer great menu recommendations... pineapple margharita and filet mignon with goat cheese stuffed pepper... Delicious!!
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CDecember 7, 2015
    Definitely worth a stop. Try the fresh guac with three salsas and ask for it mild unless you really dig spicey food. Small, fun bar and just 2 blocks from Union Square.
  • Pippilotta T.
    Pippilotta TrousdaleMarch 29, 2015
    The guacamole is a must: who cares about the price. It's freshly made as are the tortillas and the three hot sauces are a great compliment.
  • Darren G.
    Darren GingAugust 13, 2014
    We booked a table online. The food was great and reasonably priced. Service was excellent too! Some investment in the male restrooms would have made the experience just perfect!
  • Lesley K.
    Lesley KJuly 27, 2013
    The cocktails here are tasty & refreshing, made of delicious fresh ingredients. The food good too. I prefer sitting up front or at the bar and enjoying the fun atmosphere.
  • Deva O.
    Deva O'DonnellFebruary 19, 2013
    All 3 times I've been here the service has been slow. Don't come if in a hurry, but the food is great. I'm a fan of their queso fundido and the ensalada de betabeles
  • Rob G.
    Rob GarrettJanuary 29, 2011
    Meet Jesus at the bar. Great personality and great guy. Knows his liquors. Try the Mango Creme Brûlée. Possibly the best Creme Brûlée ever. Prices here are very reasonable.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SinkusOctober 13, 2010
    Adrian Hernandez is a true artist mixologist. The food is great and the drinks are unbelievable. Over 400 tequilas The Macho Margarita is an out of this world experience
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJune 19, 2011
    Unexpected, surprising and very popular Mexican bistro. Try the Macho Margarita, the table-service Guacamole, the Mole Poblano and Chile Relleno. Make reservations!
  • Lane R.
    Lane RettigNovember 6, 2013
    Soft corn tortillas are delicious. The mole poblano was a little off, not really what I was expecting, but the crab enchiladas (the special) was fantastic!
  • Pratik R.
    Pratik RathodOctober 23, 2011
    Great food, made fresh. If you're adventurous, ask for the chef's special hot salsa. If you're vegetarian, try the chile relleno - I dare you not to be amazed.
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KatsumiFebruary 8, 2011
    Must order the gaucamole! Veggies: I more than enjoyed the chile relleno, stuffed w/ veggies on a pureed blk bean sauce! Outstanding meal and efficient staff! :)
  • Sandeep C.
    Sandeep ChandanaAugust 27, 2010
    went there for anniversary dinner (wrong idea... it is too noisy for a nice dinner).... but a nice place if you are with friends... try their fish-prawn ceviche.
  • Gillian M.
    Gillian M.February 16, 2011
    Follow them on Twitter/FB... they have great discounts that aren't advertised in the restaurant or anywhere else, including half-priced wine on Wednesdays!
  • Dana K.
    Dana KDecember 10, 2011
    Pass on the cornbread. It is in the sauce that makes it soggy and is lacking in taste. Expensive for what you get, they say "tapas" only because the entrees do not come with sides.
  • Erin D.
    Erin DoyleJanuary 23, 2014
    I'm in town for work and this place was recommended to me by a friend. I did take out after a long day and wasn't disappointed. Maybe the best mole I've ever had.
  • Oscar L.
    Oscar LSeptember 14, 2014
    Food is exceptional. Queso con chorizo, fillet mignon (!!) and the mole chicken were incredible. The service drops the overall value of this place.
  • James H.
    James HahnMay 13, 2013
    Carnitas was really good. The tortilla and chips. We're good. Tamales were boo! The fillings were non existance in them. Over all cool spot.
  • Pippilotta T.
    Pippilotta TrousdaleMarch 29, 2015
    The Churros desert is one of the best desserts in The City. I was thrilled that they were still hot. And the chilly vanilla ice cream pairs well in this treat.
  • Alex B.
    Alex BunchAugust 4, 2010
    Absolutely amazing Mexican Food. Perfect margaritas with over 150 or so tequilas to choose from, home-made corn tortillas that are the best I've ever had in a restaurant, killer table-side Guac...real
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LevyDecember 4, 2012
    Portions are pretty small, especially considering the cost ($18+ entrees). Guess that's the Union Square effect. Guac & churros both quite tasty.
  • Dre M.
    Dre MichelottiNovember 12, 2014
    The service is quite slow they have no quesadilla, tacos or burritos but the ceviche is excellent and the portion of guacamole is big.
  • David S.
    David SchererSeptember 25, 2010
    The tortilla soup is excellent. Great way to start your meal, esp if you're from out of town and not used to the cold weather at night
  • Ozgur O.
    Ozgur OkkaliNovember 10, 2011
    The mole is hideous. I don't know what they were thinking with the chocolate sauce and the chicken was not very fresh and tasty either.
  • Danielle P.
    Danielle PierceAugust 2, 2012
    The pork chili relleno is excellent. Amazing handmade tortillas are so yum I wanted to smuggle the extras in my purse.
  • Ines R.
    Ines RivasDecember 13, 2010
    Ask Jared for recommendations and you won't be sorry. Amazing food and ambiance! Tamalitos and Sopes are super good!
  • Chrystal F.
    Chrystal FairbanksApril 23, 2012
    Gotta try the tortilla soup...really yummy! And the dulce de leche icecream with churros so good!
  • Keri C.
    Keri CorfieldJuly 2, 2012
    Chile relleno stuffed with pork is delish! I loved the mango salsa!
  • Marcel V.
    Marcel VolkerSeptember 6, 2012
    Get yourself more than one of their excellent specialty Margaritas and taste the difference between them!
  • Alfonso D.
    Alfonso Da FonsecaApril 19, 2011
    Order their tortilla soup, the panuchos de cochinita, and a tequila flight. All excellent choices!
  • Johnny M.
    Johnny MalangoneMay 27, 2011
    Go just to have the cream filled churros and ice cream. Food was good but this dessert was incredible
  • Dealan E.
    Dealan EcholsJanuary 7, 2011
    Jared is the best! I love his michalada and the macho margarita, though it doesn't work, meaning make you more macho!
  • Gina B.
    Gina Blancarte-MillardJanuary 18, 2014
    The huevos rancheros is yummy and don't forget the guac...scrumptious w/their homemade tortillas
  • Jane C.
    Jane ChuMarch 16, 2012
    The food is decent, but it's worth the trip just for the churros dessert and the cocktails. AMAZING!
  • Bryson W.
    Bryson WebsterApril 1, 2014
    My favorite part was the tortillas, they are amazing. I would also give the carnitas a solid B+.
  • Bo S.
    Bo StephensSeptember 2, 2009
    Got to hit this place and have the made-when-you-order guacamole and tortillas. Then wash it all down with a selection from three pages of tequilas.
  • Carlos O.
    Carlos OchoaAugust 9, 2014
    It might be the best Mexican place on town. Ask for the enchiladas. Trust me, I'm Mexican
  • Bryson W.
    Bryson WebsterMarch 9, 2014
    The tortillas are amazing. The tortilla soup is just alright. The carnitas were really good.
  • Courtney D.
    Courtney DayMay 26, 2014
    $10 bottomless mimosas, generous refills!! Don't leave without sharing the churros!
  • Jennie M.
    Jennie MacauleyAugust 23, 2009
    Had another fantastic dinner with friends at Colibri on Friday night. Great food, amazing drinks and tequila selection, and great service.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HeroldFebruary 28, 2015
    Great mole and great guacamole with incredible homemade corn tortillas
  • Dave C.
    Dave CoppsJune 8, 2011
    Bacon wrapped camarones (shrimp) is great, but the lamb entree is spectacular!
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos ArnaisSeptember 24, 2012
    Mach Margaritas were great ! Enjoy the Guacamole with chips before your dinner.
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