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El Techo

El Techo

Latin American Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, and Roof Deck$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
160 Tips and reviews
  • rooftop
  • scenic views
  • margaritas
  • lively
  • Mexican food
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  • Tirdad K.
    Rude staff, we arrived 15 minutes before the cocktail bar opens, they keep us in the street and didn't let us to wait inside also the weather was cold
  • Taylor L.
    Taylor LeeJune 19
    This place has great rooftop views, and pretty incredible tacos. One of the best rooftop bars and restaurants in the city. Be sure to get there early or you'll be waiting in line!
  • Conor O.
    Huarache Brunch and Bloody Maria
  • Conor O.
    Cocktails and view
    Upvoted May 20
  • Simon T.
    Simon TanApril 2
    Fresh guacamole with chips, tres leches cake, apple cider with gin, pork belly quesadilla, empanadas.
  • Kristen S.
    Empanadas are so amazing
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Arsham G.
    good paloma
  • Amir B.
    Amir BaharlouFebruary 6
    The views are to die for. Make sure to try the beignets.
  • Gadi S.
    Gadi ShamiaJanuary 29
    Plus - not too many rooftop restaurants in SF. Minus - service and very oily food.
  • EB
    EBJanuary 28
    Egregiously greasy brunch food.
  • Irina L.
    Irina LeonidovnaDecember 9, 2017
    Absolutely overrated. Service is slow and rude (that if anyone even responds), the view is so so , and there is a wait even when the rooftop is half empty. Not coming back
  • Michal P.
    Michal PalmonNovember 27, 2017
    Beautiful view. Amazing for sunset cocktail and Mexican food
  • Janet H.
    Janet HNovember 23, 2017
    Rooftop brunch. They take reservations! Sangria was meh
  • Brent G.
    Brent GoldmanNovember 13, 2017
    More than just a rooftop view and margs. The pork shoulder is worth a special trip!
  • Brandon L.
    Brandon LabbéOctober 30, 2017
    Great rooftop views of the city!
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanOctober 7, 2017
    Extremely popular spot that is a little overkill with the capacity control, but their drinks are tasty and you can't beat the view.
  • Cameron
    CameronSeptember 30, 2017
    Long waits, but on a warm summer night, it's worth it. Sit on the rooftop with a margarita and get their carnitas, with a view to downtown SF. A perfect evening.
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MelnykJune 17, 2017
    Heaven on a sunny day basking in the rays with a great margarita
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongJune 6, 2017
    Great roof top bar/restaurant! Come for hh. Drinks and food here are great.
  • Melon L.
    Melon LJune 3, 2017
    best rooftop bar in SF. come early on the weekdays or you won't be able to get in, much less get a table. don't even try on a sunny weekend.
  • Peter G.
    Peter G.May 29, 2017
    Drinks are great. So is the view. And the pork.
  • Pavan K.
    Pavan KulkarniMay 4, 2017
    Amazing roof top bar with food view of the downtown , really good cocktail list. Loved their skewers.
  • Jon B.
    Jon B.March 25, 2017
    Was just there for drinks, and the view on a nice day was excellent. Will definitely be back for brunch one of these upcoming weekends
  • Shubham D.
    Shubham DattaMarch 21, 2017
    Great view of the city from the rooftop patio!
  • Simon T.
    Simon TanJanuary 24, 2017
    Get the carne and pollo skewers
  • Kate B.
    Kate BoykoJanuary 23, 2017
    Great rooftop brunch place with view on the city. My compliments to Huarache - combination of eggs, tortilla, cheese and beef was perfect. Friends had Benedictos and Gallo Pinto and enjoyed that too.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Margherita B.
    Margherita B.January 17, 2017
    Reservation recommended to get a table. If you are drinking margarita, consider getting the pitcher
  • Hector C.
    Hector CarrilloJanuary 7, 2017
    This always quite a surprise. Street food with so much flavor!
  • Erika L.
    Erika LalDecember 20, 2016
    Get an Old Fashioned at Lolinda's next door while you wait for your dinner reservation at El Techo 👌🏼
  • Erika L.
    Erika LalDecember 20, 2016
    Your Order: Ceviche, Chips & Guac, The Paloma or Sangria, Carnitas by the Pound. Use the guacamole from your appetizer to top the carnitas tacos. (They provide the beans, salsa & endless tortillas)
  • J K.
    J KDecember 3, 2016
    Great roof top bar according to Daniel from work
  • Kela D.
    Kela DriggsNovember 3, 2016
    Happy Hour - Mon-Fri, 4-6pm $5 guacamole; $5 empanadas; $4 beers; $7 margaritas; $11 rose flight The empanadas and margaritas are particularly good
    Upvoted Jun 21
  • Marta T.
    Marta TapperoOctober 28, 2016
    Location Location. That's the best. Food was ok, we had Guac and Cuban eggs. Drinks were pretty good. The service were not very nice.
  • Brenda L.
    Brenda LunaOctober 22, 2016
    Margarita! This place has great margaritas. Have a great Mexican experience here.
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WOctober 9, 2016
    Get the ceviche and shrimp cocktail appetizers and guzzle with a pitcher of la Paloma.
  • MJ C.
    MJ CaoOctober 6, 2016
    Rooftop is super cute. The line for dinner for pretty long.
  • Mehul K.
    Mehul KarSeptember 26, 2016
    Nice rooftop bar with appetizers and cocktails and a good view of the city. Little pricey, but a good place for a 3-5 person evening.
  • m d.
    m dAugust 7, 2016
    Little bit crowded and noisy but Carnitas is very tasty. Enjoy Mexican food under the blue sky.
  • Drew T.
    Drew ThomasJuly 31, 2016
    Margarita pitchers and quesadillas!
  • SFist
    SFistJuly 22, 2016
    This Mission rooftop oasis is a popular spot for after-work margaritas and quesadillas that, thanks to their glass wind guards along the railings, remains comfortable even after night falls. Read more
  • Andres D.
    Andres DouglasJuly 12, 2016
    good mexican food and cocktails with amazing views. worth the wait, or go into the Lolinda, then to the bathroom and sneak in upstairs.
  • Josh P.
    Josh PylesJune 28, 2016
    Order the carnitas and enjoy the amazing view. Be prepared to wait in line outside, even on a weekday.
  • Opp
    OppJune 13, 2016
    Amazing view. Margarita, chips and guacamole, sangria, quesadillas.
  • Fran S.
    Fran SuJune 3, 2016
    Lively atmosphere. Heat lamp helps a lot in the evening.
  • Yoann
    YoannMay 10, 2016
    Nice view !
  • JT
    JTMay 2, 2016
    You have to wait in line often but great view. Waiting list for tables, make reservation if possible. Choripan is delicious and guac is solid
  • Hannah B.
    Hannah BjörkApril 17, 2016
    Great brunch with amazing view
  • Case S.
    Case SandbergApril 17, 2016
    Pina Colada 😍
  • Brant M.
    Brant McQuittyApril 15, 2016
    Perfect for rooftop margaritas on a warm night, especially at sunset.
  • Brian W.
    Brian WishanApril 8, 2016
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