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Colibrí Mexican Bistro

Colibrí Mexican Bistro

Mexican Restaurant and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Lower Nob Hill, 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)
    "Duck with green mole was amazing."(14 Tips)
    Marvella V.
    "The churros are filled with cajeta (caramel), they are awesome!!!"(13 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon142 Tips and reviews
  • margaritas
  • tequila
  • churros
  • chile rellenos
  • good for groups
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  • 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
  • Nanaheart icon on user image
    NanaAugust 11, 2016
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Jeremy C.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Jonathan C.heart icon on user image
    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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Darren L.
    Darren LeedsAugust 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Carlos O.heart icon on user image
    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 WebsterApril 1, 2014
    My favorite part was the tortillas, they are amazing. I would also give the carnitas a solid B+.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • C H.heart icon on user image
    C HFebruary 28, 2015
    Great mole and great guacamole with incredible homemade corn tortillas
  • 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! :)
  • Burak F.heart icon on user image
    Burak FenerciogluJanuary 1, 2019
    We loved fish tacos...
  • Gina B.
    Gina Blancarte-MillardJanuary 18, 2014
    The huevos rancheros is yummy and don't forget the guac...scrumptious w/their homemade tortillas
  • Dana
    DanaJanuary 15, 2015
    Authentic guacamole, tingas, sopes, margaritas. Absolutely recommended.
  • Jake G.heart icon on user image
    Jake GuttormssonJune 5, 2016
    The carnitas were delicious!
  • Keri C.
    Keri CorfieldJuly 2, 2012
    Chile relleno stuffed with pork is delish! I loved the mango salsa!
  • 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
  • Gillian M.
    Gillian M.February 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • Chrystal F.
    Chrystal FairbanksApril 23, 2012
    Gotta try the tortilla soup...really yummy! And the dulce de leche icecream with churros so good!
  • Claire C.
    Claire CallananSeptember 14, 2013
    Try the months special! always a good option!
  • 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!!
  • Laura P.
    Laura PAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Come for bottomless brunch- stay for the delicious salsa and dishes.
  • Gabe G.
    Gabe GilliganFebruary 27, 2013
    Never had a bad meal here. Don't be surprised when it gets busy.
  • Sophie H.heart icon on user image
    Sophie HebdidgeJune 19, 2016
    Gaucomole was great. I loved the summer flower salad.
  • Bryson W.
    Bryson WebsterMarch 9, 2014
    The tortillas are amazing. The tortilla soup is just alright. The carnitas were really good.
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WMay 23, 2013
    Try a margarita made with Tequila Revolucion Reposado tequila....Phenomenal!!
  • 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.
  • Sophie H.heart icon on user image
    Sophie HebdidgeJune 19, 2016
    Guacamole and summer flower salad were amazing
  • Brianheart icon on user image
    BrianMay 12, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Mole and guacamole and salmon
  • Marcel V.
    Marcel VolkerSeptember 6, 2012
    Get yourself more than one of their excellent specialty Margaritas and taste the difference between them!
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Kylie
    KylieAugust 26, 2014
    Tableside guacamole and margaritas - what more could you want out of life?
  • Ryan B.heart icon on user image
    Ryan BoguszMarch 7, 2014
    Torta De Elote, corn bread, is to die for!
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos ArnaisSeptember 24, 2012
    Mach Margaritas were great ! Enjoy the Guacamole with chips before your dinner.
  • Alfonso D.
    Alfonso Da FonsecaApril 19, 2011
    Order their tortilla soup, the panuchos de cochinita, and a tequila flight. All excellent choices!
  • Erin O.
    Erin OSeptember 17, 2012
    The mild salsa is sweet and amazing, as are the black beans!
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