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El Techo

El Techo

Latin American Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, and Roof Deck$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
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    This Latin American restaurant is famous for their rooftop. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Tips
    Taylor L.
    "One of the best rooftop bars and restaurants in the city."(14 Tips)
    Kim P.
    "Book brunch in advance and enjoy the rooftop view."(8 Tips)
    Chloe N.
    "Chicaronnes de Carne + guacamole + margarita pitcher"(5 Tips)
    Josh P.
    "Order the carnitas and enjoy the amazing view."(7 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon165 Tips and reviews
  • rooftop
  • scenic views
  • margaritas
  • trendy
  • good for dates
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  • Arash N.heart icon on user image
    Arash NarchiApril 2, 2015
    The view is amazing and the food and drinks are great too. Get the margaritas
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LizJuly 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Food was so good, my fav steak skewers, ceviche delicious. Service, was the worst service I've ever had. Waitress took 15mns to come to the table. I need more room to say how bad the service was.
  • Kristen S.heart icon on user image
    Kristen StephensonMarch 26, 2018
    Empanadas are so amazing
  • Josh P.heart icon on user image
    Josh PylesNovember 16, 2014
    Great spot for a sunny brunch with a view. I enjoyed the Chorizo scramble.
  • Clara B.heart icon on user image
    Clara BayarriOctober 12, 2014
    Great rooftop, the views are great and the Margarita El Techo was really good.
  • Christel Q.heart icon on user image
    Christel QuekAugust 7, 2014
    Amazing rooftop view.
  • Brent G.heart icon on user image
    Brent GoldmanNovember 13, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    More than just a rooftop view and margs. The pork shoulder is worth a special trip!
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MillerAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicharrones. Bloody Maria. Guac. Pretty much any cocktail with Mezcal in it! Oh, and the view.
  • Ben M.heart icon on user image
    Ben McChesneyAugust 19, 2014
    Great view along with delicious margaritas and tapas. I always get the ceviche
  • Linda F.
    Linda FelterSeptember 26, 2014
    People talk about rooftop, scenic views, and margaritas. Check, check, and check! Oh and pork belly quesadillas!!!
  • Michal P.heart icon on user image
    Michal PalmonNovember 27, 2017
    Beautiful view. Amazing for sunset cocktail and Mexican food
  • I A.heart icon on user image
    I AmosOctober 26, 2014
    Happy-hour snacks are delicious and a great deal, especially the fried chicken.
  • Jennifer B.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer BurlingtonMay 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Service is off here...can't quite figure out why. Always leave a little annoyed. But great views on a hot day.
  • Alan S.
    Alan ShenJune 9, 2013
    Great view! The Chicharonnes are non traditional but tasty. Plantains are good too.
  • Laura Z.heart icon on user image
    Laura ZapataNovember 2, 2013
    I recommend Ensalada de palmitos, Pulpo, Alcachofa, Hongos... Very good choise!! 👌
  • Kristen R.heart icon on user image
    Kristen RochelleFebruary 26, 2015
    Go at night for the best views!
  • Michael E.
    Michael EAugust 31, 2014
    High top tables are first come first served. Roof deck is fantastic.
  • Hector C.heart icon on user image
    Hector CarrilloJanuary 7, 2017
    This always quite a surprise. Street food with so much flavor!
  • Shannon C.heart icon on user image
    Shannon CoulsonJanuary 20, 2016
    The margaritas are amazing - and definitely get the guac!
  • Brenda L.
    Brenda LunaOctober 22, 2016
    Margarita! This place has great margaritas. Have a great Mexican experience here.
  • Kyle W.
    Kyle WaalJune 12, 2013
    Love this place. Every time I go the bathroom is always open, and the chicaroones are great!
  • cami j.heart icon on user image
    cami j.November 23, 2015
    beautiful view, and the chilcano cocktail was delicious.
  • Brian R.
    Brian RohdeJune 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Orders the sopes. Do it!
  • Charlotte A.heart icon on user image
    Charlotte AnderssonSeptember 8, 2015
    Great view and cocktails can be ordered in pitchers
  • Marta T.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Lauren M.heart icon on user image
    Lauren MacMarch 22, 2015
    Come for the rooftop views! Still love it every time I go here
  • Bridget G.heart icon on user image
    Bridget GaelJuly 30, 2022
    Fun rootftop bar for the end of the night! Margaritas were good
  • Jeff M.heart icon on user image
    Jeff MelnykJune 17, 2017
    Heaven on a sunny day basking in the rays with a great margarita
  • Fran S.
    Fran SuJune 3, 2016
    Lively atmosphere. Heat lamp helps a lot in the evening.
  • Lisa Y.heart icon on user image
    Lisa YuzawaFebruary 15, 2016
    The view of the city is great!
  • Peter G.heart icon on user image
    Peter G.May 29, 2017
    Drinks are great. So is the view. And the pork.
  • David P.heart icon on user image
    David PoynerApril 17, 2014
    Do yourself a favor and spend the extra few bucks and get the el techno margarita.
  • Lindsay K.
    Lindsay KrellJuly 22, 2013
    Get a pitcher of Sangria! Not too sweet. Perfectly piquant.
  • Adam S.heart icon on user image
    Adam SeanSeptember 5, 2021
    Traditional Mexican and views - but no tacos.
  • Angie H.heart icon on user image
    Angie HSeptember 25, 2014
    Not many rooftop bars in the city. It's a nice change of scenery!
  • Danielheart icon on user image
    DanielSeptember 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The pork in the chicharrones is amazing!
  • Ali A.heart icon on user image
    Ali AndersonSeptember 18, 2014
    Great rooftop bar (with great sangria!)
  • Matt M.heart icon on user image
    Matt MartinOctober 26, 2014
    Great roof deck with pitchers of sangria and margaritas
  • Drew T.heart icon on user image
    Drew ThomasJuly 31, 2016
    Margarita pitchers and quesadillas!
  • Fabio R.
    Fabio ResendeJuly 17, 2013
    "The Mexican Firing Squad" is one of the best cocktails in the city according to SFist
  • Chris C.heart icon on user image
    Chris CaloSeptember 4, 2014
    Great view and atmosphere.
  • Shubham D.heart icon on user image
    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
  • Kaitlin L.heart icon on user image
    Kaitlin LebbadAugust 30, 2014
    Aldo at the door is the best! He makes magic happen
  • Stephan W.
    Stephan WinokurOctober 26, 2013
    They can change the name on the sign as much as they want, it will always be medjool.
  • Brandon L.heart icon on user image
    Brandon LabbéOctober 30, 2017
    Great rooftop views of the city!
  • Lisya N.heart icon on user image
    Lisya N.April 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    yummy skewers, shrimp one is the best!
  • CJ
    CJJune 29, 2013
    They will text you when your table is ready! Don't end up waiting an extra 20 mins like me. =D
  • MJ C.heart icon on user image
    MJ CaoOctober 6, 2016
    Rooftop is super cute. The line for dinner for pretty long.
  • Aaron D.heart icon on user image
    Aaron DancygierJuly 4, 2015
    Everything especially there carnitas.
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