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Colibri Mexican Bistro
Mexican Restaurant$$
Today 11:30AM–10PM
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438 Geary St San Francisco, CA 94102
438 Geary StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94102
$$Mexican Restaurant, Latin American Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
Today 11:30AM–10PM
Thursday 11:30AM–10PMFriday 11:30AM–11PMSaturday 10:30AM–11PMSunday 10:30AM–10PMMonday 11:30AM–10PMTuesday 11:30AM–10PMWednesday 11:30AM–10PM

Established in 2005.

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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Lively, wood-decked bistro serving guacamole prepared tableside, plus moles, tequilas & more.- Google
"And they bring you free housemade corn tortillas with three dipping sauces."
"If you're looking for authentic Mexican food, this is not the place."
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Steven Byrne
a week ago
OVERPRICED. BLAND. BAD SERVICE. Omg bad experience. The food was nasty. The tortillas were soggy and everything tasted like it came from a can. The food looked really pretty but its flavor did not match up to the looks. Over priced watered down Mexican food! Doesn't even taste Mexican. Waiter was soooo rude. Gave us a really hard time, rolled his eyes at me when I asked for something.
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Chris E
5 months ago
This was a great find!!!! My wife and I had brunch here and it was amazing!!!! I had the shredded chicken omelet and it was soooo good! Taste explosion. My wife had the chiliquelies(sp?) and she said it was the best brunch/breakfast dish she had ever had. It is not in in the best part of town BUT sometimes that is where you find the best eats. Our service was fine.... Not sure what all these haters on Yelp are griping about the service for. I would highly recommend this place for brunch. We will go back next time we are in SF.
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Anthony Scott
a month ago
Really good food and I had really nice service sitting at the bar
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Bryan Blaha
5 months ago
The food is honestly great. Although the service is awful.. Bottomless mimosas = wait for your server to come in 45 minute intervals.. Slowest service I've encountered in San Francisco...
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Jaime Jasso
3 months ago
The food is awesome, this is real deal Mexican food, not your regular Taqueria, the flavors and ingredients are authentic, the place is nice, really enjoyed the mood and ambience. good choice of Tequila. not expensive for a nice restaurant/bistro I'm a regular here. the only comment would be about service, not very fast not really alert of their tables most of the time
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Nuno Sanches e Silva
3 months ago
Tourist trap. Stay away. Food was not good at all. 4 people on the table and all plates were bad.
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Pei-Hsuen Liao
a month ago
Tableside guac is all you need to know
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Ken Frederickson
10 months ago
We really enjoyed the ambiance of this place. The food is quite unique and a welcomed, sophisticated take on some regional Mexican dishes. We had Empanadas (appetizer), Mole Poblano, Filete Mignon, Torta de Elote and Churros rellenos (dessert). The empanadas, filete, and churros we all wonderful. I would order those gain. Torta de Elote was especially unique. The mole was likely authentic, but the flavor just wasn't for us. Others may like it.


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