Profile

Cover photo
Verified local business
El Techo
Latin American Restaurant$$$
Today 11AM–11PM
835,220 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos
Contact Information
Map of the business location
2518 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94110
2518 Mission StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94110
(415) 550-6970eltechosf.com
$$$Latin American Restaurant, Cocktail BarToday 11AM–11PM
Saturday 11AM–11PMSunday 11AM–10PMMonday 4–10PMTuesday 4–10PMWednesday 4–10PMThursday 4–10PMFriday 4–11PM
Menu
El Techo de Lolinda is the iconic rooftop space atop Lolinda restaurant.  It is a lively, all-weather destination for classic Latino cocktails, beer, and Latin street food. 
Google+ URL

Street View

Panorama
Write a review
Review Summary
4.4
166 reviews
5 star
94 reviews
4 star
56 reviews
3 star
10 reviews
2 star
3 reviews
1 star
3 reviews
Chic Mission hangout with Argentinean grilled meats & small plates plus a terrace & 2 cocktail bars.- Google
"Pork Belly: - Good crispy pork belly, but a bit overdone."
"Braised Beef Ribs - At this point, I think we were already full."
Featured by Zagat
SF's Best Latin Bars
See more from Zagat
Photos
Scrapbook photo 2
Scrapbook photo 3
Scrapbook photo 4
Scrapbook photo 5
Scrapbook photo 6
Upload public photo
Your Activity
Visit this place
Make a free reservation with OpenTable
Find a table
All reviews
Katur Patel's profile photo
Katur Patel
5 months ago
Came here on a recent visit to SF and simply loved it. The line was pretty long when I arrived around 7pm on a Sunday but since I was getting dinner we only had to wait about 5 minutes for a table. The views of SF/the City were really great and the rooftop was packed the whole night I was there. The food is small plates and has a good mix of vegetarian and non veg options. I had the guacamole, the friend plantains and quesadilla and everything was excellent. They have a good cocktail list as well and the prices were all reasonable. A great find in the the mission!
• • •
John Gelb's profile photo
John Gelb
2 months ago
One of the best places in SF to enjoy cocktails and appetizers outside on the roof. In fact, rooftop bars/restaurants are one of the only lacking aspects of SF, but El Techo fills this void in expert fashion. It's not cheap and you can probably find better food in the mission, but you can't beat the the ambiance here on a sunny day. Great spot for groups of 2-6.
Ryan Paredez's profile photo
Ryan Paredez
6 months ago
Went here for the first time this past Tuesday. Great rooftop bar and dining area. The margaritas were excellent and the food is sensational. Definitely would come back.
Anastasia Chakourova
in the last week
Great view! well sone cocktails and great service.
Matt Warren's profile photo
Matt Warren
a month ago
Brunch is excellent, although the menu is a little limited for my taste. Pro tip: make a reservation. They take them, and a lot of people don't know this and end up waiting in line for a loooong time.
Lindsay Blumenthal's profile photo
Lindsay Blumenthal
5 months ago
Pros: Food The food was great, and the portions were just right. I went with my boyfriend for a "date night," and we weren't sure how much food to order. Another waiter (not ours) was really helpful— he recommended 2-3 small plates and a half pound of the chicharrones. We got the guacamole, elote, and flautas. The guac came with cotija in it, which isn't my favorite, and could have used a bit more of a kick. It was pretty mild. The elote, however, was fantastic. The flautas were good, but they do have potato and raisins in them, which I could have done without. The main event though, the chicharrones, were ah-mazing! Crispy fried chunks of pork shoulder rolled in brown sugar...what's not to love?! We asked if there was any way to get the "leaner" pieces, and although our waitress hesitated at first, she said she would see what she could do. And she came through— we had only a few really fatty pieces, which was much appreciated. Ambience The view at this place is phenomenal. It's on a rooftop in the Mission, and on a clear day it's a great spot to see the city. Like all good SF spots, the people watching is also not to be missed ;) Cons: Service While I appreciate being able to linger over our meal and savor the food, the wait staff at ETDL borders on inattentive. Our waitress only stopped by 3 times during the entire meal— to bring water and take our order, ask if we wanted anything else, and bring the check. The place was busy, but not that crazy— we probably would have ordered more food if she had stopped by more than once. At one point, we considered trying to flag down someone else. Note: ETDL doesn't take dinner reservations (brunch reservations only), but it gets CRAZY busy. So I would recommend getting there early and being prepared to walk around for a while until your table is ready. The food, however, is definitely worth a little bit of a wait.
• • •
Yannick Dawant's profile photo
Yannick Dawant
5 months ago
This place has a great ambiance and the food and drinks are all delicious. For two we had the half pound Chicharonnes de de Carne (Amazing), the guac (good but could have used a little more kick) and a chorizo skewer, probably could have done without the chorizo, as we ended up with too much food. Had the Margarita Del Techo, very good if you like Mezcal, and the Caipirinha - pretty standard. Only negative was that it was sometimes a little hard to hear the person across the table from you.
• • •
rene van Erk's profile photo
rene van Erk
2 months ago
Delicious starters and steaks. Steaks can also be had decent sized. Make sure you do not sit under the airco though.. Otherwise would have been 5stars

Stream

El Techo hasn't shared anything with you.

People are more likely to share with you if you add them to your circles.