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El Techo de Lolinda
Latin American Restaurant$$
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2518 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94110
2518 Mission StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94110
(415) 550-6970eltechosf.com
$$Latin American Restaurant, Cocktail BarMenu
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. 
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Hopping rooftop bar above restaurant Lolinda offering Latin small plates, cocktails & city views.- Google
"I just had chips and guacamole, which were really good."
"A lively and hip new rooftop bar that replaces the Medjool classic."
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Katur Patel
in the last week
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!
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Ryan Paredez
a month 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.
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Marina Sabado
5 months ago
I've been here once. Had a really good time! It seems kind of hidden because you have to take an elevator up but, it leads to a pretty good view. It's mostly a restaurant with normal dining seating on a high rise patio roof but, it's also a great place to get drinks! I would mostly come here if you are looking for a pretty good look out view.
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Victoria P.
6 months ago
I went here for a birthday party recently and I thought it was a fantastic location! It was a bit crowded, but it added to the fun atmosphere. The menu is mainly appetizers and small bites (compared to Lolinda's main restaurant on the ground floor). The food items ranged from $8-$12 while drinks were more on the $10 range. I ordered a pina colada, which was kind of like an horchata. It had coconut creme and cinnamon. I just had chips and guacamole, which were really good. The rest of the table had skewers, salads, elote... and no one had any complaints. And we had some photo ops of the skyline as the sun set. Our waiter was nice enough to take pics for us. I recommend getting reservations. And if one of the members of your party arrives late, be sure to meet them downstairs or have their name on a list. I had no trouble getting in (I just told them I was there for a party), but for some reason other people in my friend's party did.
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Yannick Dawant
a week 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.
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Nandan Babla
a month ago
Food and drinks are fantastic. The plantains are to die for and the margaritas are delicious. The guy downstairs was an ass, but the view and the food made it worthwhile.
Sara Dennehy
2 weeks ago
Amazing views, incredible margaritas, and great food!
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Jennifer Hudiono
6 months ago
This place is fun to say over and over... El Techo de Lolinda! (repeat x10) Sounds cool and it is pretty cool because how many rooftop bars have you been to?!? I haven't been to many so I thought it was awesome. To get to the bar, you go through some dimly lit hallway and make your way to the elevator to get to the roof. There are signs that point you to the right way so you won't get lost, plus it's a short walk. I thought the entire thing was cool because it made me feel special or something, like I'm going to a secret party where I go through a secret way into the secret elevator like in the movies... but anyway it was just a different way to enter the bar/restaurant. The place isn't too big but there are plenty of tables. You also get a nice view of SF while drinking and eating. It has a nice chill vibe to it. You don't need to be extra fancy but it's also weird if you're super casual. They close pretty early, last call is at 12am and everyone has to be out by 1am since they sit on top of a residential building that pretty much forces them to clear out everyone to avoid noise violations. My group and I got there pretty late so we just got drinks. They have interesting drink concotions and I chose to get the Cuba Libre. I loved my drink! It was like a sour coke almost. The drink was lime, rum, and mexican coca cola! It was a nice refreshingly light drink and I drank it like it was water. I tried some of my friends drink and it was pretty good. A lot of sour/sweet combinations which I guess maybe is popular in latin american drinks? Not sure, but I enjoyed it.
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