Tropisueño
Tropisueño

Tropisueño

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tropisueno.com/
  • Phone: 4152430299x
  • Hours of Operation:
    No reservations during lunch and happy hour.
    Dinner reservations start at 5:30 pm everyday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact sylvia@tropisueno.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Tropisueno is available for restaurant buy-outs.
  • Private Party Contact: edwin@tropisueno.com x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mission Street and Market Street
  • Public Transit: Tropisueno is close to BART, MUNI, and taxis of course.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The 5th and Mission Street garage is a half a block away and also very reasonable!
A word from Tropisueño
Tropisueño is a very elegant looking, yet quite casual, affordable, and classic Mexican restaurant offering traditional regional dishes and a premium tequila bar.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Tropisueño reviews from OpenTable diners
83 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (39)vibrant bar scene (36)hot spot (33)fit for foodies (31)neighborhood gem (25)special occasion (20)great for lunch (11)romantic (10)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (6)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Buzzing with tasty Mexican
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Went here for dinner to celebrate two birthdays. Great buzzing atmosphere, with both a great food list as well as drinks list. We had 12 drinks around the table, and folks were largely happy with all the margaritas and other cocktails we had. Food was delicious and really quite affordable for SF. Also, I noted the birthdays in the comments tab during reservations and they were very good about making the birthday boy and birthday girl feel special - bonus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food is delicious and the atmosphere is great! The only complaint I have is that the service was a bit slow. But if you have a great group or date, then it is not a big deal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine, easy dining
    PitttrendsetterVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Wonderful night. Make sure to make reservations! Wait times can stretch to an hour (after work crowds and it's between the Marriott, Westin and Four Seasons hotels). Once you are in, service is attentive but not intrusive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good & plentiful
    markmd
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We were at first daunted by the incredibly high noise level, but the servers did move us to a slightly less noisy table. Otherwise, the service was fine, and food quite good and the portions large enough that we were able to make a second meal of them the following night. We were impressed that it was so crowded on a Wednesday at 5:30 PM, so others must also think that the restaurant is doing something right.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great evening
    Foxy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My friends and I enjoyed the margaritas and all our meals were very good. I have been in here a fews times now and I have always had a delicious meal and the atmosphere is uplifting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent flavors
    OutoftownerVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    A bustling place with decent service. The key to the place is an excellent see of flavorful dishes--amongst the best New Mexican I have had anywhere.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Service was okay but it felt rushed. The restaurant was very loud by the time we had our order taken, and the waiter messed up on a few orders - i think its because he didn't hear what my father in law said. We went to the restaurant a day ahead of time to let the host know we were celebrating a birthday. The waiter didnt ackowledge the birthday at all, though i'm not sure he's supposed to. I guess it would have been nice if he did. The food was excellent when we finally got everything we ordered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    vhinpghVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The tortilla chips were (unfortunately) hard to stop eating -- thin and light. Liked the guacamole and the seviche appetizers. Loved the shrimp dish that was described as spicy but it was not too spicy. Good chicken dishes, too. Would definitely come back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magda
    Magda
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We stayed very well, confortable and relaxing. Service exellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Losing it's good reputation
    ReginaVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I used to love to come to this spot for dinner with friends, but recently they haven't been very focused on the quality of the food or service. Servers take forever to come by the table and don't check on you. You'll sit forever just waiting on the check with no food or drinks left on your table. The food is hit or miss now (though the salsa trio never disappoints!) The have the worst hosting staff. Not courteous, exude fake friendliness like they hate people, and they are completely inefficient. They won't accommodate requests for certain tables (I simply wanted to sit by the window), and rather than seat 3 of us while 1 closed out the bar tab, they had us wait to settle which created an unnecessary crowd in an already tight space. Dumb.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • lylecass
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food came out fast but when I ordered a second Margarita it took forever.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accommodating
    bocobbeats
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    They were able to fit us on short notice with a couple extra people. Food was good, and it was good for a large party.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TheBeam
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food here is excellent, with a varied and interesting menu. Portion sizes were generous (I took nearly half of my entree home). The beer and wine selection was adequate, but not extensive. Prices were very reasonable. At 7:30, the place was packed, and the service suffered a bit as a result. The staff were trying hard, but seemed overwhelmed. The bar area was extremely noisy, but the dining area was a bit less so. There is also some outside seating available. Conversation was possible, but I wouldn't want to count on an intimate dining experience. All in all, I had a pleasant time at Tropisueño and will go again, but I will probably try to go at a less crowded time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go here. Make a reservation, btw.
    canigetabox
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Pint glass margaritas, check. Fast and capable bar, check. Really loud when packed, check. Awesome front of house, check. Awesome kitchen, check. Addictive salsas, check. Food arriving swiftly, check. Recommendation, check.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yummy
    Uk6666
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This was great fun and Sergio,our waiter,was excellent. They also very kindly put us ay a special table and the food wad delicious. must go again. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mexico in heart of city
    Lei46
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The food and service was excellent. Because of this expect alot of people having a great time. Not a place fir a quiet dinner.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good
    sfeaterVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The decor and the reasonable prices make it seem like this restaurant would only be mediocre, but both the quality of food and the service here are surprisingly good. The salsas and sauces are excellent, and the wait service is very attentive. This is a great choice if you are in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food
    TZgen808
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Restaurant was a recommendation by a friend & our hotel. The food and drinks were excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place.
    HollsYummu
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Loved our whole experience. Great food, awesome service, and nice atmosphere . Perfect for any occasion and accommodating to small or larger groups.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yum!
    Disappointing
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We had a great time, the food was great, the cocktails delicious and the service was attentive and friendly ONLY drawback is that after dinner, you can't have a cup of coffee as they don't serve it (?). Small drawback, but as I was treating a friend for his birthday and he wanted an after dinner coffee, that was a little disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Unless you're looking for a lively place to drink with the friends, I wouldn't recommend Tropisueno. The staff was pleasant and helpful. However, the food was mediocre and conversation was almost impossible.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Downtown Mexican Restaurant
    Tony
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Since we work in the Financial District, Tropisueno is a good close location and has very good Mexican food, sure you can probably go to the Mission and pay somewhat less, but when its about getting somewhere fast and the food and service are very good, then its worth it. Tampiqueno and the combination plates were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was just ok. My dining companion enjoyed it much more than I did. The ambiance was pleasant and the drinks were good. The "flan" had the texture of cheesecake and tasted like cheesecake. The service was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service & food is outstanding
    Clear
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Shaun really bent over backward to help our reservation work. Our server was really great and portions and food were delightful. Will absolutely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High-end Mexican
    Hoodie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    While the caliber of food is certainly better than Taco Bell, and the service was excellent (and the prices go with to boot), I say the main reason to go here is the drinks and lively atmosphere. Paying high prices for mexican food seems a bit ridiculous - better deals to be found in the mish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service honor reservations
    John
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Thank you for providing a table with some privacy as requested on the reservation. Good service, good food. Good experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • leroismom
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Sunday evening was very busy and perhaps that was the reason for the slow service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    SanFranciscoSue
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Service was outstanding on an extremely busy Saturday night. We asked for a quiet area (difficult) but were given a perfect spot that allowed us to enjoy the ambiance of a "with it" spot and still hear one another. Four of us - all thoroughly enjoyed the food but the fish special was superb. Took the waiters recommendation on several items and were very pleased. Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PatH
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    It was terrific. Food was great, service was great. Very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good mexican food and great drinks!
    1s905
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Enjoyed our meal and the tapas style of dining should you choose. Enjoy the drinks and the mexican beers that they have on tap.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    CKeats
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This was one my favorite dining experiences of all time! The food, the service and the atmosphere were stellar! A true San Francisco Gem! I go there for lunch about twice a week! It is always spectacular with the Tortas and burritos. This was my first dinner there and it could not have been better! Recommended to all!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local hot spot!!!
    Keneked808
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great local hot spot recommended by a local!!! Didn't want to do the tourist thing. Great spot to have killer margaritas!! Will surely make it a visit destination on our next visit to San Fracisco!!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic flavors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We loved the three different salsas with the chips and when they ran out we immediately got more without even asking! The items we ordered were so flavorful and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite spot by Metreon
    Rick
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    My wife and I love coming here before seeing a movie. Reservations are recommended, it fills up fast. Consistently great food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistently great
    dinealotVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This lively restaurant consistently delivers great food in a very upbeat atmosphere. We both had the Chuleta De Puerco Adobada which was very tender and juicy and split a fish ceviche appetizer that was also yummy though a bit small in portion size. Our wait staff were super friendly and service was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    SFTallGuy
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    The food is always good. Make reservations, this place is always busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    bdayhost
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We were expecting Tropisueno to be a bit behindas it was Cinco de Mayo but our table was ready for us when we arrived on time for our 9:15 reserveration. Our server was amazing! I've forgotten her name but she had long blonde hair and was extremely pleasant and helpful in ordering drinks and taking our picture after our meal. Food and drink came promptly considering the bar was very crowded and paying for the meal was very efficient. Of course the food was great! I always get the chile verde and it's always delicious. I especially like it when the majority of the pork has fallen apart and resembles pulled pork.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food, better tequila!
    Jess
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I've been to Tropiseuno a number of times and always love the food and margaritas! This time, I got the old school dish and chose Chicken Tinga enchilada and a pork tamale. The enchilada was fantastic, but I found the tamale bland. The pork was less than flavorful and not up to par considering I've NEVER had a sub par food item. Anyhow, the wait person along with the bartender suggested 2 wonderful tequilas that my fiance and I had as an after dinner treat! I couldn't tell you what they were, but when we asked for smooth, mid priced, they delivered exceptional options and educated us at the same time!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unusual Latin fusion
    Terry
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Many eclectic dishes, done with special sauces and combinations. The scallops are particularly scrumptious!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 533 reviews are from the Tropisueño reviews archive.
  • Overall not too bad
    rkeatsVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Decent selection of margaritas on the menu but ask for the daily special, they tend to have a variety of unique flavors. During the last visit we ordered the specials of the day: a Mango Jalapeño and a White Peach Margarita. The white peach was great because the tequila was masked by the fruity flavors, dangerously delicious. The mango jalapeno was really spicy but really good at the same time. My lips were burning but I couldn't stop drinking. In regards to the food, everything was great except for the tacos (I believe it was beef cheek). The meat was very dry and flavorless. Ive been here a few times and have never had too many issues with their food so this was a surprise for me. Carnitas tostadas on the other hand were excellent!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.