Cadillac Bar & Grill

4.1
465 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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Pre/post Theatre
A San Francisco Landmark Restaurant featuring Tex / Mex and Authentic Mexican Food. Fresh Squeezed Margaritas served at the Longest Bar in San Francisco

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4.1
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3.9
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3.8
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hamilton
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great the food was great it was a very good experience

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MarkP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I used to go to the Cadillac Bar years ago when it was closer to 5th and Mission. Was bummed when they closed. Back in San Francisco for the weekend and excited they were open again in their new location. My wife and I had the Cadillac Platter which was more than enough for two. Each had a couple of margaritas. Queso was really good too. Really had a great time and I’d be a regular if I didn’t live in Virginia! I say go, go, go to the Cadillac Bar!

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Grachik
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Cadillac to celebrate my Graduation, and have never regretted. My and my friend's overall experience was great! Food is delicious, atmosphere is fun, and the service is excellent! Alfredo, the bartender, made some awesome drinks (mango, pineapp-jalapeno, cucumber mint). Our server, Guillermo, was very attentive and made sure so that I had the best experience. Guillermo is the legit Papi of that place!!!

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vipTimH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience1

The food was mixed - the puffy fish tacos were very crispy and good however, I felt the carnitias were greasy as our plate was covered with oil. The service was rather poor. We waited 5 minutes at the hostes stand and then over 10 minutes at our table without a waiter greeting us. I finally flagged down a sever walking by who said she was not our server but she did take my drink order. Eventually our sever came with my drink. The atmosphere was very noisy happy hour scene. Not our type of place but I'm sure many others would like it. Oh, BTW open table information stated that happy hour was 3-6 but the sever told us it was onl 3-5.

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BradM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was good and the location perfect for the theater. I had the chicken fajitas and, with the exception of the salsa and Frijoles Charros, the food was unremarkable. My wife had the tortilla soup; it was close to being inedible due to the high salt level. Pricing was reasonable for SF.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Puffy. Tacos. Yum.

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LisaC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Found Cadillac Bar & Grill online while looking for restaurant close to Orpheum. Was intending to go somewhere fancier, but based on good Yelp reviews on their food and quick service to make show at Orpheum, decided to go to Cadillac. We had were greeted and seated immediately, waitress also came over right away and took our drink order, when she returned she took our food order, and we were eating within 20 mins. The food was all delicious, some of the best Mexican food I’ve ever had (and I’ve eaten a lot of Mexican food!). We had enough time after eating to enjoy the last of our drinks and not feel rushed at all! We had 5:30pm reservation and were out at 6:30pm, walked across the street to Orpheum with plenty of time for 7pm show. Cadillac will now be our go to for Orpheum!

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dgs4golf
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food and service was fine, but the guitar duo was loud and unsatisfying.

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JohnP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were seven before "Hamilton," and our sweet server made sure all was done in a timely manner, always with a smile. The guacamole and chips are the best, and I really liked my enchiladas suizas. The mango margarita was very tasty but didn't have much tequila.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Guillermo was the best!

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vipSFVW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I went on a first date here. I was recommended Cadillac Bar by a friend. Probably not the best place for a first date as there are giant TV's everywhere and they can be a bit distracting, but if you are into a sports bar type atmosphere, this place is for you. The food is really good. I split the fajitas with my date and they were one of the best I have had. We had the chicken and steak and most places the steak can be a bit tough, but here they were amazing. I also had a jalapeño margarita which was pretty weak, but overall, I would highly recommend Cadillac Bar and Grill.

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vipZipp
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to grab a quick bite. Love the “fluffy” tacos with really fresh gauc and the margaritas are top notch too!

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KarenC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had made reservations here to have dinner before seeing Hamilton at the Orpheum Theatre. We were late due to bad traffic, but they held our table after I called. The staff was fabulous. We loved Guillermo, our waiter. They made sure we got our order in a timely manner. The food was delicious. We’d eat here again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff was friendly and welcoming. The service was good. All of the food was fresh and nicely presented.

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TobiM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice, casual place to go for a meal and a drink. The food was awesome and our server couldn't have been better.

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vipLisaP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Good fajitas. Weak/sugary drinks. Lively atmosphere and food came quickly. Service was poor, and one item was forgotten (though removed from the bill). We were also rushed out so we could get to the show, despite being totally on time/early.

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Marty
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had a great meal. I had the Carnitas in citrus juice and would have it again👍

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vipslcfoodie
Salt Lake City
48 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations before a show at Orpheum and was hoping that the most conveniently located restaurant would also be the best. Our server Pedro was friendly and attentive. The live music was delightful. And the FOOD! We always think you can judge a Mexican restaurant right from the get go with the chips and salsa and that was true here. The mango halibut ceviche was excellent, the puffy tacos is everything good about Mexican food and we had the tres leche cake for dessert which was the best we’ve ever had. We will definitely be back

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EdJE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We picked this place because we were attending a concert that was close by. The food was a mixed bag. My wife’s chili rellenos were bland and she only ate one of the two. My carnitas puffy tacos were on the other hand quite good. The service was friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was that of sports bar and the noise was quite high but manageable.

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SharonM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Group of nine met here for dinner before Hamilton. Our waiter Guillermo was great -- very attentive, was mindful of our time restrictions and very accommodating about splitting the bill. Just a five-minute walk to the theater. Everybody enjoyed their dinner at Cadillac B & G.

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vipDebbieG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent in every way. There were four of us and everyone loved their dinner and drinks. Yummy chips, salsa, and quacomole too. Great service. It is right near the Orheum theater so perfect to eat there before.

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MarleneC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is very good but restaurant is extremely noisy.

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vipSeanC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Worst Mexican food ever - except for the guacamole and chips. I would return for drinks and the guacamole and chips.
Do not eat here. Worst Mexican food I have ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

music was loud but very fun. overall great place! we got our in great time to make it to our show

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evanspin
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good. Food and drinks were excellent.

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TRH1
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not fancy, but the Mexican fare is distinctive, tasty and pleasingly presented. A perfect place for a modest meal before the theater, just a short walk away.

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vipyumyum
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Recommend this place when you have a LARGE group and need quick turnaround before a show. Food is OK (and a bit limited) but service is good and "fast".

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LindaH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun. The waiter was exception and super fast. Perfect for dinner before the orpheum.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience3

It was a busy night so you weren’t able to seat us on time for our play thereafter. Too bad as we love your restaurant. We were early and you still didn’t have a place for us for 40 minutes.

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SFMoms
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience4

This was a big disappointment. We made 5:30 reservations in order to get to our 7:00 show just 2 blocks away. We arrived at 5:30 and I was told that a lot of people had come in at 5:30. Seems that’s the point of having reservations. At 6:00 I went to the front desk for the third time and the woman there looked up my reservation again then apologized and we were shown to a table immediately. We ordered a main course only and I explained that we had been seated late and were worried about making our show. The server minimized my concerns and said everyone there was going to the same show. As if that helped. We noticed that, yes, the table next to us was holding the same tickets as we had. And they were given dessert and their check before our food even arrived.
The food was delicious and I assume that is why this place stays in business. The ambiance is noisy sports bar - which is fine as long as you know that. There is an utter lack of care for the customer though. Will never recommend and certainly not go back.

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GaryD
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was ok, terribly slow service for a late afternoon meal. Recommended only if you’re not in a hurry.

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Pinkster
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loud & Fun!

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EmilP
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was great. Very short walk to theater.

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EllieM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great Mexican food, but crowded and noisy. Waitress didn't bring out the chips and salsa until after the main course was served. We cancelled the chips and salsa. Otherwise service was fine. My husband liked the chicken fajitas, but he would have liked more extras like sour cream etc. I had a skewer of shrimp, peppers, and snapper with rice and veggies on the side that was excellent. It's very convenient if you're going to the Orpheum.

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katinthehat
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is amazing. The service was excellent. They asked if I was going to the show at the Orpheum, which I was. They kept the food coming out quick so we would not feel rushed.

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CABennett
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the mango margarita is a MUST ! Compare to other Mexican restaurants the menu items are limited but the quality of the food shows they prefer to specialize on what they serve.

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BethR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the food and ambience. Our only problem was that I asked for my leftovers to be boxed up to take home and the girl threw them away on accident. It was not our waitress Denise, it was another server.

Our waitress asked if that was ok, and I told her yes. I didn't make an issue of it but I would have liked my leftovers for the next day.

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SteveP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time out. Just as good as the first. Puffy tacos..that's all you need to know.

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AlexanderM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Great food and drinks, the value was worth it. Our server had to be flagged down a couple of times, even though the restaurant was mostly empty.

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JillC
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We visited Cadillac Bar & Grill for dinner before a recent performance of Hamilton at the nearby Orpheum Theater. There aren't a lot of quick dining options near the theater, but the Cadillac Bar & Grill is quite close and offers quick, friendly service. We both had margaritas the puffy tacos, fish and pork, are were very happy with our choices. I would definitely come here again for a meal or happy hour when in the Civic Center area.

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