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3.9
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3.8
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3.8
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1Moe
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. I will be back

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vipTheatregoer
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Pre-theatre lunch - very convenient to the Curran. Love the food here and friendly staff. Restaurant was full including a large party which made it very noisy.

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KeithL
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Mexican food and fantastic service.

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DAWASH
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is always great at this restaurant but service can be spotty. Server did not remember our order correctly and it was hard to get her attention when we needed something.

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AdrianaZ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I do not understand why when you make a reservation only a few hours appears that there are available and when you show up to the restaurant is empty,

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vipKevin
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Fairly authentic Mexican cuisine, but service was a bit slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Awesome food!

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amac
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Convenient spot for quick bite before show at ACT.

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viptegel
San Francisco
94 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really great brunch - huge selection of dishes and all delicious

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vipTomasE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service

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vipSusieF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I made a reservation for 4 people at 5:45pm for a pre-theater dinner. When we arrived, the hostess said I had only made a reservation for 2 people and that she could give us a table but we would have to leave at 6:45pm. When I showed her my reservation confirmation for 4 people, she didn't apologize for the error but said it would be "OK" which I assumed meant we wouldn't have to rush. Midway through our meal at 6:45pm, a very large private party arrived and we were told (not asked) that we would need to move for dessert. We said we wanted to finish our meal at our table. At 7pm another person came over and told us we really needed to move. No one ever acknowledged that the booking mistake was the restaurant's, not ours. No one ever apologized for rushing us. No one offered us a complimentary drink or dessert to try to make up for the shoddy treatment. We were treated liked we were doing something wrong for trying to enjoy the meal that we were paying A LOT of money for. I have dined here before and enjoyed it, but this was really one of the worst customer service experiences I've ever had.

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vipFooodie
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really nice high end inventive Food with tasteful taquilla cocktails

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FoodieFun
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty meals, delicious margaritas, and attentive but not overbearing service.

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NancyK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister, who has celiac disease, was very impressed that the waiter immediately was able to tell her which menu items were gluten free, and she was thrilled that the majority of the menu was gluten free. My husband and I were impressed by the quality and authenticity of the food. The service was great, too. Highly recommended!

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JamesG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to spot in the city. Unique menu choices and great atmosphere.

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vipSusanD
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

My Husband and I dined at Colibri after an afternoon theatre show. I found the food to be average.
There were no enchilades or tomales which we expected to find at a Mexican restaurant. My tostada was ok. I have had better in other Mexican restaurants. I suppose the attraction is that the restaurant is near
the Geary and Curran theatres.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were on vacation in San Francisco. Found them in Open Table as well as Find Me Gluten Free. Very helpful regarding food choices and gluten free offerings. Great food and a fun ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Came into town from the airport hoping to find some tasty Mexican but felt like we were served yesterday’s rice and some over priced basics.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Zero to avoid

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AmyM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff and great atmosphere. The menu is superb, and different to your standard Mexican menu. This felt more authentic. Definitely try the guacamole to start - the staff make it in a station close to the bar to your taste. It was all fantastic!

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vipBGT950
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The atmosphere was congenial although we requested a quiet table and got seated in the middle of the bar room. There were plenty of other tables in the adjacent dining room that would have obviously been a lot more intimate. The service was very good.

As far as value is concerned? Not so good.
The duck breast was a little skimpy and dry. There's a reason why they don't put the prices on the online menu. Seventeen dollars for guacamole is a bit much. I understand it's in the heart of the tourist district, but some of the prices were ridiculous for what came to the table.

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DianaC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve enjoyed this place for both dinner and most recently brunch. The food and service never disappoints! I had the chilaquiles verdes and they were to die for. The fresh-squeezed orange juice mimosas are tasty and not to mention bottomless. Highly recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food was delicious! Service was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Drinks were amazing and service impeccable. The food was average.

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MTHJR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Arrived a bit earlier for my reservation and was seated right away. Everything went downhill from there as it took the waiter 15 just to come to the table, tried to order some guacamole but they were out of avocados, and it took over an hour to get my entree. The portions are small, food poorly seasoned, and the service sucks!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was exquisite, particularly the duck in mole verde. Their churros were delicious. Service was a little slow even though it was not that busy when we first got there and at times we had to get the servers attention but overall great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great waiter

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vipbribri
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good carnitas, highly recommend!!! Great margo's as well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive service, yummy food and close to Union Square.

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Catatak
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, sweet staff! Love the fresh, warm tortillas on arrival!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

At the first table we were seated noisy and cramped people were bumping into us as we sat. Decided to sit at the bar great bartender awesome food. It was our anniversary but not acknowledged no big deal. Would definitely go back margaritas were excellent

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ElaineA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Colibri is a great place to eat in the downtown area, especially if you are going to the Curran. We have been several times and always believed we had a very good meal. It can be noisy, especially if you are seated next to a large group. The layered tortilla/mole chicken dish is excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Unfortunately we had slow service, a server that ignored us, and once we got our food it did not all came at the same time, there were 6 of us and I had to wait an additional 10 min to get my food, and then when I’d did come it was the wrong order! Not good all around

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JenniferH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for a Bachelorette party and they acknowledged us about it and were very friendly. Margaritas were good and food was tasty. Id recommend it especially if you stay at Hotel Diva you get 10% off.

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Sandeep
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food is not worth the price, I would say there are better Mexican restaurants you can go to in the area.

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FemiJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Get the churro! They're amazing! The meal was great, including the guacamole. Lovely spot. Perfect for meeting up with friends.

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vipEHWest
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

This used to be my go to restaurant when I visited San Francisco. The time before this visit it seemed a little off. It was really off this time. I didn’t really find anything that distasteful but rather lack luster. Perhaps the place is the same and I’ve just grown tired of it. I don’t plan on returning when visiting the city in the future.

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BillF
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Average food ...not a great place ...portions were small

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WBEE
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food here is excellent, the service a tad slow. I made a reservation before I arrived and the staff seemed a bit confused. The restaurant is fairly large with a front and back of house and they tend to put people in the front of the house so it's a bit cramped and a bit loud. It took a little while for someone to take our order, and no one ever asked if I needed another drink so I only bought one.

The staff was friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and drinks. I would definitely eat there again.

FAQs

Colibri - Mexican Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Colibri - Mexican Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 440-2737.

Colibri - Mexican Bistro is rated 4.1 stars by 2929 OpenTable diners.