Great margaritas. Wholesome and authentic. Ceviche is amazing.
All the courses we tried are delicious. The restaurant gave me a new experience of Mexican cuisine.
Food overpriced, Margaritas marginal
Had a much better Mexican meal the next evening , Margaritas, etc at a place around the corner called MATADORS
The service was terrible. We only ordered appetizers but had to wait 45 minutes for soup and fish tacos. The kitchen staff was standing around talking while we were waiting and the table next to us had many items brought out promptly so I don't understand the hold up. We've been here several times, this was a disappointment. If it wasn't for the homemade tortillas and proximity to other things we wouldn't have come back.
Pretty meh. Maybe better for drinks. Odd food: Started with appetizer of melted cheese overwhelming small bits of mushrooms and sausage; very tiny chili relleno from the main course part of the menu; a romaine salad with grilled shrimp that was more difficult to cut than most steaks; nothing had any real heat, including none of the salsa offerings on the table, one of which was supposed to be"the spiciest" of the three. Disappointing. SF has trouble with Mexican food if you're not in the Mission.
Colibri is always one of my favorite places to go for happy hour in San Francisco. I came to celebrate my birthday and the food and margaritas were delicious as always.
The guacamole is fabulous, as are the margaritas and shots of tequila. Our preference is to sit at the bar, but wait staff do a great job at the tables as well. We try to go every time we’re in SF for plays, good brunch on weekends, never have had a bad meal.
Delicioso ! El Servicio excelentísimo ! La Comida buenísima! Necesitan mudarse a un espacio más grande las mesas están muy pegadas ofreciendo cero privacidad. Somos regulares. Nos encanta la comida.
Friendly ,comfortable spot with tasty fresh authentic Mexican dishes
Came here 2 years ago and loved it, food and service were both great, pricey but delicious. This time, we waited a long time to get service and then to get out food. When the food came out part of it was cold and had to be sent back, not as tasty as before, and not at the same level it was the last time.
El pollo estaba delicioso
Y EL guacamole buenísimo
El servicio excelente
Food was good as always - lamb shank is great to share as are the salads. Ask to be seated in Armando's section at the front of the restaurant where it's a bit quieter - any you'll get Armando who's great.
Upscale, creative Mexican food. A very good and varied menu. 5 of us, and no one was disappointed. Curran Theater is right across the street. Easy access from BART.
Very very noisy. Slow food delivery, to the point that they comped the glass of wine. Cannot recommend.
Delish food, Fab margaritas, and great atmosphere. Overall would recommend and I plan to go back!
Overall good food, but I was really disappointed at how bland the guacamole was. We asked for medium spicy and it wasn't spicy or salty. Just bland. Unfortunately, I usually use guacamole as the litmus test of how good a Mexican restaurant is, so I think that tainted my view of the other dishes. I'll go back again to see if that one time was out of the ordinary or the norm.
Great delicious food. Bad service. Very slow poor communication between staff. Felt like nobody was in charge literally.
The forgot our drink orders and those of all the people at other tables.
5 stars to the cooks.
2 for wait staff.
There is a kind of phoney trying to impress diners by waiters instead of working hard and being engaged by them.
Food however delicious
The food was wonderful: I enjoyed the carnitas and mushroom side dish. The service was prompt and great.
Colibri is always a treat. I might carp softly that they were out of Delirio mescal on this one occasion but with so many other options available that would be petty... try something new! It's a great place for mole (if you like it) and for Sunday brunch in general. Staff is always very helpful with advice and accommodating if you have needs or questions (like what other mescal you might like!) .
We had a great time at Colibri! A group of us got together for Saturday brunch (~20 people). They had the table prepared, and kept us in an area off by ourselves and made sure that we were constantly attended too (and had our glasses filled). Hosts were nice - great experience overall!
LOVE Colibri. Best Mole Poblana in town. Interesting menu, great drinks, and oh yes, yes -- that Mango Creme Brulee.
Looking for a restaurant close to the Geary theater and this is literally across the street! However this now is on our list for out of town guest who want to eat in the city. Complimentary house flour tortillas served warm with three salsas was an unexpected treat. Margaritas and Sangria...yummy. Guacamole was fabulous, empanadas (3 per order) were a good lite dinner. Husband enjoyed mole dish and the ceviche. Be sure and make reservations, especially on theater night!
Great food - the ceviche was excellent - could have had an additional portion as my entrée! Service was excellent too. I'll be back!
This is the perfect spot for pre-theater dining (ACT's Geary Theater is right across the street).
As always, the food was excellent, and the server was great!
So busy but got to sit in the bar. Still had exceptional service and the food and drinks were awesome.
Dinner was amazing. Great options on the menu packed with flavor. A place to check out for sure.
My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our brunch, especially the bottomless Mimosas and the waiters -- who were very attentive and never obtrusive.
Great food, fun experience
The food is amazing. The grilled corn is a must have on every visit
I made a reservation at Colibri a day or two before some friends came to town, and hoped to show them a good time with some authentic Mexican food. We arrived on time, and were taken to a table DEEP in the back of the place. They sat us right next to the food preparation area, where the cooks chopped food, banged pots and pans, and otherwise added to this already maddeningly loud area of the restaurant. We soon learned that a small partition next to our table housed the area where the bus boys took the dirty dishes, owing to the persistent CLASH and SMASH of various plates and the ringing sound of silverware dropped into buckets.
It would seem that, in their mad dash to make as much money as possible, Colibri's managers have decided to use each and every square inch of floor space to house tables with paying customers, regardless of how this might affect their dining experience. I couldn't help thinking to myself that we'd been sat at the very worst table in the place, but soon learned that an even WORSE table was nearby. A small table about the size of a monopoly game board was squeezed between us and the booth nearby, with two chairs uncomfortably fitted on either side. Pity the poor souls who get stuck there!
I informed our waiter that we would not be staying if we had to remain at this insane table, and requested that he move us. Apologetically, he explained that they had "many reservations that night." I responded, "Yes, and mine is one of them." He smiled, and said he'd need to check with the Maître d' first. He eventually returned, and sat us in a booth. The noise level continued unabated, but at least we were free from the pain of feeling like part of the help.
Interestingly, as we left the restaurant, I realized that the front of the place was much nicer and quite a bit less noisy. I somehow hadn't noticed this on our way in. I strongly suggest demanding a table in that area if you decide to eat here.