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About El Techo

El Techo is the heated and covered open-air rooftop restaurant above Lolinda. Offering sweeping city views, pan-Latin American casual cuisine, and crafty classic cocktails, we are the perfect venue for your celebration or as a compliment to your dinner at the Mission's finest steakhouse. Fun food, festive cocktails "del Sol" and the best rooftop skyline in SF.

2518 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Latin American, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Su-Th 4:00pm-11:00pm

Dinner: F-Sa 4:00pm-1:00am
Brunch: Sa-Su 11:00am-3:00pm

Cross Street:
21st Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 550-6970

Website:
http://www.eltechosf.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking available, parking garages nearby, valet service offered

Public Transit:
Lines 14 and 49 stop at Mission & 21st. BART stops at Mission & 16th or Mission & 24th

Executive Chef:
Alejandro Morgan

Private Party Facilities:
Our El Techo rooftop can accommodate large groups for special events and parties. We also have space for up to 150 guests in our downstairs restaurant, Lolinda.

Private Party Contact:
Ana Ligi: (415) 550-6970 ext. 2

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For event inquiry, please contact our Events Coordinator Ana Ligi: aligi@lolindasf.com or visit our website: http://eltechosf.com/special-events/

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El Techo Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Scenic View (10)
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Fun (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Good for a Date (5)
People Watching (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Authentic (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

The view was amazing!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had the best seat in the house. Such a great place to impress first time visitors! The food was amazing, the drinks were amazing, food came out fast. There are heating lamps also. My new favorite place!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food and great ambiance!! I can't wait to try the steakhouse below 😝😁🙋🏻💜🍖🍗🥘

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Loved this place. Delicious food, beautiful view of the city and the friendliest staff.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great brunch with amazing rooftop view.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

HORRIBLE service all the way around.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great neighborhood spot for brunch and city view for evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I have always loved this location, unfortunately i couldnt make it to the reservation and gave it to my cousin and her husband since it was their first time going here. They loved it. Such a great place with amazig food and a view.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Was ok ... simply ok, think it would
Be good for a date!

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great ambience. Fun place. Note that, even if you have reservations---you will have to wait in line to let host know you have reservations. Arrive early!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I really enjoyed this place. Food was delicious. Service was good. My only complaint is I wish the temperature of my food was a little warmer.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Fun, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great brunch. Try the bloody maria!

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food, drinks, and service! Also, great value!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food and drinks here were great and the view was lovely. That being said if you are trying for a Sunday brunch, I'd skip it. The tables that seat two are the size of a lunch tray and so close together that the waitress's hair kept brushing my arm as she checked on the next table. Not what I'd like as I'm eating my breakfast. It was REALLY loud as well. Had to practically yell over all noise just to be heard across the tiny table. we came when it first opened and it was great, now it's too crowded.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The food is subpar in a competitive restaurant at neighborhood, but offset by the roof deck and ambiance.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Good unremarkable. Location fun and enjoyable

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Such an amazing brunch at El Techo, our server, Mackenzie was a delight.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was great, view was amazing and the staff were wonderful. Will definitely be going here again and again!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Brunch menu was very limited, food was ok. Margaritas were average, but the restaurant had a nice view.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always one of my favorite spots in San Francisco. I love to have lunch or dinner on the rooftop. Tasty dishes, good cocktails, cool service. What else ?

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Our past meals were better than this one. The drinks were good but the food was pretty poor.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Met up with friends for brunch at El Techo, and we would go back in a heartbeat. Amazing food, great views, and delicious drinks. Definitely make a reservation before if you can, as there was a line to get in for those without a reservation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Fun, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Casual, Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Sadly disappointing. It took 3 weeks to get a brunch reservation, so the actual experience was anti-climatic. Of course it's great to have brunch on a rooftop patio, but it can't be the only redeeming factor. The eggs benedict was good and served on jalepeno corn bread, which was a nice change. The service was TERRIBLE!! After taking our order, our server was never seen again, until check time. We had to keep asking the bus boys to bring salt, hot sauce, water, etc...

So if you want a rooftop view and are willing to wait three weeks for a table, this is your place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Pros: tasty food and drink, friendly server. Cons: poor timing of dishes (mine was served long before my friend's), noise level under canopy is really unpleasant.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Nice view, average brunch fare a bit over priced. Wouldn't go back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Service was very good and the food was excellent!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, People Watching, Casual, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Even though it was overcast, it's still a great rooftop restaurant. Food and ambience was great and we didn't wait forever for service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Second time I have come here for brunch, second time we have had a killer breakfast.

Tags: Scenic View, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Delicious food and drinks as usual. It's pretty loud and the service is just fine - so keep that in mind. Great for a group boozy brunch!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

The food was bland. Definitely overpriced for food selection and quality.
Service was okay, not great.
This is probably a good stop for night time tapas and city view.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

I'd heard how amazing brunch was here but this is my first time trying it! Definitely something I would recommend as El Techo has one of the best views in the city. Best way to show a visiting friend this beautiful city!

Tags: Spicy, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Weird line up system that ends up being a cluster of who was here first?

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Awesome views! It was very crowded at opening so it's important you get a reservation in advance! Food was a little different than what I was expecting but overall very good! Very fun Saturday brunch spot.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Great event space

I had my birthday brunch this weekend. The staff was great, the food delicious and the location perfect!

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Great ambience and energy. One of the few rooftop restaurants in SF. Food was tasty but not the best. Worth going mostly for the ambience.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 28, 2017

One of my favorite rooftop restaurants in the mission, but HORRIFIC customer service both times. The servers come off very entitled and non-attentive. This has happened twice so far. The food and scene are good so it KIND of makes up for it. But we had to ask at least 3 times to be served. The bussers were the nicest.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

I don't know the name of the guy downstairs checking people in downstairs but I also don't know what role he plays there. He is of no use whatsoever. We approached him and he did not even ask what we wanted since he was too busy letting a friend know what flavor he wanted for a popsicle. After that, he still did not acknowledge us until I just went in since I had reservations and that is the only tome he turned to my friend and said, "Please tell him to come back". He thinks he has so much power there overseeing the line...so PATHETIC!

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Great atmosphere, great food. Overall a good experience. Long wait so reservations are recommended.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I took my family here for Saturday brunch while they were visiting, and they loved being able to see the city view while dining. Great food and good service. Definitely want to comeback again for brunch with friends!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

The view really is outstanding and worth the wait in line for the tiny elevator! Menu is relatively simple, with some standard and totally decent brunch options. They were very cool about accommodating our small stroller so baby could tag along. Service was friendly and efficient. We'll definitely be going back!

Tags: Scenic View
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