El Techo

4.7
255 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
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  • Scenic View
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Latin American, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation


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

Dinner: F-Sa 4:00pm-1:00am
Brunch: Sa-Su 11:00am-3:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 550-6970
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alejandro Morgan
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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.
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Private party contact
Ana Ligi: (415) 550-6970 ext. 2
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
21st Street
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Parking details
Street parking available, parking garages nearby, valet service offered
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Public transit
Lines 14 and 49 stop at Mission & 21st. BART stops at Mission & 16th or Mission & 24th
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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/
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

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A rooftop bar in the Mission, El Techo de Lolinda is where you should be when the sun's out.

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1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place! Dope Drinks, great food, music playing. Killer views.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

-Shrimp Ceviche & Guac were nice & fresh
-Cocktails (Agua Fresca mimosa & Belafonte) were mixed really well
-Benedictos were bursting with complex flavors
-Then the Buñuelos stole the show...

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was just ok. Busboy cleared our table prematurely taking our chips and salsa while we were still eating without asking....a little disappointing really!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Brunch was good, but noise level was really high. Seemed like everyone nearby was drunk at 1 pm. Probably will pass on brunch and save that sort of atmosphere for a boozy dinner.

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j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was fantastic. My portion was a little smaller than I’d want. Service was a little slow.

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YG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Overall the restaurant has a good vibe but is extremely loud. We waited for a while to have a server offer us drinks...seems like they need more servers on the weekends. Food was delicious but very small portions for the price.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Breakfast food was nothing special. Never been there for dinner. Drinks are pretty good. But you’re really just paying for the view and ambiance

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JK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Mom was visiting

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LB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. It was my second visit and it was even better than the first. Our server was great, lots of fun. The food is excellent. The restroom was spotless. Can't wait to go back.

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AN
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

El Techo is always a great spot to catch up with friends over delicious food and a few drinks!

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BZ
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food portions small and overpriced. Go for the view and drinks only.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

el Techo is really consistent, that’s what i love about it. Always great, always a little boozy 😉

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EB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was surprised how good it was.

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SF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great place for a beautiful, sunny day! Plus you can make reservations for brunch. Only thing was we had our food before our drinks came, but otherwise everything was great.

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SY
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service perfect! Party of 7 and everyone enjoyed their food and pitchers of margaritas made the brunch fantastic!

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KO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place for brunch! I got the chorizo scramble and it was delicious. Not only is the food delicious, but the city views from the rooftop are just incredible. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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MF
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best carnitas I’ve ever had! Will go back every time I’m in the city! Beautiful city views!

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ES
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing location with awesome authentic food and cocktails. We did not want to leave. Service was good if a bit grumpy!!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Wished el techno would accommodate better for birthdays! But at least the waitress brought out our ordered dessert with a candle!

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The view is terrific if you're seated along the edge, which is bar seating with a very narrow bar rail. Otherwise, the tables are jammed to close together and it's such a hot-spot with the 20 somethings that it's often loud and rambunctious and you're likely to be sat in a location where you can't see the view. The food was average for San Francisco and the waitstaff are the same age and temperament as the clientele.

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SY
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Food good but not outstanding. Served plain white sliced toast with scramble. Should have done better - even biscuit used in poached eggs. Fun atmosphere with view. Casual simple. Service ok. We had brunch so maybe regular menu is different.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great brunch. Great service, great food. Beautiful view!

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M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the only rooftop bar/restaurants in San Francisco and it was a glorious day for a Sunday brunch celebrating my friend's birthday. Stunning view of city, great food and service, and windscreens/umbrellas for shade. They have heaters too, but not needed.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for brunch & dinner. Wonderful view of the city and great place to celebrate

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F
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great view when the weathers is nice. Can get crowded so make reservations even for brunch.

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KL
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great views, one-of-a-kind rooftop ambiance for this part of SF. There are tasty drinks and yummy food. The service is a bit rough around the edges, but I wouldn't let that stop you from visiting.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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JB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice brunch spot in the Mission with great rooftop views and excellent food at very reasonable prices. Service was also excellent.

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food is good, but the prices do not warrant the the food being served. The empanadas are way over priced---Management should consider adding a third empanada to the order, but keep the price the same. But I am always happy to eat at El Techo.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite place for brunch! We go here every time we are in the city!!

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M
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

I've been to El Techo many times and our experience is typically great. However, it took 1 hour for our main dish to arrive (1 plate of Huevos Rancheros). We followed up with hour waitress twice and she just said the kitchen was backed up but didn't seem to be very bothered. I pointed out that we had an appointment to get to, and she still didn't seem to care about getting us our food any faster. Definitely disappointed with service!

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FG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food my wife and I enjoyed. Authentic flavor. Well made cocktails. Make a reservation!! Worth the wait. Food takes a while to come out, but fresh and delicious!!! Great view in the Mission on a nice day:)

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view and food were both amazing!! I will definitely be back.

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BB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unreal food great views

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t
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We drove up from Santa Cruz and loved our experience. It was an 11:30 brunch reservation yesterday (Saturday) other than the rude street hostess & dirty downstairs bathrooms, no complaints. Our server was soooo friendly & the food was great!!!!!

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

The food huevos rancheros we’re over cooked, and completely bland. The service was slow. I’m disappointed and will not return.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a nice view with great drinks and tasty food. Look up the weather before reservations. Great experience overall

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D
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Location. Love the rooftop view. Excellent cocktails and delicious food. Make sure you get a reservation.

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PP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely place. Food not quite Mexican, but overall good flavor, though it is a bit overpriced.

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C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing spot with great views (rooftop)! Food was delish! Service was great!

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