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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best rooftop in SF! Amazing food and great service.

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SarahK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always a great spot for brunch even if it is windy they roof manages to be nice with the covers and the heaters

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TylerD
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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1Moe
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid all around. Great view while you dine. Food was pretty good and drinks were nothing special but not bad. Our server was on it and did a great job. I'd go back

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reviewer3
London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good vibes, perfect on a sunny day! Food was average though

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gracie was awesome host! Thanks for a great meal!

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LisaS
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Gorgeous day, lively atmosphere, good food. A little hard to hear-

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Rosie
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and location with a view. Highly recommend!

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Ria008
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great location with views of the city. Food and cocktails yummy. Enjoyed their themed winter warm cocktails.

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vipGlobalTraveler
Salt Lake City
33 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find. Rooftop bar with outstanding food. The carnitas were superb, the guacamole fresh and chopped just perfectly, and we really enjoyed the sangria and beer. The view cannot be beat, and they have plexiglas buffers and covers to deal with the weather, plus heaters if it is chilly. Best rooftop experience ever, highly recommend it, but get a reservation.

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JoseG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and tasty drinks! Fast service considering how full it gets. You’ll get a beautiful view of San Francisco almost anywhere you sit.

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ClaudiaS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This place is amazing. The food is delicious, especially the carnitas! Palomas tasty too. Would come weekly if I could

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Heidi
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The drinks were amazing, but the food only so-so. The papas sounded great but then came as whole gold potatoes, only softly fried with barely any chimichurri to speak of. Conversely, the bunuelos were so dark I thought they might be chocolate-flavored--nope, just over-fried. The chorizo was good, but skip the brisket on the huevos rancheros--it was tough. Our table was also TINY and squished right between 2 other tables. I understand maximizing space, but I felt this close to elbowing people to either side of me the whole meal. I have no idea why any website would call this place one of the 100 best brunches in the country, and I definitely won't be making the trek back.

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AnthonyT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

It has a great view, but I think there are better brunch places for folks. The food came out very quick, which is usually great, but it seemed carelessly put together. My friend's eggs still had a lot of raw egg white, and the beans in my huevos rancheros were more of a bean soup. The server was nice, but it felt like she was rushing us the entire time, even taking multiple drinks away before they were finished. Overall, what should have been a leisurely brunch between a group of friends felt more like a high school cafeteria.

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EmmaS
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

It was pouring rain and freezing, but obviously completely out of the restaurants control. The server was amazing, drinks were awesome, but the food was sub-par.

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AshleyL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great atmosphere and such good food

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SteveM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

El Techo was bomb. Glad we made a reservation for Sunday brunch. Service was good, but kinda slow, probably because the place was packed. Really noisy, but again, it was packed. The view, the food and the drinks were on point. Prices were SF standard. I would 10/10 recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The place is dope. Rooftop with a great view of downtown. The service is hit or miss. This last time we went, it was terrible.

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BetsyS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I like the concept but the food was okay, very small portions and overpriced! .....It was also too loud to have a conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Stupid loud screaming kids ruined the afternoon. And a table full of loud, drunk birthday chicks.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was terrible and that’s being kind. Only positive is the sangria.

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GabrielleT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and chat with friends. Food was pretty affordable, very fresh and tasty!

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CamillaH
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great venue and service. Below avarage food and drinks (mimosas)

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food mediocre and very slow service

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Carolina
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST. Huarache on point. Guacamole A+

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huaraches 🔥

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GandD
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We celebrated the 12th year anniversary of our first date which was in the same location just a different restaurant at the time...

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ArturoDLH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great environment, awesome view of the city and great drinks to pair with the food.

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JamieE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I’ve been here a few times: happy hour with coworkers, girls brunch, girls night out...every time it’s been absolutely fabulous. The ambiance & food cant be beat. It’s definitely a more expensive restaurant so unless your here for happy hour, this is an “occasion” place. If you have people visiting, take them here! Especially for brunch, the view from the rooftop is unbeatable if it’s a gloriously sunny day in the mission!!! Drinks, food, appetizers - anything you get will be a true treat.

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ALISHA
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time there with my friend, beautiful set up greater than expected and food was fantastic! Quantity was a bit small but so tasty. DELICIOUS Bloody Maria!
Only confusing bit was being told where to sit, we sat in the sun outside at the long bar table overlooking the view - since most spots were reserved and booked we kept being told to move one seat down/one seat up within the first 10 minutes.
That small detail aside, we had a lot of fun and would come back again :)

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Nicole
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing, drinks were delicious, amazing view of downtown San Francisco. Wait staff was super nice and welcoming, service was fast.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Spectacular city views with a unique twist on Latin brunch cuisine. Good sized portions. Highly recommend !

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maggie
London
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Elevator didn't work-3 flights of steps, 30 minute wait for a table we reserved -service very poor, drinks not that good, food randomly came to the table w/o explanation. Food subpar, no cornbread as ordered. Meals very starchy, should offer fruit or salad as a side option.
maybe it's better as a bar only.

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Jocelyn
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience, so full with the delicious food and the sangria was great! Beautiful view, comfortable temperature outside and super friendly staff. Thank you soo much!

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BahamaMama
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

I wasn’t expecting cigarette smoking on the roof. The space is not open enough for smoking. Food and service was nice

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It was a first try for brunch - we had reservations but they didn’t seem to notice it or avoided to be bothered too much as it was quiet empty ... it does get very noisy and loud... service was hit and miss... good food and drinks...

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a hidden lil gem! I can’t say enough. Service, food, music, atmosphere!! This place is a MUST! I wanted to stay all day!

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NadiaG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food (especially great for brunch) and beautiful view. Definitely make a reservation as it gets crowded.

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MikaylaB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views, great drinks, quick service and seating (thank you brunch reservation). Only thing that was horrible was the stairs to the top since the elevator was broken. I guess I worked off my meal before I had the chance to eat it. Overall great experience though!

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vipIAmBrandonCable
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pretty good. Went for Saturday brunch. Food was tasty. Very good sangria at a reasonable price. You also get a view. Worth a visit.

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El Techo does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

El Techo is rated 4.6 stars by 371 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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