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El Techo

4.6
212 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
Top Tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Fun
  • 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/
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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
What 212 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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avoss23 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a reservation for Brunch last Saturday.
We drove up to valet park which was very convenient.
We stood in line since the restaurant opens at 1100 am.
Everyone in line had a reservation. You have to have one
since this is a hot spot. We only waited 5 minutes and we
were greeted by the front door hostess. We went up the
elevator to the roof top where the restaurant is located.
Very fresh and vibrant vibe, beautiful views and happy
staff! The service, food, and tequila cocktails were
absolutely amazing! This is my favorite restaurant!!!!!
I'll be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Perfect for a casual yet special enough for occasions! Great buzz and for groups

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

I have been here before and the carnitas was too salty, it has always been good before if I was able to beat the crowd.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

El Techo surprised us with an incredible view of the city from a rooftop in the Mission. The menu was within our budget, the service was great, and the food (brunch) was delightful.

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vipOpenTable Diner (London)
2.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Great views, decent drinks, not so great food and nice, but slow service. If you don't care about the views, there are much better options in SF.

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vipRcKnows (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

If I could do brunch every weekend at El Techo, I would. The food is amazing. They play great music. And, my favorite server Jeremy is a superstar.

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KatB (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Fun place for brunch with out of town guests. Good food & drinks and awesome view o the city.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food, great view! Rooftop vibes ... Get the paloma!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

This place has great ambiance and flavor! It is a great spot to just hang out with a date or as a spot for a group meeting. Views are excellent and menu is simple and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Excelente a little bit of authentic mexican flavors, with a great view.

Very loud, sitting on the outside closer to views, was great!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Terrible food.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Loved it, although was a bit too loud for our liking.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Great spot for brunch!

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vipChrisMessina (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

I'd come expecting a decent brunch experience even though it was raining. The covered terrace and heat lamps made the experience quite comfortable, but the jalapeno cornbread eggs benedict was lackluster, lacking any punch or flavor, really. My Bloody Mary, even though made with a custom mix, was uninteresting as well, save, perhaps, for the generous portion of pickled veggies. On a nicer day, I can imagine sipping mimosas and overlooking the drabness of the food and feeling happy with my brunch choice. On this particular day, I could have done better elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

I had reserved a table for 12 for my birthday celebration for a Saturday brunch! I know they don’t take reservations for dinner, so I was quite pleased when I found out! It was the perfect brunch!! We were seated right next to the view on a long table that fit us all! It’s a small restaurant up on the rooftop, so it was a little snug! But nothing that would bother us. The food and drinks were all amazing and trendy! They also sang happy birthday to me with a candle in the buñuelos! Our server was also super nice and patient putting up with my crazy friends and family! We also left my gifts up there and came back 30 mins later to the hostess holding them for us. Great customer service!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

Definitely make a reservation in advance! Cool place to hang out, munch on yummy food and sip cool drinks! Portions are not huge, and are bit overpriced, but the ambiance, views and service are totally worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

Great view, food, cocktails, and service.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

The view was amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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Sarahjane2885 (Mississippi)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Great brunch with amazing rooftop view.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

HORRIBLE service all the way around.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

Great neighborhood spot for brunch and city view for evening.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Great brunch. Try the bloody maria!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

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

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