Flores - Union Street

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$31 to $50
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Mexican
Flores is San Francisco’s Mexican restaurant serving traditional Mexican food and contemporary cocktails. At Flores, we stay true to our roots, finding inspiration in Mexico’s food, landscape and culture. We’re serious about our food, but we’re even more serious about having fun.
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and service - closed by 10.00 already which was a bit early for us.

MB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The margaritas had little or no tequila. I’ve never had that happen before. It was clearly all mix

CM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food quality. Fun atmosphere.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent and always great !

MG
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really interesting, well prepared Mexican food. Great service, creative cocktails. Just go.

L
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was okay not great. Too many other places with great food! Won’t go back. :0(

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were seated for 15 minutes and lots of staff walked by and saw us but no one acknowledged us or said anything to us so we left.

GL
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My feedback would be that dinner was great but upon checking in, the hostess tried to indicate we would need to return the table by 9pm. This wasn't mentioned when making the reservation + quite irritating. We were with old friends and didn't want to be rushed out of the restaurant. Would think twice before placing another reservation

KB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have to say that everything we ate was superb! Everything tasted authentic and made from scratch. I will definitely be coming back and will tell others to come as well.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was amazing, to the level where it was markedly better than good service. Cocktails and food were solid.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

It was so damn dark I couldn't really see what I was eating. Holy hell. It was tasty though. But for a sec, i couldn't enjoy it bc it was that dark.

NB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Fun but very noisy - good food and service , nice location

OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

MW
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Flores!! Every time we visit we try something new and it is always excellent!!
Service is always outstanding and super friendly!! :)

CM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great place and excellent food. Would recommend for a high energy social gathering, would not recommend for conversational dinner.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great ambiance with Spanish music! Margaritas were delicious

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

We had an early reservation to have a quiet meal before it got crowded. They sat us at a nice 2-top, far from the only other group there. Then after we order they sit an obnoxious family of 10 directly next to us in an empty restaurant. They had loud, sneezing coughing babies. RIGHT NEXT TO US, IN AN EMPTY RESTAURANT.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Extremely dirty And chipped dishes. Music so loud no one can talk.

RD
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A menu filled with very special options like the crab tostadas and the trout

CA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always excellent at Flores, which is why we come so often. Can’t say enough good things about the staff; Matt was a stellar sever, and Yadi was amazing as always. They make it feel like home. Thanks again!

F
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Poor service, rude waitress (Sophia) and unconcerned restaurant manager undermine the delicious Mexican food they serve.

CS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service, plenty of room, received the 8 seats I requested on time, amazing food. Thank you!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noise is very loud. Great food.

LS
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

I keep coming to Flores and hoping it will be better. To be fair, I was there on a Sunday along with about 50 hung over Millenials drinking margaritas and sort of hollering, and a few other families and quiet diners trying to have a nice meal. The service was ok, and certainly nice, but it’s a thankless job to serve this kind of crowd. The real problem was the food. I LOVE Oaxacan cuisine, and I ordered the chicken mole (served with a “mini quesadilla” and sunnyside up egg) because I have such fondness for the dish. The mole was bitter and acrid, the chicken was flavorless and overwhelmed by the sauce, and the quesadilla was greasy and unbearably chewy. The Margarita was just ok - too sweet for my taste and not a good deal at $12 for a glass filled with ice. My friend had a scramble with the house-made chorizo; the chorizo was tasty, and the side of potatoes were crispy and tender in the center. It was a perfectly ok dish, but nothing remarkable. There was no spice heat in either of our dishes, and we didn’t receive any chips and salsa (I’m ok with that, but it is odd that it seems the only way to get it is to order a $12 side of guacamole). I think I’m done giving this place a chance - I think it’s best for hung over young things looking to sop up their leftover alcohol with greasy food and top up on tequila. Oh, and it’s just a loud space, with the music turned up a bit too high, a few too many liquored-up patrons, and a slightly too crowded dining room.

CA
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant!
Lovely service.
Good food, awesome kitchen staff.

n
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good overall. We had an early dinner for a friend get-together party of 8 people. Knowing that the place gets pretty busy on Saturday, we booked a table ahead of time. We were seated at a high communal table that we need to share with another party and was told we only had about an hour+ at the table before they have another party coming to take most of the space at the table. Table situation is a bit uncomfortable, but the food, the service and the ambience is excellent. I would give it 5 stars but having to sit awkwardly and feeling rushed .. I have to deduct 1 star from that.

GH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall nice experience, but it's too expensive for what it is. Unfortunately this is not unusual.

OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was great, atmosphere was very fun! Perfect way to end our Bay Area vacation!

KW
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I would absolutely recommend! Great food and service.

a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The waitress we had was wonderful. She gave us great descriptions of the items we had questions on and provided some recommendations which were absolutely delicious. The decor is visually appealing and the overall experience was great. I’d recommend to friends and family.

AA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good and authentic Mexican food, it is definitely one of my favorites in San Francisco!

JV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The place was packed and really noisy. Definitely not somewhere I’d bring my parents or go to if I want to really converse but it was a lot of fun with great food and great drinks. I’d definitely go back next time I’m in SF.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch and the food was great. Wife has celiac and they were incredibly knowledgeable. The server came with a pre-marked menu of all the things she could have and we even tested the dishes with a gluten sensing device and everything was clean!

BK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The weather worked out for my reservation. My date and I had a great experience in the restaurant, food was great, music was appropriate, and the service was excellent too. This place made it to my go-to brunch place list.

TK
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We had one of our dishes forgotten by the staff so we had to wait 10 minutes for her plate to come out. This resulted in many of our other items not being fresh. Additionally, the duck enchiladas were extremely salty according to multiple people at our table. Hopefully this was just an off night

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful, cocktails were great and the decor is lovely. Great vibe!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and food. Good vegetarian options and delicious spicy margaritas!

s
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff was great. Treated a rowdy group of nine, that included two children, like we were small couple looking for a romantic experience. Food was great, good for sharing. Pork was one of the best things I've eaten in the last six months.

EM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was great. The food was just okay. I used to love this restaurant, but the food quality has really declined. The carnitas was incredibly overcooked and dry. Sopas were also pretty dry. One person ordered a veggie quesadilla that listed veggies in the description, but it was just cheese. Will be looking for a new go-to Mexican restaurant.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flores was amazing! The music and ambiance were fantastic. The food and service were great as well. Everything was well timed. The best part is we got a 5 star experience for a low price point. Most entrees were not above $15 which is practically unheard of in SF. We got two drinks, two appetizers, 2 entrees and 1 dessert to share and it was $80.00 ($100 with tip). I can’t wait to go back.

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