Flores - Union Street

4.6
445 reviews
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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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CA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

n
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
1 review
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.

p
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was great. Service was curt, cold and unfriendly.

AS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was amazing!! Location & venue was outstanding. Took longer to get our drinks than our appetizers. Waitress not super friendly but did check on us.

LC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

It was so loud you couldn’t even think straight

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s pretty load in the restaurant, despite the recently added corked ceilings. Thx for trying 🙏🏽

EK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was incredible! He was so enthusiastic and his service really heightened our experience. The food was delicious.

KB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fun atmosphere!

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

Excellent food! Loved it.

RE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Like a high school cafeteria, noisy and chaotic. Not for adults.

JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

A meal before the opera at war Memorial opera House

G
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is good. The noise level can become intolerable. Young crowd

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

First, I needed to change my original rez, contacted via FB & received an auto-reply that they’ll get back soon but in the meantime check their website. Hadn’t heard back so I called the restaurant & left a vm. Msg’d again via FB the day of the reservation & again same canned response. Tried calling & got no one - not good impression. However I’d already communicated with my party so I came early. Explained to the hostess, received “sorry about that” but told me she can accommodate my request. Kudos to her!

Waited at the bar, Ramon was quick to serve & made good drinks! Closed out tab & seated.

Service at was good, food came out nicely paced & was asked about additional drinks as needed. Different places were ordered to be shared. Food was good except ceviche was too spicy for half of the table. Request for additional chips & tortillas were accommodated.

Ordered desserts & more drinks. However, once those arrived, everything after felt rushed. In fact the bill was placed on the table without saying anything or at the very least asking if there’s anything else we would like! Oh well guess they wanted us out so we paid up & went to a neighboring restaurant/bar for after dinner drinks.

Was really looking forward to this place but ended up leaving slightly disappointed. Starting with the lack of response to my messages & voice mail to how we felt rushed at the end.

LH
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great staff and wonderful environment! Will be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Slow, forgetful service

KJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food, cocktails and ambiance but the service was a bit lacking. Our entree's arrived before our chips and salsa.

A
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Flores is always a fun place for drinks and tapas style eating with friends. I have been a few times, and normally the service is better than it was this past time I went. We were waiting to order a drink for 10+ minutes.

N
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

The restaurant is very nice inside in terms of design. Good vibe and very energetic. Noise level was too loud to my taste, it was difficult to make a normal conversation.
Average age of diners was around 30's.
Service was good.
Food needs improvement. One of the dishes came out too salty, the other one was soaked in Aioli, very simple dishes that are rather pricey.
Drinks need improvement too. Too much ice, less alcohol, rather plain and un-tasty.
We returned one of the drinks twice for being poorly made.
I would not go there again.

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food ok but nothing to write home about. Staff a bit all over the place took ages to get a missing drink. Wine expensive and for California not that great. Pretty average experience. Not sure a return visit is on the cards

OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second day in a row! My parents and I found it even more delicious!

MD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Drinks took a while because they had just 1 bartender. They put us a table that was close to front door so we needed to keep our jackets on. Food was excellent but it did take a while to get things started. Also I wish I had known it was family style/sharing plates in advance.

FC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food, nice bar, backroom a little sterile, fine service, great margaritas, Chile Relleno a star, barbacoa, lamb pastor, crab tostada all were delicious

MB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best Mexican food in Dan Francisco! Try the ceviche big chunks of yellow tail tuna, with good sized prawns.

OS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool place. Great food and atmosphere. We had good time there

SF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really good food. The carnitas is exceptional. Nice neighborhood restaurant.

ML
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love the vibe of this place, it has amazing cocktails, the Paloma Recommended. Also, the corn pancake is really good, but make sure you ask the size because the small one seemed pretty large to me. The chilaquiles are really good, if you like spicy you need to ask for extra spice because they are mild. The hibiscus agua fresca was a little sweet but really refreshing. Music was not too loud, allowed for a good conversation. Our server was quick to answer our questions and was never too long away, as well as not too much there on top of us.

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