Mezcalito SF

4.5
48 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
A neighborhood craft cocktail bar with an extensive Mezcal bottle selection offering Mexican regional plates. Located in Russian Hill with hits steep hills and famous crooked Lombard street we are a great destination to embark on a Mexican culinary and Agave spirits adventure. We have your taste buds covered with Happy Hour, late night kitchen hours and weekend brunch.
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4.5based on all time ratings
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4.2
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4.5
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4.1
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MrsSun
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The atmosphere was energetic, exactly what we were looking for. The drinks were great, however, the food itself was just ok. The taste of the food was too salty.

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LeongFoodieSib
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fortunate enough to be there during happy hour - awesome that they have happy hour specials on Saturdays! Waiter was good, food was good (we had ceviche, burgers and al pastor tacos) and cocktails were fun.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Love this place!

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vipJacq
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Took forever for a server to come over and when she did, she put a carafe if water on the table and walked away but ended up saying hi before her. Odd. The mezcal Bloody Mary was not good. Too much spice and very bitter. It was t a good pairing to have with any food.

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BelenS
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food! Portions and great for groups. A bit overpriced but good for a night out!

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vipChewzy
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The Margaritas are delicious, but I have a hard time getting excited about the rest of the menu.

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viptookpick
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

the service was really good.
the food was just so disappointing.
Beer was good and the wait person was excellent.
Front desk failed to give me my points for Open Table. Three times i reminded them.
Obilivious !!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Mezcalito is always a mixed bag. We've had great service and food while at other times I wouldn't recommend ever going. Today we tried their weekend brunch for the 1st time. I had the Challah French toast and it was barely warm and very dry. My wife had a carnitas omelet that was not even ok. For brunch service they don't offer any espresso coffees nor they have decaf or ice tea. I would not recommend Mezcalito for brunch. Way to many other places who understand the concept.

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Madhu
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love this place for their awesome cocktails and their mezcal collection. This place has a great vibe.

JL
JacktheLadd
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Was put at a very uncomfortable table (barstool chairs) for date

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vipThetis
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Mezcalito was SOOOOO good! The food is excellent (and unique) and worth the reasonable prices charged. I / we will totally go back again, with pleasure. The Drinks were wonderful also. (We had margaritas, a mezcal flight , Taquitos & fish tacos and a guacamole start and we were STUFFED -- and quite happy). The only SLIGHTLY tough part is that on a busy evening, this would not be a place to bring a person who is at ALL hard of hearing. It because quite loud and the room filled up. Cheers! (We will be back!)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

A great place for young single people, not seniors looking for a neighborhood Mexican restaurant. Cocktails and food very good, however, food was not served piping hot is usual and customary at Mexican restaurants.

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AlexandraN
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mezcalito easily accommodated our party of 8 for a birthday brunch. Everyone was happy with their food and drink selections! Service was attentive and excellent. Would definitely return :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Late birthday celebration

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vipsfdinertodenver
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Disappointed. For a night that wasn’t that busy, the service was excruciatingly slow. Not sure I’ll make an effort to comeback unless I’m in the neighborhood and I’ll make sure to sit at the bar.

MP
vipMegPirouz
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday night dinner with friends. Great experience.

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Mezcalito
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Waiter was abrupt and short... not sure he knows he is in the "service" business. Otherwise great as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Its a club not a good place to eat!...concentrate more on food selection.

JK
JavaidK
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food. Cocktails were a bit pricey and quite small.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food was good - menu rather limited - service was pushy (attempted to take plates away while still eating, pushy on up sales and we felt rushed to get out of the door). Seating is very tight and Style is trendy. We would go back again, but will likely try other options first.

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vipAngela
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! We had several really good cocktails. We got the guacamole + chips, ceviche and two kinds of tacos. Really good vibe - would recommend for a date spot.

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KellyT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We were seated right away and the happy hour deals were great. It was $2 off every cocktail, and the spicy margarita was fantastic. The two of us split an order of each of the happy hour tacos, so we had 3 tacos each, and I was pretty full after eating that. Towards the end of our time at the restaurant, it was a little harder to get the server’s attention, since the restaurant was starting to get very busy. But otherwise, we had a wonderful experience and would definitely go again. The interior is beautifully decorated and is a perfect date night spot.

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TravisS
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the pastor tacos, margs are full strength, and ambiance is classy.

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Chrissy
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The service was incredibly slow. We would have at least doubled our bill in alcohol if our server had been more attentive.

But the drinks were great, food was decent, and ambiance excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was inattentive at best, we waited a long time to meet our waiter, a long time for drinks, and a long time for our food. No one seemed to care we were even there.
Food was just above mediocre - the surf and turf tacos had basically a sliver of steak in them.

JM
vipJMTUL
Tulsa
72 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good average

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LaraT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Rare to find a Saturday happy hour in the city. The cocktail I preferred, Crane City was delicious! Food was ok and not amazing value. Probably will come back just for drinks next time.

LT
LisaT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great ambiance.ocalrwstaurant but current and trendy. Drinks are wonderful a bit pricey. Bartenders are really friendly and wait staff are attentive. Appetizers were really good, for dessert the churros were excellent and beautifully presented with ice cream and melted chocolate.

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vipwhatafan
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Annoying loud music ruined the meal

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Weezer
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy mescal margaritas, very refreshing gin cocktail, pollo tacos and slow roasted pork scramble. Superb.

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lynnb
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed Mezcalito!
Great Margaritas !
Fish & Pork tacos were great!
Loved the atmosphere and vibe of this neighborhood
restaurant !!

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Fran
London
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great meal with friends in vibes Mexican eatery. Would recommend.

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vipmalibucaptain
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service and food were very good. Our server was friendly and helpful. The music is too loud, we had to shout to be heard across the table.

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CatherineL
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This is a great place, such good food. We were there for brunch, sat outside. The service is slow and we needed to follow up a lot with paying at the end.
Overall really recommend it though! Will definitely be back for dinner and drinks in the future.

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BrandonB
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great Drinks! Perfect spot to get a cocktail and some pretty good food.

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vipHannah
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for delicious casual post-work drinks, a wide range of tacos and bites and all around solid spot for Mezcal and tequila!

MP
MartiniPants
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was fabulous! and the cocktails we even better.

CG
ChristineG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Our waiter was not friendly , not pleasant.
That was the only negative.

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vipJerryH
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good spot with really fresh Mexican cuisine- margaritas, guacamole, large (shareable) plates of good food. The waitstaff and the manager move fluidly through the space - very attentive- a rarity for the City of late at this price point.

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You can order delivery directly from Mezcalito SF using the Order Online button. Mezcalito SF also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 441-2323.

Mezcalito SF is rated 4.5 stars by 48 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.