Tropisueño

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616 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Tropisueño is a very elegant looking, yet quite casual, affordable, and classic Mexican restaurant offering traditional regional dishes and a premium tequila bar.
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3.9
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3.8
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4.3
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Panda
London
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2015
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I am not mad on Mexican food but it was good and filling and we enjoyed the cocktails. We were shown to a corner table looking into a cupboard but my husband didn't want to complain. Portions are generous and guacamole was delicious.Good location too.

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vipKInSF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2015
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Tropisueno was an enjoyable experience the first time I went, so I returned a second time. On my second visit, I was shocked by how unaccommodating, unattentive, and unprofessional the service was. In regards to the food, the salmon I ordered was incredibly salty and over-seasoned. I'm not sure I'll return.

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Lexilexi
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought a friend here from out of town. Hint: the drinks menu is full of complicated things, but when we asked for sangria and a mojito (neither of which could we find on the menu), the bartender graciously obliged. And they were delicious! Reservation at 815: we were seated promptly at 810! Chips and salsa trip were great and complimentary. We ordered guac, too. Some of the best I've had at a restaurant, and no cola to in it yay! Our server was attentive but didn't hover. My enchiladas de nopales were to die for. I will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

When we arrived, they were ready - a table was already assigned and we were seated immediately. Our server was pleasant and efficient. Servings were generous. I have eaten here several times: at least 4 dinners, a couple of lunches, and a brunch. If you want waiter service, go for dinner. Other times you choose your meal by going through a line, then seat yourself. The food is reliably good and includes some choices that go beyond the ubiquitous tacos and enchiladas. Personally, I would rate the chili verde as outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best salsa trio and amazing margaritas. They have a chipotle mango margarita that is to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican food we've ever had. My favourite restaurant in San Fransisco. Fun and vibrant ambiance with margaritas that will knock you off your feet.

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Lindsay
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2014
Overall2food1service4ambience2

The service was good. The food was not. Some reviews and website make one think the food will be interestingly and finely prepared but food was very very ordinary and sauces had no nuance or delicacy. My colleague said soup was salty not tasty. Chips and salsa were good.

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Phil
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tropisueno is the perfect place to enjoy carefully prepared gourmet Mexican food near Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Before you even order, you're served with delicately thin and tasty home-made chips with three house salsas. If you're a fan of Margaritas, make sure you order one here; it's tall, bold, and flavorful. The chicken mole is as good as it ever gets. Great place!

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Rfoodie
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am so glad I found this place. With all the positive reviews I had to give them a try. Make sure you book reservations. This place books up fast and for good reason. If you are looking for authentic Mexican food then this is the place for you. Everything was so good I will be back again and highly recommend it to everyone to try.

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phoenix1073
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The chips and variety of "salsas" were so good. The house margarita was also above average. And the food... amazing! Enjoyable food experience from beginning to end. Only downside was the hostess was a bit non-attentive and we had to remind her we were there and ready to be seated, but no major complaints.

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Jokerschortle
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2014
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This place is surprisingly good and feels more authentic than much of what's in the area. And the prices are pretty cheap, considering the location. Which is also a plus. I ordered a bit of guacamole and as ridiculously expensive it is (it was like 7.50 for a small little bowl). It was surprisingly not very fresh tasting.

Other than that, I'd say the varied salsas, the grilled meats, rice and beans are pretty authentic to me.

I highly recommend it, but if you're looking for a specific time to eat, definitely book ahead. As this is not very friendly when it comes to just drop ins.

One thing to note, although the server was great, I'm not a fan of hurried service. The bus persons tend to try to take away dishes and silverware early.

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Grandpaspancakes
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2014
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Awesome vibe, outstanding chips and array of salsas. Excellent Chilie Verde. Attentive service. A night to remember!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2014
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. As usual, I ate too many chips and my entrée was great so left very stuffed! We had a great time. Our margaritas were a bit too sweet, but you can't have everything.

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anonymous
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and fantastic food. Will definitely be going back here again.

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Link613
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my fiancé and our 2yr old daughter. Made a reservation for 7:15pm got there a bit ahead and we got seated promptly. The table we were seated at was a bit wobbly and our waitress did her best to try and fix it but it wasn't to big of a deal. The food was excellent!! My fiancé did say she felt . things were a little over salted but I thought everything was just fine.. She event brought her left overs home and had a late snack of them. We definitely return!

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CityFoodventurer
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I must say that I was more than impressed with the service at Tropisueno. Although I arrived 20 minutes early on an evening when the restaurant was relatively packed, my guest and I were immediately seated. Our waiter came to check in on us several times to ensure that we were doing alright. The food arrived faster than the waiter had time to fit us with the appropriate plates and cutlery. Remarkable experience! Great for a sweet date night, coworker meeting (which was what I did), or any other small group situations. The restaurant rather loud, so I would imagine that it would be difficult for larger groups to communicate across tables and such.

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idahostump
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here on recommendation of hotel wait staff. Authentic Mexican cuisine. The pork carnitas was fabulous. Very moist, well seasoned pork, in large chunks easily cut with a fork. Wife had beef carnitas, and it was also very good. Negra Modelo on tap. Would definitely go again.

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Shrimpy
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, glad we booked. Great service. Would recommend

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Beatrix
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found this place while waiting for a movie one night. I couldn't believe how HOT the food comes out. They really take care in their food and cocktails. Amazing place. Actually my favorite restaurant in SF.

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paris
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We returned to Tropisueno for dinner after having had lunch there and found the food and service wonderful. Though noisy we were able to have a table in a spot that was less busy, our waiter was attentive and best of all the variety of appitzers we had were delicious. The mango margarita was one of the best ever!

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swannie3
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for dinner to celebrate two birthdays. Great buzzing atmosphere, with both a great food list as well as drinks list. We had 12 drinks around the table, and folks were largely happy with all the margaritas and other cocktails we had. Food was delicious and really quite affordable for SF. Also, I noted the birthdays in the comments tab during reservations and they were very good about making the birthday boy and birthday girl feel special - bonus.

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Dell
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is delicious and the atmosphere is great! The only complaint I have is that the service was a bit slow. But if you have a great group or date, then it is not a big deal!

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Pitttrendsetter
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful night. Make sure to make reservations! Wait times can stretch to an hour (after work crowds and it's between the Marriott, Westin and Four Seasons hotels). Once you are in, service is attentive but not intrusive.

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markmd
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were at first daunted by the incredibly high noise level, but the servers did move us to a slightly less noisy table. Otherwise, the service was fine, and food quite good and the portions large enough that we were able to make a second meal of them the following night. We were impressed that it was so crowded on a Wednesday at 5:30 PM, so others must also think that the restaurant is doing something right.

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Foxy
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I enjoyed the margaritas and all our meals were very good. I have been in here a fews times now and I have always had a delicious meal and the atmosphere is uplifting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
58 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A bustling place with decent service. The key to the place is an excellent see of flavorful dishes--amongst the best New Mexican I have had anywhere.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2014
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was okay but it felt rushed. The restaurant was very loud by the time we had our order taken, and the waiter messed up on a few orders - i think its because he didn't hear what my father in law said.

We went to the restaurant a day ahead of time to let the host know we were celebrating a birthday. The waiter didnt ackowledge the birthday at all, though i'm not sure he's supposed to. I guess it would have been nice if he did. The food was excellent when we finally got everything we ordered.

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vipvhinpgh
Pittsburgh
115 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The tortilla chips were (unfortunately) hard to stop eating -- thin and light. Liked the guacamole and the seviche appetizers. Loved the shrimp dish that was described as spicy but it was not too spicy. Good chicken dishes, too. Would definitely come back.

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Magda
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2014
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We stayed very well, confortable and relaxing. Service exellent

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vipRegina
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2014
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I used to love to come to this spot for dinner with friends, but recently they haven't been very focused on the quality of the food or service. Servers take forever to come by the table and don't check on you. You'll sit forever just waiting on the check with no food or drinks left on your table. The food is hit or miss now (though the salsa trio never disappoints!) The have the worst hosting staff. Not courteous, exude fake friendliness like they hate people, and they are completely inefficient. They won't accommodate requests for certain tables (I simply wanted to sit by the window), and rather than seat 3 of us while 1 closed out the bar tab, they had us wait to settle which created an unnecessary crowd in an already tight space. Dumb.

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lylecass
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2014
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food came out fast but when I ordered a second Margarita it took forever.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2014
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They were able to fit us on short notice with a couple extra people. Food was good, and it was good for a large party.

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TheBeam
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2014
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food here is excellent, with a varied and interesting menu. Portion sizes were generous (I took nearly half of my entree home). The beer and wine selection was adequate, but not extensive. Prices were very reasonable.

At 7:30, the place was packed, and the service suffered a bit as a result. The staff were trying hard, but seemed overwhelmed. The bar area was extremely noisy, but the dining area was a bit less so. There is also some outside seating available. Conversation was possible, but I wouldn't want to count on an intimate dining experience.

All in all, I had a pleasant time at Tropisueño and will go again, but I will probably try to go at a less crowded time.

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iheartfoodz
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pint glass margaritas, check.
Fast and capable bar, check.
Really loud when packed, check.
Awesome front of house, check.
Awesome kitchen, check.
Addictive salsas, check.
Food arriving swiftly, check.
Recommendation, check.

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Uk6666
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was great fun and Sergio,our waiter,was excellent. They also very kindly put us ay a special table and the food wad delicious. must go again. :)

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Lei46
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and service was excellent. Because of this expect alot of people having a great time. Not a place fir a quiet dinner.

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vipsfeater
San Francisco
86 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The decor and the reasonable prices make it seem like this restaurant would only be mediocre, but both the quality of food and the service here are surprisingly good. The salsas and sauces are excellent, and the wait service is very attentive. This is a great choice if you are in the area.

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TZgen808
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Restaurant was a recommendation by a friend & our hotel. The food and drinks were excellent.

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Sportgirlie
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2014
Overall2food1service4ambience3

was not as good as the first two times. The rice was hard and dry. We were here this time for a friend's birthday. Food was very disappointing. Had an early reservation and it seemed to me the food came off the taqueria line. Rice was dry, tamales were yuck. Only thing good on the plate was the white beans. Very disappointed. Other times I've been there was later in the evening and food was fresher. So, for them, I would recommend they serve fresher food earlier in the evening so early diners get the benefit of good food too. May not return as result of last experience. Service is always good. Servers are knowledgeable about the food and prompt to respond.

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HollsYummu
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved our whole experience. Great food, awesome service, and nice atmosphere . Perfect for any occasion and accommodating to small or larger groups.

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Tropisueño offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 243-0299.

Tropisueño is rated 4 stars by 616 OpenTable diners.