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Colibri Mexican Bistro

438 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
+1 415-440-2737
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (31 reviews)
“guacamole” (234 reviews)
“carnitas” (70 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
438 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was quite delicious and I had no problem with the quality of food. It was one of the best Mexican food I have had. However, the service was unfortunately quite off. We ordered 4 different drinks. One of them did not come, so...More

Thank WhiteSmudge
Reviewed 3 days ago

Their margaritas are excellent. Their guacamole is one of the best I've ever had. A thumbs up also to their grilled steak with portobello mushrooms and their enchiladas. Service was good.

Thank PG_Pune
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not your typical Mexican restaurant with the food at another level but all cooked to the highest quality. We enjoyed the Tostadas Tinga, Panuchos Pibil, Tacos Pescado ( which were very fishy so beware !) and a very good Ensalada de Jamaica and...More

Thank ANDY K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is situated close to union square (city center & shopping district) and close to a number of hotels. The guests seemed to be like a mix of locals and tourists. The menu offered a variety of mexican dishes and much more than tacos,...More

Thank micha333
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food at Colibri is great. The guacamole is so good, you could bathe in it. The quesadillas are also delicious. You can not go wrong with any of the appetizers. The lunch menu is also acceptable. The problem is, when you start looking at...More

1  Thank ElektraVelvet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch at Colibri with a friend; was highly recommended by my friend's son. I ordered the child relleno... the best I've had so far! The fish tacos were very delicious. Our server was attentive but not bothersome. Will definitely return soon.

Thank lizsal52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we dined early (4 pm) on a Saturday and the place was near empty (hurrah). the bartender brewed up a perfect capairinha (with LeBlon) as well as a yummy strawberry/basil margharita that was NOT sweet (my fear). my dinning partner and I shared their wonderful...More

Thank psandberg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Colibri for a second time when I went to San Francisco April, 2018, but this is the first time I'm writing a review for them. I went together with my boyfriend and his two children for dinner. The restaurant itself was very inviting...More

Thank TravelGal9876
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second time here last November we just happened upon it as it’s curb appear and ambiance was very attractive. Second time did not disappoint. Excellent margaritas, chips salsa, three kinds, and the fresh warm tortillas. Excellent food and service too. Our server...More

Thank SkipDS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly restaurant, which is reasonably priced for San Francisco. I highly recommend the guacamole. It is home made, and is the best i've ever had. They have a decent selection of wines, and the ambience in the restaurant definitely lends itself to a romantic...More

Thank Daniel B
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 438 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
    (Mason & Taylor)
  • Public Transportation: #38 Geary Bus
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-440-2737
Colibri Mexican Bistro lies in the heart of San Francisco's bustling Theatre District, just a block west of Union Square. Spanish for "hummingbird," Colibri combines the simplicity of authentic family recipes with fresh, high-quality ingredients to bring diners unparalleled, delectable Mexican cuisine in a charming, turn of the century cantina setting. This warm and inviting eatery is reminiscent of Mexico City restaurants of the 1900's, decorated with classic Spanish paintings and accentuated by a vast collection of uniquely shaped and rare tequila bottles. Filled with energy, Colibri projects black and white 1940's Latino-film clips at the front of the house, while the open kitchen in back provides glimpses of its colorful cuisine in different stages of completions. Boosting a knowledgeable staff and attentive, sociable management, Colibri is dedicated to providing a memorable dining experience for both tourist and locals alike.
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