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Colibri Mexican Bistro

438 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
+1 415-440-2737
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (24 reviews)
“guacamole” (214 reviews)
“carnitas” (63 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
438 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent upscale Mexican entrees from limited menu. Fresh guacamole is to die for and the Los Altos margarita was a bit fruity with a nice finish a short 2 blocks off of Powell

Thank BobPhibbs
Reviewed 2 days ago

When staying at the Hotel Alise, my daughter and I walked towards Union Square, looking for a restaurant for lunch at the same time. Within a couple of blocks, we found the Colibri Mexican Bistro, which turned out to be a great choice. The freshly...More

Thank GinnyinTX
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Colibri was recommended by a friend from London and was fantastic. Freshly made guacamole, stuffed peppers, melt in your mouth carnitas.

Thank pacman888
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are looking for regular taco place it is not your restaurant. It has really great mexican dishes. I ordered Mole poblano. what a dish. I loved the chocolate sauce with blend of spices and nuts. One of the best mexican dishes ever. Will...More

Thank azlari
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this restaurant with my wife. We did not book in advance and it was quite busy, but they were so nice and helpful to arrange a good table for us. The food was amazing. I highly recommend Fillet minion, chorus and fried banana...More

Thank Bulent N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a small group (8) for a business dinner and had a very good experience. The prices are a little high and it's a little loud in this small restaurant, but the quality of food was high and the service was excellent. This isn't chipotle...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked, pretty busy place so a good idea to do so. Service was ok, a bit slow but as I said busy. Guacamole was fabulous as was the white fish ceviche and grilled corn cobs. We did have some taco but I find pulled...More

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for an early dinner and they were able to squeeze us in without a reservation. The guacamole is great and very generous, we had the chicken tinga appetizer the torilita con papas, and the ensalada mixta (excuse my poor spelling), and they were all...More

Thank travelingdubfam
Reviewed 1 week ago

We greatly enjoyed our dinner at Colibri. We were there around 6 on a Saturday night. The restaurant was pretty busy, but luckily we were able to get a table even though we didn't have a reservation. I think if we would have been much...More

Thank carolec881
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the prawns and my husband had the fillet...we both loved our meals! Cooked/seasoned to perfection, guacamole was fresh and delicious, service was friendly and professional...we highly recommend!

Thank Sbarnett1474
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
USD 21 - USD 30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
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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