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Colibrí Mexican Bistro ***

Colibri Mexican Bistro, San Francisco

Colibrí Mexican Bistro
438 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-440-2737

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Cuisine: Regional Mexican

Description & Atmosphere
Colibri, a delightful Mexican Bistro located just off Union Square, is the perfect locale for lunch or dinner, especially if you're catching a show at the Curran Theater — located directly across the street.

Cozy booth seating inside Colibri Mexican Bistro

Our first visit to Colibri was during an unusually stormy evening when we sought refuge there for drinks and dinner, before going on to the theater. Since that night, we've enjoyed many more delightful meals at this charming bistro.

Length of main dining area inside Colibri Mexican Bistro



Food
Served in authentic tapas style, Colibri's Regional Mexican a la carte cuisine is meant to be shared — it's a great way to taste a little bit of everything.

Fresh handmade Corn Tortillas - yummy!

Warm, handmade Corn Tortillas, served with three Dipping Salsas accompany every meal — bet ya can't eat just one! And they're so good with a Margarita...or two!

Cooking staff preparing handmade Corn Tortillas in Colibri's open kitchen

Guacamole is made fresh at your table — just tell the servers how spicy you want it, and they'll prepare it to your liking. It's perfect as a starter or as a side dish.

Guacamole is made fresh at your table, just the way you want it!

Guacamole and all the trimmings, freshly made tableside at Colibri Mexican Bistro, SF

Tasty appetizers are perfect for sharing — we like the Chicken Tamales with Mole Sauce and the Mini Chicken Tostados.



Chocoholics will like the Mole Poblano (blend of spices, chiles, nuts and chocolate made into a rich, flavorful sauce, in traditional Puebla style, served over chicken).

Chocoholics will like the Mole Poblano, blend of spices, chiles, nuts and chocolate made into a rich, flavorful sauce, in traditional Puebla style, served over chicken

Another Colibri menu favorite is the Carnitas (Michoacan-style marinated tender chunks of pork, served with guajillo and arbol chiles salsa).

Canitas (Michoacan-style marinated tender chunks of pork, served with guajillo and arbol chiles salsa) is another Colibri favorite.

And if you want to try something different with your meal, check out the "cactus" vegetable side dish — flavorful Nopales Asados (grilled young cactus leaves marinated in fresh herbs, roasted garlic and olive oil, mixed with rajas, mushrooms and oregano).

Close-up photo of "Cactus" Vegetable Side Dish - Nopales Asados (grilled young cactus leaves marinated in fresh herbs, roasted garlic and olive oil, mixed iwth rajas, mushrooms and oregano) - excellent!

"Cactus" Vegetable Side Dish - Nopales Asados (grilled young cactus leaves marinated in fresh herbs, roasted garlic and olive oil, mixed iwth rajas, mushrooms and oregano) - excellent!

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View of Geary Street, looking out from Colibri Mexican Bistro window

Fun Event Location
Colibrí's back-room dining area, located just off the open kitchen (photo below), is ideal for larger groups or semi-private parties — it's a fun setting for entertaining VIP clients or hosting a special event.

Long Private Table for large group in back room of Colibri restaurant

The upscale Mexican-style cantina features several dining areas with cozy booth and table seating in an intimate warm setting — ideal for a romantic meal or getting together with family and friends.

One of the dining areas inside Colibri Mexican Bistro, San Francisco

We like sitting at the high tables just inside the main entrance, near the bar area (photo below)—it's fun for people-watching.

Inside Colibri Mexican Bistro, off Union Square in San Francisco

Colibrí's Bar
— Fab Margaritas

All of Colibri's hand-shaken Margaritas are made from 100% Agave and served "on-the-rocks."

Pop by for a pre-theater (or after-theater) drink.

Tequila Tastings are offered here twice a month.

Colibri's Bar  - All of Colibri's hand-shaken Margaritas are made from 100% Agave and served on-the-rocks

Live Music
Live music Mondays.

Stunning floral arrangements inside Colibri Mexican Bistro, San Francisco

More Menu Standouts
Other menu standouts include: Pescado del Dia — pan-seared "Catch of the Day" served over green garlic chorizo sauce with sauteed green beans and chayote squash, topped with huitlacoche — mmm...mmm!

Chamorro de Cordero — Lamb Shank marinated in a paste of Muscat wine and spices, wrapped in banana leaves and steamed to perfection. Perfecto indeed!

Filet Migon with ancho chile stuffed with seasoned goat cheese, over mashed potatoes with sauteed spinach and chipotle chile sauce — tender and tasty...and surprisingly light!

Fabulous Desserts
Be sure to save room for dessert. Colibri's Pastel de Chocolate (Warm Mexican Chocolate Cake) is "to-die-for!"

Hours
Open daily
Mon 11:30am-10pm
Tues-Thurs 11:30am-11pm
Fri 11:30am-12 midnight
Sat 10am-12 midnight
Sun 10am-10pm

Sat & Sun Brunch Menu served
from 10am-2pm

Colibri's hostess - Call for Reservations

Reservations
Reservations recommended during peak times.

Parking
There are several parking garages nearby, including one directly opposite Macy's in the heart of Union Square, and another at Stockton and Sutter streets.

Service
Friendly service

Friendly kitchen staff at Colibri Mexican Bistro, SF

Prices
Moderate-Expensive

 

More Info
Colibrí Mexican Bistro
415-440-2737

 

 

 

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