In the heart of Theater District, this unpretentious restaurant serves fresh Central Mexican fare with French/Spanish influences culled from family recipes passed down to owners Eduardo and Sylvia Rallo. The selection includes brilliant tortilla soup, tamarind-sauteed shrimp served with corn cakes, and a fire-roasted chile relleno that will have you raving before you put down your fork. Classic sauces like moles and a creamy guajillo chile sauce, and flavors like the Mexican herb epazote play a huge part in accentuating every dish. For starters, don't miss the fresh guacamole, prepared tableside.
|Venue name:||Colibri Mexican Bistro||Contact:|
438 Geary St
|Cross street:||between Taylor and Mason Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 11:30am–10pm; Fri 11:30am–11pm; Sat 10:30am–11pm; Sun 10:30am–10pm|
|Transport:||BART & Metro to Powell/bus 8X, 8AX, 8BX, 30, 38, 45/cable car Powell-Hyde or Powell-Mason|
|Price:||Main courses: $12–$18|
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This place has terrific and AUTHENTIC Mexican food, and a margarita menu to end all others. The service is quick and considerate. And, they have a weekend brunch set up with bottomless mimosas that should probably be better known than it is. It's a little pricey, but usually it's well worth it.