Whether you’re craving Mexican food, margaritas, or just feel like spicing things up a bit, San Francisco does Mexican food like no other city. These are some of the finest Mexican restaurants San Francisco has to offer, so don’t miss out!
438 Geary St (at Mason St)
San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood: Union Square
Colibri Mexican Bistro
Colibri is a distinguished and friendly Mexican Bistro just two blocks from the hustle and bustle of Union Square. An upscale ambiance and a wide-ranging tequila selection make this restaurant a rare gem. If you want to liven things up a bit, Colibri offers Mariachi and live music on various nights. Menu highlights are the guacamole, mole poblano, mango crème brulee, and Churros Rellenos. In case you are wondering what Churros Rellenos are, these are churros drizzled in caramel and cinnamon. Enjoy!
2211 Mission Street (between 18th and 19th St)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Gracias Madres has put a twist on Mexican food, offering creative, semi-spicy, vegan Mexican cuisine. Even if you aren’t vegan, Gracias Madres is sure to impress with food that is original, inspired, and has just enough kick to keep you awake. Naturally, the food is the highlight, but the ambiance is friendly and always lively. Sit at the bar and have a glass of Sangria, or have a full meal at one of the communal tables. In either case, Gracias Madre is sure to impress vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
303 2nd Street (between Folsom and Dow Place)
San Francisco, CA 94107
Maya offers modern Mexican food and one of the best happy hours in the city. Lunch and dinner are bustling scenes for good reason. Pre-fixed, a la carte menus, and bar menus are all available. Look out for extra thick chips, amazing burritos, and pork belly tacos worth bragging about. Dim lighting, upscale ambiance, and delicious menuput Maya into a class of it's own.
525 Commercial St
(between Sansome St & Leidesdorff St)
San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: Financial District
Financial District dwellers are lucky enough to have Tlaloc in their back pocket. Known for their delicious and diverse menu, Tlaloc caters to a range of needs, even offering “low carb” burritos. They have an entire low-carb menu with protein rich salads topped with shrimp, chicken, or carne asada. The salsa bar is also worth checking out. Mango salsa is a star on the menu. With plenty of outdoors seating on sunny days, you’ll always have somewhere lovely to sit with a delicious menu selection.