The Top 5 Mexican Restaurants in San Francisco

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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!

1 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!

438 Geary St (at Mason St)
San Francisco, CA  94102

Neighborhood:  Union Square


2 Gracias Madre

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.

2211 Mission Street (between 18th and 19th St)

San Francisco, CA  94110

Neighborhood:  Mission


3 Copita

Celebrity chef Joanne Weir knows how to make everyone feel welcome and happy. Weir (and her business partner, Larry Mindel) has created a cozy Mexican restaurant and tequila bar in Sausalito. Just a hop, skip and a jump outside of SF - if you want to feel like you've spent a beautiful night in Mexico City, then Copita is your place.
Copita Tequileria y Comida 739 Bridgeway Sausalito, CA 94965 415 331-7400

4 Maya

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.

303 2nd Street (between Folsom and Dow Place)

San Francisco, CA  94107

Neighborhood:  SOMA


5 Tlaloc

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.

525 Commercial St
(between Sansome St & Leidesdorff St)
San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: Financial District


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