Holy Guacamole: The Haute 5 Mexican Restaurants in San Francisco

Who says the New Year doesn’t make you crave Mexican food? While tradition may call for a generous portion of black-eyed peas, did your extra serving back in January really bring you any good luck in 2009? In honor of what has been a roller coaster year for many, we are bucking the system, just as it did to many of us, and going south of the border for our culinary delights in the New Year. It’s Mexican all the way baby.

Colibrí Mexican Bistro

Consistently showing up at the top of various “Best Of” lists, we couldn’t stop salivating as we added this San Francisco Mexican joint to our own haute list. The superlatives cover everything from the best guacamole to the most extensive tequila menu. Just west of Union Square, Colibrí caters to downtown power players and the patrons of the Theater District. The menu refreshes on a seasonal basis, keeping in line with San Franciscans love of fresh natural ingredients from the earth. Spotlight stealers from past seasons include the ceviche veracruzano with red snapper and the fish of the day topped with cactus salad.

Colibrí Mexican Bistro is located at 438 Geary St.; 415.440.2737