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About this Business
From Our Editors
Colibri Mexican Bistro: A User’s Guide
- Starter: guacamole prepared tableside to your spice specifications
- Entree: chicken with mole poblano made of chilies, nuts, and chocolate
- Dessert: churros filled with caramel cream and served with ice cream
What to Drink: Zagat reviewers rave about the Macho Margarita, which blends sweet and spicy thanks to the addition of muddled jalapeños.
Where to Sit: Try to land one of the plush booths and avoid the tables near the open kitchen—a high-traffic zone.
While You’re Waiting: Head to the bar area and watch the 1940s Latin film clips playing on the TVs.
The Vibe: Classic Spanish paintings adorn gold and red walls, and uniquely shaped tequila bottles punctuate a space that’s reminiscent of Mexico City restaurants in the early 1900s.
Mole: there are many regional varieties of this rich sauce, but chilies, spices, and mexican chocolate are the most common ingredients. It’s typically served atop poultry or pork.
- Colibri: Spanish for "hummingbird."
How to Get There: Colibri's location in the heart of the Theatre District means traffic and parking can be problematic. However, the Powell Street BART Station is just a couple blocks away.