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Colibri - Best Authentic Mexican Food!!

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Colibri - Best Authentic Mexican Food!!

thehotplate | Nov 19, 2009 11:14 AM

Hi all, this is my first post on the board and couldn't decide what to write. Decided that it would be worth while to give a restaurant suggestion so hopefully you'll like it!

Colibri is just off the downtown square (I'm from Montreal and can't remember what it's called). By chance I was staying at a boutique hotel across the street and had no where to eat so I poked my head in, and boy oh boy I'm thrilled I did. The decor is simple, yet elegant and perfect for a fun date night or girl's night out. The guacamole is creamy, fresh and best of all, they make it table side. Unlike some want-to-be Mexican restaurants, Colibri serves their guac with warm corn tortillas all bundled up in a heated towel (amazing!). We also had a stewed black bean and cotija cheese dish, which was equally delicious when eaten with the corn tortillas. For my main, a slow cooked pork shoulder with grilled scallions and leeks. This pork was succulent, melt in your mouth with a spicy kick! Obviouslyy, suffering from a restricted belt but nothing worth of refusing warm cinnamon churros with homemade drinking chocolate. Absolutely the best and most authentic mexican meal I've ever had! None of the usual middle of the night dry mouth from salt overdose, just clean delicious flavors that will keep me going there on future visits to San Fran!

Let me know your thoughts

- Amanda

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Colibri Mexican Bistro
438 Geary St., San Francisco, CA 94102

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