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Tequila comes in many forms. Blanco, Oro, Reposado and Anejo, now you’re speaking Tequila! True tequila comes from the Jalisco region in Mexico. Don’t be fooled by anything made elsewhere. But you don’t need to take Tequila 101 to be an aficionado of the “blue agave”. In San Francisco alone, there are several notable spots that cater to any tequila lover. Here’s a short list for everyone who loves the famous nectar of Jalisco! Salud!
Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant
5929 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94121
Ask any tequila aficionado where to get the best selection of Tequila and they will have Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant as somewhere in their list. Not only do they have one of the largest collections around, but they also have one of the largest Tequila Tasting Club Member base around. Over 7,000+ from last count. Tommy’s selection of tequila is ver particular as well. They will carry every single brand out there. They will only carry the brand-owned by the distillery owners. Hand’s down, Tommy’s will only carry the best selection on Earth.
Colibri Mexican Bistro
438 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Spanish for “hummingbird,” Colibri combines the simplicity of authentic family recipes with fresh, high-quality ingredients to bring diners unparalleled, delectable Mexican cuisine in a charming, turn of the century cantina setting. Colibri is well-known for their tantalizing margaritas with a collection of over 300 kinds of tequila. Enjoy raspberry, blackberry and many other fresh fruit margaritas in the heart of the San Francisco theatre district.
130 Townsend Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Just a few blocks from AT&T Park, Tres SF is the perfect location to go to before & after a game. They know everything about tequila. Tres SF understands tequila production, it’s history, the legends, the culture, and of course, it’s flavors. Tres SF has several private dining areas, including “La Plaza del Agave,” an exciting space to have a party. They offer dining, margarita-making classes, Tequila tastings and more!
851 Main Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Opened in 2008, Deseo Tequila Lounge in Redwood City is one of the few lounges in the Bay Area to specialize in tequila. Best known for a spot for groups, you can find yourself having a great time listening to some of the best Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and so much more. On a side note, you can also go around the corner and check out El Grullense for some after hour snacking.
139 Steuart Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
It’s been said that the best tequila will never give a hangover. Then the tequila at Mexico Df in the Financial District of San Francisco falls in that category. You can enjoy a good range of their tequila collection from the modestly priced to very expensive high-end tequila. Mexico Df’s food selection is pretty good as well.
Let us know where you go for a shot of tequila…