I once had a boss who LOVED tequila. He didn’t care about any other libation but tequila. Blanco, Oro, Reposado and Anejo, now you’re speaking his language. “True tequila comes from the Jalisco region in Mexico. Don’t be fooled by anything made else where.” I literally took Tequila 101 with this aficionado of the Blue Agave. Just as most, he live, breathe and loves tequila. In San Francisco alone, there are several notable spots that cater to the Tequila Connoisseur. Here’s a shot to ‘Chuck’ and everyone who loves the famous nectar of Jalisco! Salud! – Ron D.
Tommy's Mexican Restaurant
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
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.
Tres Agaves Restaurant
Just a few blocks from AT&T Park, Tres Agaves is the perfect location to go to after the game. Tres Agaves can boast to having Award Winning Tequila. Named #5 Añejo by TheFiftyBest .com & Gold Medal winner, 2010 Beverage Testing Institute.Their Blanco won the Chairman’s Trophy in the 2010 Ultimate Cocktail Challenge’s in the ‘Tequila Sunrise’ competition, garnering a score of 95/100 and was the Silver Medal winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Find out why Tres Agaves Tequila won so many awards!
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.
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.