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August 9, 2005
Entering the restaurant foyer, one gets the impression of a small, tightly packed restaurant that is, judging from the clientele we saw, a favorite after-office destination.
Without any reservations, we were politely told that they were full but that they could accommodate us if we would not mind making it a fast dinner before the next reservation booking. Such service certainly earned them positive points from us!
Our first impression of the place being a tight squeeze was wrong when we were ushered in farther past the bar and the main dining hall to an adjacent room made more intimate by its muted light/candlelight away from the main street entrance.
Colibri is a tapas-style restaurant, meaning each order is smaller in serving size and good for only one person. We found this piece of info very helpful, as indeed we found ourselves finishing our food to its last morsel and wanting more.
PACHUGA RANCHERO ala NATA (for $11) was a chicken breast smothered in creamy guajillo chili sauce. Sautéed spinach with shallot and garlic came as a side.
CARNITAS (also at $11) is a dish made from tender chunks of pork Michoacan-style and served with guajillo and arbol chiles salsa. This dish deserved a side/extra order of rice, which I did, and I would urge one do the same to fully enjoy this very tasty dish. Simply yummy!
If not for the set time we had to dine, we certainly would have ordered more of Colibri's VERY tasty line-up.
So, here’s a great tip: call ahead for reservations and savor at your leisure. Of course, Colibri will be a definite RE-VISIT next time we are in SF.
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