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“We saw this place featured on a TV show for the best margaritas anywhere...”

Tommy's Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #762 of 5,645 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: US$1 - US$25
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: The Richmond
Dallas, Texas
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“We saw this place featured on a TV show for the best margaritas anywhere...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

On our way to the airport, coming off a week long ski vacation at Lake Tahoe, we stopped at Sotto Mare for a killer seafood lunch, and then here at Tommy's to see what all the margarita hype was about. We weren't disappointed. Our group of 4 sat next to an also newly arriving couple, next to a couple of locals (the bar area only seats 8-10 people). The owner Julio, who took over the place from his father (the place's namesake) after the latter passed away a few years ago, knowing we had come in to check out the place's reputation, rose to the occasion. We told Julio we only had about 20-30 minutes before we had to leave to catch our flight back to DFW. He and his bartender then proceeded to pour us a flight of 6 margarita tastings, while educating us on the different types of tequilas. This was no less nuanced than a wine tasting. We wound up staying about 45 minutes (still made our flight on time), had a blast, got schooled on the ins & outs of tequila and margarita making, and our tab was only about $18/person before tip. These guys know there stuff, which they'll gladly tell you themselves, and are well deserving of their reputation. I know we'll be back next time we're in San Fran. Now we're left wondering what the food is like...

  • Visited January 2014
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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fun Afternoon and Great Tequilas!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014 via mobile

The 47th best bar in world by International Drink Magazine. Fabulous tequilas and a gracious owner and tequila ambassador introducing us to wonderful margaritas and exceptional tequila flavors.

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Yonkers, New York, United States
2 reviews
“Great Fun and Good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

We were lucky to have the owner behind the bar. He set us up with drinks tailored to our sensitivities to Tequila and brought out some habanero tequila that was about the hottest booze I ever had. The food was authentic yucatan and added to the Tommy Experience.

  • Visited August 2013
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Regina, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

The staff were very friendly, happy and looked like they enjoyed their job! They were very quick to refill drinks and ask if we needed anything else.

The food was very flavorful! There was so much food and neither of us could finish our meals. I had been craving Mexican food for awhile and this fulfilled that craving fully. We went to go back a second time while we were in San Francisco but it was closed for some reason. I will definitely go back next time I am in the area.

  • Visited October 2013
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3 reviews
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“Great Hideaway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

Years ago Tommy's margarita was on the cover of San Francisco magazine; my husband and I entered thinking we'd have one drink and leave. Now, we stop in every time we're in San Francisco. We affectionately refer to it as our favorite hole in the wall. Great margaritas and excellent, authentic food. Truly a family run and neighborhood loved restaurant.

  • Visited March 2013
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