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“Good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tommy's Mexican Restaurant

Tommy's Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #726 of 5,627 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: US$1 - US$25
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: The Richmond
Bloomington, Indiana
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

Surprised to walk in at 4pm on a week day and find a festive crowd enjoying food. Good food. Nice atmosphere.

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English first
san francisco,ca
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71 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“TEQUILA”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

Yes, go for the Tequila, because the food is tired. I have been to Tommy's several times just because I happened to be in that neighborhood, but really, aside from the Margaritas, the selection of Tequilas and the Spicy red salsa, the food is forgettable at best. Too bad, the staff is friendly and the place has that Mexican patina you find in Mom & Pop places, but as far as their food goes...No.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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San Diego, California
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“go for the food, not the ambiance.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

great food, good service, fair prices. Love the fajitas, and mole enchiladas. Large portions. Ceviche was excellent- great for sharing

Visited February 2014
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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

We like going to this restaurant for lunch. Tommy's is the best Mexican restaurant in our neighborhood. The chips are made on the premises. We both ordered the daily special. The menu did not say that it contained peppers which my wife cannot eat.The waiter took it back and made her another entree and apologized about the oversight on the menu.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Shari B
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Dallas, Texas
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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