Mezcalito – Russian Hill
Mezcalito is one of my favorite new restaurants in San Francisco! It’s located right on Polk street in Russian Hill. It is a full restaurant/bar so you can come here to grab dinner at one of their comfy booths or snag a spot at the bar/communal tables for a more low key setting to enjoy a marg and some guac (the essentials).
The staff are really welcoming, the decor/ambiance is trendy, but still comfortable, and the food here is bomb. Another reason why this place is great – yes they have tacos, but in addition they also have a lobster roll. Smart people.
Great spot for: happy hour ($2 off cocktails, food specials), taco Tuesday, Mexican cravings, date, and any other occasion when you want a glass of Mezcal or a fresh margarita.
Insider tip: for those Mezcal enthusiasts out there, they have a “Mezcal Locker Program” where if you buy a bottle of Mezcal, you can keep it in a personal locker to enjoy anytime you come in. Aside from impressing dates, you will also get invites to exclusive events. Win win.
Happy Hour: Tuesday-Sunday 5pm-6:30pm, Thursday-Saturday 10pm-11pm.
General Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 5pm-12am / Kitchen closes at 10:30pm. Friday & Saturday 5pm-2am / Kitchen closes at 11:00pm. Sunday 3pm-10pm / Kitchen closes at 9:30pm.