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THE INFATUATION: “The San Francisco Day Drinking Guide; El Techo is one of the only legitimate rooftop bar options in the city, and daytime means you don’t have to deal with the never-ending line that forms once the sun goes down. It also has the same view of the skyline you get from your Mission apartment’s rooftop, but with the kind of pulled pork and margaritas you could never make on your own.”
March 8, 2019

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THE INFATUATION: “The San Francisco Day Drinking Guide; El Techo is one of the only legitimate rooftop bar options in the city, and daytime means you don’t have to deal with the never-ending line that forms once the sun goes down. It also has the same view of the skyline you get from your Mission apartment’s rooftop, but with the kind of pulled pork and margaritas you could never make on your own.”
March 8, 2019

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7×7: “19 Fun Things: Obama’s Star-Studded Convention in Oakland + More Bay Area Events; Looking for something to do with your bonus day off? Head to El Techo for a special Monday edition of their popular weekend brunch. Views, margs, and a few plates of huevos rancheros—no case of the Mondays here.”
February 18, 2019

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AFAR: “San Francisco’s Best Rooftop Bars; On those rare hot San Francisco weekends, pitchers of margaritas and brunch (a local sport) are wildly popular; the weekday happy hour draws a crowd, too, with $4 cervezas and tasty street-food specialties such as shrimp skewers and chicharrones de carne.”
February 12, 2019

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7×7: “31 New Year’s Eve Events Around the Bay Area; Hit up one of our favorite rooftops for an epic all-night celebration. Enjoy a four-course feast (think dishes like lobster ceviche and chipotle rubbed prime rib) and with cocktail pairings. End the night with a Champagne toast and views of the city skyline.”
December 28, 2018

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FOURSQUARE: “The 15 Best Places for Empanadas in the Mission District, San Francisco; Stop by El Techo in the Mission after work for their happy hour, which runs from 4- 6, but includes $5 guacamole, beef empanadas, fried green plantains, and fried chicken thigh with habanero salsa.”
December 26, 2018

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TIME OUT SF: “The Mission, San Francisco neighborhood guide; In a low-slung city generally lacking in rooftop bars, El Techo de Lolinda is a welcome rarity. The generously-sized open-air perch is bordered by glass walls and outfitted with sun-shading umbrellas and high-powered heat lamps. Happy hour runs from 4pm to 6pm, which includes $4 beers, $5 bar bites (go for the chili-spiced fried plantains), and $7 margaritas. Get there before 5pm to avoid a wait.”
October 9, 2018

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HAUTE LIVING: “6 Rooftop Restaurants Are Raising San Francisco’s Dining Scene To New Heights; The glorious Mission eatery is the outdoor space of Lolinda, a popular Argentine restaurant from Adriano Paganini. El Techo, which in Spanish means “the roof,” is a no-frills patio that serves Latin American street food and pitcher drinks. Happy hour happens 4 to 6 p.m. every Monday through Friday and brunch is a thing on weekends.”
October 9, 2018

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THRILLIST: “141 Patios in SF, Sorted by Neighborhood; El Techo has a rooftop seating area protected from the wind with clear wind-barriers. Great views of the city, too.”
August 9, 2018

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CHASE SAPPHIRE SIX: “Destination: San Francisco 2018; You’ll find some of the city’s finest al fresco dining above Lolinda, the lively Argentine steakhouse in the Mission District. The El Techo rooftop bar features Latin-inspired street food and strong rum cocktails as you take in the skyline views. Come for the cocktails, but stay for the choripan, a delicious, Argentinian take on the hot dog.”
August 6, 2018

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EATER SF: “18 Excellent Margaritas in San Francisco; This rooftop is the place to be on a sunny day in SF. Grab a group of friends and share a pitcher of margaritas and small plates. We’re fans of the classic marg, but if you’re looking for something a bit more exciting, order the margarita del techo (cabeza tequila, fidencio mezcal, napoleon mandarin, and lime). But still in a pitcher. Of course.”
July 23, 2018

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THE INFATUATION: “The San Francisco Day Drinking Guide; El Techo is one of the only legitimate rooftop bar options in the city, and daytime means you don’t have to deal with the never-ending line that forms once the sun goes down.”
June 28, 2018

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WHERE: “San Francisco’s 5 Best Rooftop Bars; Why is this the Mission’s hot spot? Latin American libations. Sizzling city views. A killer happy hour. Tip: arrive early.”
June 18, 2018

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THRILLIST: “THE 23 BEST ROOFTOP BARS IN AMERICA; The perpetually packed Mission rooftop nobly protects patrons against the capricious San Francisco weather patterns with heat lamps and windscreens, but truth be told you’d likely brave a variety of elements to score a table here, roll through a couple of pitchers of palomas (you brought friends, you aren’t a maniac), and tear into some roasted corn empanadas and beer battered fish tacos.”
June 15, 2018

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SF GATE: “Take me there: Uber, Lyft share San Francisco’s most-visited restaurants and bars of 2018; Despite the consistently inconsistent foggy weather of San Francisco weather, it’s tough not to fall in love with a good rooftop restaurant, and the crowds at El Techo certainly prove that.”
June 13, 2018

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EVENTBRITE: “Soak Up Warm Days at the Best Rooftop Bars in San Francisco; The casual Latin American restaurant and bar perched above Lolinda draws the hordes on a sunny afternoon. With Dolores Park just a short walk away, this Mission rooftop patio is the quintessential warm weather San Francisco experience.”
June 12, 2018

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MCGUIRE BLOG: “Though you can’t go wrong with many eateries in the Mission, a few hotspots include Lolinda, flour + water, Foreign Cinema, Tartine Bakery and Loló. Don’t forget to get upstairs at El Techo — the rooftop bar above Lolinda — for a margarita with a view!”
May 3, 2018

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EATER SF: “17 Excellent Margaritas in San Francisco; The rooftop spot El Techo is the place to be on a sunny day in SF.”
April 30, 2018

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PATCH.COM: “5 Fabulous San Francisco Rooftop Bars; El Techo is a Mission neighborhood stalwart for Latin-American street food and cocktails on a rooftop with expansive city views.”
April 17, 2018

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BLACKBOARD EATS: “El Techo is the rooftop bar located above Lolinda, an Argentinian steakhouse. Not only do they serve one of the best margaritas in the Bay Area, they also offer it alongside a spectacular city view.”
April 8, 2018

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