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June 18, 2019 in PRESS

KCBS: “San Francisco Bar Named To 2019 “Best Rooftop Bars In America” List; Thrillist has released their 2019 list of the “23 Best Rooftop Bars In America” and a San Francisco spot made the list for the second year in a row. El Techo on 2516 Mission Street atop sister restaurant Lolinda serves Latin American street food and cocktails al fresco year round.”

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June 17, 2019 in PRESS

TIME OUT SF: “The 10 best rooftop bars in San Francisco; This Latin American-inspired hotspot is one of the best-equipped rooftop bars in the city—which explains the constant crowds. Arrive before 5pm to avoid a wait; those lucky enough to snag a post-work table tend to linger. The open-air rooftop is bordered by glass walls—a welcome shield from breezes—and outfitted with sun-shading umbrellas and high-powered heat lamps.”

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June 14, 2019 in PRESS

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 squash empanadas and beer battered fish tacos. And if you’re less into sharing your booze, cocktails like the Tres Amigos (Mi Campo Blanco, Victoria lager, house sangrita, El Guapo) will only serve to validate that decision.”

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June 10, 2019 in PRESS

TIME OUT SF: “The best bars in San Francisco to drink at right now; This Mexican eatery boasts one of the most toast-worthy views in the city. The open-air rooftop bar is bordered by glass walls, which protects you from breezes, but allows the sun. (Big umbrellas are unfurled midday to block the glare.) String lights and heat lamps flicker on at dusk, casting a moody, cozy glow.”

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June 5, 2019 in PRESS

THRILLIST: “The Best Rooftop Bars in San Francisco; Sunshine and pitchers of margaritas on a roof. And that’s all we need to say about that. This rooftop bar is one of the most popular in SF for a few reasons. First, it’s in the Mission (atop sister restaurant Lolinda), which means that there’s usually sunshine even when half of the city is awash in fog. Second, there are some pretty expansive city views, meaning you can bask in the aforementioned sunshine while pointing and laughing at all of the neighborhoods socked in by that aforementioned fog. Third, there are really delicious cocktails (a bunch of which come by the pitcher) and Latin American street food that’s perfect for sharing, which makes it ideal for groups of friends (or dates, for that matter). Fourth, there’s weekend brunch (which is the only time you can make reservations). And last, but definitely not least, El Techo’s rooftop has windscreens, heat lamps, and a retractable roof that comes out when necessary, so the rooftop is open rain or shine.”

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June 4, 2019 in PRESS

EATER SF: “9 Extremely Pleasant Bay Area Rooftop Bars; El Techo has long been one of the city’s best options for outdoor drinking, day or night. Head up to the rooftop patio overlooking Mission Street for margaritas, small plates, and an excellent weekday happy hour from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.”

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May 31, 2019 in PRESS

CULTURE TRIP: “The Top 10 Bars in the Mission, San Francisco; San Francisco doesn’t offer many rooftop drinking options, which means there’s often a wait to get into this popular patio bar. The venue is especially crowded on sunny afternoons when everyone has the same brilliant idea to celebrate the warm weather with pitches of margaritas and views of downtown. Don’t think of El Techo as just a warm weather destination though. Thanks to wind screens and heat lamps, it’s a comfortable place to sip drinks and enjoy Latin American street food all year round.”

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May 29, 2019 in PRESS

TRIP SAVVY: “48 Hours in San Francisco; Head up to El Techo, the restaurant’s affiliate rooftop bar, for a margarita paired with spectacular city views.”

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May 23, 2019 in PRESS

FOODICLES: “Rooftop Bars with Views & Good Drinks; Whenever it is a warm, sunny day in San Francisco, that means it is time for day drinking in one of the city’s rooftop bars. El Techo is named one of 8 cool rooftop bars in San Francisco.”

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May 16, 2019 in PRESS

SF WEEKLY: “Best of 2019: Bars & Clubs (Readers’ Poll Winners); Best Rooftop — El Techo”

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May 15, 2019 in PRESS

VENUE REPORT: “The Only San Francisco Dining & Drinking Guide You’ll Ever Need; A rooftop overlooking downtown? Gasp. El Techo’s rooftop may not be 20 floors up (more like 3) but we’ll take it anyways. A perfect day drinking spot when the sun finally decides to come out, you’re here for margaritas, tacos and guac.”

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May 15, 2019 in PRESS

MCGUIRE: “The Top 10 Rooftop Patios in San Francisco; 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 a spectacular city view. Thanks to heat lamps and windscreens, the rooftop stays open rain or shine so you can look out at the Mission with margarita in hand and Latin American street food on plate all year long.”

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May 10, 2019 in PRESS

THE INFATUATION: “Where To Go When You’re Not Sure If It’s A Date; This rooftop in the Mission has some of the best views of the city, so halfway through a paloma when the person across from you mentions their significant other like it was something you knew the whole time, you can look off into the distance to compose yourself before you turn back to them like nothing changed.”

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May 2, 2019 in PRESS

THE INFATUATION: “The Outdoor Greatest Hits List; El Techo is pretty much the perfect San Francisco rooftop bar: there are umbrellas in case it’s too bright, heaters for when it’s too cold, and margaritas that’ll make you not really care about either. On top of that, the views from this spot in the Mission are basically unbeatable, and if staring off into the distance makes you feel hungry for some reason, the carnitas here are great too.”

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April 26, 2019 in PRESS

THE INFATUATION: “The Best Mexican Restaurants In San Francisco; El Techo De Lolinda is more of a rooftop bar than a restaurant, but it’s still home to some of the best carnitas in the city. If you are here to drink though, their margaritas and palomas are strong, and being up here puts you right in the middle of one of the best views in the city. If you randomly show up, you’ll end up waiting in line on the street for a bit, but as long as you make it up here before sunset, it’s completely worth it.”

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April 26, 2019 in PRESS

EATER SF: “32 Great Places to Eat and Drink in San Francisco; Ascend to the roof of Lolinda and avoid the hectic streets of the Mission at El Techo. Simultaneously one of the best views and patios in town, this glass-enclosed perch has Mexican small plates and pitchers of refreshing cocktails galore. It’s great for catching up over a pitcher or two of sangrias.”

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April 19, 2019 in PRESS

VACATION IDEAS MAGAZINE: “17 Best First Date Ideas San Francisco; El Techo is the rooftop cocktail bar and patio lounge of Mission District favorite restaurant Lolinda, serving up a full menu of Latin American street fare at brunch and dinner throughout the week. The lounge offers year-round al fresco rooftop seating in all weather conditions, protected by wind screens and heat lamps.”

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March 8, 2019 in PRESS

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.”

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March 8, 2019 in PRESS

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.”

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February 18, 2019 in PRESS

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.”

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