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December 3, 2019 in PRESS

THE INFATUATION: “SF’s Best Restaurants For Affordable Group Dinners; El Techo is one of the only rooftop bars in the city that also has decent food. The outdoor seating, covered roof, and heat lamps mean you get a great view of the city skyline over easily shareable tacos and margaritas without having to be at the whim of the weather.”

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November 1, 2019 in PRESS

INSIDE HOOK: “The Best Bars Near Every BART Stop in SF; If it’s nice out, there’s no better choice than El Techo, a superior rooftop bar with equally quality margaritas.”

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October 31, 2019 in PRESS

EATER SF: “12 Essential Happy Hours in San Francisco; The best happy hour view in town can be found at this rowdy rooftop bar, accompanied by $4 cervezas, $7 margaritas, $18 sangria pitchers, and $5 bar bites that range from guacamole to empanadas. Get there at 4 p.m. if you want a shot at a good table; it can get quite crowded, especially on a sunny afternoon.”

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October 15, 2019 in PRESS

THE INFATUATION: “SF’s Best Restaurants For Affordable Group Dinners; El Techo is one of the only rooftop bars in the city that also has decent food. The outdoor seating, covered roof, and heat lamps mean you get a great view of the city skyline over easily shareable tacos and margaritas without having to be at the whim of the weather. Don’t skip the pork chicharrones.”

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September 25, 2019 in PRESS

SFIST: “The 13 Best Patio and Rooftop Bars in San Francisco; This Mission rooftop has been popular for after-work margaritas and quesadillas with some very welcome glass wind guards along the railings. The dinner menu includes plenty of drinking snacks, as well as a focus on grilled marinated meats, and pork chicharrones by the pound. Pro tip: They take reservations for brunch.”

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September 3, 2019 in PRESS

THE INFATUATION: “The Bar Greatest Hits List: The 27 Best Bars In SF; On clear days, this bar has great views of the whole neighborhood, as well as excellent margaritas and palomas. And if the temperature drops suddenly, they also have space heaters so you can prolong the inevitable while you finish imagining what it would be like to sail with Magellan.”

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August 1, 2019 in PRESS

THE INFATUATION: “The First Timer’s Guide To Eating And Drinking In SF; This spot in the Mission also has a great weeknight Happy Hour from 4-6pm with $7 margaritas that are perfect for taking in the sunset while you decide where to go next.”

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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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