Tommy's Mexican Restaurant

Bar / Restaurant
Tommy's Mexican Restaurant Like a beacon in outer Richmond's consistent fog, the neon sign outside Tommy's Mexican Restaurant beckons to seasoned tequila lovers in dire need of blue agave. San Francisco United States 37.780081 -122.483152
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Party Earth Review Like a beacon in outer Richmond’s consistent fog, the neon sign outside Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant beckons to seasoned tequila lovers in dire need of blue agave. Paintings of the Mexican countryside mesh with the sombreros... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M, W–Su noon–11pm

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Tommy's Mexican Restaurant Review

The Scene

Like a beacon in outer Richmond's consistent fog, the neon sign outside Tommy's Mexican Restaurant beckons to seasoned tequila lovers in dire need of blue agave.

Like a beacon in outer Richmond’s consistent fog, the neon sign outside Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant beckons to seasoned tequila lovers in dire need of blue agave.

Paintings of the Mexican countryside mesh with the sombreros, striped blankets, and Cabo Wabo posters that line the walls of this longtime neighborhood staple, while the kitchen dishes out the kind of habañero-infused salsa for which the only cure is an ice-cold margarita. Luckily, there are plenty of those on hand, overflowing in pitchers on the tables and along the small bar.

Although the daytime clientele might suggest a typical family-oriented restaurant – as congenial groups of children and parents dig into Yucatecan cuisine like seasoned pork chops and tamales – the venue is also an old-style cantina that gets completely swamped with a discerning young party crowd as the night picks up.

Seasoned connoisseurs take over the vinyl booths by 6pm, deftly rejecting sugar or salt to sip the dozens of rare tequila varieties from snifters, while the less discerning and budget conscious patrons enjoy hundreds of other drink options.

Rounds of margaritas pour quickly through the packed scene, with boisterous groups of girlfriends getting an early start on a long night and un-savvy guys knocking back too many shots to even make it home.

Lively yet laid back, Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant has a carefully cultivated drinks menu that sets the tequila bar very high – and a dedicated following that does its best to try to clear it.

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Tip from Emma:

Ask about joining the Blue Agave Club. You can become one of Tommy’s 7,000+ card-carrying members for $10, and then proceed to drink your way through tequila school . Upon graduating, you get a framed diploma and a Tommy's Tequila Master booklet and t-shirt.

  • Crowd

    Tequila connoisseurs, casual young professionals, discerning grad students, and margarita lovers, mid-20s to late 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Ambient Mexican classics and vibrant conversation.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Full menu of Mexican and Yucatecan specialties, including steaks, burritos, tacos, enchiladas, tamales, ceviche, and huevos rancheros, all served with chips, salsa, and salad.

  • Prices

    Appetizers $5.95–$10.95, entrées $8.95–$21.95, desserts $4.95. Beer $4.25–$5.25, wine $5.25, cocktails $6–$14, tequila $6–$20+, margaritas $8/glass or $28–$45/pitcher.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual and work attire: graphic t-shirts, old corduroys, baggy jeans, shawls, skirts, business attire without the tie.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Thursdays through Saturdays for a tight squeeze into tequila heaven with a loud young crowd.

  • Close By

    Trad’r Sam (6150 Geary Boulevard) is a tiki dive just down the street that keeps the tropical mixed drinks flowing until 2am.

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