Friday, September 19, 2014

SF Rooftop Bar: El Techo de Lolinda



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This past weekend, I made a brief trip home to San Francisco for a wedding. While there, some friends and I met up at El Techo de Lolinda, a trendy rooftop bar for dinner! El Techo is known for its Latin American street food and great SF views.

El Techo de Lolinda SF


el techo de lolinda SF

See the fog bank rolling in? It actually just stopped right there and never came all the way down to us, so we got a great view! 

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el techo de lolinda SF

el techo de lolinda SF

Love the small details, like this El Pato salsa de chile fresco-turned-napkin & silverware holder! It gives a more authentic, rustic feel to the Latin American restaurant.

el techo de lolinda SF

One of my favorite things about El Techo is that they offer Mexican Coca-Cola. For those who don't know, Mexican Coca-Cola is made with real, natural cane sugar instead of factory-processed sugar. I much prefer the flavor to American Coke. 

Here you see my Cuba Libre, with  rhum, lime & Mexican Coca-Cola, alongside a (very strong!) Margarita.

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Chips, guacamole & tons of salt to start. I kind of went around the salt, but the guac was great!

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Our first dish was the Sopes de Pibil, which came with braised pork, black beans, guacamole, red onion, chipotle-honey, and tortilla. They may seem tiny, but they were absolutely jam-packed with flavor! The pork and guacamole is a combo for the ages.

el techo de lolinda SF

Next, we enjoyed the Quesadilla de Pibil, with braised pork shoulder, oaxaca cheese, and salsa on the side. In case you're wondering - Yes, El Techo has more than pibil on the menu. We just happened to pick these dishes that are all about the braised pork!

The quesadillas were stuffed to the brim with pibil and oaxaza cheese, and the salsa was amazing! A little sweet, a bit of a kick, and it complemented the dish perfectly.

el techo de lolinda SF

Last, but clearly not least, we dined on the half pound Chicharrones de Carne! This plate came with roasted and fried chunks of pork-shoulder with house made tortillas, lime, salsa, black beans, and escabech. 

It was a filling an delicious end to this Latin American meal. 

el techo de lolinda SF

You can still see the view & fog bank once the sun had set!

Comment Challenge: I love branching out. What's your favorite non-American dish?

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  1. You sure know where is the best food this looks delicious have a great weekend.
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    1. Thanks Jackie! It was absolutely scrumptious!

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  2. Such a great view and everything looks so delicious

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  3. I love rooftop bars and that food looks so delicious! What an amazing view you had! I followed you on twitter and instagram. I tried to follow you on bloglovin' too, but it wasn't cooperating so I'll have to try again later. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Lauren! Rooftop bars are the best, especially when there's heat lamps! :) The view was probably my favorite part!

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  4. Looks wonderful, I especially like the part about mexican coca-cola, so interesting :)
    Have a great weekend :)

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  5. Love rooftop bars! This place looks amazing and so does the food!

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  6. Seems like an awesome place! Great pictures
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  7. love your photos!! looks like fun :)


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  8. The place looks amazing, also the food. Great guacamole. :)
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  9. Looks a cool place! I would like to go there one day! =)
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  10. Gosh, I love San Francisco, great food everywhere. My favorite food is Italian (can't go wrong with lasagna), but nothing beats Mexican!

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  11. this place looks like so much fun! I love San Francisco too!

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  12. Yum! Looks like so much fun and it all looks delicious!!

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  13. omg!! yes, mexican food for the win!!! AWESOME post!!

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  14. Ahh! I was JUST in San Francisco the other day and I should have tried this place especially since I LOVE Mexican food and don't have access to good Mexican food where I now live!

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  15. yum! the food looks delicious. my mom LOVES sopes! I also really like the napkin/silverware holder... it looks like the restaurants in Mexico :D

    my fave non-American dish is my mom's cooking!! hehe I am Mexican and she cooks the best Mexican foods! :)

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