Drinks are good. Food is good. The city views are good.
In case you did not know, El Techo is Spanish for roof.
You get in to the bar through a door next to the Lolinda restaurant. The bar is on the rooftop. I don't know this for sure but I think this is why the name El Techo de Lolinda. I discovered this bar one Thursday evening after dropping by the Mission outdoor market. Mijo obliged when I suggested we go and try it one time.
The city views from El Techo are absolutely amazing. The view of the city from the Mission District gives the illusion of a big and dense Financial District.
We got to the bar 5 minutes early before mobs of people started coming so we were lucky to get a table right away. It was cold and rainy but the bar has what it looks like a retractable transparent roof. I imagine the roof and the dividers are kept open during the summer months.
We usually enjoy a round of drinks with food so we decided to order this guacamole with chips appetizer. It was good and tasted fresh.
I quickly scanned the cocktail menu and noticed that the drinks are based on alcohol and liquors made in the Americas like tequila, mezcal, rum, cachaça, pisco, curacao, etc. I decided to get the El Presidente which is made of rum, vermouth, grenadine and curacao. It was served with orange peel.
Mijo decided to get this drink called Burning Leaves as suggested by our server. It is made of fidencio mezcal, dry vermouth, aperol, cocchi americano. It was also served with an orange peel.
We enjoyed the drinks and had another round so we decided to order more food to go with the drinks. This is called Patacón which is green plantain patty, black beans and queso fresco.
Here are Empanada de Carne which is ground beef, egg, raisins, chimichurri.
We left just a little after 6:30pm but we will definitely be back.