What to Eat and Drink on the New Lolinda Rooftop, Now Open

It's going to be nice, and less windy, drinking up there.
It’s going to be nice, and less windy, drinking up there. Photo: Joe Starkey/Thrillist

The rooftop at the former Medjool, which marked perhaps the first time anyone had attempted to open a bar on a roof anywhere in blustery S.F., was a consistently popular happy hour and weekend destination until it abruptly closed and changed hands last year. Now, new owner Adriano Paganini (Beretta, Delarosa, Starbelly, Super Duper) is rebranding it as El Techo de Lolinda — translation: “The roof of Lolinda” — and as we alerted you last week, the place is open as of last night with the added bonus of big glass wind screens. There’s also a new food menu, some new cocktails, and of course the traditional Medjool cocktail of choice, the mojito.

Below, the food and drinks menus. Note that the food is different than what’s on the menu at Lolinda, and comes out of a separate, upstairs kitchen.

El Techo de Lolinda

Patacones $7
green plantain patties, black beans, salsa

Guacamole $7
tortilla chips

Platanos $5
green plantain chips, avocado-tomatillo salsa

Ceviche de camaron $12
shrimp, lime, tomato, red onion, cucumber, avocado, cilantro

Sopa de tortilla $6
chicken broth, vegetables, spicy radish, cilantro

Ensalada de jicama $7
jicama, cucumber, radish, avocado, lime dressing

Emapanda de alambre $6
braised beef, pickled cabbage

Panuchos $7
pork, spicy red onion, black beans

Flautas de pollo $8
tomato poached chicken, pickled cabbage

Elote $5
Corn on the cob, sour cream, chili, lime

Quesadilla de espinaca $7
oaxaca cheese, caramelized onion, spinach, salsa

Quesadilla de pibil $9
Braised pork shoulder, Oaxaca cheese, caramelized onion

served with pickles

1 for $6 - 3 for $15 - 6 for $27

Flap meat, zuchini, panca, onion

Marinated chicken, red onion, aji amarillo

Head on shrimp, aji amarillo, salsa criolla

Hand made chorizo, panca glaze

Zuchini, eggplant, onion, pepper

Pork shoulder, limes, tortillas, salsa, escabeche
.5lb 1lb 1.5lb
$12 $22 $29


Lapiz(12” - $15) - Medio lapiz(6” - $9)

Braised pork, black beans, salsa verde, lettuce, pickles

Chorizo, chimichurri, red onion

Steak, lettuce, avocado, chimichurri, red onion

Add egg $2 - $4


Granizados (snow cones) $3

Alfajores $4
shortbread cookie, culce de leche filling

Hot chocolate $3


Margarita del Techo
Ocho Plata tequila, combier, Vida mezcal, fresh lime, napoleon mandarin (by single or pitcher)

Pisco Apricot Tropical
Huamani Quebranta Pisco, fresh lime, apricot liqueur, pineapple, bitters

Huamani Achalado Pisco, fresh lime, passion fruit, ginger, soda, bitters

Mexican Firing Squad
Calle 23 Reposado Tequila, fresh lime, small hand foods grendadine, angostura bitters

Cuba Libre (improved)
Barbencourt white rum, fresh lime, mexican coca-cola

Queens Park Swizzle
El dorado 12 yr rum, appleton 12yr rum, fresh lime, cane sugar, peppermint, bitters

Daisy de Santiago
Denizen rum, fresh lime, yellow chartreuse, soda, tall

Pina Colada
el techo rum blend, coconut cream, pineapple, fresh lime (by single or by pitcher)

Ypioca cachaca, fresh muddled lime, sugar, rocks

Denizen rum, fresh lime, peppermint, soda

Tres Amigos
Victoria Lager, Ocho Plata tequila or Vida Mezcal, Sangrita (pineapple, cilantro, agave, jalepeno) back

El Techo de Lolinda - 2518 Mission Street between 21st and 22nd - 415-550-6970 - Open Sunday to Thursday from 4 p.m to 10 p.m. and Friday to Saturday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; weekend brunch served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-in only.

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Medjool Rooftop Deck to Reopen in May as El Techo de Lolinda

What to Eat and Drink on the New Lolinda Rooftop, Now Open