Alegrias Food from Spain
Alegrias Food from Spain
  • Address:
    2018 Lombard
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Neighborhood:
    Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
  • Cuisine:
    Tapas / Small Plates
    Price: $30 and under

Alegrias Food from Spain

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.alegriassf.com/
  • Phone: 4159298888
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours of Operation Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm Closed on Tuesdays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Cesar Faedi Gonzalez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Counter Seating, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Tables of 7 or more need to call the restaurant in advance.
  • Private Party Contact: Any host or reservationist 4159298888
  • Special Events: We offer a set menu for large groups. We can accommodate up to 65 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Webster
  • Public Transit: 1 block 22 Fillmore 30 Stockton 43 Marina (Masonic)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking garage across the street offers 4 floors of affordable parking. Enter Lombard Parking Garage from the Moulton off of Webster.
A word from Alegrias Food from Spain
Alegrias on Lombard Street offers more than 20 kinds of small plates as well as a short wine list mostly featuring selections from Spain. The restaurant is run by the Faedi Gonzalez family and has homespun warmth. Framed family photographs and Spanish travel posters adorn the walls in the two dining rooms.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerTapas / Small Plates
Alegrias Food from Spain reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (30)romantic (28)special occasion (17)fit for foodies (17)good for groups (15)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Excellent for a smal group!
    SallyVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We have been to Alegrias many times and this time with a business group of 9 they offered a group menu for Tapas which couldn't have been better. wonderful food and service. We felt special and personally attended to.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Best Spanish food in SF, bar none. The paella is the best I have had anywhere, Spain included.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Alegrias Tapas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I found Alegrias on Open Table when doing a search for a tapas restaurant, looking also at reviews on Yelp it seemed like a good choice. The ambiance is nice and the service albeit friendly a little disorganized. The food: Very mediocre I would say, we had the Assorted cured Spanish style sausages, which were a couple of very small slices of 3 varieties, no other condiments for $9??? Ouch. The bread was stale. The Empanadillas de Carne (we opted to go for the tuna special) were ok. The Patatas Alioli were pretty good. The Gambas al Ajillo were very disappointing, tasted like Costco shrimp soaked in garlic. The stand out dish for us was an eggplant appetizer concoction, but would have even been better if served at room temperature.
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  • almost good paella
    BakingBreakfast
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Disappointed: spice good, nice crunchy rice bottom, as it should be. however, skimpy on seafood, meat, poultry. All way overdone. service not attentive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You should eat here!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Amazing food, friendly service and reasonable prices make for a winning combination. The paella was a standout but honestly everything we trued was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing to look at but the food!!
    finnfinnVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This place is a little run down in its decor and you can tell when you walk in that it's been that way for awhile... but don't let that fool you. Their tapas are incredible. They have AMAZING dishes so choose a variety of them and you'll enjoy them all. Not joking.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Molly
    Molly
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Our go to favorite for a quiet, wonderful meal. A true neighborhood gem. Great for just the two of us, for out of town visitors/family, or a party of many, Alegrias serves all our our needs. Excellent, well thought out menu, wonderful wine list, an a staff that welcomes you home.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining!
    capercats
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The service was outstanding and personal. The food was excellent: best flan and espresso ever!. A perfect spot for a romantic birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An enjoyable experience
    Lovegoodflavor2
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Sangria, seafood paella and tapas, cheese platter and olives from Spain. Very nice experience; would go back when I'm in the mood for this type of food again. The tapas with the dipping sauces were the real stand outs of the evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HungryMomVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Love this place. Consistently great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    DinningVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had a great dinner. The food and sangria were great and we enjoyed the ambiance as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I wanted to love Alegrias...
    figueroa579
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    It was very middling, unfortunately. Many items we ordered were picked at only long enough to determine we didn't like them. :( The tripe was good and jamon Serrano. The service was really friendly and attentive and the restaurant itself was very pretty.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just Great Food!
    2thrutheezeyez
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We happened onto this little Gem and are so thankful we did! The staff are friendly, attentive and helpful with the menu since Tapas are not your usual restaurant food. The Lamb is not on the menu, but our waiter suggested it to us and we were astounded at how great it was!! If you have never tasted lamb, have it here first! The cheese plate pair wonderfully with anything you order and be sure to get the olives and Black Leg Ham to go with it! Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nothing special
    winerdiner
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    My husband and I were hoping to have found a new paella place in SF. Unfortunately, Alegria's is not that place. There was nothing notable about our dining experience here. Very mediocre paella. No cocktails, just wine and beer, and on the night we went, no sparkling wine, they were out of stock.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    ZacharyVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Great place to go for good food, great service, Paella s, Tapas and more. Attracts a lot of customers. highly recommended - lots of tables but still plenty of room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Soooo Good!!!!!!!!
    EBL8
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Our first time to eat at Alegria. And we will go back. Love the personal extremely nice and patient The food was delicious. Will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best
    RayM
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    On vacations, we often go tapas to break the big dinner pattern. The choices here were limited, especially for non meat eaters and we were not impressed with the presentation or preparation. Limited wine choices as well.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome authentic Spanish food
    smitch
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Reminded me of my time in Spain - both the food and ambience. Very delicious, quiet, and nice.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just incredible!
    Hate2Cook
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We've been going to this restaurant for years, but it had been quite awhile. We prefer to come with a group so that we can order lots of dishes and taste everything. That's what we did with our recent visit, and it was incredibly satisfying. Every dish was heavenly—not a single disappointment in the lot. And each was quite different. All of us were sighing in contentment or exclaiming over dishes. The fried calamari is out of this world. No one does it nearly as well. The sangria is also a stand-out, and that helped make for a very happy evening, full of laughter. The servers were great, too--helpful and professional but also fun to interact with. I can't recommend this place enough.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice evening
    DickVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This is a nice restaurant to have a different kind of dinner if you like sharing. The tapas are interesting and the flavors are very nice.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time trying tapas
    Karen
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Two of us arrived at 6:15 on a Saturday evening were seated immediately. The atmosphere was lively but quiet enough for two people to have a conversation. The waiters were quick and attentive. We had the seafood paella and ordered 3 tapas. We didn't mind the 30 minute wait for the paella, which was very good, with the sticky crunchy bits struck on the pan. There was plenty of seafood. The spinach tapas with apples and pine nuts were very tasty. The tripe was tasty too but was just warm in the center of each piece. The mushrooms were good but I'm not sure I would order it again. We are light eaters so that was plenty of food. I would come again to try more items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 426 reviews are from the Alegrias Food from Spain reviews archive.
  • Great Ambience
    AmazingSangria
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Alegrias was a good romantic spot. Cossie and quiet with great service. It wasn't quick but the wait staff was very diligent. The food was good, not great, but no complaints. The sangria was great, the best part of the meal.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tigre415
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    great paella. i enjoyed the spanish wines to accompany them as well. yeah!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Feels like Spain
    lubagdmeal
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The food and ambiance reminds me of a spot I dined in Barcelona and the paella takes me right back to that evening. Delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Tapas!
    SherryFromSF
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Another great option when craving Spanish tapas. Prices were reasonable, and the food was excellent! We started with the flaming manchego cheese, which both looked and tasted awesome. Gambas al ajillo were great, too. The spinach a la Catalana was delicious, with tiny apple cubes included. Everything we ordered, we loved. We ordered Asparagus a la Parilla at the end, and loved it's smoky taste. The restaurant was beautiful inside with lights all around, and lots of Spanish art. Service was excellent, as was the wine our friends ordered for the table. We would definitely come here again, and recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambiance!
    millahoots
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    This is the way I remember tapas! When you want one you order it. You eat and drink and order more wine or tapas as you want them. The food and service were excellent. Tapas are a great way to go out in a group and keep the energy going while you eat and drink.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best tapas in SF
    Elena
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Excellent Spanish food. Excellent service. Excellent ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy spot in unlikely location
    Poisson
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We were wary of the location on a busy uninspiring stretch of Lombard Street, but were very pleased once we got inside. Cozy, unpretentious atmosphere and outstanding service. The food (seafood paella, bacalao, sauteed spinach with raisins and pine nuts) was prepared with excellent spicing and attention to detail. The orange-infused creme catalan (basically creme brulee) was especially memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Journey to Espana
    RickT
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Love it. Reminds me of the great tapas I had in Spain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious
    lucille
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Perfect tapas dinner for valentine's day. Love the decor and food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming and Wonderful!
    Paul
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This place is always a gem! Cesar always make sure my wife and I have a terrific time. We're never left feeling like anything has been left out of our experience. It's also terrific to see that this place is full on most nights ensuring we will have Alegria's to return to next year for our Valentine's day. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True Spanish cuisine
    MarinaGirl
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Alegrias is our go-to restaurant whenever we need a Spanish cuisine fix. We even held a large group dinner to celebrate a family 80th birthday, with many old-school Spaniards in attendance. Cannot praise Alegrias enough!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Katkenny
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Our first experience at Alegrias was wonderful. It was a rainy night in San Francisco and the restaurant had a cozy ambience. Our waiters suggestions were to go with 3 tapas plates and the paella with seafood, chicken and chorizo. It was just the right amount for us to share and everything was wonderful. Appreciated the quiet atmosphere even with several larger groups nearby. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious tapas and paella
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Our food was delicious. The portions reasonable. Our party of four ordered 5 tapas and then shared two paellas and two desserts. The service was good. We got there early (5:30) because we wanted to have a leisurely meal before going to the Magic Theater. When we started, the restaurant was empty. Throughout our meal more and more people came until the restaurant was full. We loved that the noise level was not an issue. Lovely not to shout to be heard or strain to follow a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    Jungleghar
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    it's an awesome restaurant.... you need experience to know what I mean... Recommend to go once.... you will fall in luv
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and great service
    Elena
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Great Spanish restaurant, delicious food, and exceptional customer service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Tapas
    SfdinerVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    I usually find tapas places in the city to be average, but was pleasantly surprised by Alegrias! I had some of the most delicious tapas I've had outside of Spain there and will definitely be going back. The service is on the slower side, but it's worth the visit if you have some time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice little Tapas restaurant
    TasteBuddy
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Everything was delicious except the sangria could have had some more alcohol. The paella was really tasty especially.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food & wine. Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Very good food & wine. Good service but food came out too fast despite request. Rice pudding desrt perfect
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still as good as we remembered
    FussyPat
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    Dined here about four years ago, and went this week with a small group of friends for a good meal at which we could talk to each other (not too easy around here to avoid the competitive shouting of people who drink too much and talk too much). Food was delicious (we're not authorities on Spanish food), service was very professional, and ambience is fine. A pleasant experience, and we'll go back next time we are in SF.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate