Alegrias Food from Spain
Alegrias Food from Spain

Alegrias Food from Spain

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.alegriassf.com/
  • Phone: (415) 929-8888
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerTapas / Small Plates
Alegrias Food from Spain reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (32)neighborhood gem (28)romantic (27)good for groups (19)special occasion (17)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (2)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Fantastic!
    SFKaren
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    My husband and I had eaten at Alegrias previously but on this visit we invited 4 friends, none of whom had to eaten there before. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed every single dish we had. All 6 of us will undoubtedly return ... probably multiple times!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spanish goodness
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Enjoyed the paella and Sangria the most from this place. Service was very attentive and adequate/
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great little Spanish restaurant. The food was excellent and service very good.Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just my kind of spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Intimate, ethnic, friendly, delicious, affordable -- a small neighborhood place with the feel and food of Spain. It was perfect!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed the dinner except for one..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    All the items we ordered came on time, tasted great. The service was very good. The wine was very reasonable. The chicken pieces in the paella had a strange taste. But, other than that, everything else was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent as usual
    FoodQVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Alegrias is still our go-to spot for great Spanish tapas in the city. Loved the "Manchego Flambeado", and "Cazuela de queso de cabra". The Empanadillas were still great, but was disappointed with the sauce of the "Conejo a la Cazuela".. I love rabbit but expected it to come with a flavorful tomato sauce.. this sauce didn't get much prep beyond the can it tasted of.. the Conejo was still surprisingly good though.. the wine selection was good.. had a tempranillo which worked well with all the dishes.. Definitely recommend this place for tapas.. usually have so many that we never get to try the bigger dishes! one day... The place is definitely kid friendly as our 5.5yr old son had fun drawing on the whole table while we ate :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming and Authentic
    Moira
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is my favorite Tapas restaurant in San Francisco. It is very authentically Spanish and has a wonderful menu! Seriously everything on the menu is delicious - and great for sharing! Can't go wrong :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Tapas
    slclala
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was amazing!! Much better than we had expected and it blew us away. We ordered Bocadillos de Cangrejo (crab cakes), Empanadillas de Carne, Manchego Flambeado (flambe' cheese) and Patatas Alioli (crisp potatoes with alioli) - all of it was incredible! Our two favorites were the cheese flambe' and the alioli potatoes. We also went for dessert even though we were stuffed, because we had such a great experience with all of the other dishes. For dessert we had some dulce de leche crepes... so delicious! This restaurant is definitely one you must visit. It exceeded our expectations on all levels!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real gem
    localdiner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Service was impeccable, delicious food, many wonderful options on the menu. We dined here on a Saturday evening with friends. We so appreciated that it was quiet enough to converse!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Danse13
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was a great find. The food was superb, the service excellent, and we had a great time. I would definitely come back again on my next visit to San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best tapas in SF!!
    Italian
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    If you like tapas. This is a must! you have to try the calamari: is some of the best I've ever had
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had an incredible dinner and they were very accommodating to food allergies. I will definitely go back!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas in the city
    PattyCake
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Real friendly place for a night of Spanish tapas. Went here to celebrate my birthday with my family. We got seated immediately, and had a pitcher of sangria on the table within 10 minutes. The tapas options were good, plenty of vegetarian and meat options. Overall the food and service were good. I'll go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great desert menu
    luvtapas
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food was good, but crepes and bread pudding were the best. The service was excellent! We enjoyed our time there very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great team
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I had a nice time at Alegrias on a Saturday night. We sat in the back room. It was pretty quiet at first and quite romantic. The food was excellent, especially the seafood Paella. Our waiter was excellent. Only issue was some of the large groups that came in afterwards. For some reason, some of these millennial diners in groups of 6 and 7 thought it cool to shout the "f" word and others repeatedly at the top of their lungs. In time, they'll learn how uncool it is. My advice would be to sit in the front room which is quieter. Otherwise a fun night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Review of Alegrias
    Marlina
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Mussels weren't as big and juicy as they used to be. Manchengo was awesome as was the other dishes.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing place
    Am243am
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Took my mom there for her birthday dinner along with my wife and kids. It was amazing. Great food, great service, they even brought out a flan for her and I had only mentioned it on open table while making the reservation. The paella was amazing - all the food was great. Thanks to everyone at Alegria
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding!
    SFKaren
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Beautiful ambience! Perfect service! FABULOUS food! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular as always
    emvee
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Been here many times and love the place. Courteous, pay a lot of attention to their guests, great food, excellent ambiance esp in the back. This time we had a few vegetarians in the group. The Veggie Paella is the best I have ever had. One of the owner's family is vegetarian which explains why the vegetarian options are better than what you would get in Spain :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Alegrias Tapas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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!
    bayareaprofessionalVIP
    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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 442 reviews are from the Alegrias Food from Spain reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I wanted to love Alegrias...
    figueroa579VIP
    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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet