Awesome Dining ExperienceAte here During the Dine About Town Week and could not believe the amazing meal we had. First of all the portion sizes were outrageously generous..not tasting size, but full practically full size meals! We were full before we got to the entrees! But more incredible was the presentation and flavor of each dish. From the polenta fries and shrimp pil pil to the beet salad and the chicken picata, each dish got better and better, ending with a delightful dessert trio. Honestly, when I come back when its not during Dine About Town, its going to be tough to decide what to choose...Guess I'll have to make more than one trip!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMamazing food...every timeamazing food...every time a new dish arrived we were blown away...beautifully presented and delicious!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMa very good place to eatDo try this place for a wonderful Mission experience. Inventive menu, well executed. Small plates give you the opportunity to taste many things. Not for fine dining, but great for a dining experience.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch in the MissionWe were attending an afternoon performance in the hood so looked for a brunch option nearby. We were pleased with our choice of Andalu. Food and service were fine, and the scene was lively. Partner said his hash here was better than previous favorite.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food!We went for the Dine About Town event and were amazed by the food. This was the best Dine About Town restaurant that we have been to and many others were wonderful. The menu was fixed based on the number of people at the table. They brought us an amazing quantity of different tapas dishes. Everything was delicious.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother fantastic dining experienceGood times with friends, great food, and Steak tartar out of this world, fresh selections and wonderful deserts all with very reasonable prices…very attentive service by staff. Highly Recommend and I/We will of course be back soon!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat little noshesWe love to share and pass food around to each other, and Andalu suited our group of four very well. Delicious food and great service provided by our server Mortimer. I always appreciate it when a server recommends specific dishes and they were all wonderful.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, but dishes came slowlyAll of our food was excellent, but our main dishes took forever to arrive! Our server explained that the kitchen had gotten backed up, and did comp us an almond plate, so they did attempt to rectify the situation. The roasted corn, duck dumplings, shrimp "pil-pil" and beef cheeks were particular standouts. They seem a bit understaffed - our server took a long time to get to us because of her other table responsibilities.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Tapas, lively enjoyable ambieWe were four, fit perfectly in the high (table, bench and stools) corner window seating. We all shared everything, and the quality and pacing of Andalu's tapas worked really well for that. Our server was very friendly, checked in helpfully as we'd deliberately made an initial small plate order and then added as we knew what else we wanted. A really happy evening.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant serves greatThe restaurant serves great tapas. My favorite were, ahi tartar tacos, grilled corn, steak tartar, and shrimp "Pil Pil". Dessert was great too. My husband loved the donut holes with hot cocoa. Hot cocoa came to us cold, but was still amazingly good. It was like sipping melted chocolate. Delicious if you love chocolate!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat small plates---actuallyGreat small plates---actually three sizes of "small"; beef cheeks were outstanding as were coca cola ribs----salad with hearts of palm, avocado & pink grapefruit also delicious....oh, & the duck confit dumplings were ambrosia! Delightfully varied and priced wine menu...loved the whole experience...would definitely return....5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA Mission treasureIf you are in the Mission district, put Andalu on your short list.
We were there for a Saturday brunch. The menu offered many items along with 'Bottomless Bloody Mary" (limited to two hours of imbibing) for $15.00. My only problem was the music that was played at a level way beyond background music.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to gatherOur group of six ordered the 10 course group set menu of small plates for the table. What a great way to try and enjoy the variety of menu options. Three of us are vegetarians and were pleased to find that 8 out of 10 worked for us. It's a great place for friends to gather, drink, and enjoy a good meal. Great music too. They have a nice array of draft and bottled beer as well as good wine list. Their staff are extremely attentive and friendly. We all really enjoyed the evening and will come back.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Food!We loved sampling our small plates and found all the dishes to be tasty. Will definitely go back for another meal.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe Will Be BackUnfortunately there were only two of us so trying to decide what to order was a huge challenge. There were so many great items - ahi tuna tacos, beet salad and the miso fish! We didn't have a chance to try the ribs or the butternut ravioli. We had the best server. He encouraged us to take our time ordering and when we thought the steak tartare was too salty he promptly offered to bring a new one with the anchovy sauce on the side.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've tried the wine pairingWe've tried the wine pairing and tequila tasting menus. Both were tasty and more food than you need. Lots of good tastes. Great that valet parking is available.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAndaluService was great. We had a theater curtain to make and they were very efficient. Valet parking also did a good job,
Small plate food was very tasty. Deserts were the highlight. Bill seamed high considering several drinks and plates were on special reduced prices. Unlikely we will return. Andula was close to a one time visit we made to the Mission District.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday brunchWent for Sunday brunch -prices are reasonable, and still can get tapas favorites... Sangria was delicious. Recommend.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was excellent having smallIt was excellent having small plates dining and almost all the dishes were great!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed Andalu's smallWe enjoyed Andalu's small plates menu. The variety of choices, tastes and flavors offered was very good and 4 of them shared between 2 was a very adequate dinner. There's a good list of draft and bottled beers and the cocktail menu was exciting. Who could resist a cocktail called Corpse Reviver??? Service was attentive and unobtrusive.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place!We celebrated our anniversary here the other day. Everything was as wonderful as usual except they were out of their gremalata fries. Very disappointed, but the waitress very graciously brought us the shallot rings in quantity to make up for it. It was GREAT. And we had lots of our favorite dishes including tuna tartare tacos, our favorite! Thanks, Calvin and everyone there. We love you!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMTasting menu was remarkablyTasting menu was remarkably good, and priced very reasonably5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat staff, pricey tapasWent late on a Saturday night. Staff accommodated our group of 10, even though we reserved for 8. Our waitress was really on top of everything, especially considering how busy it was.
The food is good, but the portions are small for $10-13/plate. My sea bass was four veeery tiny (but very tasty) squares of fish.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing cocktails and good food!Andalu has one of the best specialty cocktail menus I've ever seen. Combine the awesome cocktails with a great tapas menu and what else do you really need? It is definitely my new favorite spot for cocktails.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAndalu Rocks!Food was great--delicious and perfect portions. We tried the tasting menu with wine pairings and we enjoyed all of the small plates and the wines paired with each course--fantastic!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMInteresting, diverse selectionInteresting, diverse selection of small plates, and tasty wine flights to go with them. Perfect for the terminally indecisive.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place, easy to get toGreat place, easy to get to from 16th St. BART. The neighborhood has eccentrics and less fortunate but the restaurant is great. Don't let that stop you from a great time. Also had valet parking if you choose to drive! Sangria was also delicious so it's a win win!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWould go backI had a very good meal. The service was good- not stellar. I felt we had to wait a while to order and get our check. However, it would not keep me from going back.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMfriendly service. Noisy placefriendly service. Noisy place but yummy small plates.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMthe tasting menu was greatthe tasting menu was great and the wine pairings quite good.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing tasting menu dealhad a Groupon for 5 course/10 different plate tasting menu with included wine pairings; was able to use 2 certificates to cover the 4 of us. It was one of the best dining deals I've had in San Francisco - a perfect long and delicious dinner to celebrate my son's 25th birthday. Our server was extremely friendly, kept the pacing appropriate, and spoke about each wine (in addition to the descriptions on the menu). Of the 10 dishes we ate, only the brussels sprouts were mundane. The short ribs and spareribs were really tender and flavorful, the shrimp perfectly spiced with just the right kick, and I wanted to take home a vat of the Castilian cocoa served with beignets. Highest recommendation!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious, especiallyFood was delicious, especially the ribs. The wine pairings on the tasting menu ranged from meh to bad to terrible. I would not drink a single one again. Stick with the cocktails/sangria, which are quite good.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat date location. TapasGreat date location. Tapas tasty and small enough that you can enjoy several amongst the two of you. Staff did not give us any trouble when we ordered another carafe of sangria for desert and took another hour to leave.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty food, very attentiveTasty food, very attentive service, vibrant scene--a good first visit for a group of 9.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe more the merrier!The dishes are basically all served as tapas, so having more people at the meal allows for more choices of food (or just arrive EXTREMELY hungry and choose from all manner of tasty dishes!).
* Ahi Tartare Tacos: a great dish to start with and are "right-sized" to chomp down on without the insides spilling out.
* Miso Glazed Sea Bass: the lettuce cups provide a crisp- and fresh-ness to the dish.
* Steak Tartar: one of the drawbacks of eating with a larger group - you don't get this dish to yourself!
* Butternut Squash Raviolis: although topped with a creamy sauce, it's still light and the ravioli was neither too hard nor too soft.
* Beef Cheeks: very tender and flavorful.
Finally, don't forget to try some of the delectable cocktail4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the 10-course tastingWe had the 10-course tasting menu accompanied with a 5-wines course, and it was too much food so we had to take a doggy bag with the main courses. But each course tasted distinctively different with a good balance of flavors and spices, and all were quite delicious. The staff service was very timely, cordial and personable. He explained each wine (which was also described on the menu) and how they would match with each course, and he was quite accurate. It was a nice experience as we were able to sample a variety of dishes so we will know what to order in the future.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was amazing!!! I'll definitelyFood was amazing!!! I'll definitely coming back, esp for their donut holes with hot cocoa.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great serviceGreat food and great service despite the large groups we were seated near. It was a little noisy, but that's a trade off when there are big groups. Food was lovely and came out quickly.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server, Mortimore, rocked!Our server, Mortimore, rocked! Thanks for a great evening of good food and fun. The Tequila paring and tasting was awesome...well worth it.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMwe had a great time there,we had a great time there, had 2 flights of wine with 5 plates, which worked out fine for everyone. A great experience, we would go back.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Neighborhood Gemfusion influenced tapas - all delicious. the miso sea bass lettuce cups were great and flavorful. Also loved the nice ambience inside and service. great neighborhood gem.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAndalu was great, the foodAndalu was great, the food was very reminiscent of Southern Spain, but with a delicious twist. Cocktails were amazing as well!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place!!! I haven'tLove this place!!!
I haven't been here in years and I was so thrilled that the menu was the same as I remembered it. It was also a real treat to see Calvin at the restaurant too!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAndalu did not disappoint!I took a risk on Andalu as my brother and wife had just gotten done with a 4 day seminar at the Culinary Institute in Napa and I wanted to take them to a place that was both ethnic and had impressive food. It did not disappoint!
Dishes were inventive, very tasty, and nicely presented. The menu offered a wide variety of coices, very good selection of beer, wine and other drinks. Service was efficient, pleasant, friendly, and knowledgable.
We were there early evening so it was quiet and perfect for conversation, I could imagine that at its height of business could be very loud.
Would definitely recommend and visit again!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMPolenta Fries + Bottomless MimosasThe Benedict was only mediocre, but the real reasons you go to brunch here are: 1) polenta fries (THE MOST AWESOME IDEA IN BRUNCH HISTORY) and 2) bottomless mimosas3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe fantastic experience startedThe fantastic experience started with the valet parking. So convenient and the valets were really friendly and fast. The hostess was welcoming. Our server was really nice and attentive. I wish I had asked her name, b/c she was very sweet. No pretense or attitude anywhere in this place. Three of us shared six small plates and a dessert. Each one was better than the next. The butternut squash raviolis were so melt in your mouth delicious that we ordered a second plate. And tha Ahi tuna tartar tacos were phenominal. We had a great time and can't wait to go back.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good. CreativeConsistently good. Creative Tapas. Great service. Have a mojito.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMTapas and WineIf you like tapas, this would be the place for you. They also have an extensive wine list to go along with their fantastic food. You have to try their mac & cheese, and for dessert, is there any doubt -- totally go for the donut holes. Great venue to go with a group of friends, and they also have a upstairs for private dining. I would recommend for everyone to check out!2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMthe ten course tasting menuthe ten course tasting menu was just outstanding! Generous pours on the matching wines as well!12/11/2012 12:00:00 AM