Contigo
Contigo

Contigo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.contigosf.com/
  • Phone: (415) 285-0250
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Brett Emerson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 24th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Muni 24 and 48 lines stop at the corner of Castro and 24th, steps away from Contigo’s front door. Bike racks are located along Castro Street.
A word from Contigo
Contigo is a Spanish and Catalan tapas restaurant in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. Our menu features rustic dishes inspired by the vivid flavors of Barcelona. In addition, we offer artisanal Spanish and American hams and a daily Catalan coca (flatbread) from our wood burning oven. We cook everything from scratch using the products of our local, organic, and humane farmers, ranchers, fishermen, and artisans.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerTapas / Small Plates
Contigo reviews from OpenTable diners
125 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (95)fit for foodies (94)special occasion (31)notable wine list (31)romantic (25)hot spot (23)great for outdoor dining (21)good for groups (21)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • LOVED it!
    Vitalia98
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    What an incredible gem this restaurant is! Everything we tried was hit for the whole table... some of my personal favorites: the white gazpacho (unexpected and amazing), little gem salad, the broccoli rabe flatbread and the Alaskan cod (so perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection). Start your meal off with some rosata cava and don't forget the warm chocolate and fresh churros for dessert (heavenly). I love the small plates concept that makes it a perfect place to come with 2, for a cozy romantic dinner or with a group and you have a chance to sample the whole menu! You really get the feeling you have taken a trip to Spain, the wine list is excellent and the staff will provide perfect recommendations for the meal. They are attentive and knowledgeable and the whole environment is inviting and warm. We truly enjoyed our experience and cant wait to share it with more friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Tapas
    Karinushka
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    It had been a while since my last visit. A few years to be exact. Contigo is still doing a great job serving innovative tapas, using nothing but the best seasonal ingredients. The delicata salad was just fabulous. The little anchovy skewers were fantastic, and I don't even like anchovy. We also had the delicious tomaquet made with the last tomatoes of the season and olive oil. Thank you Contigo. Keep up the great work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful
    jcraraVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Contigo is consistently excellent in every way. My favorite items on the menu are the little gems salad, sardine & anchovy tapas, meatballs, lamb tagine, garbanzo stew and of course the hot TCHO chocolate with churros! Love the spanish wines and the staffs knowledge about them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food
    Localeater
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food was very good. As a tapas restaurant, the portions are small, but they are imaginatively composed. The wines we had were good, but quite expensive, about $45 per bottle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+ for Ambiance, C+ for Price
    NoeDiner
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I loved the ambiance at Contigo. The space was gorgeous with classy lighting and a good energy throughout the room. The service was also quite good. Our server was attentive, but not overly so... and the water carafe was always full. The food is fresh and vibrant, but I found it to be overpriced. I especially loved the meatballs and and the squid dish, but the dishes and "bites" really add up on the bill. We spent $130 for a party of 2 and though it was a nice meal, I didn't leave feeling like it was actually worth $65 per person (before gratuity). I don't consider myself a "cheap" person, but this was definitely over my comfort level of spending on a mid-week dinner... make sure to save this for a special-ish occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    macs
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    This was my second visit to Contigo, we were celebrating a birthday. We selected the 7 tapas dishes offered at $42 pp. Each one flavorful. There were 3 of us and we barely finished the meatballs. Our favorites were the gem beet salad, calamari, eggplant, and peppers. Fish was a bit dry and fried. We'd prefer not fried and more moist. Unfortunately, we didn't get to the churros dessert. Next time! Service was attentive, waitstaff told us what we were eating, as it was a bit dim in the restaurant, and came by to make sure everything was okay.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but overpriced
    Elsiebb
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I came here with two other adults and two toddlers. The staff was warm, attentive and helpful - very professional. The menu was interesting and the food was tasty. The bill, however, was much too high. These are tapas...very small plates, yet they are priced like entrees in other restaurants. The pricing does not encourage the sharing of many plates. Despite how well I liked the food, ambience and staff, I won't return because it is not worth the money.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great meal at Contigo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    My party of 4 went on Tuesday evening: paella night. We had the paella, which was preceded by 4 lovely appetizers. The food is always very imaginative and well prepared and the service is friendly and capable. I am always up for going to Contigo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was OK...
    ganymede1
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We've heard about Contigo and looked forward to our first dining experience here. It has a nice urban atmosphere with a cozy patio for outdoor dining. Although we hoped we could try their paella, we realized that you have to come on Tuesdays for that. We both enjoyed their appetizer - with tomato sauce on crusty bread, and also tasty Albondigas (meatballs). Unfortunately, we weren't impressed with main courses. It wasn't particularly a busy night, but it took for a long time for the food to arrive and we became inpatient. It's quite pricy and the portions are petite, so we filled ourselves with extra bread.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Place has a bad sit accommodation
    Acme2
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Summary Food hard to understand the menu Service bad Tables too close for you enjoy your own meal without the person next you hit you w their elbow or a hear this woman talking non stop Hostess couldn't find my reservation made me feel like she was doing me a favor sitting us Glass of wine -price too high I will never go back
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never a bad meal!
    Amy1VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Always delicious and great service. The Cava sangria was amazing on such a hot night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A welcome addition to Noe Valley
    Larry
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    It's great to have a full on tapas restaurant in the heart of Noe Valley. Casual ambiance, great wine list, knowledgeable and attentive staff, topped off by flavorful classic Spanish bar fare. I've added it to local dining establishments I'd gladly recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, tired menu
    AlanSF
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Had to wait nearly a half hour for a reservation -- with no seating at the bar, no wine comped -- but other than that it was an enjoyable experience. We've been to Contigo many times, and anything we've ordered has always been good, but their menu rarely changes, offers few "entree" choices, and can be a little one-note, as Spanish cuisine in general can be.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food
    moboche
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I live in the neighborhood and despite having heard good things about Contigo, I had resisted a visit. Maybe it's the somewhat cheesy name that deterred me? In any case, I finally went for a celebratory weekday dinner, and the meal was among the best I've had in recent memory. We ordered the melon con jamon (DELICIOUS), the goat cheese salad (DELICIOUS), the pescaditos fritos (good but probably would skip next time) and the squid and beans (OMG). We ordered vermouths for our drinks, and though they cost more than 2x what they do in Spain, they were delicious. Our outdoor table was pleasant (despite the awkward second date fight-conversation happening next to us). Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow!!!
    OldFashioned
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Took my friend for her birthday, we decided on the tasting menu: chef's selection of 7 of the night's best dishes (dessert not included). All dishes were sooooo good; we tried couple different Spanish red wines from many on the menu with our dishes, and liked them all. The Croqueta and Churros with TCHO chocolate sauce were must. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic ingredients & dishes
    mjafernan
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is the second time I've gone in the last month and I was very pleasantly surprised to see that while the menu still contained some favorites it had also varied the menu a bit. I continue to be impressed by the authenticity of the products served. As someone whose family is from Spain and who has personally lived there, I consider myself a pretty good judge of the food served. Contigo does a great job of striking a balance between serving quality ingredients and a still reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SandyVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great sardines from Monterey; fried potatoes with aioli are excellent; lamb and goat cheese salad are fantastic. Wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Alright place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    It's ok...some dishes took a long time to come, some did not....worth the wait? If u have time n not hungry.....
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great new find
    chiharve
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    A friend posted his visit on Facebook and the food looked and sounded so good that I had to go directly to the website. I made a stop there on my next visit to San Francisco (from Chicago) and was not disappointed. My dining partner and I even had to share the smallest plates because they looked too good not to split.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite in my old 'hood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My, my, my..I've eaten here several times now and I find myself with a big grin on my face. The service is attentive without being too overbearing and they were quick to answer any questions about what was on the menu. We had a carafe of white wine to complement our selections from the small plate menu. What I like so much about this place is it serves good tasting food. It's that simple.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Catalan Food in Noe Valley
    JonasfVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Contigo offers delicious and creative catalan food. The food, served tapas style, is flavorful and delicious. The tapas are large enough to share. Not many fresh greens, but lots of seafood options. Sardine and anchovies bocarones are our favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbelievable!
    Mcowherd
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Found this place from a local and it's one of my favorites now. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gutenberg
    Gutenberg
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This place is one of the great neighborhood restaurants in San Francisco. The food is amazing and just gets better with each visit. Wonderful staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious As Always
    SomeOpinionsVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Contigo is one of my favorite spots for tapas. The rotating menu always includes fresh, seasonal choices, good for omnivores and vegetarians alike. I often have to stop myself from ordering another plate. While the food is always good, I have found that the service can be hit or miss. I rely heavily on the suggestions and timing of my server, especially when it comes to pairing wines and bringing the food in the right order and pace. I have had some real knockout meals, especially sitting at the bar and having the bar manager pick out some of their most interesting and exciting wines to pair with my plates. It's these experiences that keep me coming back and recommending this place to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great night
    RossV
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The entire staff were courteous and friendly, the food was impeccable, and they were so sweet to give my wife and me glasses of cava (we were celebrating our anniversary).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very well run restaurant. Tapas with flair. I particularly liked the fig, peach, Jamon, cheese plate and the tripe with chick peas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Festive Patio + Fun Food
    2YourHealth
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Fun meal on the covered back patio. More than warm enough despite the cool SF summer night. The patio is MUCH less noisy than dining inside which was important to us. Raciones were sizable and delicious; we especially liked the corn and mushroom dish and the fig, peach, and jamon salad. House sangria was good, but I might opt for a glass of red next time. Only downside was that our drinks and bread didn't arrive until our first dish was brought out, after which the food came quite (maybe even a little too) quickly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Tapas!
    charlottesvillefoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We enjoyed every bite of these inventive, beautifully presented plates. Although we arrived 20 minutes early and the restaurant was very crowded, the host found a spot for us in the attractive indoor garden. Especially good: peaches and figs with fresh cheese, honey and serrano ham was incredible, as was the burstingly fresh corn with local mushrooms. Nice wines by the glass and attentive service. Two yums up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, service and vibe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I've eaten here at least a half dozen times. It's always a great dining experience. Excellent food, terrific service and the atmosphere is the right balance of lively and intimate for a gathering with friends. I wouldn't say it's a romantic setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food, pricey wine
    DGSF
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We always love the food, but we think the prices charged for the wine are a ripp-off. If they adjusted those prices, I would be going back at least twice a month as their food is fantastic. Instead we only show up twice a year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in noe valley
    Raman
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants - consistently good food and service. Innovative cooking using fresh seasonal ingredients. Highly recommend covered patio seting in the back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Flavors, Amazing Dining!
    BayAreaFoodie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great ambiance and amazing flavors in every bite! Accommodating staff and beautiful place for a group, on a romantic date or even your family dining spot! Would definitely recommend to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Tapas
    Owetsu
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Every dish was delicious. Some stood out more than others and no bad or mediocre dishes. Enjoyed suggested wines. Server was helpful in deciding and providing tastes. Overall great experience with family. My foodie 11 and 13 year olds loved many of the dishes.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 92 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 631 reviews are from the Contigo reviews archive.
  • food lacks flavor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I love the ambiance here but the food was not great
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always hits the spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Contigo never disappoints when we are in the mood for sharing multiple plates of delightful dishes. Plus the waiters are always delightful.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great a-la-carte. Not great paella.
    PepperVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We go to Contigo all the time, and have never been disappointed with their Carte. The last time, we tried their Paella Tuesday special for $34/person. The side dishes are outstanding as usual, but the paella itself was a bit disappointing. The seafood is super fresh and tasty, but the dish as a whole was not authentic and a bit salty. Next time we'll stick to the regular menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood fav
    rtayurvedaVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Food is consistently great. One or two of the owner couple is always there , and the wine manager is very knowledgable about Spanish wine..we even like the food better then what we we had in Spain!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spanish Treasure in Noe valley
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The halibut dish was to die for as was most else such as the "gazpacho salad," meatballs, hot chocolate with churros, and the flan. Nice Spanish wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Limited menu
    ChraggieVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Menu was a bit limited that evening. Salmon was the star of the night. Not enough selection, more seafood please?
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • seating
    Jf021261VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I know its a small space but the only issue I have with the restaurant is the seating arrangements. They really cram as many people into the space as possible so if you want to have a conversation without hearing your fellow diners seating on either side of you that is impossible!! Otherwise the food,staff, ect... is outstanding .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic