Alegrias Food from Spain

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752 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates
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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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time as always. The food is delicious

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SE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ambiance and service is very nice. Hot appetizers such as the gambas al ajillo were served warm at most and should have been sizzling hot. The paella was mediocre and the mussels had a bad smell to them. The owner walked by my table multiple times but never said hi or asked how the meal was going. I will not return.

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CC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family has been going there for years and we love the food! It is very authentic Spanish food and they have the best sangria on the west coast!

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DC
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had tapas...particularly good were the mushrooms and the desserts...flan and chocolate mousse. We’ll put this on our regular list when we are in the Marina.

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RP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service in a typically Spanish style setting.

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MV
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great! I am absolutely in love with Spanish food, and Alegrias definitely does it very well. We had a whole bunch of classics: tortilla, gambas, pulpo, croquetas, and several others and they were all delicious. The staff is very friendly, there's a family feeling about the place and the ambiance is very inviting. Highly recommend.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food. Chill/Cozy. Authentic.

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JG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food especially the paella, a bit noisy but this is a terrific value for what you get.

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HS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A hidden gem that serves real Spanish food, not fusion style. The empanadas are delicious with a light flaky pastry. The Iberico Ham is a great deal especially when compared to other Spanish restaurants in SF.

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SR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very pleasant evening and tried a wide variety of dishes--all good!

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AS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was super good. Service was above and beyond expectations.
This is a place where you can bring a date or your family!!!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was good and so was ambiance

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AJ
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This was our 3rd time there ... nice small plates dishes & quaint atmosphere. $20 corkage for bringing our own wine.

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ID
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 3rd time to Alegrias. Alway enjoyable.

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AL
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our forth time in Alegrias and we'll keep coming. Their empanadas are great. The melted goat cheese delicious. All tapas and paellas are pretty good. The wines are not my favorite as I usually get them by the glass, I would like to see more red wine options by the glass that are not blends. Overall is highly recommendable.

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San Francisco
108 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This is a very enjoyable dining experience in general. The tapas plates were above average but not exceptional by Bay Area standards, poorly plated and presented. The wine by the glass list needs a major redo. Neither the Tempranillo nor the basic red were drinkable. Service and ambiance was exceptionally good

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OT
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We are semi-regular patrons of Alegrias and really favor it alot as there are few Spanish restaurants in SF. The food is quite good overall. Only slight negatives are the tapas are quite pricey depending on what one orders. Jamon iberico is $17, the pulpo is $14, and the seafood/chicken and seafood paella prices have increased to $30 from $27 nowadays. So if there are quite a bit of tapas plus paella(s) the total is extremely pricey especially as the portions are very small. In Spain tapas these sizes are much much less, costly, but we know it's SF and prices are just higher than practically anywhere else in the world.

Service was fine except when they are so busy, which they were on the night we dined there, the server didn't come by to refill our water glasses; we had to request it.

One thing I have to note and which we feel is a bit unfair is that the owner/head chef sometimes comes out to talk to certain diners. This has occurred on many of the occasions we dined there. To be ignored, which many of us were again, is quite rude. Why bother to speak to only certain diners instead of all? It's best to not even do so because it leaves a bad impression to those who were ignored as they also paid good money to patronize the restaurant.

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N
San Francisco
122 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of our very favorite restaurants in SF. Aside from the great food, the best thing about this place is that it is QUIET---you can actually hold a civil conversation with your wife without the din and "vibe" of too many restaurants these days.

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L
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good San Francisco Tapas restaurant. Warm ambience, good service and great variety of Tapas and Paella to choose from. Wine was an outstanding value.

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ZT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff was very friendly, great ambiance, and a great (large) selection of tapas.

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MJ
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three of us shared Tapas and desserts and our meal was great. Our server was friendly, attentive and informed. We're looking forward to returning for the Paella.

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l
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I always enjoy coming here… often! We are always well received & can expect consistently lovely tasty Spanish food and terrific sangria ... and in such an incredibly comfy and civilized ambiance

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G
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice ambience; great family food.
Friendly owners

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LS
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way. I recommend it highly. Run, don’t walk to Alegrias.

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PL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place to wine and dine. We loved the service and the wonderful atmosphere. Great paella, great wine and beer choices! WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE!

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TF
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A short walk from Fisherman's wharf (25min) but well worth it. We ordered two plates each and a bottle of Olatu from northern Spain (waiter rec). Just the right amount of food and all types - meat, fish, veg, potato. We could even hear each other talk! Muy authentico; I recommend eating here.
Regrets? Just passing through, may not be here to eat again.
Ps. Our server was informative and helpful.

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KM
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good place; paella was good. We celebrated our anniversary there.

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DR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere! This is my go-to restaurant when entertaining out-of-town guests. Five different paellas to share.

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PN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and delicious sangria!!

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LB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The waiter was exceptional and friendly. The sangria was very tasty.

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NT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maravilloso! Authentic Spanish food cooked and served by family. Loved the cozy atmosphere and enjoyed the delicious food. If you want to eat real Spanish food, it’s worth the trip. We can’t wait for our next trip to San Francisco!

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L
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good tapas. One of the best in SF. You need to check this quiet and unassuming Spanish tapas restaurant

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l
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic spanish tapas and paella. Friendly service from the moment you are greeted to the end. Staff knows what they are doing and makes you feel part of the family. Food was delicious. Ask for recommendations if you are not sure. We had the tortilla a la española, gambas, spinach which was a big hit. The paella was very authentic. Everything was delicious and at the end of the meal were were completely satisfied and happy with our whole dinning experience. I will be back and recommend it to you.

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n
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. I went there with friends after coming back from Barcelona, because I started missing Spanish food, and was very satisfied with Alegrias. Very cozy place with friendly homey vibe. Great menu selection. And incredible food. Definitely coming back here.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambience, great food, owner’s family art on the wall , great romantic diner!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A warm nice place, unexpected ambiance. Will go again.

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j
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is the real deal. I wouldn't be disappointed if this was the quality of restaurant I found in Madrid.

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j
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everytime we dine at Alegrias, we find ourselves not only enjoying the dinner but the service and the ambience is so friendly and comfortable.

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i
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Tapas were all very good . The Paella was not up to the mark , seemed to be something hastlly put togther and there was no hint of saffron any where and looked more like tamoto based coloring. Other than the Paella , we had an enjoyable meal with very reasonable prices by San Francisco standards .

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C
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting from Australia and we are into tapas, this is a very nice place with really good food, avarege price for San Francisco which is getting expensive compared with previous times.
I would go there again

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