Alegrias Food from Spain

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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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San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place. Loved the food and service. Will go back!

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OT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent experience! Staff and food are consistently wonderful!

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San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such a cozy and delicious San Francisco gem! The paella was amazing as well as all the tapas.

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a
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As good as I remember it. I hadn't been to Alegrias in years...(last time I was there was about 18 years ago). Same owners, same great food. It was delicious and authentic and not trendy...which, is a plus, in my book. The paella was excellent as were the mussels and croquetas. The only thing I did not care for was the pulpo and potatoes. Flan was a great way to end the evening. Short but decent wine list. Attentive service. Highly recommend.

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a
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Felt like I was back in Spain!!

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f
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, service & ambience. Extensive cold & hot tapa selection. Plus specials. Loved the seafood paella. Great desserts! We will definitely be back.

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I
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a must eat place, family run for 30 years, outstanding Spanish wines, such warm-hearted people with outstanding food, great place for a party!!

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San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Alegrias is a wonderful owner operated tapas and paella restaurant. It is convenient to Palace of Fine Arts (15 to 20 minute walk); so an excellent choice for pre-show dinner. Very good service - strong menu and wine knowledge. Attentive but not obtrusive.

Best for last - delicious food. We had the perfectly prepared (and paired) asparagus with shaved manchego cheese, the chistorra sausage with apples and the seafood paella. Wonderful flavors and presentation.

So many interesting tapas choices, I am up for another visit already. Looking forward to working my way through the menu.

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AC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service
Super recommended even for kids they are treat it very nice

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CA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Authentic atmosphere, tapas were delicious, paella was delicious! Gracious hosts!

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l
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was particularly delicious! I eat here often and totally enjoy the service and the ambience but this Saturday night it was just too noisy and my dining companion had to ask a table next to us of four young people to please keep their voices down... I love everything else about the entire experience each time... I often crave their food!

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PM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, nice service. Food is fresh and delicious.

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NS
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alegrias is my favorite restaurant in SF, has great ambiance, great food and great service.

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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
4 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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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
9 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
20 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
7 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
10 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
113 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
46 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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San Francisco
123 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
14 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
24 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
16 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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