Alegrias Food from Spain

4.7
852 Reviews
$30 and under
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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NadrE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were outstanding

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gabeq
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Armand was such a gentleman and made my wifes bday celebration very special. Food was incredible.. The restaurant felt clean and beautifully decorated.. I loved everything about the restaurant but again, that service was top tier...

My wife and daughter are already wanting to go back. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to try the Spanish experience..

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VictoriaK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the papas aioli, stewed rabbit dish, steamed mussels. Hubs loved the Empanadas con carne, looked flaky and tender. The gambas were tasty but could have used a little more seasoning or something.
The flan was great, the chocolate mousse bomb was ok but not as special.
Waiter was super nice, recommended a nice Spanish Petit Verdot that accompanied our meal really well. A little pricey for what you get, but a fun and somewhat romantic atmosphere for a date/bday dinner.

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Rukus
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my foodie wife and our 6yr old daughter here for dinner Saturday night and had a great meal. We tried the tortilla de chorizo (way better than the description sounded), manchego flambeado (as good as described) and the chicken/seafood/chorizo paella (super flavorful). The staff is old school professional and friendly. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my partner and I’s 2nd time dining at Alegrias and I brought my brother with me this time! The food was just as delicious as it was the 1st time and definitely satisfied years old cravings for my brother who was very happy at the end of dinner. The paella a la valenciana con chorizo is definitely a must try! The dining room is definitely more packed than it was in March, and as per mandate of the city of San Francisco, valid vaccination cards are required to permit entry (nice! Makes me feel a little safer!) and they do give you a sheet with the menu on it to check off any items you may want to order due to staffing issues but is a pretty smart move on their end, I think! I said it before and I’ll say it again, will definitely return here to dine with them again next time!

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seriousaboutfood
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aman was great! We got there a little late some stuff was already out which is fine. Everything was delicious! Thank you!

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vipChristineJ
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and food. Lively place with lots of atmosphere.

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MelikaR
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding staff and food!! I’ll definitely go back again.

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toniw
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!! Really friendly staff. They made us feel welcome.

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LarryL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service.

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Bellasophia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved Alegrias. This was our 1st time here and we absolutely enjoyed celebrating my boyfriend’s 50th Birthday. It completely brought me back to my days in Spain. We loved everything we ordered from Croquetas de Jamon Iberico y Gamba, the Frog legs in lemon & garic sauce ( amazing), to the traditional Tortilla a la Espanola and Paella a la Valenciana. My boyfriend was in heaven and so was I. It was an amazing night thank you to the friendly waiting staff we will be back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, friendly service - Alegrias has been a favorite of ours for more than a decade. And for a good reason.

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Hellamy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Server forgot an item we ordered to the point we had to cancel it as it was a long delay.
Also we felt ambushed at the end of our meal when management popped up on our table which felt like an interrogation.
Lastly the restroom sink was clogged making it unsanitary to wash hands and the toilet took several times to flush.

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vipDhavalP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, tasty food. It was emptier than I would’ve liked it to be - hopefully it’s a little more bustling on the weekend (went on a Wednesday).

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Armand took care of us and we had a lovely time. We ordered four tapas: chorizo, fried calamari, flamed manchego cheese, prawns and we got the seafood paella. Great food and ambiance. We will definitely come back again!

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JoeL
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooooo good. The food was fresh, homemade, colorful.

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DETravelers
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true hidden gem. Walkable from the wharf area. Great selection of tapas. Wish we could have had more but there is only so much we can eat! The grilled asparagus with manchego was just sublime.

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juliem
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a fun birthday celebration and the staff was wonderful and the food delicious. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining here. Arman is a wonderful host/owner and the food was superb!

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vipChris
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed every dish we ordered and the service exceeded our expectations. Nice hard-working people.

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Chavela
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently had my Third Dining Experience at Alegrias. Before writing this review I looked up the definition of Quality: "The Degree of Excellence of Something." Well, Consistent Quality is what I have always experienced at Alegrias. The warmth and professionalism of Owners, Arman and Angelynne are most impressive. The Refined, Professional, Attentive and Learned Service of All Staff - Juan, Alvaro and Matt bring me such Pleasure.
And the Physical Setting is so Lovely. I love the beautiful Spanish art and artifacts that are displayed. And Yes, The Cuisine. I have never been disappointed in any of my choices and I try each time to dine on new selections. I so look forward to my next Evening at Alegrias!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Humble on the outside but outstanding on the inside

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BMspanish
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very small plates for the price! The Spanish tortilla was ridiculously small and dry
Callos good and chorizo too. Croquetas fine.

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Allen
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff were wonderful about finding us a table where our friend could sit in her walker, and attentive without hovering throughout the evening. Their sangria is excellent, especially in that all of the fruit was edible ( no lemon wedges). All of the food was very tasty and had an authentic feel. The only disappointment was the paella being “saffron flavored” with no actual saffron visible. I would and will absolutely go there again.

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vipPhil
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed our meal, met a nice couple sitting next to us. Food was good, Valencia’s paella was perfect. With the right amount of soccarat.

Service was limited due to short staff, it the place was packed. It was stuffy, and felt uncomfortable due to the amount of people packed into a small place.

I’ll goo again when it’s less. Rowdies.

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Chavela
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first Dining Experience at Alegrias was absolutely PERFECT. I am so looking forward to returning. The quality of the cuisine, the pristine and very professional and knowledgeable service displayed by all staff, the lovely physical setting and the Spanish acoustic guitar music played at just the right volume resulted in my having a Perfect evening.
I researched Spanish restaurants after watching Anthony Bourdain's No Reservation episode in Madrid. The Jamon Iberico de Bellota was so inviting and I so wished to have it. Alegrias was definitely my choice and I was so right in choosing it. The Jamon was an ample serving and so delicious; the marinated olives, the boguerones with piquillo peppers, pulpo a la gallega and paella a la mariners all were exquisite. I chose flan and a cafe con leche for my dessert. Juan, who has been with Alegrias for 17 years provided me with his extensive knowledge about the cuisine and the wine selection. I chose GIRO del Gorner Cava Gran Reserve. An example of the attentive but never intrusive service of all staff - my glass of iced water was never less that 3/4 filled.! I admired the lovely Spanish guitar recordings and asked my server for the name of the artist. Both he and the Owner, Arman very tactfully wrote the artists names for me during the evening. I have failed to mention that my evening began when I was greeted so warmly by Angelynne. She (co-owner with her husband) set the tone for my evening! I knew that I would need "boxes" for home but I so wanted to taste so many of the items and I was not disappointed at all. The staff was very helpful in preparing my items to take home.
As I have already stated My Experience at Alegrias was Absolutely Perfect!! I so look forward to returning and having more of their wonderful cuisine.

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JanC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The only slight downside was the # of servers--all pandemic related. Overall, an excellent choice for having dinner with our friends.

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frenchie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Made me feel like I was in Spain again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my parents out for dinner here and they are typically very picky about Spanish food as my mother’s family is from Spain. The place got my mother’s seal of approval. The wine was excellent, and the food was authentic Spanish food. We ordered the fried calamari and it was cooked very well and not over cooked, which is typically a problem at many other restaurants. The Paella was also very good. Would definitely come back again.

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BobW
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration and very fun. The staff and diners all sang the birthday song.

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vipJune
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time last night- thank you!
- June

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love it there! couple owned place. beautiful evening! will be coming back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this little gem! Amazing food, great story, beautiful couple!!❤️

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing. There’s just one outdoor table out front, not a

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Pharmboy
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, good service, good ambiance. Even though they’re Tapas, they were pricey. I left hungry but wasn’t going to spend $15-18 for 2 crab cakes or 2 empanadas.

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Jane
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful venue for authentic tapas and a warm and welcoming staff. Delicious sangrias as well!

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LigiaP
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Paella is out of this world. Also love the olives.

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ThomasPL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is an excellent tapas restaurant to go to with two friendly owners providing great service.

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vipCritic
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my very favorite restaurants in San Francisco. Superb Spanish food, with a warm welcome and excellent and friendly service. Recently changed hands, but still family owned and serving exactly the same food as before the sale, with quality undiminished. Generally quiet, but can become a little lively later in the evening on busy nights.

The best paella in San Francisco (indeed, best I have ever had outside Spain, and the equal of any there), with excellent Tapas. Particularly suggest the Empanadillas de Carne and Calamares Fritos (best fried calamari anywhere).

Took two different parties of friends there recently, and they all absolutely loved the food. Best quality at a modest price.

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CandaceF
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Fantastic wine! Fantastic service! Highly recommend!
I normally never write reviews but this cozy neighborhood place is exceptional. The paella was the beast I’ve ever had and I’ve had it in Spain! The man he go flambé and the mushrooms were also excellent! Loved the sangria! The server was very attentive and anticipated our every need. Try this place , you will not be disappointed.

FAQs

Alegrias Food from Spain offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 929-8888.

Alegrias Food from Spain is rated 4.7 stars by 852 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.