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About Alegrias Food from Spain

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.

2018 Lombard
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation Wednesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Cross Street:
Webster

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 929-8888

Website:
http://www.alegriassf.com/

Parking Details:
Parking garage across the street offers 4 floors of affordable parking. Enter Lombard Parking Garage from the Moulton off of Webster.

Public Transit:
1 block
22 Fillmore
30 Stockton
43 Marina (Masonic)

Executive Chef:
Cesar Faedi Gonzalez

Private Party Facilities:
Tables of 7 or more need to call the restaurant in advance.

Private Party Contact:
Any host or reservationist: (415) 929-8888

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We offer a set menu for large groups. We can accommodate up to 65 people.

Alegrias Food from Spain Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Casual (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
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Quick Bite (3)
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Seasonal (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This is the second time I've eaten here and enjoyed it a great deal both times. In particular,
it is QUIET (at least until 7:30 pm when it was full). That's a hard thing to find in San Francisco restaurants, even fine dining. The tapas were delicious, with lots of variety. I even tried rabbit and liked it, although I'd never eaten it before. An anchovy tapas was terrific, too. My dinner without wine, shared with a friend , came to $38 each, a reasonable price for chef-prepared dishes, not reheated commercial food. I recommend this wonderful little spot!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I have always found Alegrias a congenial place where the food is consistently good and the service is warm and comfortable.
I have never been disappointed.

Tags: Authentic, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!!! words cant express how much we enjoyed our meal!! I will go back every time I make the trip to SF

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tapas, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Spicy, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Amazing and authentic spanish food, good and nice service and without asking they knew I requested a flan with a candle because my husband's bday!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Just delicious! We really enjoyed all the dishes, especially the patatas, but also loved the authentic atmosphere and the presence of several generations of proprietors.

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We enjoyed yet another wonderful and delicious dinner at Alegrias. This was our fourth time dining at Alegrias and we have always enjoyed the food, service and venue. This was no exception. In fact, this dinner/birthday celebration was exceptional. The wait staff and chef/owner were particularly attentive and gracious. We were a party of ten and we wanted to try the tantalizing varieties of tapas and paella. Fortunately, the restaurant offers a prix fixe menu that includes all of the favorite tapas and paella, including vegetarian options. The tapas are prepared and served for each foursome so we were not bothered with the passing of plates from one end of the table to the other. As for the paella, the waiters spoon the paella from the skillets to our plates sparing us the nuisance of passing large hot skillets from person to person. All the dishes were very tasty, well seasoned and served hot. We couldn't have asked for better service, food preparation or value. We will certainly be back to enjoy another delightful evening at Alegrias.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Very nice environment. Food was only so-so. The mussels were the best I've had in a long time. Same for calamari. But the shrimp was not good in any dish. It was very dry and tasteless. The wait staff was very nice. We had cheese and olives which does not need an explanation and shrimp, calamari and mussels. We also had spinach that no one liked except me. The paella was ok except for the shrimp. Crema Catalana was good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants. Great food (and it is the only restaurant I know of in SF that has tripe always on the menu) and it is really quiet and peaceful. I am sick of restaurants with a "hot vibe" where you cannot converse across a two person table.

Tags: Tapas, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great. Loved the decor. It reminded me of Spain'. The food was delicious. It's worth the money.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

8 of us got together for a girls night out and it was perfect. The food was delicious and everyone got to choose something and then we all got to share Paella - delicious sangria rounded it all off. Our waiter was great and we all had a good time and were not made to feel rushed at all, even when we realized we were the last people there. The owner came over to say hello and check we'd had a good time. All in all, so nice to come across a family owned restaurant where they truly did seem to want their guests to have a great meal in a relaxed ambiance. Highly recommended.

Tags: Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Alegrias got rave reviews on Check Please, Bay Area so my friend and I thought we would try it. It was wonderful!!! We loved the cozy and romantic atmosphere--it felt like being transported to a homey restaurant in Spain. Our server was gracious and helpful. The tapas were delicious and tasted home-cooked. The Spanish wines were a perfect complement to the food. The owner came to our table and jotted down a couple of his favorite restaurants in Barcelona and Toledo when he learned I would be traveling there soon. He was delightful. We are very eager to return to Alegrias to try the paella and more of the tapas. It was a perfect restaurant and dining experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 7, 2017

We went for tapas, which were good. There is a quaintness to its ambience, which harkens back to a different era of restaurant dining.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Reasonably authentic food, but very plain; nothing we ate was exceptional. The interior needs some updating; service was good but so many new and more exciting tapas in SF.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Dinner at Alegrias was phenomenal! I've been to a lot of Spanish restaurants, but the tapas here were more flavorful than anything I've ever tasted. The potatoes were salty and delicious. The asparagus was cooked perfectly and the veggie empanadillas were bursting with flavor.
The owner came by our table to chat for a while and made us feel right at home. His story and conversation really made the evening perfect.
Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

It was surprisingly delightful ! The food was just amazing and we tasted almost everything! We came from France and we wanted something new everybody loved it!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Unreal Spanish food! Will recommend highly!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

One of my fav restaurants in sf, authentic food, great atmosphere and the owners make you feel like you're at home.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We were disappointed with this visit. Last time we ate here the food was better. Perhaps it was what we ordered. The croquettas were the best dish. The pulpa was tough. Almonds were tasty. The squid ink paella was not that great

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

My wife and I love Spanish food. We had Father's Day dinner at Algerias. The tapas were just average, except for the ham which was very good. The problem was the service, or lack of it. The restaurant was not busy at all, yet service was extremely slow and our waiter never checked on us. We had to raise our arms to get his attention on several occasions. After the tapas, we asked him to bring us dessert menus which were on the counter only a few feet from our table. He walked by the counter and disappeared for 10 min. When we finally spotted him setting up tables in the back of the restaurant, we waved our arms to get his attention. We reminded him that we asked for dessert menus a while ago. He did bring us dessert menus then, but never offered any explanation why we had to ask twice. By then we were so tired of waiting that we lost our appetite. We paid and left. One of our worst dining experiences.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We really like patronizing family-owned restaurants like Alegrias. It just makes the occasion and the atmosphere that more special. Also it's a quaint, cozy restaurant. We've been back a few times now as we find it to be most convenient for a paella and tapas meal.

The food is overall pretty good especially the paellas. However, some tapas personally I find to be a tad overpriced. For instance, the asparagus with shaved Manchego cheese is a bit on the high end for a tiny portion even for tapas. The small empanadas are really tasty, but at $8+ for two it is costly when a group orders two or more portions.

Service is usually efficient, but when the restaurant gets busy it is sometimes slow. We have had to remind the server(s) of requests, for instance.

So it's a really nice restaurant for a relaxing meal, but you'll need to consider how many tapas to order, otherwise, your bill will run into the $$$'s.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The best Paella you'll ever have! (each Paella serves 2 people - order up if there's an odd number in your group)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

I always enjoy coming to this restaurant. I can't get Spanish food where I live, so when I'm in SF I go to Alegrias.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Enjoy the tapas at Allegrias! Especially the patatas bravas, tortilla de espanol, and chistorra sausage!

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 17, 2017

What a nice atmosphere. Had a very good bottle of Spanish wine and excellent cheese plate, Spanish sausage and olives. More than enough. We usually do not order Spanish wine but our server graciously gave us a sample to try and we bought a bottle.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 14, 2017

An inviting and easy menu that brings authenticity of Spanish flavors. The tapas was served quickly as we enjoyed our wine. Great paella. Impeccable service. This was our 4th visit and amongst many more to come. Thanks for making my childhood buddy's birthday special.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We came for Mother's Day celebration the night before. We've been here before and have always loved the food. The restaurant emphasizes Tapas, so it's nice to have a larger party where you can share a greater number of dishes. Favorites are the Spanish Tortilla both with and without the chorizo, the calamari, the potatoes and the paella. We had people who were allergic to either tomatoes or fish, and the server said they could make the paella without either. The Chef came out however, and explained why the paella wouldn't be as good without the tomato sauce, and gave us the option to change our minds or order it with the tomatoes for those who could eat it. We did, and it was delicious! We will definitely come here again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Great as always

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Great service, ambiance and food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 4, 2017

We went for the specials-grilled chorizo on mashed potatoes, grilled sepia(cuttlefish). The chorizo was very tasty and the sepia was surprisingly tender with a pleasant smoky flavor. We had jamon iberica which was generous and tasty. We rounded out dinner with Valencian paella with chorizo which was so tasty with a nice crust. Juan, our waiter was very helpful and friendly without being overbearing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Très bon restaurant.Nous avons opté pour une paella aux fruits de mer un vrai délice. Accueil très sympathique et choix en vin intéressant. Ambiance chaleureuse

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Excellent food and attentive service at reasonable prices. It was lovely.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Wonderful tapas!! The Empanadas with meat were terrific! Also, had croquettes, garlic mushrooms, and totilla espanol. Liked everything! Very attractive inside. The people are so nice, and helpful with picking out a Spanish wine. Hope to go back for the paella, which looked quite good. Many people were having it.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Delicious tapas, fantastic sangria, probably the best I've had.
Would highly recommend the sausage braised in cider and apples. Interesting and delicious combination.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Excellent food, Excellent service. Great ambience Good authentic food and great selection

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Romantic ambiance, great food and good desserts.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Always a pleasure to eat at this restaurant. When I crave for Spanish Tapas, this is the best place to go. The food from Tapas to the paella 🥘 was delicious! I could eat everything on the meal if I have the stomach. The waiter was nice too, remember it was our birthday and had a little sweet ice cream at the end. Great place no doubt about it!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Like a trip to Madrid, this is authentic Spanish cuisine with one of the best paellas in the City and a terrific selection of hot and cold tapas. It's been around for 20 years, so there's no buzz -- just great food with a very nice ambiance.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 9, 2017

some dishes were very good, others mediocre.. The patatas aioli are delicious, memorable crema catalana, good crab cakes. Fish with salsa verde was very mild.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Excellent service very friendly staff will definitely be back!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

This was our second visit to Alegrias in a month's time. That's how much we like this restaurant. Other than it's family-run it's also cozy and serves paella and a fair bit of tapas. On this occasion, our waiter remembered us and offered that they had a few specials that night. One of them was the pulpo which was great except it was a very tiny portion even for tapas. In fact, the majority of tapas are quite proportionately small more for like one person, maybe only two to share. We are a family of three so we opted to order quite a few number of tapas including the garlic prawns, croquettes, and mussels.

The paellas we ordered like before were the Valenciana and the mariscos. Both were fantastic as usual.

Desserts were the arroz con leche and this time the bread pudding. The bread pudding (with ice cream on the side) was excellent. We also finished off with cortado (espresso with milk foam).

This time the atmosphere was very quiet except for one slightly loud party in the back room. And as usual my family and I really enjoyed our meals and the time together at Alegrias.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion
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