Alegrias Food from Spain

4.7
833 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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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LigiaP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipCritic
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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John
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service wasn’t great - we waited 25 minutes after being seated before a waiter came over to the table. We ordered 5 tapas, one of which never showed up. Of the 4 plates we received, none were particularly good. We also ordered a paella - the rice was overcooked, to the point where it was almost a risotto. The interior of the restaurant was cramped and our table for two was very small - I’m 6’ tall and my legs didn’t fit under the table with my chair pushed in. It seems like an authentic, family run Spanish restaurant and the staff were really friendly, but there are better options in SF for paella and tapas.

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AlbertoG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and ambiance. Had the vegetable paella and it tasted heavenly. Every bite was soft and chewy eagerly waiting for the next bite to come around. Great service provided by our server as well with his communication skills and recommendations.

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Marv2g
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Were looking for a good Spanish restaurant to have Paella and not be overpriced. This was the perfect spot AND the other seafood dishes were amazing.

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CarolineS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was mediocre.
Outdoor seating was on the street.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice ambience, and very friendly staff!

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WhiteboyandChef
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I passed by this restaurant so many times and didn't know what I was missing out. Everything was great and super friendly service. We will be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was top notch. We will be fantasizing about it for a long time!

I would recommend this as a spot for couples or a small group, as the restaurant is a more little intimate, IMO. My gf and I ordered five plates total and we were completely satisfied. The food was incredible and the wine was exquisite. The waiter recommended a great Tempranillo to go along with an eclectic mix of seafood, cheese, and veggies. My only criticism would be that the service suffered a bit as the restaurant filled, but that is being nit picky. I never really wanted for anything and it was quite nice to just take it easy and relax after a long day of exploring the city.

**The flan changed my life. It is a must try.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely!
Great service and very hospitable!
Delicious Calamari!

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vipSArper
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience , owner Arman shows amazing hospitality , attention to detail. Good and affordable wine menu.
Great food, great service , great wine , what a gem !!!!
What else can you ask for ?
Highly recommended !!!

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Andre
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious. The ambience was very romantic and the service was great. We've really enjoyed our time here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food was great but service was slow. No social distancing between tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

They charged me for 2 items I did not order aioli potatoes and one more entreee

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The new owners have not replicated the excellent menu of the founders. The paella Valenciana, one of my favorites was mostly rice and not ample amounts if seafood or chorizo. A real disappointment.
I hope they improve since I went there often entertaining clients and staff

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studiojackie
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a surprising find! Just around the corner from the main Cow Hollow strip, we found this unassuming place - but unassuming from the outside only. We were greeted so nicely by all the staff as we walked to our table, our servers were friendly and knowledgeable and the food was incredible. We stuck to an all vegetarian meal (heavy on the cheese), and every dish was delicious. Great portion sizes, subtle yet confident flavors. Our favorite was the Queso Flambeado. Oh, and great wine list!

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ShelbyL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so sweet and the food was wonderful! Truly a unique experience

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RobertT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New owners have put new life into a wonderful Spanish restaurant

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Jeff
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and great ambiance! It was our first time, so we ordered based on our waiter's recommendations and all were hits - we especially enjoyed the Patatas Alioli. The restaurants is also quite spacious and we appreciated the close adherence to COVID-19 health protocols.

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EdwardoE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always enjoyed this place. I was worried that with the new owners that perhaps the food would not be the same. But to my surprise, it was exactly the same. I really enjoyed this place the last time there.

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Octobercabbages
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally had a chance to eat indoors again. That in itself was pleasant return to normal. The food here is wonderful. Sampled a variety of cold and hot Tapas and had the paella Valencia (mixture of mussels, clams, chicken, chorizo). If you have the chance to dine here, don’t forgot to try their Homemade Sangria - absolutely divine!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had the best service at Alegrias. Our server was so kind and attentive. The wine and food is fabulous. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we have fun

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible food

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ShashankG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Spanish food! Great comfortable atmostphere. Would recommend!

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vipBradP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and great service! Tried a variety of Tapas and all good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I had a delicious meal. We loved everything about it...the food, the atmosphere and even the owners!

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vipEverettH
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tapas and paella restaurant is under new ownership and the result is excellent. Both the food and service were outstanding. In fact, the new owner was appropriately attentive to ensure our most pleasant experience.

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vipJbell
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I went here on a date with my boyfriend last Friday. If it weren't for OpenTable, I never would have found this hidden gem on Lombard St. From the start, we felt very safe. As soon as we walked in, the nice lady at the front took our temperature and led us to a socially distanced table inside. Inside the restaurant was lively...enough: not too busy, not too empty, just right. Seemed to be compliant with the new SF orders for safe indoor dining at 25% capacity and the staff were all wearing face masks. Once we sat down the waiter masterfully suggested a great Spanish wine, appetizers, and paella. We decided on the mussels, octopus, and black ink paella. Overall, the food was delicious and the place was cozy. This was the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, we felt things are heading back to "normalcy." We will definitely be back and are super excited we found this great Spanish date spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most INCREDIBLE food, atmosphere, service, & drinks at an unbeatable price. If you’re even debating for a second about going to Alegrias let this be the sign you’re looking for to GO. Not only was every single thing we ordered beyond amazing, the amount of love & care we received from Amand & his wife will keep us coming back. It felt like having dinner at your family’s! Such an unforgettable experience I am already looking forward to our next visit.

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GossipGirlTO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food partnered with a wonderful experience. The couple that own the restaurant are so warm and welcoming. Absolutely recommend the crab cakes! Can’t wait to go back and visit soon. Perfect for a quiet date night.

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vipYFsf
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant and relaxing dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome / 10/10

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Surprised this place has good yelp reviews. Food was mediocre at best. It’s so hard to find good Spanish tapas, even in a big city like SF.

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vipserver
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious fresh food, great service and the owners are so friendly and nice.....looking forward to our next visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They were short staffed, and we didn't get one of our appetizers until we discovered we didn't receive it. We only found out when our main dishes came out and still we didn't get that particular appetizer. They did apologize and it can happen, but we always seem to wait to get our water glasses refilled on a normal night. Or we have to remind them.

The food is as good as ever, but I think for the prices a bit more of a portion on the tapas is needed. They're pretty meager in portion for the price overall.

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vipladybug
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the paella with squid ink. Each time we visit SF we will eat here. Great tasty food.

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vipBOBD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! Fabulous services! Appetizers fabulous! Paella fabulous!

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 833 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.