Bar El Lopo

4.4
11 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates

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El Lopo is a humble neighborhood bar from a world where California remained a part of Spain. We serve bar snacks that apply Spanish flavors and style to local ingredients, as well as wines, sherries, vermouths, and ciders hailing from both places.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 11 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.1
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4.1
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4.0
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viphollyh
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Music was a bit loud for conversations but gives a good happy hour vibe if you are into louder background music. Set up for finger food although not all dishes are prepared intended to eaten with fingers...

Bar El Lopo
Responded a day ago

Hey Holly, Thanks so much for dining with us, and for taking the time to leave some helpful feedback. To the last point, it sounds like we may have made a mistake. If we didn't bring you cutlery with some dishes that required it, that was an oversight on our part and I do apologize. I'll be sure to give that more attention moving forward! -Daniel

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Wine bar, cute date night spot. Not a lot of menu options

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Lisette
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Delicious food...great atmosphere. COVID safe and the staff and owner are so welcoming!! I highly recommend this place. One of my favorites in San Francisco.

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BrianR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Underrated. Love this place. Best vermouth/sherry experience I've had since visiting Spain

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vipDTSF
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They have a good wine selection. Tapas were disappointing. If we were to return, it would be for wine/drinks.

Bar El Lopo
Responded on December 4, 2020

Hi there, I really appreciate the feedback and I'm so sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the food. If you're willing share a bit more, I'd love to know what you ate here and possibly what you felt was lacking. My hope is that we can learn from your input and improve the experience for your next visit, as well as for others. Thanks, Daniel, Owner

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RemingtonR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food given their limited kitchen. Everything was super tasty, inventive, and creative. Loved the wine selection, and obviously you go here to try out some Sherry's & Vermouth's! All the wait staff is super friendly too :)

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Anonymous
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine in outdoors. Wide selection of food, tapas-style with local products.

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Anonymous
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have high-quality tapas food in a vibrant part of the city. Reservation is required. The waiters know their menu very well and are a good source of information and recommendation.

Bar El Lopo
Responded on October 8, 2020

Hi there, I'm so glad you had a positive experience, and so appreciate you taking the time to share this. Just FYI, we actually do not require reservations but they're generally a good idea for peak times (Friday and Saturday between 6 and 10pm). Thanks, Daniel

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DecB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was slow and inconsistent. Food was mediocre at best and over priced for the quality and portion size. The dishes that did arrive were tasty, but certainly not worth the price or the wait time.

Bar El Lopo
Responded on September 30, 2020

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to share this candid feedback. I'm really sorry to hear that you didn't have a good experience, but it brings you some comfort to know that your comments will help us improve. May I ask what dishes you had that night so that we can work on those specific items? Thanks, Daniel

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TristanL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great drink list, love the vermouth bar concept

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vipMonaH
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Hopefully they will get the kinks out. 2nd night open serving outside. Service was terrible. It took over an hour to get our appetizers which tins of fish and slices of cheese. Nothing cooked, they only had to open the tin, and put a couple of slices of cheese on a plate. Cooked appetizers never arrived.

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Bar El Lopo is rated 4.4 stars by 11 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.