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Bellota

4.6
4.6
1557 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Bellota offers a diverse menu of inventive paellas, grilled meats, fresh seafood, medium-sized tapas, imported charcuterie and cheeses, as well as slow-roasted vegetable dishes.

We are open for indoor and outdoor seating during dinner service. Our outdoor seating is heated. However, because the weather in SF is unpredictable, we recommend you bundle up for your visit/meal.

We also limit all reservations to 2 hours so that everyone may enjoy the Bellota experience.

If you’re feeling less than your best, please give us a call and we will gladly reschedule your reservation.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 430-6580

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gonzalo Tecuaque

  • Private party contact

    Kat Womer: (415) 551-1453

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Cross street

    8th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment featuring Spanish, latin & jazz music nightly.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,557 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Spanish

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional dinner and service!
  2. LC

    LynnC

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hostess was very welcoming, staff very attentive. Food was great. I would go here every day for the bravas and churros if I didn’t live all the way across town! Unfortunately, our table was in the bar and my friend kept getting whacked by clueless crowd at the bar. Also very loud in there. On next visit will definitely request a table in a different location!
  3. HB

    HarryB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time! We had a fabulous waiter, who explained the menu. We ordered three dishes to start and came back with an additional two dishes later. The food had such good flavors, it was served warm, and had a wonderful presentation.
  4. C

    Cary

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food! Not entirely traditional spanish food - definitely still takes a bit of a spin off of the original styles of a dish but flavours were amazing! We ordered the split 2 kinds of Paella in one pan and an order of the bread for two of us and we left full and with tons of left overs. Ambience lighting was really nice. We were sat by the windows away from the main area which was great because it was less loud near us but also much colder because we were next to the windows. Being chilly was a bit of a distraction to enjoying such a nice meal. Cocktail was also amazing - super refreshing, didn't skimp on the amount of spirits and not too sweet. Price for two people considering how highly rated it is, was super reasonable as well. Would definitely return with a larger group one day to get the full tapas menu experience!
  5. j

    jamesb

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    There were a few large parties in the restaurant that I believe impacted service.
  6. GQ

    GuidoQ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Good food but the music was too loud that made it difficult to talk with people at the table. A bit too expensive.
  7. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Fantastic service. Highly recommend!
  8. FG

    FranG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our team loved the venue, and the tapas dishes were absolutely delicious. The only reason I am not giving overall 5 stars is because we were seated quite close to the entertainment, and because of the volume, it was difficult for us to hear each other throughout the meal.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Cena de fin de año, experiencia gourmet, respecto a los 7 platillos, me pareció que las raciones fueron muy escasas respectó al valor del servicio. Un valor fijo de u$s 150 por persona, me pareció excesivo aún contemplando la fecha en particular. Lo recomendaría por su buena cocina, no lo recomendaría por relación precio/tamaño de los platos. El servicio puede mejorar mucho.
  10. NY

    NYEof2023

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best experiences of my life. Amazing.
  11. CO

    COLLEENC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FABULOUS EXPERIENCE Food amazing - service amazing - ambiance amazing Will definitely be back
  12. RW

    RebeccaW

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stopped here after visiting the design center and we were so impressed with such delicious food. Everything was wonderful that we tried! Can’t wait to come back and try more!
  13. C

    Candice

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was incredible and extremely attentive.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great. The food was delicious and just want I was expecting. Can’t wait to return and try more of the menu.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Too load, you are not able to hear one and each other, service was very poor for a price of the restaurant. It was impossible to find the server and they bring us a food that even not ours when i tried to talk to the server she didn’t even respond, she just grabbed the thing and left.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Service was incredibly standoffish and hurried, and somehow obsessed with taking our menu away (it's a tapas place so that is very weird). Poor recommendations made by server (suggesting overly large portions). Very, very loud with adults at the bar basically screaming, live music, and children nearby with brightly flashing toys. Food was mostly unsurprising and uninspired, except the bravas and the jamon iberico. Won't be coming back
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the service, drinks and food. It was a delight!
  18. JB

    JimB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Excellent Spanish fair in a welcoming and stylish setting. The food was mostly excellent. Their were just a couple of dishes that kept the rating at 4 stars; if only there was a 4.5 rating option. The paella was super and worth the wait. We opted for the Dividida with the Marinera and Lechon [sp?]. The staff were friendly, fun and knowledgeable. The decor in the bar in particular is entertaining and tasteful. Bellota is an excellent Spanish restaurant. I'd go there again in a heartbeat.
  19. HC

    HeathcliffClifford

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite.
  20. a

    anpbaba

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was good, ambiance is lively. Though we had reservations, we had to wait a while to be seated. The food service was spotty
  21. TS

    TerenceS

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience and attentive staff. We were short on time due to us going to the nutcracker and our server got us our drinks lightning fast and our tapas as well. I’ve never seen service like that in my 20 years of dining out. Bravo! We will be back again!!
  22. B

    Benz

    San Francisco

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fun night spending birthday dinner at Bellota eating sumptuous food and tasty drinks. Warm service and beautiful restaurant that will keep us return.
  23. CO

    COURTNEYS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent selection of Spanish wines.
  24. EQ

    EmilioQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and drinks. Legitimate Spanish food and cooking!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Dinner was amazing. We had the croquetas, pollo paella, and gambas. They were incredible. Desserts on the other hand were terrible. I was really surprised. The pomegranate sorbet was basically two scoops of ice. Pumpkin cheesecake was also not good. Should have gotten the churros :( those were probably better.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date night spot!
  27. AA

    AlbertoA

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    $100 for a very mediocre ribeye steak that was described as “feeds 3-4 people” however I’m not sure it was even 16oz. I’ve had a tomahawk for a similar price that was huge (at a different Catalonian restaurant in the area).
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are excellent. Price is a little in the higher side, but the ambiance takes me back to Madrid
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Just get the jamón iberico. Skip the paella. Wine was excellent. Service primo.
  30. K

    Kobe

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service with a very varied type menu from starters thru main courses and fairly priced…a little loud but bearable
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    92 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    Outdoor seating was cold and uncomfortable. Food was underwhelming. Very disappointing.
  32. LG

    LornaG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We wanted to try the paella(half chicken and half seafood). . . It was good but not great.
  33. s

    susies

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food! Can't wait to go again
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    One of the most horrible experiences I had. Please refund my last night money. Aman
  35. O

    Occasional7

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brother and sil visiting from east coast
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Delicious food & cocktails. Server was abrupt and not very accommodating.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Wonderful music
  38. E

    Emme

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I used to love Bellota, but feel it's gone down hill post-pandemic. All of the dishes have become smaller, but prices are raised - so the value has diminished (anyone remember those fabulous G&T's they served in the big glasses?). When I asked about Happy Hour (which they used to have) my waiter was a bit snarky, and said they've never had once since he was there. We also ordered dishes all at once, but the shrimp was delayed by more than 30 minutes after the other dishes. We finally asked another waiter about it - and then we were told it had come out of the kitchen "too spicy" and had to be remade. Things like that happen, but it would have been nice to get an update on why we were waiting around for our final dish - rather than having to chase them down. The Hostess was incredibly kind and the space - as always - is gorgeous.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Felt expensive at first but for the quality level it felt reasonable in the end. Service was excellent. Love this place.
  40. c

    coolin113

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Live music, delicious food, excellent drinks! You will certainly come back here!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bellota using the Order Online button. Bellota also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 430-6580.

Bellota is rated 4.6 stars by 1557 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Bellota

888 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-4928

Additional information

  • Cross street

    8th Street

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gonzalo Tecuaque

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment featuring Spanish, latin & jazz music nightly.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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