Bellota

4.6
1218 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Bellota offers a diverse menu of inventive paellas, Old World stews, 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.

To ensure the safety of all, we ask that you keep your mask on at all times unless actively eating and drinking. Please have your mask on whenever anyone from our staff approaches your table and when using our restroom.

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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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1218 people are saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AndresN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good but our reservation wasn’t honored. We were sat at the bar whilst having booked a table.

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John
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best paella I have found in SF so far. Extensive list of high quality Spanish wines. Can get a little noisy when busy.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Most of the dishes were tasty but overpriced, service was lacking finesse and personality

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JamesP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The plates we had were close to outstanding. To be outstanding the flavors and textures would be just like I've enjoyed in Spain but the Boquerones were what I was craving and they hit the spot indeed! The space of the restaurant is big and open quite thrilling yet typical for the new San Francisco experience. The Mikaela cocktail is outstanding in its balance of flavors.

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vipAnnieF
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true SF gem. Fabulous food, wine, cocktails. We were transported to Spain. Made extra special by the incredible service. Knowledgeable and attentive waitstaff and table service. I've been to Bellota several times and it only gets better with each visit.

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vipYummystuff525
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience at Bellota. The Valenciana paella was excellent along with the tomato salad. Everything we ordered was fresh and well prepared.

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vipPedroS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and vibe. Highly recommend.

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vipcyndim
London
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was mediocre, the food good but very expensive.

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SandraK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 5 and our waiter did an excellent job of steering us to an adequate and excellent order. Everyone was happy with our choices and quantity.

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

Great food great service.

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julieg
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our waiter, Gary everything he suggested was perfect. If we didn’t like something g he made sure to find something we did. The paella’s we had were wonderful. We split two. The G and Ts were delicious. The peppers and salads were amazing
And of course we had dessert!

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Berkhippie
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Arrived and got seated right away. Waiter was on the spot with a great sense of humor and correct recommendations for the appetizer to go along with the Paella that we ordered. Ambience was perfect and come back again.

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vipJersey
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service.

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ChesterW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for group and special occasion !

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vipKenFromCalifornia
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was poor and our paella was overcooked.

When we were seated, there was a rather long interval to our drink order was taken, but once we ordered our food, it all arrived quickly in a blizzard, making us feel rushed.

The bus person was removing the plates of my co-diners while I was still eating, which seemed rude to me.

It seemed the service was more focused on the needs of the restaurant and not on the experience of the patron.

The appetizers were great but the paella arrived rather burnt onto the bottom of the pan and the octopus was overcooked.

Overall, this was not an experience I am looking to repeat.

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vipBaoT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Very poor service. Extremely slow to bring out drinks, take orders, etc...

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

Food was very good, authentically Spanish. Service was excellent too.

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ChrisJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

if you love taps and paella this is your place. Wonderful for a date night or even a group.

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vipJKK1
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service outstanding. The food outstanding! The ambiance just lovely. That sums it up!

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vipOliviaL
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Great, fun vibe. Beautiful decor. Food was solid. Every dish was good, but nothing mind blowing.

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EvaF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food is TERRIBLE! Really terrible. Everything we ordered was just not good at all.

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ToraT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second trip to Bellota and it was absolutely wonderful. Everything we ordered was delicious, their G&Ts were incredible, and the service was friendly and attentive. We'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great from start to finish. Service was attentive. Wine sommelier was helpful and suggested a great value from wide ranging list. Lots of tapas choices, so we never got to the paellas, which I remember as great from a prior visit. Larger plate of lamb shank was really tasty too.

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vipMakikoN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

It was unfortunate that they were severely under staffed and they had to tell us that as soon as we sat down. Also, the power went out and they couldn’t serve anything other than drinks and some cold items. We had to make a different dinner arrangement. They may need more time to get used the post-Covid situation and properly hire enough staff they need or not allow that many tables to be booked when they know they are seriously under staffed. The post-Covid transition can be hard and we all know that so I wish they’d adjust their operations accordingly so we all can have more relaxed better experience.

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Amanda
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The power went out while were waiting to order. The server took our order but was ultimately only able to bring appetizers. We bought a bottle of wine thinking we would have a meal but given the power outage we ended up going elsewhere. There were no apologies and nothing was on the house. We were quite disappointed.

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MaSH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, ambience and excellent service.

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vipstu415
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed going out for the first time in a long time. I had been wanting to try Bellota since before the pandemic and shutdown began. I was finally able to go. The food did not disappoint, especially the potatoes! That was definitely a highlight as was the jamon iberico. Wish they had some gluten-free options for bread (surprised a restaurant in SF doesn't offer GF options anymore) but other than that it was great. The space is very nice as well. I would go back and would probably go with a larger group - this restaurant seems more geared towards larger groups.

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KaitlinP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love'd our server! The wine and food were great.

Indoor or outdoor, both cute and comfy.

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vipbilln
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

great ambience
great energy
lots of guests having a great time

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MaxIT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cool place, nice vibe, friendly and attentive staff, overall a very good place. Food wise could improve, pinchos were good but tortillas and paella valenciana were average. I would go back and try something different next time.

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vipCoco
San Francisco
117 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a fun experience. As expected is it was pricey-but worth it for a special occasion.

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vipVeronica
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I went there for my birthday dinner with 8 friends and was disappointed in our service. Our waiter was inattentive and unnecessarily sarcastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great diner

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good food and wine. Service was excellent and my only complaint was that the octopus was slightly over cooked. Flavors were managing for everything tho.

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vipMaryanneM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great food, nice portions, good sangria, good desert

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner of 2021 *chef’s kiss*

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John
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The servers were slow to approach and take our order. Three people sat down next to us and had drinks prior to us and we were there for close to 10 minutes. ?! Homophobic bartender? Went to the three pretty girls first?! Never had that experience before but it was palpable.

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PeterZ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bellota delivers every time. We love their selection of sherries, vermuts, and cocktails. Tapas and paella were perfect. Service is on point. So glad they have survived COVID and already looking forward to our next visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The menu isn’t great unfortunately. I have eaten here before and food was great from what I remembered. This time was very disappointed at some of the choices on their menu. I didn’t try the paella so there’s that. Friendly staff. Great ambiance.

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vipRosh
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually have a paella but yesterday we had tapas and the main courses. The Cordero and the Costilla were beyond amazing! Erin always recommends the best wine and Davide made the evening so enjoyable! Love going back to Bellota!

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 1218 OpenTable diners.

Bellota does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.absinthegroup.com/shop/gift-cards.

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.

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