Bellota

4.7
1172 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
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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1172 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSFjazzgirl
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening at Bellota - great cocktails, and the tapas - especially the jamon - were delicious. Can't wait to return!

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vipJPQ14
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice restaurant, very good service. I was not that impressed by the food. It is based on Spanish classics but that is where the comparison ends. It's "somewhat Spanish" but mostly an invention of the chef. California meets Spain. I'm sure that there are those who prefer this but, to me, it was just a mishmash or, at best, a weak comparison to the real thing. On top of that - prices are through the roof. Certainly not good value.

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vipNotanexpert
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is good but they got our bill wrong. When we asked our waiter about the bill, his reaction was not surprised. He said something like “I thought it looked off.” Don’t understand why he would still present us a wrong bill.

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vipBeverlyM
Central Coast
110 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Interesting menu, excellent food and great service, including good info on wines from Spain and Canary Islands.

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ZachKP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu is fantastic. It’s shareable tapas based items are great for a group of course, but you can pick a few plates for a charming date as well. Their wine menu is expansive and covers all of the regions in Spain. We went during the era of social distanced yet indoor dining, so a little of the ambiance was lost for that setup (as compared to my visit in 2019). Overall a great restaurant.

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vipFoodieD
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All dishes are thoughtfully prepared and utterly delicious! Fantastic choice for those who eat meat & potatoes, gluten free, veggies only, non-meat eaters --- yes, Bellota does it all without making special arrangements. We are particularly fond of the Sherry and wine list, however the sangria is always a temptation.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing!

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JeffreyJ
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside...cold and windy that evening. But we should have sat indoors. Elegant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Perfect for date night.

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Alina5
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Bellota! The food was incredible and our waiter was amazing. We were celebrating a birthday and he made it special.

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vipKevinT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

safe practices in place for indoor dining. very attentive and friendly staff. very good paella. generous wine pours.

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vipDick
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Paella was excellent. The house jamon was delicious.

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vipCharlesK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were outstanding. One of our first experiences back inside a restaurant and it could not have been better.

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MariaLaRotta
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Promising setting, disappointing food. Far from authentic Spanish cuisine. Too overpriced based on the food quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect beyond belief

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MikeG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took a while to get our table, but the hostess and waiter were super nice about it. Great food and cocktails - will definitely be back

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BenjaminH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good food and good staff that is willing to fix mistakes if any occur.

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vipHappyinSF
San Francisco
98 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is prepared so well, best ingredients & authenticity. Service is excellent. The paella is superb!

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vipJill
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, excellent friendly service. We will definitely go again!

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JustinH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Was there on a weeknight for dinner. It was not too busy and was fairly quiet. Our server was fantastic and the food was good. The food was good and a nice portion and the ambiance was appropriate for either a casual meal or a date.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dinner out with a friend and we really enjoyed the food, drinks (sangria) and deserts. Very quiet and intimate space for a quiet dinner.

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MarinDiner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great, the waiter was wonderful, the hostess was terrible. A rude, combative, and unfriendly hostess nearly turned us away before being seated and truly enjoying the meal.

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vipTeudy
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad that Bellota is back with indoor dining. Always a great dining experience!!

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AnthonyF
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food was fabulous as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was delicious! Highly recommend this spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a good experience! Love everything about the restaurant! Staff was really good!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The staff seemed to be annoyed to be working. Service was hard to come by. Seats are on the street with no wind shelter on a windy street next to the freeway. The food was not even half the quality it was before the pandemic and the menu was limited. The wine list is ling with zero description of wines.

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Daphne
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 service, great food and drinks! Jorge (I think that's how you spell) treated us so well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

the pandemic has not fixated well for them. the food has declined, the prices remain high and the sidewalk atmosphere is beyond horrific. a hard pass!

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CorinneM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

No flavor & no real options.... I was looking forward to having a steak or some type of fish.

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PatrickMcP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in the SOMA area! Fantastic!

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Eric
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great small plates and paella. They have a nice parklet with heated lamps to help accommodate COVID restrictions. Highly recommend.

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MattV
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place, and I know you would too! If you love Spanish food, I promise you'll love Bellota (and be sure to get the Jamón Ibérico de bellota!)

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was the lady night of outdoor dinning and it was our first year anniversary of marriage. It was a great plane to eat. It just made me a little sad because I wanted to take my wife to Europe and this restaurant tasted like Barcelona. You'll enjoy eating here

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Khush
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a reservation for 7:45pm. We got a table at 8:30pm. Not cool.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is delicious! Ordered patatas animal style, pulpo paella, churros, and sangria.
Outdoor dining gets breezy and chilly in the evenings so best to dress for warmth.

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vipSteve
Columbus
42 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining space was like a backyard garden...almost. Waiter, sommelier and food all five star

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MariaR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place for groups to share delicious paella.

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FernandaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Rally slow service but food was great

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vipMichelleR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor area. Heaters! Hardworking staff with pleasant service. Food was great!

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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 4.7 stars by 1172 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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