Bellota

4.6
1199 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.

Support Bellota during COVID-19

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 1199 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOliviaL
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
1 review
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
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
1 review
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
115 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!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the service were exquisite, the food were devine & we had a great time.

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LloydD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Bellota was pretty accommodating about having our well-behaved children at an early dining time; most of the staff were very friendly about it.

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Jangleejat
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful place, just stunning. Wish they had a few more food options, menu feels a bit limited and a touch overpriced for what you get.

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fernando
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PERFEC SERVICE!!RAFAEL WAS AMAZING!! VERY ATTENTIVE, BUSSER/RUNNER, GREAT!! THE FOOD WAS GREAT!! PAELLA 🥘 VALENCIA SÚPER EXCELENTE THE FLAVOR, THE BIG PRAWNS 🦐 SO DELICIOUS, CROQUETAS SO GOOD!
PERFECT DRINKS!! THE MICAELA COCKTAIL 🍸 AMAZING!! THE HOST
VERY NICE!! THANK YOU BELLOTA!!

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winelips
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

heaven!
I must say, the bellota dish was pretty skimpy. 2 thin slices of jambon, for $25? the menu pix i saw showed we got gypped but everything else was just lovely.

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MarioF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and people were friendly and attentive

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vipSFjazzgirl
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
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
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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
43 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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
112 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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
4 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
24 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
52 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.

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 1199 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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