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Bellota

4.6
4.6
1428 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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2 people

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Booked 36 times today

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

    Robert Leva

  • 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Tuesday to Saturday 5 pm to 9 pm

PINTXOS

Sliced meats + cheese imported from Spain

  • Pan$10.00

    toasted, spanish-style bread, tomate fresco, garlic olive oil

    • Boquerones$8.00

      fresh, marinated anchovy, castelvetrano olives, orange, parsley

      • Marcona Almonds$8.00

        andalusian & candied

        • Marinated Olives$7.00

          castelvetrano, beldi, cailletier

          • Manchego$11.00

            6-month manchego, membrillo, pear-&-apple salad, torta de aceite

            • Serrano$16.00

              jamon serrano sliced to order, pan con tomate

              • Bellota$25.00

                5j, jamon iberico de bellota, sliced to order, pan con tomate

                Tapas

                Medium-sized plates to be shared

                • Rucola$15.00

                  wild arugula, pickled calcot, idiazabal, sherry vinagreta

                  • Bravas*$14.00

                    crisped, kennebec potatoes, chipotle bravas salsa, smoky alioli

                    • Buñuelos$14.00

                      salt cod, roasted beets, pimentón alioli

                      • Croquetas$18.00

                        smoked ham hock, leek & tetilla croqueta, red onion mermelada, jamón jus

                        • Cerdo$18.00

                          Kurobuta pork belly, white corn, bing cherry

                          • Costilla$22.00

                            pimentón-braised short-rib, chorizo crust, smoked date soubise, mojo verde

                            • Gambas$20.00

                              olive oil-poached, gulf prawn, orange, garlic, chili, grilled bread

                              • Tortilla*$17.00

                                spanish omelette, potato, onion, spinach, piquillo puree, lemon alioli

                                PAELLA Y ARROZ

                                All paellas feed two to four people and take forty minutes to cook

                                • Verano*$48.00

                                  paella, white corn, romano & wax bean, snap peas, radish, pickled red onion

                                  • Valenciana*$50.00

                                    paella, chicken confit, gulf shrimp, salt springs mussels, chorizo, roasted pepper

                                    • Pulpo$60.00

                                      paella, english pea, manila clam, calçot, baby turnip, piquillo sofrito

                                      • Lechon*$50.00

                                        paella, spiced pork belly & shoulder, roasted summer squash, torpedo onion, sungold tomato

                                        • Dividida$65.00

                                          choice of two paella served in one pan

                                          Raciones

                                          Medium to large-sized plates to be shared

                                          • Cordero$32.00

                                            lamb shank, nora chile, saffron, artichoke, fava bean, carrot

                                            • Chuleton

                                              Flannery Beef CA Reserve, dry-aged porterhouse, cebollitas, salsa verde

                                              Postres

                                              Desserts

                                              • Churros$12.00

                                                crispy Spanish doughnuts, dulce de leche, salted chocolate sauce

                                                • Crema Catalana$12.00

                                                  Spanish-style custard dessert, strawberry conserva

                                                  Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                  What 1,428 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                  4.6
                                                  4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                  • 4.6Food
                                                  • 4.5Service
                                                  • 4.6Ambience
                                                  • 4.2Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

                                                  Loved For

                                                  • San Francisco Bay Area

                                                    Spanish

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                                                    OlgaE

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food, service and atmosphere! We will definitely be back.

                                                  2. L

                                                    Laura

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                    overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                    The food is not authentic. The place is too noisy.

                                                  3. DH

                                                    DavidH

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                    overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                    Wonderful meal but unfortunately the heat lamps didn’t work and we were really cold!

                                                  4. RA

                                                    RAH205

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    35 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    35 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Excellent all the way around.

                                                  5. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service2ambience4

                                                    Reservations: Preferred! Reserved a table of 5 about 48 hours in advance. I called next day if we can push our time 15 minutes earlier and it was approved. Showed up on time, party of 5 changed to party of 4 last minute. Hostess asked us to wait 15 minutes at the bar. However, when we got to the bar, hostess came up to us that our table was ready sooner than expected! Menu: Known for tapas! Limited menu of desserts. All drinks sounded sensational. I had a glass of Sangria and it was delicious. Prices of food were quite high but expected at a high end venue. However, drinks were priced at what someone would pay in a bougie bar. Service: This area is the reason that the review did not receive a full 5 star rating. Thankfully there are other areas that had great reviews. The waiter was absolutely rude when we tried to make an order. When we informed him that we are ordering drinks and desert, he interrupted my friend from her drink order and said he needs to speak with the hostess. He informed us that we should be ordering dinner if seated there. Then he returned several minutes later asking again our orders. After we received our drinks and desserts there was no check in about his service or about our order. We just received the bill in the end. If we had a better server then I would have left with a sweet taste in my mouth, except it was a bad taste.

                                                  6. W

                                                    Willie

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                    overall2food2service4ambience3

                                                    The tapas were top notch. Unfortunately the paella was poor. I have not eaten there in several years. I remember the paella as being MUCH better. I was disappointed...

                                                  7. J

                                                    Jay1

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Fabulous ambiance and service. Terrific flavors. Best of SF, never disappoints.

                                                  8. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Had a fantastic evening. The ambiance was energetic and decor beautiful. Everything from the hostess reaching out to me to confirm the dinner reservation to the attentive waitstaff saying good evening was above and beyond our expectations. The Gin Tonic menu at the bar and the live music made me feel like I was back in Espana. The food was spectacular. The Gambas and the Paella were our favorites. We ordered dividida style and had Pollo & Seafood. We will definitely go back again.

                                                  9. SF

                                                    SFLulu

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                    Outstanding small plates. The flavors were amazing!

                                                  10. h

                                                    hoang

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    The food was terrific. Our server did not let us know that there will be extra charge for spicy pepper. I was a bit surprised when ai saw the bill, but too late.

                                                  11. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                    overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                    The food was not as good as I remember. The last time I was there was in March 2020 and the food was much better. The chicken paella was fair only. We ordered also pulpo and it came sliced in such a thin layers that you could not even appreciate the taste of the pulpo (octhupus). Croquetas 2 pieces for $16!! Wow!! They are only made with flour and milk! The place had too much noise. I am sad because I remember enjoying the food the times I was there before COVID-19.

                                                  12. DM

                                                    DandM

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    13 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    13 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                    overall3food5service3ambience1

                                                    The music from the bar made it impossible for our party to enjoy the great food. Too sad, my family will not return.

                                                  13. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                    overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                    Prices have risen dramatically with a slight decline in quality. Chuleton was $100 3 years ago now $160

                                                  14. TD

                                                    TechDork

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Fantastic night at Bellota. The food, ambiance and music all make this a special place. The hostess was truly gracious and made such a great impression when we first walked in. Thx to the entire team for a memorable evening!

                                                  15. N

                                                    Neoscona

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                    The food -- we stuck to a collection of small and medium plates -- was excellent. Outstanding service, attentive without being intrusive. We're delighted to find such a good restaurant within walking distance of Potrero Hill. If you like Gin and Tonic, try the fancy versions using Barr Hill Gin and flavored Fever Tree tonic. I loved the combination with the Elderberry tonic. Lots of additions, such as orange slices and a spring of rosemary. A bit pricey, but that was noted on the OpenTable site.

                                                  16. A

                                                    Aris

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                    Great food, can’t wait to try other food besides paella. Definitely will be back again.

                                                  17. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Las Vegas

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Me encanto el lugar, la comida y la música en vivo

                                                  18. G

                                                    Guest

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    15 reviews

                                                    2.0

                                                    15 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                    overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                    The quality of the food has really gone down. The lamb chops which used to be our favorite, were barely edible. The servers were too busy with large parties, and it was difficult to get their attention. The sommelier did not show up because they were too busy with larger tables, so we paid huge amount of money for a bottle of wine we had to google- our server just recommended some wine randomly.There was a band screaming in one of the corners, and that combined with the large parties made being inside the restaurant unbearable, we could barely hear our own thoughts. Not going there again.

                                                  19. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Fantastic place with fantastic authentic food!

                                                  20. m

                                                    maximm

                                                    Exclusive

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Amazing ambiance and food. true Spanish atmosphere.

                                                  21. RS

                                                    RachelS

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great tapas & paella. The service is excellent from the host to the serving staff. It’s our second time here.

                                                  22. n

                                                    nsr1

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                    overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                    Good place for after work cocktails likely, not for spanish tapas. Environment was nice but service was rushed. Items overpriced.

                                                  23. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    ALWAYS incredible. From the host stand to the food runners and bussers everyone was great. I also noticed that right at 7:45 our servers section got sat with 4/5? Tables at once and he didn’t blink an eye.

                                                  24. JB

                                                    JeBe

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    27 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    27 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Great tapas, plenty of cocktails to chose, and nice extensive wine list.

                                                  25. EB

                                                    EvaB

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                    Food was fantastic! We loved having a wine expert help us select wine because we were unfamiliar with Spanish wines! Server was very busy though, not his fault but had a lot of other tables so our time with him was sparse!

                                                  26. d

                                                    dharbaugh

                                                    Seattle

                                                    33 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    33 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 24, 2022

                                                    overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                    Had difficulty getting seated despite a credit card guaranteed reservation. Noise was so loud you had difficulty carrying on a conversation. Service and food was fantastic and worth the wait. Management nicely comped a couple desserts for the wait.

                                                  27. AF

                                                    AnnieF

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    51 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    51 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 24, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    We always love Belotta. Great service. The paellas are a must. Love how you can combine two different paellas in one pan to be able to try more than one version. The patatas bravas are always excellent. The chorizo and ham serrano divine. Excellent and inventive cocktails. A great time as usual!

                                                  28. N

                                                    Nancy

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    23 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    23 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                    overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                    We hadn't been for a couple of years but always have liked Bellota. However, yesterday's dinner not flavorful at all. We had some charcuterie which was nothing special, paella lacked flavor, artichokes ok, bravas - blah. Boquerones were the most flavorful and actually pretty good. Wine we chose was good and we liked the gin bar too. We were so disappointed given we like Spanish food. Hope they improve the taste/flavors. We won't be back unless something changes.

                                                  29. KD

                                                    KarenD

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    50 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    50 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                    overall4food5service2ambience4

                                                    The food was fantastic - gambas appetizer and then chicken paella. Server couldn't get the drinks right, was very slow, inattentive and unfriendly. But, the food is the shining star here.

                                                  30. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                    overall5food3service5ambience4

                                                    Food was ok but the service was great.

                                                  31. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Always wonderful

                                                  32. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    22 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    22 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Good food but a little too loud. We couldn’t hear each other.

                                                  33. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                    A little too loud with live music for good conversation.

                                                  34. S

                                                    Sinecure

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    57 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    57 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Fun atmosphere, good music and clever cocktails. The food was yummy.

                                                  35. RS

                                                    RobinS

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    15 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    15 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Wonderful experience. The prawn medium plate was amazing.

                                                  36. EL

                                                    EricL

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food, amazing service in a beautiful and comfortable venue. Recommended

                                                  37. TT

                                                    ThreeTs

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    14 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    14 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                    overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                    The tapas, chuleton, and presa were very good but the lechon paella was a bit salty. This is 1st time out of 3 dinners that the paella was over salted.

                                                  38. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 15, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great veggie options!

                                                  39. CS

                                                    ChrisS

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Awesome as always! Great food, great setting, great service.

                                                  40. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                    overall3food3service1ambience1

                                                    I'm sad to say that one of my favorite restaurants is no longer fun to go to. The live music was way too loud, the waiter barely stopped by our table and the food was only so/so this go around.

                                                  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
                                                  • Protective equipment

                                                    • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                  • Screening

                                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
                                                    • 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 1428 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                  Booked 36 times today
                                                  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

                                                    Robert Leva

                                                  • 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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