bota tapas and paella bar
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
prawns, squid, mussels, fish
Bacon Wrapped Dates
Manchego cheese, sherry truffle honey
Shrimp, garlic, sherry wine, nora peppers, bread
Don’t waste your time or money junk wonderful service
Food was lackluster. Our server only had two tables and switched our tab with the other table. How did this happen? Idk. But we were charged $25 more than what we purchased.
Was roaming the city with my husband and we wanted to try something new to share. The papas bravas were a nice tapa while we waited for the yummy seafood paella!
Great Paella. We had the vegetarian
Our waiter Michael overall did an amazing job he was very friendly and prompt with his service. The tapas were all very flavorful and authentic. Paella takes 30 minutes so order early and request the burnt rice on the bottom of the pan for a truly authentic paella. The seafood soup was basically water with seafood. Unfortunately, there was absolutely no flavor in the stock.
Great food and service!!
All in all we all enjoyed ourselves immensely.The food was delicious, the wine selection small but we all found some tasty wines. The service was excellent.I took a chance on this place and was really pleased with the whole experience, and so were my friends.
Food was good but overpriced
The seafood paella was meh. Not much seafood for the price, bland, unimpressive.
The tapas where very good but the meat paella not so much. Overall, good attention and a nice cozy place.
Place was empty in a mid-afternoon. Service was apathetic. Never came back to check on us. Acted like she wanted to be anywhere else. Food was okay, nothing great. Maybe the server prejudiced a little against the food.
Great tapas! We wanted the red wine sangria but they ran out! So we had the white wine one. Great selection of tapas and fun to share with friends!
I’ve been here several times. Love the space, and service is always good.
Food is tasty as always, but the Brussels sprouts and the grilled octopus were a bit too salty.
Loved the ox tail, potatas bravas, and charcuterie board with chorizo. Great Spanish wine. While many Spanish restaurants are wine and beer only, bota does cocktails as well. SF downtown pricing, but not high priced. I keep coming back, and recommend it!
Excellent food. Amazing presentation
Food was excellent and so was the service! Highly recommend.
This was a perfect dinner for 6 for my mother’s birthday. Food, drinks, service all great. More, it was a fun ambiance. Highly recommend, with perfect service: professional, attentive, with personality and not at all intrusive. We had a great time which is what going out is about!
Highly recommend for hosting business or family.
Had lunch at this place, we were the first customers in, so while I said the noise level was good, can't really say what it would be like with a full house. We had the garlic shrimp, the chicken cannoli, bacon-wrapped dates, and the brussel sprouts. All were excellent and we would both happily go there again!
The cocktails are delicious but the food lacks flavor. I wouldn’t go back.
Service is horrible, it’s obvious they want you in and out. Food was average at best. Too many better options in town to even consider this place.
Just delicious. Casually elegant, unfussy. Good service: we always had what we needed. I'll be back. A little more spendy than I expected, but worth it.
Food was very good and the pitcher of Sangria is an excellent value.
Food was outstanding, the drinks were good but not as outstanding as the food. Ox tail, grilled octopus, and paella are must gets!
Paella needed more flavor. If you don’t like a little spice, then it’s perfect. Server Jazmin was doing 2-3 things all at once and did great. Nice part of town, too.
Early dinner reservations on a Sunday night. Restaurant wasn't even half full. Ambiance was nice but temperature was super chilly. Food came our fast and quick. Ordered our pallela first as it does takes awhile to cook. Funny enough they didn't have any Coke. They had diet but not the regular leaded stuff. Th taps we ordered were very flavorful. What was disappointing was the pallela. It was needing salt just a dash as it was super bland even with all the yummy seafood that adorned it.
Food was delicious!! Margarita a little small
For the price but excellent quality!!!
Excellent service and delicious Spanish food. The paella was excellent!
Enjoyed the meatballs, garlic prawns and mussels.
Nice place , quiet, food was authentic and Sangria was very nice.
Enjoyed it and will repeat.
We’ll be back... amazing flavors... great value!
The space was cute and I liked the vibe. Table wasn’t ready at time of reservation. Ordered several tapas after we were seated. After an hour or waiting, only Brussels sprouts were served. I’d be more flexible if we ordered paella, but we didn’t. Brussels sprouts were good, but we chose to leave because of the wait. Server was nice enough to comp the Brussels sprouts and a cocktail.
Excellent paella with good choices for wine selection at reasonable prices. We would recommend this restaurant.
Great experience. We will go back.
We were absolutely blown away with every single thing we ordered. Didn’t try the Paella, but the Tapas we’re phenomenal. Shrimp, Pork, Chicken with bechamel, bacon wrapped figs. All to die for.
Good neighborhood spot.
Great service and delicious food, I recommend to stop by.
The service was atrocious. Our server checked on us one time during the meal. We couldn’t get our water refilled, napkins... I had to stand at the open air kitchen for 6 minutes staring at the poor cook waiting for someone to give me my check to pay... he eventually got a clerk from the HOTEL to ring me up. I was not given an itemized receipt to see what I was paying for but at that point I was just done. I’ve been here before in the service in food was excellent but after this past experience I would never be recommending this restaurant.
Lovely dishes and service
Slow uninformative service staff.
Food doesn’t come out in order.
With 6 tables they appeared to be overwhelmed.
Cold cuts come out after hot plates.
Way way too overpriced for the quality and portions.
bota tapas and paella bar does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. bota tapas and paella bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 345-2303.
bota tapas and paella bar is rated 4.2 stars by 583 OpenTable diners.
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.