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For 2
Date
Tue, 1/23
Time
11:00 PM
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bota tapas and paella bar

4.0
134 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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Bota is an authentic Spanish style tapas and paella bar located in the heart of Union Square in San Francisco. A place to go to share food, savor rustic flavors and enjoy Spanish wine in a casual, yet chic, environment. Inspired by the concept behind our name “BOTA”, a vessel to share wine with the people around you.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am
Lunch
Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(415) 345-2303
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Alex Bujoreanu & Ruben Moro
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Cross street
Taylor
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Parking details
Street parking and paid public garages.
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Public transit
Geary muni
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Special events & promotions
We host a variety of events. Please call us so we can assist you. 415.345.2303
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Bota is an authentic Spanish style tapas and paella bar located in the heart of Union Square in San Francisco. A place to go to share food, savor rustic flavors and enjoy Spanish wine in a casual, yet chic, environment.

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Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Thu - Fri 5:00PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 1:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 134 People Are Saying
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4.0
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3.9
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
3.5
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

You won't be sorry! Excellent and authentic. They even have rabbit paella! Not a long wine list, but almost exclusively Spanish, with Riojas featured prominently at a good value. A must try!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined 4 days ago

For the money, you didn't get nearly the good you should have. 4 small prawns for $16. The brussel sprouts were something my mom would make as a child and not something I'd order at a restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined 4 days ago

Very noisy! Food was fine, but hard to have a conversation, even at window seat.

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vipLaurenceSF (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on January 16, 2018

Of 86 restaurants that we have eaten at and rated in San Francisco, this one got the lowest rating. The food was subpar and the five dishes that we ordered literally came out in 10 minutes all at the same time, making me think that maybe these had been microwaved. The food was not flavorful at all. We ordered the brussels sprouts, octopus, shrimp, and lamb – and none of the dishes stood out.

The staff were very attentive and the restaurant looks very nice, they need to really up their game in terms of food.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Great location. Great staff. The food is good.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

Amazing rabbit paella! Very authentic. Small plates were small enough to enjoy multiples.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

The lamb chop was fantastic. The chocolate dessert came with olive oil, which seemed a bit superfluous, but everything else was delicious.

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vipJeffOno2damax (Central Coast)
4.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

This restaurant was very quiet with excellent service and the Tapas were exquisitely tasty and excellent in presentation. For vegetarians and meat lovers alike, the varied menu provided excellent and varied selections!!

Excellent in price too!!

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GDF8 (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Good location to meet friends - Bar service and selection was excellent, while Tapas menus fell a little flat with quality & short on value vs portions....

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Morgaine (Seattle)
3.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

Good food, service and ambiance but the prices are outrageous for tapas. This place will probably fail. You can’t charge $15 for half a chicken breast...

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