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Lolinda, San Francisco, CA

Lolinda

4.6
4.6
2905 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Cuisine inspired by Latin America, Spain and Argentina. Sustainable meats, seven different types of grass-fed, grain finished beef cuts ranging from short ribs to blood sausage cooked over a wood-fired grill. Ceviche and a handful of vegetarian offerings such as a pastel de choclo (squash, onions, raisins, and olives, cooked in a corn crust) and platano al horno (ripe plantains with queso fresco, and jicama salsa). Artisanal cocktails, piscos, tequilas, wine list primarily focused on varietals from Portugal, Spain, Chile, and Argentina including sherry and port. Stellar selection of European and South American beers. Two levels of dining, two full bars and seating for 220 people divided in a mix of booths, tables, communal tables and bar stools. Happy hour: $7 Highball Cocktails + snacks, 7 days a week, 5:30 - 7pm. Open for late-night dining.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Argentinean
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 550-6970
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Juan Torres
  • Catering
    N/A
  • Private party facilities
    For private events with groups 15ppl or more please go to our website Lolindasf.com and click on Events for all inquiries. Thank you and look forward to seeing everyone soon!
  • Private party contact
    Vincent Chooi: (510) 355-5419
  • Neighborhood
    Mission District
  • Cross street
    21st Street
  • Parking details
    Closest parking garage is on 21st and Bartlett.Please allow a minimum of 20 minutes to find street parking.
  • Public transit
    24th Street Bart station is your best options as it is three blocks from our location.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,905 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
  • 4.3Value

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  • San Francisco

    Steakhouse

2,905 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal with great service. It can get loud when it’s a packed restaurant.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was amazing! Ceviche is so good and along with the rest of the menu. I will definitely be coming back soon!

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  3. DebbE

    San Francisco

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We could not be happier with our Lolinda experience. We started at El Techo for cocktails and moved on to Lolinda. Lovely evening. The SF restaurant menu was extremely generous and a great deal. The food was creative, beautifully presented and yummie! Vincent the Manager was a pleasure, our waiter was full of great wine advice and a his explanations of the dishes fadeout mouths water. Look out we'll be back!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went to Lolinda for the first time for my birthday dinner celebration and it was an amazing experience! My table was ready immediately, service was great, food was so good, & they gave me a little birthday treat! Would highly recommend!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were thoroughly impressed with our experience at Lolinda. Pork chop was divine, creamiest melt in your mouth potatoes, and the pan de queso is an experience. Our server was super personable and attentive and the atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for on date night. Highly recommend dining here!

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  6. JimS

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always good. Young server was excellent. We were there for a birthday birthday person enjoyed themselves..😊

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and friendly service. The energy/vibe at the bar was fun and everything tasted fantastic. I’ll definitely be back for the ceviche and cocktails.

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  8. EBFoodie

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for celebrations. Very festive (but loud). Wonderful service.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. Service was great! I think the best service I’ve ever had at a restaurant. Very attentive.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visiting from Southern California. The food was amazing. I got the tung (very tender). The octopus appetizer was delicious. Highly recommend. Service was outstanding. I will definitely be going back when I return to the Bay Area.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great experience. Thank you Would come again

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  12. ThomasT

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Been here three times already, with date, buddy and solo, did Thanksgiving take out meal during pandemic and I can say that this was on my repeat but not after this dinner. Disappointing with my yucca fries being served late, not with first meat dish as planned by server and then having my ribeye cooked perfectly medium and ruined by heavy handed on the salt seasoning - meat was all around salty. I enjoyed my glass of wine, lengua, ceviche de pescado with fried corn and the rescoldo over toasted bread, just did not enjoy the rest of the meal including my late yucca fries after eating a salty ribeye! So much so that I took no leftovers home and skipped dessert.

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  13. AmyH

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious. Fun atmosphere. Food is served as it is ready. Unfortunately what we ordered was mostly ready at the same time so they all came at once which was hard to manage. It also would make for an awkwardly short dinner outing-except we were traveling and tired so it was fine.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Service and food were great. Awesome to be able to get a last minute reservation for Friday night.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great overall Service, Ambience, Food amazing, reasonable pricing Meat great quality

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  16. RafaelC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Would highly recommend to friends and family

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  17. mnowosad

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and outstanding service. Steaks were really well prepared.

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  18. Vickyh

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing!!! The ambience was great. Perfect place date night or girls night out.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Reservations were on time. Food was amazing. Service was very accommodating, friendly, and attentive. A little too noisy for conversation, but we still managed. Will definitely be coming back

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and experience. Wonderful recommendations.

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  21. LinaT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food & service! Will be coming back! Sooo good

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  22. MarinaG

    San Francisco

    68 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very loud , loud , loud, loud place. Tables are next to each other and your elbow can touch your neighbour elbow. It’s very dark in the dining room and too crowded.The food just ok nothing special. Howeber, our server was attentive to our requests and to details. The value is not great since the portions are small , so in order not to be hungry you must order more. You on potatoes for$9 sounds great bout what will you get?A paper pocket with 5-6 Yukon potatoes sticks in it and aioli on side . The smallest portion I have ever seem. Headache will accompany you after you finish your meal.

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  23. BrianC

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Normally I love this place, but the food just wasn't up to its normal standard. Hey, you can't win every time. So what was good: the food sounded good. What could be improved: it was a little boring taste-wise. Like I've had this before. Even the ceviche, which I had had before, was not as delicious this time around.

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  24. Anniebaby

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you’re looking for a flavor blast with share-able plates in an elegant setting, lolinda’s is your go to. I’ve never had a dish I didn’t like, and I can honestly say I’ve had almost everything on their menu. I order about 1/3 of the menu each time I come. You can never go wrong with their ensalada de palmito, ceviche, pulpo, empanada de carne, chuleto and shishito peppers. And that’s just to start 😉

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Foods are seriously delicious. One of my favorite restaurants in SF.

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  26. LafayetteMom

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Do not miss the beef empanadas or the mussels! So delicious! Service was great!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food never disappoints! And our waiter was fabulous! 

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  28. foodlover

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak was overcooked, but the rest of the food was delicious and the service was great

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  29. JessieJ

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, and nice ambiance! I don't know why I haven't been there more recently. I will definitely be back soon.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was excellent and willing to remedy some glitches we experienced with the expediting & table bussing staff. Food was also excellent. Good cocktails. A bit too dark in there for my liking.

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  31. jean

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my birthday at Lolinda and it was so delicious!

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  32. MelJ

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the service and delicious food! Best gambas and steak!

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  33. SarahH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, nice atmosphere, good drinks. A fun night out in the Mission.

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  34. HD70

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance. Food was delicious- pork chop, empanadas, kale salad. Service was great. A bit pricey but I’d definitely recommend!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Bar area is great. But if you get a table for two in the main dining room, be ready to sit on top of other guests. It is like a sardine can in there.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our food was delivered 5 minutes apart. Hostess acknowledged there was a birthday at the table, no desert was delivered like last time.

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  37. WesleyW

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was the best dining experience on our weekend getaway. The food was amazing.

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  38. JamesM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a reservation on a busy Sunday evening and were seated promptly. The food menu is somewhat limited (it is, after all, an Argentine style grill) but the preparation was good and the service quite efficient. Lots of families dining. Not cheap, but I would certainly look to eat there again,

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  39. SherifI

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I go here for only one dish…the hanger steak. I called ahead and asked if they had it and they said yes. We get there and they say no. Disappointed

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  40. coco

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had looked at the menu ahead of time and already picked out my dinner and it was absolutely delicious. We had the provoleta, brussels, yuca fries, the filet, and the chocolate cake and fruit tart. All were outstanding!

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FAQs

Lolinda is rated 4.6 stars by 2905 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today
Google Map for Lolinda

2518 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Additional information

  • Cross street
    21st Street
  • Neighborhood
    Mission District
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Argentinean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Closest parking garage is on 21st and Bartlett.Please allow a minimum of 20 minutes to find street parking.
  • Public transit
    24th Street Bart station is your best options as it is three blocks from our location.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Juan Torres
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 550-6970
  • Catering
    N/A
  • Private party facilities
    For private events with groups 15ppl or more please go to our website Lolindasf.com and click on Events for all inquiries. Thank you and look forward to seeing everyone soon!
  • Private party contact
    Vincent Chooi: (510) 355-5419
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