Lolinda

4.8
2166 Reviews
$30 and under
Argentinean
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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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 2166 people are saying
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4.6
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4.7
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSoniaQ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day treat for my husband. It was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Fantastic Drinks. Fantastic service. Nothing was bad.

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MattW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food was terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is awesome, great ambiance, wonderful service, overall an amazing experience. I will be back again and again, the service, the food, and ambiance are totally worth the money you spend.

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Tino
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Still as delicious as ever and very grateful to be back. My only gripe is that the portions have definitely gotten smaller across the board. I understand recovery post covid requires some cost saving measures and I'll continue to be a supporter of this great restaurant, but I miss the old portion sizes. The ceviche and steak portions were noticeably smaller.

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KaylaP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazingly delicious!! Service was on point, I forget our brunette lady servers name but she was super knowledgeable and informative since we had never dined there before. All of her recommendations were great! Was there Thursday night, and it was packed. Good for you guys! We will be back :)

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FOODMAN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Loved the small plates and tapas. Full of exceptional flavor. Steaks were great but not mindblowing. Def Recommend empanadas, sausages, skewers, pork belly

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ASHes
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

So sorry the noise level is so high.... to the point of not able to have a conversation w. dining partner.
Food was excellent and staff was very cordial and accommodating.

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Alyssa
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Lolinda, the food and service was excellent. Highly recommend!

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MichaelP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and dining experience! Great steakhouse for any occasion.

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MarioF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Friendly staff. Food was delicious. Portions were a bit smaller than expected, but tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

They forgot about a birthday that I had told multiple people about - reservation, voicemail and hostess, but everything else was great

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Reyja
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I've had in a really long time!! The Rib eye was amazing and loved the empanadas!

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vipBrandonB
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing drinks! Perfect for a date night, or just fun dinner with friends. We visited Lolinda several years ago before the pandemic and were very impressed... booked it for our first date night in forever and it delivered!

Prompt and great service... ate indoors (like the old days!). Ambience is great... we sat on second floor with view of restaurant (would highly recommend requesting this spot!). Tables were still spaced pretty far apart so if you took mask off you didn't feel like you were too close for comfort.

Drinks were awesome (Pistolera - kinda like a Mexal old-fashioned... and Easy Rider - delicious/Fruity/smooth mexcal cocktail).

Food wise we did the Empanadas (Delicious!), Ceviche Mixto, and roasted Artchokes (Artichokes came off their grill... which is their thing... really good!)

For our main we shared the mixed plate and a side of asparagus. Mixed plate was a pretty good value ($48 for two people to share)... and we had left overs.

Don't forget about dessert! We got cookies and spiked milkshake!

Would definitely recommend if you're looking for a post-pandemic night out!

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vipTaraRae
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Usually my favorite restaurant in the city. Service was awful. Everything was out of order and did not feel like the wait staff was attentive whatsoever. Food is always exceptional but difficult to enjoy when the food was not coursed out in any methodical order.

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NinaAnn
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always phenomenal! But service with Leslie was exceptional! Thank you to the wonderful staff for an incredible dining experience! 🙌🏽

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EmilioL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Steaks were ok. Only Tasted better with dipping sauce that came with it. Overall just ok steaks 😐

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Gen6317
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host, service, and food were outstanding. Will for surely be back again!

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LiviaH
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It has great service and ambient, but the food is overpriced. We love the empanada de carne and the yuca fries were good, but overall we expected more from the Hueso and shrimp.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot

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Nisayca2001
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place

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shannonc
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was not as crowded as before, but service and food was still as I expected, attentive and personable waitstaff and delicious food.

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Frank
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late to our reservation and the hostess still accommodated us. Thankful + the food was 10/10.

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Gabi
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy coming here. One of my favorite dining experiences is always at lolinda. Staff is amazing

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BrentB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun decor, great food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was recommended to Lolinda by a family member. We were promptly seated and greeted by our servers who suggested a few items. We got the ceviche pescado, grilled artichokes, empanadas and the rib eye. The food was absolutely delicious! I cannot find the words to adequately describe the spectacular flavors of each item. A true sensation for our taste buds. On top of all that the service was impeccable. We’re not from the area but already can’t wait to come back and eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Restaurant would not look out of place in Manhattan (in the best possible way).

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YoshikoS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We were so exited to come back for all our favorite dishes.
But we were disappointed in so many ways.
When we are paying over $130 per person for dinner we expect the experience to match that value.
The server was wearing casual shorts attire, dismissed our request for additional candles because we couldn’t see what we were eating. This took away from our dining experience ( birthday dinner)
They were out of wine by the glass of 1 out of 3 options.
It feels the kitchen staff has changed as we ordered same items which we specifically came back for and they were different. We could barely eat the mushrooms - server took it off our bill once we noted and she saw the dish still full - that was thoughtful. Coffee was Luke warm.
Quinoa salad was fantastic and cocktail was good.
Lolinda used to be our top 3 restaurants in the city for us, so we were sad to have this experience...

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CharlieG
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great staff and service. Best steak I’ve had in ages

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Lex123456789101112131415
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lot of fun will definitely dine again. The food was cooked perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I have been to Lolinda several times and it never disappoints. They have a good selection of food and different drinks, including my favorite Venezuelan rum. Highly recommend it

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RamonS
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lolindas has everything delicious. Drinks, appetizers, steak, and dessert!

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AniaSlv
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the service, the waiters where so friendly. We were amazed by the octopus and the meat. Def. coming back!

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KristyM
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was on point. I love this place!

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NaMan
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Was a favorite spot of ours. Not anymore. A waste of money.

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vippetiteanna
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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CanAmeRico
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you come here and don’t get the tongue (Lengua) you’ve missed out on a life changing experience!!! I would live here if they let me just to be near the food. Can’t recommend enough for foodies - try the homemade blood sausage too - it’s delicious!!

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vipRobH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. We had empanadas and the mixed plate for two. Everything was fantastic.

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VitaliyG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The ribeye steaks were very low quality meat. Had no marbling, tasted like processed steaks from grocery store, no seasoning, burned cap.

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ElviraE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great! And our female server was fantastic. But the upstairs dining was kinda dark hardly can I see our food which are in big portion so we can all share.

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Lolinda is rated 4.8 stars by 2166 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.

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