Lolinda

4.7
2221 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 2221 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarinaL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambience. The meat is perfectly cooked.

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JustinR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as always. And the drinks were amazing

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nowucme
Miami
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food, drinks and service is excellent. The steak is by far one of the best I have had in SF.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 7 enjoyed our visit. I’m the only vegetarian in the group, and there was plenty on the menu that I could eat—that’s always a nice surprise at a steakhouse. Standouts included the pork belly, ceviche, and green beans. I also loved the mushroom empanadas.

Staff was masked the whole time. Diners were not masked at their tables but wore masks when entering, leaving, and heading to/from the bathroom.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It’s a bit dark, not a deal breaker. My party and I had a little of everything. Straight from the beginning the drinks were phenomenal. And all the food was delicious. Only thing I didn’t really like was the tres leches cake.

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BjornE
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three vegetarians went to a steakhouse and had amazing food! Few places in SF have this varied and great vegetarian food, and the cocktails are also amazing. Highly recommended,

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Kiefer
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & friendly staff. Servings could be slightly larger.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Excellent service and good. Highly recommend

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NinaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lolinda is a vibrant restaurant with a varying amount of food options. Personally, I enjoyed the salmon and finished the evening with tres leches.
Loved the ambiance but service was a bit slow- the server forgot to bring out one of the entrees and drink but made up for it at the end with bringing out a birthday cake as we were celebrating a special occasion. Overall, Lolinda is worth the visit and recommend to make reservations ahead of time as they do get very busy on weekends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG! My fiancé came here last night for the first time. The food was great! The drinks were great! The service was great! The ambiance was great! Even the prices were great. Literally, nothing to complain about. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! The birthday cake for the birthday girl was also delicious! Thank you!

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Filipa
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was very very very good. Very good negroni. Perfect place to celebrate our anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The foods were so good.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ribeye and Ceviche are a must!

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Derek
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I think at this point I've been seated at every single one of the downstairs tables at Lolinda.

Beautiful decor and amazing food. We'd arrived early for our reservation and had two drinks at the bar. You can't move your bar tab to your dinner tab, so don't wait until your table is ready to close your tab.

The chorizo is stellar, the bone marrow never disappoints, the short ribs were fantastic. Friendly, knowledgable, and prompt staff. There was a twenty minute wait between our table being cleared after dinner and the waiter coming by to ask about dessert, which would have been a plus had we not had a trip at 6am, so the silver lining is we skipped dessert? Next time, though!

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HadleyW
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious and such a swanky setting, would definitely recommend. Great cocktails

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smallzsf
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Started with a few small plates, the ceviche mixto and the beef tartare, both were delicious! We ordered family style which I highly recommend! We ordered the plate of mixed meats which includes steak and sausages and shishito peppers, definitely enough for two or three people. We added a few sides, the mushroom and shishito peppers, wouldn’t have ordered the peppers if I had known the meat plate had them too though. Overall great service although we thought it was weird that they kept changing our plates even when we weren’t done with our food. Everyone was very nice and our server was very attentive! Can’t wait to come here again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I made this reservation for my mother and father in law with anniversary in the description for the reservation and not once did they acknowledge any of that.
Great atmosphere and setting. Lovely food.

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JohnS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, delicious food and good service. It’s definitely a restaurant ever go back to

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vipdaveyfuzz
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Had two out of town friends and they loved the experience and ambiance and energy.

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Kellym
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HIGHLY recommend! The food was incredible and were great share plates. Once one was done the next plate was right after, the staff was so on top of it. 10/10

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LeticiaC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience ! Steak ojo de bife amazing ! Fantastic pork belly and churros to die for!
Would come back!

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Paco
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fernanda was a pleasure and made our experience at Lolinda amazing!

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BrianM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service but seating was a little too close together in my opinion. I know covid is winding down but 2ft apart from other tables is too close. Overall this is my favorite restaurant in the city.

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zzziah
Tokyo
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious pork chops

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ErickaH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The waitress was horrible
She did not take all of her orders, she did not take the time to check in with us and had an attitude.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt the assistant GM is very professional and attentive. Very courteous. Myles is an amazing server. We will keep coming back because of this two individuals. The food is outstanding and very tasty! Thank you!

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MollyM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Every dish had its own unique taste. The cocktails were also delicious. We were very happy with the service and the dishes our waitress recommended. Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing find - When we pulled up outside we were a little worried it this is definitely not a judge a book by it’s cover kind of place. We were quickly seated (reservations recommended) and scanned our menus, drinks were ordered and wow!!! (I recommend the easy rider and the Hemingway Daiquiri . We ordered an assortment of appetizers and was not disappointed with anything we received. Definitely a diamond in the rough and will keep this place in mind for my next visit to the city.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Ambiance was nice, but a little too dark in my opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was great. Server was great. The hostesses, both at El Techo and Lolinda were very rude, not welcoming, no smile, looking at their phones. Acted like our presence was an inconvenience. Luckily we aren’t uppity and have thick skin, but it would be nice to be welcomed into the space in a warm manner. Everything else was great. Thanks to the staff for accommodating us.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place is top-notch. Everything was seasoned to perfection. You must try. It was so good I sent my husband in an uber to pick up dinner the next night. Wow!!! Simply amazing.

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Pezhu
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I expected a better food quality. I found it very different compared to 2020 (before the pandemic.)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

First wanted to be seated in main floor and was told no tables available, but there were and loads of empty tables upstairs too. Not sure why my request was denied.
Upstairs is like a cafe room. Think school hall. Just no ambience at all up there.

Service was a little off. Felt like we were imposing or an after thought.

Food. Pretty plain flavor profile. Nicely cooked and plated. Was expensive for quantity. Summary, food was forgettable. Wasn’t a single item that excited. Paid $230 for 1 adult, 2 teens (2 glasses wine).

Desserts were decent. The churros though were fried too much and devoid of any flavor. Just crumby hard fried batter.

We were excited to go, but restaurant flopped.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got there a bit earlier then our reservation time. The host was nice to let us in earlier. Great service and amazing food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table was great!! I loved the ambiance of the restaurant and service was incredible

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LovesSF
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. This may be my new favorite restaurant in SF. Justin our server was so friendly and helpful. The three of us centered our meal around the shared 18oz rib eye. I make a mean rib eye, but I have to admit the smokiness on this one was better. I could have eaten it all myself. Our favorite small plates were the ceviche, corn soufflé, and empanadas. We had a bottle of Grenache from Barcelona that went so well with everything. Ended with the flourless chocolate cake and ice cream that was to die for. Justin asked if we celebrating anything, and we said yes, so he brought an additional dessert, which was a layer cake that tasted like tiramisu with a candle of course. This guy (and the cook staff) know what they are doing. We will be returning soon, and definitely for my birthday!

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Foodgods
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food whether you’re meat lover or vegetarian. Service is still great and the ambience is very conducive for a group gathering.

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MPGE
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was very good

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food as always. Terrific staff/waiter.

Table placement on second floor in back by exit door was a bit much for a 5:45pm reservation for 6 people spending over $600 when majority of restaurant is empty. Did not appreciate that. Yes I do understand reservation systems.
The whole purpose of choosing an early reservation time was to avoid being stuck in a corner. in the back & upstairs.

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Lolinda is rated 4.7 stars by 2221 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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