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Lolinda

4.7
4.7
2516 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Argentinean, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, 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

  • Executive chef

    Alejandro Morgan

  • 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: (855) 970-2629

  • 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, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,516 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. S

    Sophie

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lolinda is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Great date spot, amazing food (tapas style is always fun so you can get a variety of different things), and great craft cocktails. Our server Jennifer was great last night and made us feel special and welcomed.
  2. JQ

    JeffQ

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    Opentable has the option to make a reservation for 9:15, as soon as we arrived we were told the kitchen and bar close in 10min. I asked the hostess why they have that time as an option then and she replied ‘I don’t run opentable’ which I found to be a very rude response. The waiter did his best to push out the time we needed to order food but everything was very rushed we had to order drinks early in order to have them throughout the meal and the food was rushed out to us very quickly. It felt like they were just trying to get us out as soon as possible. Please adjust the time that is available for reservation as 9:15 had a huge impact on the experience. I’ve been to Lolinda many times, it’s a great restaurant, but this time should be removed from the app
  3. G

    Gemma

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first dining experience at an Argentinian steak house. We enjoyed all the food and libations. The Pisco Sour cocktail and the Spanish wine complimented the small plate entrees and the steak. The ceviche was delicious. Our service was excellent. We will certainly return.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was good, nothing spectacular. We really enjoyed the Cookie and Milk dessert though! The restaurant itself is quite dark and loud - made it a little difficult to hear each other talk. But overall, it was a good time!
  5. JU

    JUANAG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing! Would definitely return.
  6. J

    Jessmy

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Great for meat and BBQ dishes. Can't see anything, lighting super uncomfortable low cannot even see what we are eating lol.
  7. KH

    KimberlyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steaks were melt in your mouth flavorful and you taste the meat. The service was great and the restaurant wasn't crowded at all.
  8. IA

    IsabelleA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meat, lovely place. We went to celebrate my husband's birthday and they had a little surprise for him at the end, a brownie with a birthday candle! We will certainly come back!
  9. JA

    JessicaA

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and we absolutely loved the food and drinks here. It was nice to eat family style and get to try everything! We were recommended to try the empanadas, the skirt steak and the cauliflower, and those were all our favorites! The atmosphere was amazing and we had some incredible drinks.
  10. LC

    LeahC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    great drinks. portion of food has changed from the first visit many years ago. good server
  11. KG

    KonradG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Just like all the other diners - the service is awful. No intuitive service- everyone is rushing, clearing plates when you have not even finished. It's probably the worst service in the city. Nobody noticed that our water was empty, our drinks were empty although they just ask do you need anything else - you feel they just want to turn the table. Definitely not a place we would return or can recommend. @ Management - please train your staff on service. One of your busser was literally trying to pass me while we are leaving the restaurant. It's just so odd.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience!
  13. A

    Andrew

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    The qulity of food and service have progressively been getting worse over the last few visits. This time food was just average and service was terrible. The server barely checked on us and forgot to put in a food order before the kitchen closed.
  14. f

    foodlover

    Phoenix

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food and drink at Lolinda are at their usual high standard with exceptional tender steaks and delicious empanadas. The bone marrow is my favorite. The bartender was exceptional, crafting well balanced cocktails. Lolinda lost a star this time for being overly efficient with the food service. Everything arrived super fast with mains arriving well before we were finished the appetizers. We were there to enjoy and socialize. If we had wanted fast food, we would have gone elsewhere. We were left with the impression that they were trying to turn the table fast, though most of the upstairs was empty. Food service is often an art form with timing being important. Based on past experience at Lolinda, I am confident that this time was an aberration.
  15. AS

    AlinaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place across the board. Food is superb, staff is accommodating, vibe is unique.
  16. JA

    JenA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed the service and primarily the food , was excellent. Thank you .
  17. J

    Jennie

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious tapas, friendly and attentive staff, cool atmosphere- would come again for sure
  18. E

    Elder

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We had the haddock and filet mignon both were excellent. The lighting is very low which can be uncomfortable for older eyes.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    52 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    What a bad experience. The food it’s amazing but the service omg, it’s so bad. I am sorry, but you are paying a high price for a server send all your food at the same time? Thankfully I learned it in my first round of food and I ordered the other ones slowly. If I haven’t done that I would have all my food at the table in less than 30 minuts. He also made bad jokes on our table while we were in the middle of the conversation. I won’t go back anymore i am done with Lolinda.
  20. BP

    BhoomiP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    The food I felt was overpriced for the variety and quality. Service was a little slow. Now the food, its good but not mind blowing. Ambience is great and the place is huge. We got the Asado Mixo and it was honestly underwhelming. It had two actual steak pieces and total of 2 sausage. Sausages were dry, steak was good but such a small quality so not much to say about it.
  21. j

    jenniferf

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    I was extremely disappointed with the ending to our dinner. Food was ok, nothing exceptional but the service was sub par. We had to flag our server down for service and he forgot to bring up a drink for my client. The most horrific part of the dinner (again please note I was entertaining a client) was when the server came by after I had signed the check to ask why I left so little…”my manager is going to question why you didn’t leave more…. “ I left 18% pre tax for the tip on service that rates as some of the worst service I have had in a long time. I do not recommend this restaurant, there are so many other fabulous places to go with exceptional service and customer engagement.
  22. ML

    MsLQ

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food, drinks, and service was great! One thing that could improve is the lighting, it was so dark we barely can see our food. We used or flash light on our phone to grab our food on our plate, but overall, we had a good time.
  23. KR

    KevinR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful night at Lolinda everything tasted great and the service was amazing.
  24. PC

    PaulC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious. A rare gem in the city. Fantastic.
  25. RG

    RhondaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was wonderful .The food was some of the best fine dining that I have ever eaten . The staff was friendly knowledgeable and prompt.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food ever! Took dad out for Father’s Day and he was super impressed, he couldn’t stop talking about how delicious everything tasted and he’s a hard man to impress. Thank you for excellent experience!!!
  27. JY

    JessieY

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Waited for 15 minutes after being seated and have to get someone’s attention before asking for drink orders .
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebramos el día del Padre . El staff y la comida increíbles , amo este lugar , somos clientes frecuentes y siempre que vamos recibimos una atención tan espléndida . Gracias ❤️
  29. MK

    MariaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place is very nice, food excellent and our waiter was extremely good, attentive to every detail and it was one of the best services I have received.
  30. C

    Csfa

    San Francisco

    69 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    I was a big fan of Lolinda pre-pandemic and have been there many times, but this 2022 visit was a bit disappointing. Starting from the maitre'd to our waiter, the service was rushed and unattentive. Food was okay but not superb, and the portion got a lot smaller than 2019. Also the noise was so loud that my friend and I could barely hear each other across the small dining table. We both wondered whether we would be going back again.
  31. AC

    AlexandriaC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience at Lolinda! The ambiance is lovely - it’s really a great place for anyone including families, kids, groups, couples, etc. The service was excellent - our servers were helpful, gave us good recommendations, and were overall great. We ordered the empanadas de hongo, the yucca fries, the bife de chorizo, and the papas with chimichurri. Everything was delicious, excellent quality, fresh, and filling. I spent time living in Argentina and the menu options had quite a bit of authentic dishes. We love Lolinda and will keep coming back. It’s somewhat hard to get a reservation here, so book in advance or if you’re in a smaller party, you might be able to walk in and get a table if you’re lucky.
  32. EH

    EdwardH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, some of the best service I have experienced in a long time. Would highly recommend to anyone.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The overall experience was excellent. We didn’t have to wait much to get our table. The environment was perfect for a Friday night out. The waiter was great about recommendations on food and drinks. The food was amazing! We had the fish, rib eye and some veggies. Highly recommended for a great fun night out with friends!
  34. BC

    BrianC

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening with delicious food and exceptional service. Must tries: both of the ceviches, the rib eye with bone in; the halibut, and the veggie skewers—to die for. Plus super reasonable wine list, which is a blessing in the city
  35. RD

    RicardoD

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place. Food was good. The matambre is not traditional matambre would be my only issue. Some kind of flank steak? Very good but was craving real matambre.
  36. R

    Roli

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is great! Get the empanadas–I had to repeat a few times.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    We had a very small table in a very crowded walk area, food came out way too fast and all at once. While the food was good, we were rushed to complete so we had room on the table.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    INCREDIBLE drinks, amazing staff, delicious food!! To get the full experience I suggest sharing 3-4 smaller places and then a main!
  39. a

    asfjkvhqf

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    The service is too fast, they don't let you enjoy the moment. Shame, it was one of my favorite restaurants.
  40. C

    Chico

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Once inside it was great! The food was delicious. Unfortunately, the area did not feel safe. If you don’t park near the restaurant it was scary.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Lolinda is rated 4.7 stars by 2516 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


Google Map for Lolinda

2518 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Additional information

  • Cross street

    21st Street

  • Neighborhood

    Mission District

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Argentinean, Unspecified

  • 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

  • Executive chef

    Alejandro Morgan

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, 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: (855) 970-2629

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