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About Lolinda

A new kind of Argentinian steakhouse that combines Latin American flavors with Californian sensibilities.

2518 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Argentinean, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:


Happy Hour: Mon - Su 5:30pm-7:00pm

Dinner: Su-Th 5:30pm-11:00pm

Dinner: F-Sa 5:30pm-12:00am

Cross Street:
21st Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 550-6970

Website:
http://www.lolindasf.com/

Parking Details:
We have valet connected with the restaurant that charges a flat rate of $12 per car.

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.

Executive Chef:
Alejandro Morgan

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For special events, please contact our Events Coordinator, Ana Ligi: aligi@lolindasf.com or visit our website: http://lolindasf.com/special-events/

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Private Dining

Lolinda our impressive three-level space offers a broad range of layouts for any occasion, from festive, family-style dinners to elegant cocktail receptions. The restaurant's dedicated spaces include the dining room, mezzanine, two bars, and a rooftop deck with sweeping views of the city skyline.

Lolinda Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (78)
Fit for Foodies (65)
Special Occasion (63)
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Tapas (61)
Good for Birthdays (55)
Fun (52)
Creative Cuisine (51)
Vibrant Bar Scene (51)
Good for Groups (49)
Hot Spot (45)
Handcrafted Cocktails (44)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Romantic (43)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
Authentic (35)
Casual (31)
Bar Seating (30)
Happy Hour (28)
Worth the Drive (28)
People Watching (24)
Comfort Food (17)
Cozy (17)
Tasting Menu (17)
Business Meals (15)
Late-night Find (13)
Paleo Friendly (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Healthy (7)
Spicy (7)
Great Beer (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Seasonal (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Organic (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Scenic View (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 21 hours ago

Hostess wasn't very helpful. Wouldn't take our names for reservations and said it would be a 2 hour wait. Used open table while she was talking and got an immediate reservation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Had a great first time dinner at this restaurant in the heart of the Mission district. Shared plates worked out very well for us. Service was efficient and friendly. Interesting wine list with some good by the glass selections. Prices for food and drinks are not out of line for a popular place in mid-SF. Only negative related to our night there was the noise level - quite high which makes it difficult to carry on a conversation at times. Other than that a very enjoyable dinner. We'll be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined 2 days ago

Great service and delicious food! Perfect for a date night, we split the 18 oz ribeye and shared a few small plates. Ended with coffee & churros - delicious!

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·Dined 3 days ago

AMAZING can’t believe it’s taken me this long to eat downstairs can’t wait to go back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Dinner here was great like always. I always go here when I get a chance. I brought my husband this time around and he loved it as well!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our dinner was amazing! We went to celebrate our anniversary and it was the perfect choice for us to have a nice delicious dinner. The only thing we didn't love was that restaurant was a pretty loud.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food is amazing, the noise level is super high. Great for going out with friends terrible date night local. Service is good, delicious food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great restaurant in the heart of the Mission. I took my son for his 18th birthday along with his two brothers (5 total). Food was a hit with everyone. The service was great as was the ambiance. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was an amazing experience- very good food. Beautiful establishment

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Wonderful food and good service. It is very noisy though. We had the Spanish Octopus, chicken empanadas and the pork chop. Everything was wonderful. The chef grilled the octopus as they do in Argentina. We also had the pork belly, which was very good but the other three were outstanding. The people next to us highly recommended the Ono ceviche, they said it was the best ceviche they had ever had.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

went to celebrate a birthday. food was fantastic. service was faster than fast and our waitperson knew how to present the menu so we, first timers, would have a nice meal. very crowded because salesforce conference in town. noise was high because of the crowd. only bad thing for me was the very low lighting. hard to read menu and review check.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Birthday celebration. Excellent steaks with yummy chimichuri sauce. Reasonable corkage fee. Friendly service

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

All the small plates we had - salad, ceviche, octopus, artichoke, peppers, and shrimp on a skewer - were delicious. The steak and short ribs were just ok. Next time I'd just do the tapas, but it's definitely worth returning for that.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Loved the food, the service, and the energetic atmosphere.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very good overall experience. Food was excellent and the service was very friendly and attentive. The butter squash empanadas were delicious. The table shared the pork chop and the ribeye steak. Both were grilled perfectly. I only wish the table lighting would have been a little brighter. I had difficulty reading the menu. We will definitely return to try other items on the menu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was ok. Though during dinner my husband mentioned that I cook steak better than the restaurant did. Everything was over charred and undercooked. The wait for our food was simply too long. Almost an hour for our mains to arrive. The drinks at the bar were good.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food, great ambiance, and great service! Winner! Will come back and recommend!

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

My wife and I loved everything. The food, place, and staff were all excellent.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Really cool modern interior! Plates were small and a bit pricey. Our favorite by far were the empanadas. The melted cheese with bacon recommended by our server was also excellent!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Does not look appealing from the outside. But, once you get seated you get full ambiance of a real Date Night and service. GreatBut wait!
The Food is Exceptional and worth the drive from the Peninsula.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

My absolute favorite restaurant in San Francisco, amazing steaks, great flavor and delicious wines

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Had a great dinner with friends here! The ambiance was upbeat and fun, we had great food and a bottle of wine to share. Would definitely recommend for dates or smaller gatherings!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Stepping into this restaurant off the Mission district was like entering a whole new world. It was so spacious inside and the seating was perfect. Groups were not too cramped together and each table felt like they had their own private space. I mean, that's how I felt as I was celebrating my husband's birthday. The service was one of the best I ever had. Our waitress always anticipated what we needed next and as soon as we finished the tapas, someone would come to clear our plates, and then give us more food. The same thing happened with drinks. Food was amazing. Definitely get the croquettes!!! They were our faves. Cocktails were delicious as well. We had plans right after dinner or we would have gone up to the rooftop, soo.... I will be coming back soon!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything perfect. Brought 2 Friends who had never been there. They loved everything. Especially the croquettes and the churros for dessert. The meat was amazing of course. Going back next week.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food was very good, but it was tough to get past the incredibly rude host that "welcomed"our party when we arrived. She make it clear she could not have cared less that customers were arriving to patronize the place. Dismissive, brusque, no smile. When we were finally seated we were told that we'd better be done eating by 9:00pm. It was nearly 7:30pm, and this isn't a fast food joint. Talk about putting a damper on things. Then as we finished, just before 9pm, the place was half empty. Not sure what the rush and bad attitude was all about, since clearly our tiny table for three was not needed for later diners. The staff working the front of the house need some serious retraining.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Incredible pork chop and rib eye steak!!! Small plates were just okay. Always friendly service!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

The restaurant was just too loud. We asked for the quietest table. I had to shout across my two person table to speak to my friend and they had to lean forward to hear me. So was not a relaxing meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The octopus was the standout dish, as were the 2 salads.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

First saw the restaurant on “check please Bay Area”. It lived up to all of my expectations! Food was absolutely exquisite. Service was wonderful. My only problem was the noise level because it was hard to have a conversation without screaming.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Finally we got a reservation to this popular Argentine restaurant. Everything was terrific from our waiter’s suggestion to the succulent grilled Pulpa. We tried the ceviche micro, yucca fries with our entre and enjoyed the home made churros for desert. We will return again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good food, good service, but super loud. I couldn't hear anything across the table. Love the Grilled Octopus, and the salads!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My husband and I were immediately and graciously served a glass of champagne to help us start our evening celebrating our anniversary. Our waitress gave us wonderful suggestions of things to try. I really enjoyed the beef empanadas. Our pork chop was juicy and the char on it was perfect. Not burned just carmelizing the outer edge and seal in the juices. The cauliflower was roasted well and the pork belly was good, especially with a bit of jalapeno but not great. The noise level is loud, and I wish my husband and I could have sat closer together but that's just us.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Best Steakhouse in the City! Get there an hour later and head to El Techo de Lolinda for great drinks and appetizers

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was great. The Rib eye steak was cook to perfection and we also loved the palmito salad. The can improve their service, we waited a long time for our table even with a reservation and the all the party present.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

An excellent dining experience in the Mission. The main meal and deserts were wonderful and an added feature was a nice secure parking garage around the corner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

2nd visit, loved it! Tapas are exciting and flavorful. The pork chop and prime rib was outstanding! Friendly service. Keep it up Lolinda!

Tags: Hot Spot, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We went for my husband's birthday. This is what we ordered: Croquetas, Chiles a la Parilla, Entrana skirt steak, Asado Mixto, Ensalada Rusa and Yuca Fries. The Ensalad Rusa was okay, but everything else was really good. For dessert we ordered the cookies, flan and churros. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic! My only complaint is the restaurant is a little dark. Nevertheless, we can't wait to go back and try other items on the menu (e.g. octopus, pork belly, bone marrow).

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We were late and they accommodated us which is a first. Much Appreciated

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Lolinda was great. Food fantastic- Noted, was that this was a birthday celebration and although they mentioned that they would do something nice, they must have forgotten- and so did I, after the drinks. I did see the b-day candle at a different table. Our waitress was was super sweet and attentive. I didn't expect it to be so loud but my party was okay with it. A bustling, younger crowd. I'll take my son and a couple of his friends. Thanks for an overall good time!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Fantastic meal at Lolinda. Sampled lots of delicious items on the menu, ceviche, empanadas, skirt steak, roasted cauliflower, grilled shrimp and churros! Loved it all. Fancy pisco cocktail was amazing. Our waiter, Spencer was also fantastic. Only points lost was bathrooms were out of paper supplies - not good. Room was REALLY loud, maybe adds to the energy level? Overall, loved it, we'll be back.

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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