Lolinda

4.7
2321 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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Mark94115
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall great experience. One minor issue is they squeezed 7 of us in a booth that shouldn’t hold more than 4 or 5 and there was an incredibly loud group of millennial women who were having far too much fun right next to us. Loved the food! Great cocktails! Service was right on target. Will definitely go back.

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PaulM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best service we have had in months, if not years. Staff works as a team so you have multiple people helping out and paying attention rather than just one person. Background music a bit loud, maybe because it was empty (5:30 reservation). Great food and drinks.

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TiffG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, and beautiful setting.

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vipLisa
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a friend's birthday. The food was so flavorful - service was amazing. I was happy to be seated in the upstairs area so we could hear each other talk. Overall a very memorable time!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beatiful space, great customer service, food is delicious
Drinks are amazing

We are planning to comeback pretty soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Locale molto rumoroso. Cibo nella media ( empanadas e crocchette ) ad eccezione della carne eccellente.
Abbiamo provato a saldare il conto con 4 carte di credito differenti per poi comunicarci che il loro ristorante non prendeva carte internazionali ( abbiano provato con Amex oro, Mastercard oro , Visa )
Sono dovuto uscire a prelevare dei contanti per saldare. Neppure un “ mi spiace”…

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GinaK
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The whole restaurant is so dark, the table was tiny for 2 people where the massive main entree dishes could barely fit.

The food was ok, but not really great value for the money.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic but it was very expensive

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Very, very loud. Dining hall feel. Our server and the bussers were lovely. The food was sub-par. Overcooked brussel sprouts. Artichokes tasted like ash and were undercooked. Ribeye was basically right temp internally but burnt on the outside and ultimately inedible because we could taste a day or more worth of charcoal from a dirty grill.
Disappointing experience to say the least.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal ! Thank you Lolinda

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Spot on with service and food was delicious. We will definitely be back!

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PriscillaT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was absolutely amazing!!! My husband and I go fine dining every Friday for date night, normally we have a great time and delicious food but mainly we just enjoy the great conversations we have over a bottle of wine. At Lolinda, we were BLOWN AWAY with the food and the conversation mostly went about “This is the best _____ I’ve ever had! I cant’t believe how good _____ is!” Interspaced with moans of joy and eye rolls of pleasure after every bite. Honestly it felt like an orgasmic experience lol. Needless to say, hubby and I will be returning. Usually we hate loud places but the food more than makes up for it. We had the ceviche de pescado, pulpo, broccolini, fried yuca, flap steak, hanger steak, and New York steak. And literally every single thing we loved.

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Pros:
Great wait Staff
Good lighting
Great food
Short wait on food

Cons:
Open seating arrangement means it gets loud. Not great for a romantic or intimate setting. Combined with wait Staff wearing masks, it's hard to hear them.
Hard to get a table on weekends. Book at least 1-2 weeks in advance.

For the uninitiated: It's a steakhouse. They get expensive. This place is no different. Prepare to spend.

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EastBayFoodies
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If there were more stars, I would give them. A truly superb dining experience. We had limited time as we had a theater engagement, and without hesitation, we were seated, welcomed and catered to by multiple servers, ensuring we were on pace (explaining that they would normally prefer a more leisurely experience, but totally honored our request for time). From the shrimp skewers, mussels, salmon, hangar steak, brussels, yuca potatoes, oxtail... I can't even remember what else, food was elegant, cooked to perfection and DELICIOUS. Victoria was AMAZING; She exceeded all expectations, as did her team of servers. They did such a great job with timing, we even snuck in a dessert or two before leaving for the theater. THANK YOU VICTORIA... THANK YOU LOLINDA. We will be back!

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JimS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent just getting quite expensive and of course it’s always loud.

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vipJONO
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal on my first visit to Lolinda. The food, wait staff and ambiance was excellent!! Will definitely come back!!

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NataliaK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing steak and food every time!! A very loud place and expensive, which are the only downsides.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Thank you!

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JackFoodie77
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We received great service from Juan Carlos and staff. We tried all 3 types of empanadas; beef, chicken and vegetables. All 3 were delicious but we liked chicken the best. The croquettes were filled with cheese and were yummy. We also had the grilled artichoke, the sauce with the artichoke was my favorite as it was not spicy. We also tried yuca fries and the chicken skewer. The best part was the dessert and the cookies and milk did not disappoint. We will back.

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ElenaF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great spot to meet up with friends!
Great menu with many options including for those who are vegetarian.
The wine list complemented the menu and had good price options. Wait staff attentive and had helped with suggestions with portion size for a group of 6

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

I love lolinda but the service was not good this time.

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vipMAS16
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a definite favorite restaurant. The food and service are fabulous. Fresh and tasty pork chops and steak.

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YummyYummy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just lovely! A fantastic staff and delicious food. We felt safe and well taken care of; it was wonderful!

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GrantS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great, the service was exceptional. It’s a tad dark in the restaurant but it’s a cool ambiance. Will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for my wife’s birthday.
Love the ambiance and the food was amazing.
Awesome service as well!
Thank You!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Questioning the extra charge on my credit card this morning that I will dispute with my bank and get clarification from the restaurant when they open. We reviewed the receipt, everything was correct, added the tip, and this morning there is an additional charge. When you leave a restaurant you trust your credit card is safe.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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Deborah
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was super friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to ensure we had a fantastic experience.

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Colin
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious tapas style dinner. Get the octopus and the Pisotolero

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a lovely Covid surprise. The quality of our entire meal was exceptional-we had the rib-eye that was cooked to perfection, an amazing corn salad and broccolini. I’ll definitely be coming back!

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JudyG
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday dinner here. Great food & drinks and great service. We will return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing against this restaurant at the end of my stay in San Francisco I came to conclusion that I just a little bit spoiled being from New York City.

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Xitrum
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First timer at Lolinda. Our server were pretty attentive and helpful. Sorry I forgot her name. The food was excellent and reasonable priced. Will come back whenever I am in the city and craving for some good meat.

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vipAnthony
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As always, the food was excellent. We started with the croquetas and chicken empandaas which are favorites. My friend had the muscles. He enjoyed them immensely. We had the cauliflower and broccolini to accompany our medium rare boneless ribeye, which was perfectly cooked.

The service was great.

The only issue was the level of lighting. It was a bit dim and it was difficult to see the paper wine list.

Overall, our meal was excellent.

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vipKevinFoodie
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my top 3 restaurants in SF. Outstanding food, (the pork chop continues to be the best I have ever had), Friendly , professional service, very good value - particularly by SF standards, and an energetic vibe. As it is a family style restaurant, I highly recommend going with 4 or more people and ordering and sharing as many items as you can. I have never had something I didn't like there.

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Tash
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food. great service. parking can be a challenge.

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Crispy
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grabbed the last slot at 5:30 which was their opening time for dinner. Dark and quiet spot upstairs and got 5 dishes to share (for a group of three). Great service, food was mindblowingly good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots to visit, and they did not disappoint. Amazing food and atmosphere. I am so happy to be back!

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Lolinda is rated 4.7 stars by 2321 OpenTable diners.

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