Lolinda

4.7
1679 reviews
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Steakhouse
A new kind of Argentinian steakhouse that combines Latin American flavors with Californian sensibilities.
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JN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food and a great spot for a celebration or a date night. We come here every year for a birthday celebration which we indicate on the reservation and normally we would get a free dessert at the end of the meal. This didn't happen this time, but a small birthday gesture would have elevated this review from four stars to five.

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San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

The service was really really slow. The need to improve their staffing. My server was so absent another very competent person took the reigns and served us throughout the night. I will give them one more try and see what happens.

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KS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

A $50 ribeye should not be covered in salt. Meat was of very good quality, but crust was entirely too salty.

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S
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing the Asian host was super sweet and made sure we got a surprise cake for my guest and sent us off with the same cheerful goodbye My guest was amazed and left happy loved the steak and Chix kebab service 5 star always

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DD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Lolinda. Great food and fun atmosphere. We will definitely come back!

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MC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was ok, not great. I was really disappointed in how salty the food was. For the price it just wasn't worth it. You don't need to add heaps of coarse salt to shishito peppers, nor charge 9 dollars for them.....
The steak was very tender but again, very very overpriced. If I can get a 1 lb. Waygu Rib Eye from Berkeley Bowl for 28 bucks, I sure as hell am put off by a small steak on the menu for 70 bucks.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time here for my husband birthday. Our server was helpful and explained the menu. Everything we ordered came out within a good time allowing us to eat and enjoy our company. Food was great and service exceptional. All in all, I'd come back and would definitely recommend this place.

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AJ
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The flatriron steak was to die for, as well as the octopus appetizer. Russell at the bar is great!

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JH
Austin
42 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time! Food was delish! Our server was amazing, knowledgeable, fun and professional.
We will strongly recommend and look forward to returning!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Love this place and we will keep coming back

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1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was a little slower than what my friends from out of town were used to but it's San Francisco so I'm used to that. Other than that I had a great time here!

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LA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Lolinda and try to suggest it as often as possible for dinner or happy hour.

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SC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great spot for delicious food and great ambience. This is a lively dining experience, so not for a "romantic, quiet" date. Great for groups, business meetings, and friendly gatherings. Our waiter was *wonderful.* The food choices have a nice (slight) departure from the usual fare in the area (tongue, bone marrow, etc.), and everything is beautifully executed and tasty.

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s
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

I am a frequent Lolinda visitor. I have come plenty of times for dinner and/or drinks, however the experience for this dinner was less than satisfactory. Our waiter was extremely pushy and did not allow us to order what we wanted. I was informed my meal was "too large" and that we should share. Being that I come often I decided to go with my usual, Estrana and Papas. The serving size was significantly smaller than other times I have ordered. We all had difficulty getting the attention of our waiter, as we did not have water and had to go to the bar if we wanted drinks.

Overall I will NEVER bring a group here to entertain again.

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LS
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every dish was good --
excellent meat dishes, empanadas, croquettes and dessert (flan)
Sauce to recommend: chimichurri

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B
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We all enjoyed every dish and ordered 6 of them. The services were good.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is so good! Service is excellent, will visit here every time I’m in the bay.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Very fatty steak, took away from dinner overall. Everything else was great.

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Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Love this place, excellent customer service, excellent food the only problem is the place is so dark you could barely read the menu

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RM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our 2nd time there,for our anniversary and we actually got to sit at the same table. Service is always exceptional, food delicious . We ordered the Parrillada mixta both times except this year it seemed like less food. But love and enjoy coming here.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming here!! The foods was so good and tasty.. This was my second time coming here.. taking a friend here for a bday dinner!! The please is very nice. I love how almost every meal it come with a sauce. The service was really great and very fast with whatever we needs.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Asha for the great table.

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JR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Everything was delicious! The service was a little slow, but then the restaurant was packed. Otherwise everything is good.

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DP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding! Get the nasty bits. Lengua, morcilla, sweetbreads, all that. The ribeyes are great and the pork chop is the best you'll have. Delicious. 🇦🇷

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W
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

It was a little confusing. We went assuming it would be a steak house, and we'd order steaks. The waiter then told us it was a tapas style meal, which was fine, but didn't actually recommend any steaks. So we ordered a few small things to start, and then ordered 4 steaks for the group to share. He insisted they had to all be sharing because they serve them as they come out, so they wouldn't all arrive at one. Lo and behold, all four steaks arrived at once (and many of the tapas starters arrived together). So, uhh, yeah, it could have worked as individual plates just fine. I mean, it was fine that it is supposed to be shared plates, but why give us an excuse about the plates coming out separately, and then why put us in the situation of crowding our table with 4 wooden boards with steaks on them?

There were also other weird service issues, like we had a very long wait between receiving dessert menus and the waiter taking the dessert order. He also at one point said he would bring us more water, and did not until we asked about it after he'd been back a couple times.

I should say the food was all very good, and the prices were actually pretty decent for good steaks. I think I would have been very happy if the service had seemed a little more on top of things.

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AC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a decent price. Food was great! Will definitely be back!

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A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal for my first time at Lolinda! I was visiting SF for the weekend and my friends suggested we try their favorite restaurant and it didn’t disappoint! I love the tapas style and the food was amazing! I will definitely dine there again the next time I’m in SF.

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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly an amazing dining experience. Enjoyed it to the MAX

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A
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff very attentive, family style dining for 8 people. Rib eye steak and pork chops highly recommended. I would go back, however, lighting was too dark, and place was too noisy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Im not going to lie food is really good. I’ve been to eltecho alot but it was my first time dining it at lolinda for especiall occasion.we made a reservation 5:30pm and before we sat dow we know what to order already. We gave iur order to the server 5:35pm everything is great the server but our food took so long to come.pur main food shortribs tirada I believe that is how is called came 6:40 and we ordered it at 5:35.

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SK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

It was a very good food wise restaurant...
Bartenders, and waiters very rude and full of attitude I had to talk to the manager about this and I was very dissatisfied with the service the food tast tho was the best

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good the only problem was they burn the crab cake, but the service was excellent

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GB
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our first dining experience at Lolinda. Lived up to our expectations - go for the grilled food. The preparation is not complicated or all that unique, but the food was consistent and very tasty. The grilling is done to perfection and does not disappoint.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First date night after having our kid...and it was amazing.

Side note: if you’re going to order their cuts at anything more than medium don’t bother. These cuts are best at medium-rare or rare.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reservation wasn’t until 9:45, but we decided to pop on in an hour earlier to see if they had an available table. Mind you, his is valentines weekend and a Friday night, so we thought our chances were slim to none. BUT... they pulled through with an open table for 2 and sat us literally 3 minutes into talking to the hosts. Love the flexibility! Also food was amazing and every type of tapas we ordered did not disappoint. Love the ambiance too; very modern and chic. Our server was so on point with her recommendations and was always ready for a plate change when we looked nearly finished with our dishes. Will definitely be coming back.

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F
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Would recommend this place to anyone, can’t wait to come back again

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KB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service at reasonable prices. Always great quality.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The happy hour menu is for the bar only. Not a seated table. If this is your first time going, you need to be seated, save the bar for another time

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was good, just no like the tables was super close to each other’s.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The staff asked us six times if we were ready to order within a 10 minute span. Once we did order, they brought out four dishes at one time, including the steak which meant that it was cold by the time we got a chance to eat it. The entire thing felt rushed, even though I asked the server if we have to clear out by a certain time since it was a holiday evening. Worse yet, when the table next to us was receiving their steak, the waitress tilted the plate bringing it down and it spilled on the cuff and sleeve of my shirt.

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