Lolinda

4.8
2111 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 2111 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAnaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during SF Restaurant week and it was delicious! First time here and we enjoyed the Chuleta and Bife de Chorizo so much. The dessert of cookies and vanilla shake was also yummy, we ended up spiking one of the shakes with bourbon. Can't wait to go again and try their regular menu.

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cineman
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent steaks and service . . . great value, neighborhood gem.

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StellaC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, decent and affordable Restaurant Week menu choice, excellent customer service. I'll be back.

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CatalinaL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food for restaurant week! The steak was cooked to perfection and super tender. The alfajores were amazing and highly recommend as dessert!

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AllisonS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Me and my girlfriends went there for Restaurant Week SF at dinner time and the food was AMAZING. The grilled pork and alfajores with vanilla milkshake left the table quiet for an uncomfortable amount of time, and am so excited to go back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We thought the food and service was great! However, we noticed how they were clearing tables and cleaning them, or not cleaning them and the way they were being reset and we felt uncomfortable. They used the same rag to wipe a few tables, and didn’t use any kind of cleaning spray, just a reused rag. Then we noticed how the tables were being reset, and how glasses were stacked and distributed. The person touched every glass lip to separate the stacked glasses, straws were not offered, but available upon request. They had a sheet on how to dine in their restaurant during this time in a pandemic, wearing masks to talk to servers, and when not eating and getting up from your table, etc...but in the actual areas of how they could provide a clean and safe space, they were definitely lacking. Honestly, if we had seen how the tables were cleaned and set up prior to eating we had said that we probably would’ve left and gone elsewhere.

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StellaC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent environment, friedly service, great menu choice for Restaurant week at affordable price.

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vipNiceAtmosphere
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful experience. Also, a great place to have a celebratory dinner!

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VivianP
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time ! food was delicious and and the service was in top !

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Paul
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and a great price for what we got. The server, Pamela, was very pleasant and made great food recommendations.

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vipDanaC
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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FrankH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our servers were very nice and professional. The meal was very good.

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Briana
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Such an amazing experience! I celebrated my birthday here and will definitely be back!

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MoiE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Our waitress was not attentive and rude.

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GrettyC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing and service as well!

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AuraB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was really tasty and the service was great.

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FrankieM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lolinda is one of my favorite restaurants in the city! Try the Ensalada de Palmito and Hueso (appetizers) Asado Mixto (entree) Zuzugarai, Txacolina (wine). You will not be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderful meal. The Covid precautions are solid. Service was excellent and the food delicious. They have a nice take on empanadas and the skirt steak was perfectly cooked.

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JessiG
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal! Our favorite place to go on date night.

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John
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in SF! The food is great and the atmosphere is really cool.

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SandraN
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server was AMAZING! His name started with a C. I have a bad memory. Curtis, Craig? (sorry)

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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vipHauteMa
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vincent is a gracious host. Our tapas were served timely. Every entree was delicious. The churros were the BEST!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great & speedy service. Friendly staff that make you feel welcome as soon as you enter the building. Food is always Amazing, literally ANYTHING on the menu is “good option” . Love to bring family / friends visiting from out of town here!

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JeanR
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend it on all fronts. The food, service, and ambiance were all great!

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ElizabethK
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

It was too dark for my taste. Make it a bit lighter so people can see where they are going on those stairs.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

They were out of Cava and my steak didn't come with the potatoes it usually comes with. I asked for Chimichurri sauce to go and was told there were out. I've had great experiences at this restaurant but this time it was pretty disappointing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were out of the pork chop but I forgive them. Lol. Still my favorite place!!

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JeniseP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The quick brown fox jumps over the fence. Abc123xyz.

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MaryC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

COVID precautions are in place, lots and lots of space between tables. Felt safe, tasted delicious. Everyone was in a great mood. Felt like normality returning. Make sure you get the Pork Chop even if you don't like pork chops, it's delicious!

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Rick
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Argentinian Steakhouse... Could not ask for anything better.

Rick Gutierrez

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place my favorite restaurant in SF

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve dined at Lolinda a few times pre Covid and it was always great. They just opened back up inside and seem to be doing a great job following COVID protocols. Service for drinks was a little slow, but our server was tentative and food was great and timely! Would definitely recommend!

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Jason
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Empty restaurant, first to arrive, 2 people, and they placed us right next to the front door and service desk with people walking past which was cold away from any of the beautiful inside ambience. I specifically requested in my reservation somewhere romantic.

We asked to be moved and they said no, another couple also asked to move and they took them upstairs. We asked for same treatment which they then did, and tried to place us at a bar when there were 100% empty for all the other 2 person tables in the whole restaurant!

We asked to move to the 2 person tables which they then allowed but why so much hassle? Do you want me to do your job for you? If your restaurant is empty (and the top floor pretty much was entirely empty for the whole duration of our stay, why not put us on the nice 2 person table instead of a horrible bar stool? Terrible service for what was supposed to be a romantic night for us.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so happy to be back! The COVID precautions are in point.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myles is amazing to bad he is leaving :(

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vipNewlydevolopedfoodie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Wish it wasn't closing again! Please visit when its open again!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food was great as always. My favorite spot

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MiriamL
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are doing a phenomenal job dealing with all the new covid-related regulations. Be sure to give 30% if you can! Food was great, just as always. Drinks were solid. Prices seem the same. We got a little tipsier towards the end of our meal (3 spicy margs each!) but we still managed to keep our masks for most of the evening. Since there are fewer tables, the noise level was perfect! It used to be so loud you could not speak with your table-mate, but that's not an issue any more.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So excited Lolinda is now open for indoor dining! We always go there for special occasions... we loved the delicious food and nice ambiance. Servers (I love Dustin) and server assistants are very attentive. This place is definitely a must try!

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Lolinda is rated 4.8 stars by 2111 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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