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Oveja Negra, San Jose, CA

Oveja Negra

4.4
4.4
557 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Experience a modern twist to traditional tapas with globally inspired shareable dishes.

Oveja Negra, translated as “Black Sheep” in Spanish is offering a menu of “unruly tapas.” Our culinary team is “going against the grain” of this deep-rooted Spanish tradition to offer the curious diner a menu representing globally inspired recipes with a tapas flair. The menu will vary by season with flavorful and unique ingredients sourced from around the world, adding an international twist to your dining experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Californian, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 6:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (408) 423-5400
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Paul Rohadfox
  • Private party facilities
    Oveja Negra can accommodate up to 100 guests for restaurant buyout and the private dining room can accommodate up to 22 guests comfortably with a big screen TV for presentation.
  • Private party contact
    Ali Mir: (408) 423-5482

What 557 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Tapas / Small Plates

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Romantic

557 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good in general, clean, good presentation, polite service, just misunderstandings about order.

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  2. GaryK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately this dining experience made our Top 5 WORST. There is no way to sugar coat it. The food was completely over-sauced, the octopus was definitely not fresh and the potato dish was soft and mushy. Find another place to dine.

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  3. LisaZ

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    With friend, sad no Tapas for lunch. but salmon hamburg tastes is good.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great and service, contrary to some of the negative reviews, was prompt and courteous for us. I guess it can be hit or miss, so were lucky to have a hit. Overall a satisfying dining experience.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The mushrooms were particularly good. The service was great. I would highly recommend the creme brulee french toast dessert.

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  6. AnastasiaC

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Been here few times already and it never disappoints. The food is delicious, well prepared, estetic, and good value. The service was great , our server Ricardo was very friendly and welcoming. Definitely will be back soon

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Spanish cuisine! Seafood paella was very good. We were surprised it had a whole lobster tail. The octopus was cooked perfectly!

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  8. yyyjjjxxx

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great. Daily special scallops and octopus were superb. There was a hotel event there and kinda noisy. Overall a great Spanish restaurant. Would love come back again

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  9. FranklinJ

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great customer service. Dinner was excellent and shout out to the waiter. I don’t know his name but he was a great server. He mention which wine he would prefer and he nailed it. Thank you

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  10. Foodfan

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    1.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    BEWARE: We drove 1 hour to try this Tapas restaurant…but they don’t serve Tapas for Lunch! The staff very kindly explained that they have been telling their management to make it clear on the website and Open Table that Tapas is “Dinner Only”

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  11. MarisaA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good but our food came really late. Two tables that sat at the same time as us left before we got our main dishes. The server apologized and comped a round of drinks.

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  12. harshm

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Setting and location are good. Food was ok to marginal. Entrecot dish was ok. Appetizers were tolerable. Service was not cheerful and attentive.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is superb, We highly recommend this restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was awesome. My husband and I enjoyed your delicious food especially the seafood paellas. Thank you and we definitely going back again.

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  14. JohnnieP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall very nice - we arrived shortly after opening so it was about still quiet. They only had their breakfast menu available so we could not see the "unruly tapas" offerings. Our breakfast was delicious as I'm sure all of them were. Weather permitting there is lovely outdoor seating available.

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  15. Dhruv

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Definitely recommend the Roasted Cauliflower, and the Patatas Bravas

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  16. KatalinaA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! Per other reviews my boyfriend and I ordered the patatas bravas, beef cheeks, and salmon. All 3 plates were incredible. We also had the lychee martini and old fashioned which were both great. Only down side is that our waiter wasn’t very attentive but apologized for his lack of attention towards the end of our meal and offered us complimentary dessert. Overall I would definitely dine here again.

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  17. LisaZ

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Pear salad was good, SEAFOOD PAELLA GF $60 was not good.

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  18. DavidJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Terrible service. Food was served lukewarm at best. With reservation was given table by front door where cold wind froze you. Had to ask for another table. Plenty of table’s were empty. Food would have been great if served hot or warm at least. Terrible service just made the cold plate’s worse.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The paella was a bit over seasoned with dry overcooked meat

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  20. AunjaneaW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was super nice and accommodating. The food and cocktails were delicious.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good experience like the live music and food on the reasonable price

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  22. Apurva

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and quantity was good too. Our server, German was really nice. Didn't rush and great recommendations. Had a really nice time.

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  23. swatid

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service by German and the food was good especially the drinks and dessert: sangria and jalapeño margaritas and churros!!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    A very disappointing experience with subpar food, but the server was understanding and helpful

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If only 2 people go, they give u a pretty small table and it is very congested. Service was awesome!! Food - appetizer and salad was very good. We r Vegeterians - and my husband doesn’t like garlic. Vegetable paella was infused with garlic and rosemary. But the staff was kind enough to make it again , but there was an extra charge. Overall a nice e place, nice location - love Santana row

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  26. Jean

    Denver

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was non existent, food was reheated and not prepared as ordered or as described on menu

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  27. AnastasiaC

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s my second visit to this gem, and once again it didn’t disappoint! Looks like the menu got updated but it’s still authentic delicious spanish food. Beef cheeks is a must try, and we really enjoyed the peppers stuffed with cod, also black rice was super tasty! Service was attentive and helpful, delicious sangria and other cocktails)) There will definitely be a 3rd and more visits soon! Great job chef🙏🏼

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  28. xihan94

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good paella. I recommended this place to my Spanish friend and he liked it too.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was not good at all. Not authentic spanish. The paella had no taste and the patatas bravas were too dry

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  30. Emma

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for good food and good ambience. Went there for friend’s birthday, we all enjoyed it. It’s nice that it’s not too crowded.

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  31. EggsterB

    Minneapolis

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This may be on my top-ten meals ever! Every bite was delicious! The setting was charming! Service was slow even though there were only a few other diners on the night we were there. Otherwise, it was a perfect night out!

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  32. KarenM

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed brunch on a Sunday morning. We each ordered a different entree and enjoyed each one. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is due to the temperature of the food. Even though it tasted great, it was lukewarm at best. Egg dishes and biscuits with gravy should be piping hot. If that could be improved…it would have rated a 5!

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  33. HerVineNess

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The setting, the ambience, the service, and above all the food here is all around excellent. Fabulous spot for brunch from the avocado toast to the chicken and waffles to the perfectly composed omelettes and the eggs Benedict. Ordered them with the tarragon Bearnaise, which is absolutely outstanding! Chef Martelle really shows off his chops with his creative breakfast dishes - he’s a master!

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  34. Sandya

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our experience at this restaurant. The food was very good and the service was very good too.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It was very quiet on a Monday evening, and the Ian was amazing the outdoor fountain, seating, sunset, and the lights. The service was decent at the end of the meal. It was hard to find him for a while to pay and get a box and leave management only approved a partial discount for resident which is the reason why we came so that was disappointing, the food was pretty good but all in all pretty expensive. We really liked the lamb dish.

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  36. TinaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very friendly. Food was very tasty including the vegetarian Paella and the Patatas Bravas (very, very tasty).

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  37. OmarJ

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Don't go. Nothing was good about it. Food was uninteresting and not very flaworful, the ambience was dark and depressing. Just no good reason to come here.

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  38. Karmann

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always phenomenal, but their staff really make it the welcoming place that it is. This is our go to for get togethers.

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  39. Andy

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Breakfast menu is a little limited but the food is decent. Service was a little inattentive, especially given how empty the place was in the morning.

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  40. Isabella

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything here was amazing - the food, the staff, and the vibes. Highly recommend for a fun date night.

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FAQs

Oveja Negra is rated 4.4 stars by 557 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


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Oveja Negra

355 Santana Row (Located on third floor of Hotel Valencia Santana Row), San Jose, CA 95128

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Located on third floor of Hotel Valencia Santana Row.
  • Neighborhood
    San Jose
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 6:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Californian, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Paul Rohadfox
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (408) 423-5400
  • Private party facilities
    Oveja Negra can accommodate up to 100 guests for restaurant buyout and the private dining room can accommodate up to 22 guests comfortably with a big screen TV for presentation.
  • Private party contact
    Ali Mir: (408) 423-5482
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