Oveja Negra

4.5
320 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.

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
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 320 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JulieW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious and we really enjoyed ourselves!!

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Elaine
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Poor quality of wagyu Wagyu and the taste is not what you expected

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MarkS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Everyone on staff moves super slow. It took over 15 minutes for them to ask for our drink order. It wasn't just our waiter; I saw the entire wait staff trudging about.

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hitman44
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must place to have an incredible meal with many guests or just a wonderful couples date :)

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JorgeV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely place, I definitely recommend this restaurant.

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vipFoodlover
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food at this restaurant is overpriced and is far from being considered Spanish. The beef cheeks were overcooked and you got the feeling as if they had been microwaved. The patatas were more like a side dish that you get for breakfast. The chicken had no taste. The bone marrow was cold and the padrón peppers needed to be cooked a bit longer... not one dish was good.

The hostess was the server and he spilled the wine twice.

The ambiance was nothing more than a few tables in a courtyard. No table clothes, nor any sort of table decor to make it feel quaint.

A total disappointment.

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VeronicaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Wasn’t what we expected. Poor customer service and waiter was rude like if he was in a hurry not patience. Food had no taste

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ChristineK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the ambiance! Food was great and drinks were delicious.

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Sharon
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Management was thoughtful and considerate.

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vipEightiesChild
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything was great. But 4 pieces of shrimp $18 isn't reasonable. More expressive than oysters.

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nado
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The only complaint is that the guy downstairs instead of taking care of us he kept talking to other people passing by. The food was good but far from being spanish

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food but slow service

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Jams
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Food wasn't as good as the pics make
It look. But service and ambiance was great! Good spot for just cocktails and ambiance but not really If your hungry.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night!!

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AnnaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This restaurant seems to position itself as a fancy one. The court area with the fountain and the lights is very nice, people are dressed up, menu is short and rather pricey. However I did not get a feeling of a fancy place. Bare tables, no cloth, no placemats, give me a weird feeling - where am I supposed to rest my cutlery.. on a bare surface? On the edges of a plate seems like the only option, only that the tables are so small - 3 of us we were seated at the tiny table although I have ordered in advance, there was no space for all the dishes, it was all so crammed. It’s also very chilly in the evening, no heaters. Overall I had a feeling it’s a pretentious and overpriced place, not really comfortable or relaxing.

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AccraBoy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

It was okay, maybe our expectation was over the top.

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DanC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice ambiance. Host was very accommodating to seating us in a nice location despite being about 15mins late.

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NykajN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was very average as the sauces used was too salty and lacked the Spanish authenticity!

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DanielE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional. I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a fine establishment in Santana Row.

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MPM21
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Overall the food was OK - service was slow and unmemorable even though there were only two other tables dining. It's unfortunate that many hotels (including this one) don't get it when it comes to food and beverage experiences. No ambiance other than the building. Empty, cold metal tables with no cushions, nothing set on the tables, poor background music, zero follow up from any staff.

Sad to see that management isn't paying attention, especially since the hotel and the dining area have tremendous potential. When your restaurant is empty, and you can't get a seat on Santana Row as it is booming, that should tell you something.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a good time here, the ambiance is everything!

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lidiap
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best night out in a long time! We ordered the mussels which were my favorite, bone marrow, sea bass which was so buttery and the olives which all paired excellent with a glass of White wine. I can’t wait to visit again!

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AngieB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Once seated it took a good 5 minutes before a server (or anyone) came around only to say they would be right with us. Meanwhile the party of 2 seated after us had their drinks by the time our server got back to us. At this point we had time to decide on everything we wanted to order. Which originally included $100 steak, but because they took so long we opted for the $32 seabass. The first dish came out very quickly. The others lingered a bit. Over all the food was good. The service was so so.

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bflesher
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

I made reservations for dinner and when we got there they gave us an outside table that had chairs that were hard metal and that clearly would normally have cushions on them. We asked for a table inside and they moved us to a side area that had no ambiance whatsoever. We decided to just have a drink and my Manhattan was watery and had .... a Red Dye Maraschino Cherry.. Pretty bad.. I went up to the service bar to pay my bill and it was dirty and had stuff all over the bar surface. All told I was really surprised at how bad the overall experience was: given that this is in the Valencia hotel in Santana Row.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

The food was not as expected the wagyu filet was ok not impressed the halibut was amazing but the over all experience fell short. Our meals came out separately from each other one of the guest had to have the food boxed because we were all done eating and my side dishes came way after I was done with the main course. For the cost I expected better service it was a special occasion and I planned the dinner and was disappointed that this is what happened I was quite embarrassed.

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HinaA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great time, Food n the ambience was fantastic!

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ScottB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, fast service, friendly staff, will go back again soon.

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AnnabelC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Will definitely be back!

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SemB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is on spot, service is impeccable,location is perfect

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Hello
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The ribeye was the best thing here. Perfect cut, perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned. Juicy and tender. Melts in your mouth but not too fatty like wagyu. Comes with chimichurri but doesn't even need it.

The rest of the the food was decent but you expect more for the value. Charcuterie selection wasn't great. My lady really liked the mushrooms but I thought they were too salty, so mixed review. The sweet gem salad was decent. I think adding some fruit would have made it exceptional.

What really shines is their service. It was outstanding. Polite attentive service. They took note that it was my lady's birthday as well and brought here a dessert. And luckily they didn't sing, she hates that.

The drinks were good. Tasty and balanced.

Quiet when we went and not too busy. Maybe better environment if not for covid but still nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Disappointed ..not what I expected

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vipKarlaO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was pretty average and pricy for what you h
Get. The service was great though and made up for it.

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vipBradB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The tapas dishes we ordered were tasty but very small for the price. Very poor value for the price. The waterfalls were very loud under the plastic tent which made conversation strained.

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ElsaR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I won’t go again. The place is really nice and the service was good but the food was below average. My husband had the chorizo and patatas. He said it was the worst meal he’s had. I had the chilean sea bass which was ok.

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KellaM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a cute place! Very Instagram friendly. This is a good pre-game/cocktails date night place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food but overpriced. Worth the expense if you are willing to pay the high prices

Oveja Negra
Responded on February 17, 2021

Hello, Thank you for celebrating Valentine's Day with us! We hope to see you again soon. Kindly, Jonathan

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Judy
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The prices differed a lot, so we did not ordered a to expensive dish.
Would like to see more vegan options.

Oveja Negra
Responded on February 17, 2021

Hello Judy, We truly appreciate your feedback and think you for visiting us for Valentine's dinner! Sincerely, Jonathan

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StephenH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I have been coming here for a few years now, and each time, we've thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We booked a dinner reservation for valentine's day and had an amazing experience. My only complaint was that they did not have their signature tomahawk chop in the menu, I guess due to a high number of reservations (go figure :-p). That being said, they substituted for an F1 ribeye with chimichurri that was divine. Other highlights included the wonderful wine selection, the gem salad, and the sea bass. The service was attentive, personable, and helped make the experience wonderful for us. If you're looking for a romantic dinner near Santana Row that takes you away from the bustle of the street, that also delivers on delicious food, Oveja Negra is a wonderful choice.

Oveja Negra
Responded on February 17, 2021

Hello Stephen, Thank you for the amazing review and for dining with us over the past few years. It means a lot that our of all your options for Valentine's Day, you decided to visit us! Also, we should have the Tomahawk back on the menu soon. Cheers, Jonathan

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Venue was private and very intimate, food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! The ambiance was what I was looking for, made for a great date.

Oveja Negra
Responded on February 15, 2021

Hello, We are happy to hear you had a lovely date! Hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Jonathan

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Oveja Negra is rated 4.5 stars by 320 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.