Oveja Negra

4.4
334 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 334 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.4
ambience
3.9
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viplaura
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

small menu, food ok not great
was disappointed though our waiter was super nice

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DanR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food was not memorable. The cocktails were very nice.

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Brad
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sea bass was amazing. Ambiance was great, and the staff was super friendly

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mariap
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

great food and really nice outdoor seating. Quite secluded so not lots of people

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OlgaM
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, service is slow and not much involvement, but they gave us free dessert without us asking for it! We had 6 people dinner. It was a great value for the money and very good experience overall.

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MomOfThree
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent portion sizes. Food came out quickly. Food was tasty. Good selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dinner with my father and he was very impressed with the courtyard, food, and service. It is a beautiful open space that had tables spaced out far from each other. The menu is small, but complex in the options they offer. The items were priced well and not too overly expensive. Service was attentive to make sure we experienced a wonderful dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good tapas

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was good. Service was slow. I don't know if they were understaff. The servers were friendly though.

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AngyC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are knowledgeable of the menu and helpful. The prices are decent for an upscale tapas restaurant, and the portions are large enough to share with others. The food is well worth the cost, particularly the shrimp.

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AlanT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always enjoyed spending time with family & friends. Just a little disappointed due to pandemic.
Ofcourse, we’ll come back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was pretty smooth. Restaurant was friendly

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BryanD
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date and I had an amazing dinner and the quiet setting allowed for some great conversation and comfort.

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JulieW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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None
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Friendly service!

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Elaine
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
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
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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!

FAQs

Oveja Negra is rated 4.4 stars by 334 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.