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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Braised Beef Cheeks (Signature Dish)
potato puree, chanterelle mushrooms, red wine reduction
Served cooked to order. Calabrian chili chimichurri, demi-glace, and horseradish cream sauces served on the side smoked sea salt, and rosemary sea salt selection
Roasted Bone Marrow
crispy garlic, herb salad, crostini
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
Great food but slow service
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.
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.
It was okay, maybe our expectation was over the top.
Great food, nice ambiance. Host was very accommodating to seating us in a nice location despite being about 15mins late.
Food was very average as the sauces used was too salty and lacked the Spanish authenticity!
The food was exceptional. I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a fine establishment in Santana Row.
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.
We always have a good time here, the ambiance is everything!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Had a great time, Food n the ambience was fantastic!
Fantastic food, fast service, friendly staff, will go back again soon.
Awesome! Will definitely be back!
Food is on spot, service is impeccable,location is perfect
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.
Disappointed ..not what I expected
Food was pretty average and pricy for what you h
Get. The service was great though and made up for it.
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.
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.
Such a cute place! Very Instagram friendly. This is a good pre-game/cocktails date night place.
Very good food but overpriced. Worth the expense if you are willing to pay the high prices
Hello, Thank you for celebrating Valentine's Day with us! We hope to see you again soon. Kindly, Jonathan
The prices differed a lot, so we did not ordered a to expensive dish.
Would like to see more vegan options.
Hello Judy, We truly appreciate your feedback and think you for visiting us for Valentine's dinner! Sincerely, Jonathan
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.
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
Venue was private and very intimate, food was good.
It was great! The ambiance was what I was looking for, made for a great date.
Hello, We are happy to hear you had a lovely date! Hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Jonathan
Awesome hidden gem in the middle of santana row. Much safer place during covid-19
Hello VishalS, Thanks for choosing to dine with us at Oveja Negra. We work hard to keep our guests and staff safe during this challenging time. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Jonathan
Outdoor ambiance is wonderfully beautiful, delicious food and great service. This is our favorite place during Covid.
Hello, Thank you so much for dining with us and this nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon! Kindly, Jonathan
Our server was attentive. Food was delicious.
We decided on Oveja Negra for my sons Birthday dinner and we were pleasantly surprised. They have a beautiful tented patio with string lights that make the environment inviting and special. We were well attended by the staff and the food was delicious! My son had the Beef Cheeks and he was very pleased. We were grateful for a wonderful evening in the midst of the dining restrictions. At the end of our meal they surprised us with two complimentary desserts that both were delicious. Thank you for making our night special!!
Visiting Hotel Valencia we decided to try Oveja Negra. We were all surprised on how good the food was. Typically hotel restaurants aren't very good (speaking from experience as I travel all the time) honestly I was shocked. The food was full of flavor and great presentation. The beef cheeks were tender and the potatas bravas were great. The roasted cauliflower was a hit as well. The salted caramel pot de creme was outstanding. We saw the Chef as he was speaking with another table, we flagged him down and told him the food is amazing. He was very gracious and spoke to us for a while. I think he worked at a Michael Mina place. It shows he is talented and we will return. I recommend this restaurant highly.
The menu was quite limited, not many options and no non-alcoholic drinks. But the food was amazing. The atmosphere was also nice, but the noise was a bit too loud.
With no heaters it was really cold
We went in the afternoon and didn’t know they only had small bites menu. I recommend they have full menu starting 3pm.
I like the social distance set up for the tables makes me feel comfortable and can enjoy outside dining;) Thank you!
Hello Nicole, Thanks so much for the feedback! We work very hard to follow every Santa Clara County guideline for dining and want our guests to feel comfortable when they dine with us. Our chef just added some new plates that look amazing for this weekend. We hope to see you soon! Cheers, Jonathan
Service is a little disjointed - entrees come before dishes are cleared from appetizers- wine came half way through the meal despite asking.
I love this place but they need to get the service sorted out - the host is always on his phone and walks around texting - the food is great - location great - they just need to get a grip of service.
Thank you for dining with us and providing your feedback. We hope to address these issues and continue to see you dining with us in the future. Please say hello to me the next time you visit! The chef's new seasonal menu is top notch too!
The food was ok, nothing special. Ambiance is quite pleasant.
Oveja Negra is rated 4.5 stars by 309 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.