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Oveja Negra, San Jose, CA

Oveja Negra

4.3
4.3
420 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 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Californian, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    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: (844) 521-4720

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What 420 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Hot Spot

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  1. AR

    AnnR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    maybe expectations were a bit high. It just wasn't as good as we had anticipated
  2. CF

    CarolynF

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s expensive, but the ambiance is particularly special. The two of us each had one cocktail and one glass of wine; we shared 3 lovely tapas and spent a total of $150 including tip. I love this place for a special occasion.
  3. RV

    RickyV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    The food is just okay, nothing special. Service is bad because they’re understaff. They served all dishes at the same time on a small table instead of paying attention to serve course by course. Maybe because the restaurant combined with the hotel so didn’t meet our expectation.
  4. SD

    ScrubbyDuck

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Beautiful venue, good food and drinks, great service. Would definitely eat here again.
  5. FB

    FoodieintheBay333

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service was horrible. Complete chaos. Server who took our order wasn’t seen again until we asked for the check. Had to hunt someone down to refill water. Food was ok but nothing special. Very disappointing.
  6. BM

    BenjaminM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Very scanty portions for a very huge price. Great wine though. Food not the best. Overly priced and not a very good halibut ceviche.
  7. MB

    MaryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service. Love the paella and patatas.
  8. T

    Texmom

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hard to find in the Valencia Hotel at Santana Row, but a gem. The food and whole experience was wonderful!
  9. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great food and the place was fantastic
  10. EC

    EightiesChild

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Our third visit. Food is always delicious, though a bit pricey. The service in this particular visit wasn’t very good. We had to flag down our server more than once just to order more food and pay the bill.
  11. k

    kevinr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some amazing food all around, the ceviche and papas bravas were amazing and the steak was heaven.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ambiance is fun, food was good, service was good! Would dine here again !
  13. DC

    DaniC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    It was a lovely ambiance but the food did not feel worth the price
  14. MC

    MayC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    I loved the yucca frita dish, beet salad and braised beef cheeks. The paella was not good.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was great, the food was great!
  16. JG

    JoseG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Appetizers,drinks were great had a great time with my wife in on the patio..
  17. ME

    MaryamE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and services were terrific. The restaurant atmosphere was terrific. I wish some loud clients would let others enjoy their time.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, and the drinks were delicious!! It was a perfect place to celebrate the occasion!
  19. MC

    MichaelC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good food, good service. Very noise, even less than half full. needs to cover the hard walls.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Absolutely excellent food. There was not one thing that wasn’t delicious. Prices were reasonable. The ambience is just OK as it does definitely feel like you’re eating out in a hotel courtyard but it’s not bad. The server was just OK. We were laughing a lot and she didn’t seem to have a sense of humor but that’s not her fault necessarily. She didn’t really come by too much I think she didn’t like us as guests. Anyway aside from all that I really loved the food and the cocktails were great too. If you don’t mind eating outside in a courtyard, you will enjoy this experience!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Baseed on the menu, both description and price point, and the location, I would expect a quality meal…. The food was ok, nothing special. The food was kind of bland, salad had too much vinegar, the horchata ice cream was delicious, but I’ve gotten better churros from the Mexican drive through up the street.
  22. CG

    CarolinaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We ordered the mushrooms, octopus and charcuterie board. The octopus was so tender and delicious and went well with the mushrooms.
  23. SM

    ShrutiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice ambience and tasty food. Limited veggie options. Cocktails not that great.
  24. M

    Mansku

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Overall place was alright. Nice atmosphere. Was expecting much more flavor and elegance from the food. Pretty mundane.
  25. BT

    BillyTheKid

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were amazing! It was nice out so we wanted to sit in the courtyard, unfortunately, there was some function going on at the other end which was noisy until they left. Other then that the experience was awesome!
  26. L

    Lilalondres3

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Service was ok. Ambience too quiet and boring. Food was ok nothing worth the price. The charcuterie board had a few cheeses from Costco a few pieces of meats awfully arranged and some crackers. No olives or nuts! The churros were so bad, I honestly felt embarrassed for the restaurant. I would not recommend or come back here.
  27. g

    garth66

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent and exceeded our expectations! And our waiter was friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Good food, did not blow me away. Pretty odd menu. It wasn’t very Spanish inspired and I’d expect tapas. Some dishes a little too pricy.? Lovely water fountain but very noisy, maybe use a mesh material for the tenting and some sound proofing to help lower noise echoing in the restaurant
  29. CL

    CourtneyL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food, service and ambiance was great but we went on a Friday night at 8:30pm so as the bar 10ft away filled up, people started to spill over into the outdoor seating area, being loud and drunk. I would go much earlier if you want a quiet dinner, are having a get together, or have little ones. The water feature in the middle of the outdoor seating is also quite loud but it’s kind of relaxing since it’s water, but if you’re seated right next to it, be prepared to speak up! Everything the server recommended was delicious, definitely try the beef cheeks, shrimp and sea bass! Will be back!
  30. A

    Anja

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The water fountain is very loud, the food ok, the service friendly. The location has a lot of potential.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food if you love tapas
  32. e

    era1

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Pleasant, friendly service. Ordered their signature braised beef cheeks dish, highly recommend. The Lolla Rosa salad is also a plus. For seafood, we got the Lobster Arancini, liked that the corn covered the base of the dish, though since its more like a deep fried dumpling, couldnt really taste the lobster. Overall, excellent location and service but for the food I'd give 4 stars
  33. EM

    ErickM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    for the price very disappointing the quality
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was very gracious and hospitable. Our server, Nemours, was kind and conscientious. The atmosphere was serene and relaxing,
  35. JN

    JoshN

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Octopus and Black truffle pasta were good. The rest of the menu was mediocre.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is getting better and better here! Everything is delicious and Service is outstanding as usual. We love this hidden gem in Santa Row. Thank you.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Waitress disappeared as soon as she put down the food!
  38. VN

    ValerieN

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    our server recommended several dishes that turned out to be amazing! there were limited dessert options (2) neither of which lended themselves to someone with a diary allergy, but aside from that, we loved the food and ambiance!
  39. V

    Vivian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really loved the service and the food. Everything was delicious and the staff were very nice and attentive. Such a great night will definitely come back
  40. KP

    KimP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was disappointing for the amount of money we spent. Service was decent, but wouldn't come back for the food or even the drinks. Only for the ambiance really...

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Oveja Negra is rated 4.3 stars by 420 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 1 time today
Google Map for Oveja Negra

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

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Located on third floor of Hotel Valencia Santana Row.

  • Neighborhood

    San Jose

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • 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: (844) 521-4720

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