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Oveja Negra

4.3
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$30 and under
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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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
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DanielleL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was fabulous. Delicious.
The service? Honestly. I felt they continuously forgot we were there. Kinda like an after thought . "Oh yeah, them". The disappointment lies in the fact that upon calling the hotel to inquire about the restaurant, they encouraged me to note on the reservation that it was my husband's 50th birthday celebration and they would make it really special. So I did. Nothing. Wasn't recognized or mentioned at all. That was a disappointment.

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ToddW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very nice outdoor courtyard. Great service, food is good not great or special.

Oveja Negra
Responded 5 days ago

Hello Todd, Thanks very much for dining with us. We hope to serve you again when we can showcase some new menus items. Kindly, Jonathan

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MeganM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oveja Negra was well worth the cost. The food was amazing, and uniquely delicious. The outdoor dining was more private than is typical, which made it a wonderful location. The service was amazing, and I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to celebrate something special!

Oveja Negra
Responded on July 30, 2020

Hello MeganM, We really appreciate the kind words! It's been a pleasure to be able to re-open in our nice courtyard and provide our guests with a little sanctuary. We hope you visit again soon. Chef Paul is working on a few new menu items that will be worth checking out. Thanks, Jonathan

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vipBryannaT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Nice ambience for outdoor dining, but have had better (bone marrow dish + cheese/crudites platter) for much less with just as nice of an ambience/atmosphere. It was as if they take advantage that they can charge very steep for some small plates just because they are in Santana Row. But overall experience, give a 4 star for the ambience (seated near heating lamps and fountain) and food was prepared nicely (just over-priced for date night).

Oveja Negra
Responded on July 30, 2020

Hello BryannaT, Thank you for visiting us for your recent date night. We are honored you would chose us for a night out. We hope you will drop in again in the future! Sincerely, Jonathan

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CelesteG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner with a carefully crafted menu. The drinks were wonderful too. They really know the're food/wine combinations. It was a beautiful venue which was quite compared to he bustling downstairs atmosphere. Enjoyed tremendously!

Oveja Negra
Responded on July 30, 2020

Hello CelesteG, Thank you so much for the kind feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your evening with us. Please feel free to drop by anytime. Thanks, Jonathan

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vip1MandaBear
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with great patio outdoor dining during this COVID-19 pandemic, on the third floor of the Hotel Valencia, courtyard garden view, nice but it can get windy so bring a jacket.

Chef Paul Rohadfox is a new chef coming from Michael Mina restaurants group; talented and the food is 10 times better. Check it out.

Oveja Negra
Responded on July 30, 2020

Hello 1MandaBear, Thank you so much for dining with us at Oveja Negra! We are also big fans of Chef Paul's culinary skills! We hope to see you again soon. Kindly, Jonathan

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nickr
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to try out the new menu here… I believe it was launched this month… I love the beef cheeks and the Spanish chorizo was the best! They always have really good cocktails here and the crème brûlée was awesome… Most importantly, I love the atmosphere and especially how well they observed social distancing guidelines. Their entire staff wore masks and kept their distance. Each table was not 6 ft apart, more like 15 ft! Which was awesome! The courtyard is such a great place to dine. Can’t wait to come back, if you’re looking for somewhere to dine safely in Santa Row, doesn’t get much better than this. 🙏🏽👍🏽

Oveja Negra
Responded on July 13, 2020

Hello Nick, Thank you for joining us for dinner last weekend. We really appreicate the feedback. It is our goal to provide an amazing experience but also to adhere to current health and safety regulations in order to make our guests feel safe. Kindly, Jonathan

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AlwaysAwesome
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to get outside and enjoy good food and drinks! Thank you!

Oveja Negra
Responded on July 10, 2020

Hello AlwaysAwesome, We really appreciate your kind feedback and thank you for joining us for dinner. We are glad you enjoyed yourself and we are so happy to be able to offer a little normalcy with our secluded courtyard dining area. Hope to see you soon. Kindly, Jonathan

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vipMikedanner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class lounge in the sky!

Oveja Negra
Responded on July 9, 2020

Thanks, Mikedanner! It's always a pleasure to have you join us!

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RodneyG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

great. feels like Europe.

Oveja Negra
Responded on July 7, 2020

Hello Rodney, Thanks for visiting. We hope to see you again soon. Kindly, Jonathan

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SJFoodie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio seating with fountain and waterfall feature adds to the nice ambiance. Great for date night or small groups.

Oveja Negra
Responded on July 2, 2020

Hello SJFoodie, Thanks so much for visiting! We are glad to hear your dinner was to your liking. Hopefully, you will continue to check back for new menu additions. The chef has a limited time Spanish Mackerel special coming next week that is phenomenal. Cheers, Jonathan

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good cant wait to come back ,would like to see paella on the menu though service was excellent food was excellent beautiful scenery will definitely recommend and will most certainly be back soon

Oveja Negra
Responded on July 3, 2020

Hello MichaelR, Thanks for visiting and the kind comments. We are in the process of creating a new paella dish for the restaurant and should have it available in late summer. Until then, we hope you continue to enjoy many of our new favorites. Kindly, Jonathan

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff and beautiful setting

Oveja Negra
Responded on July 30, 2020

Thank You!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Nemours. Food was great and the Tomahawk was to die for. Excellent service in a beautiful atmosphere.

Oveja Negra
Responded on June 22, 2020

Nemours is one of the best in the business! Thank you so much for dining with us and providing your review!

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Joy62
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The waitstaff are friendly and attentive. They did a good job in arranging the tables 6 feet apart. Everything we ordered were delicious except the bone marrow is a little bit salty but it's really good.

Oveja Negra
Responded on June 25, 2020

Hello Joy62, Thanks for your feedback on both the food and the safety parameters to keep guests safe! We appreciate the positive recommendation and hope to see you again very soon. Thanks, Jonathan

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , Great time

Oveja Negra
Responded on June 16, 2020

Hello, Thank you for dining with us and providing your great feedback. We hope to serve you again soon. Sincerely, Jonathan

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great restaurant!

Oveja Negra
Responded on June 22, 2020

Thanks so much for dining with us and posting your feedback!

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NicoleR
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!!! Would defiantly go back and recommend it!!

Oveja Negra
Responded on June 22, 2020

Hello Nicole, We really appreciate your lovely review. We hope to serve you again soon. Sincerely, Jonathan

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best overall cuisine and value I’ve experienced in the South Bay. I’m a restauranteur who helped build/open 13 stores in CO, so I searched the West Valley online to review menus. This place looked the best and lived up to the expectation. I was surprised there weren’t more guests on a Saturday night, but it’s a hidden gem in the Valencia Hotel. That added to the occasion in my opinion.

Baby back ribs literally fell off the bone. Thai Shrimp Noodles were perfectly succulent. The beet salad was fresh and hearty. Decor is enlightening, and there’s a quaint bar for the belly ups.

Server Nathan is like a good neighbor, takes care of you when you want, leaves you be otherwise yet is knowledgeable to get you where you need to be. This restaurant is a must, bring your crew and take over!

Oveja Negra
Responded on March 10, 2020

Hello, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your meal and it means even more coming from an industry insider. Nathan is unequivocally amazing. We hope to serve you again next time you are in town. Best Regards, Jonathan

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AshishK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place but a bit pricey for the small plates and portions.

Oveja Negra
Responded on March 10, 2020

Hello Ashish, Thanks for dining with us. We hope to have you visit again soon. Kindly, Jonathan

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nickr
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oveja Negra is one of my favorite places to visit in Santana Row. The food is always high quality, timely and the service is always great.

Oveja Negra
Responded on March 10, 2020

Hi Nick, Thanks for dining with us and sharing this kind feedback. We will keep introducing new dishes from time to time so please keep checking in to see what's new! Cheers, Jonathan

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Mhawwa
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The paella tasted off, like the detergent they used to clean the pan they cooked it in!

Oveja Negra
Responded on March 10, 2020

Hello Mhawwa, We are sorry to hear your experience was less than perfect. We hope to have the opportunity to make it up to you in the future. Thank You, Jonathan

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Unless there is no availability elsewhere, I would steer clear of this place. Literally no decor, no vibe at all and the food simply is not great. I enjoy foods of all kinds but it really really hard to please any of my 8 other guests with this place. Steer clear of this blah establishment. Sorry, try again.

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AliM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We decided to celebrated our Valentine’s Day on Saturday and we picked Oveja Negra since it’s a tapas restaurant. Food was delicious. Short Ribs is super tender and melts in your mouth. There is variety of vegetarian dishes.

Oveja Negra
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hello, Thanks so much for joining us over Valentine's Weekend. Please keep checking back as we change our menu often to ensure the chef has the opportunity to showcase the best seasonal ingredients possible. Kindly, Jonathan

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nickr
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to shout it from the rooftops this is Santana Row’s best kept secret… The cocktails are always solid but the menu is what keeps me coming back! there’s something here for everyone… My favorite continues to be the garlic shrimp sooooo good. The service is always top notch and then afterwards i head to V bar for a shot of 1942 :-)

Oveja Negra
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hello, Thank you so much for dining with us this past weekend. I am also a big fan of the Garlic Shrimp and of course I love Don Julio 1942 as well. We look forward to your next visit! Cheers, Jonathan

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vipFoodDoc
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Oveja Negra is not worth it. Total waste. My wife and I went to the Valentine's Day price fix dinner. Price fix menu in theory sounded really good. Lobster was over-cooked and rubbery. There was an incredibly long wait between the first course and the second course - 20 or 25 minutes! Wait staff kept coming to our table to apologize. Second course was scallops and they were good, but nothing earth shattering. They never asked us how we wanted our steak for our 3rd course - came extremely rare and the steak and pinot noir sauce was basically unseasoned. No depth of flavor. Too much butter. I was craving some pepper or kick. Nowhere to be found. We couldn't finish our steak - this has never been our problem anywhere else. But by then we were pretty disappointed and didn’t send back - we just wanted to get through it and go. Dessert was red velvet cake that was basically a moon pie that my wife and her New England family makes much better. The cake portion was dry and crumbly and the cream filling was way too sweet. The tragedy was spending over $400 for a disastrous meal. Simply having expensive ingredients does not justify the expense. I came home and ate leftover Blue Line pizza that our kids had with our babysitter and I finally felt satisfied.

Oveja Negra
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hello FoodDoc, Thank you for joining us for Valentine's Day. We are sorry to hear that your dining experience fell short of expectations. We take a lot of pride in what we do here and we will review this information as a team in hopes of improving moving forward. We hope to have the opportunity to make this up to you on a future visit. Sincerely, Jonathan

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JeffA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Would be nice if there were a few partitions or plants to break up the very large dining experience.

Oveja Negra
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hello Jeff, Thank you for coming in to enjoy our Valentine's Day Menu. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed it! It's funny you should mention the partitions, I have been looking into getting some and agree it could enhance the experience. Sincerely, Jonathan

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DerykC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really great time celebrating Valentines Day at Oveja Negra. Great environment, excellent service and the food was superb! We will be going back in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We were excited to dine out. Very expensive and worst food ever!

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vipSanDiegoTraveller
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Food was very average but the atmosphere was very strange. This is a hotel restaurant and the atmosphere is very stark and depressing. There was no music so it was strangely silent and they were setting up for the buffet breakfast as we were eating dinner

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EricH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have to start by saying we didn't eat anything here.

This is the first time I have ever walked out of a restaurant I booked on open table.

We had booked a night in the hotel and thought that a tapas restaurant would be a great way to finish a day at Santa Row.

1st this is not a restaurant...by most standards. It is the room the hotel uses for it's breakfast offered free to guests. It has no decor or even a proper entry.

2nd it is not Spanish tapas...but more "tapas" meaning small plates of food from many styles of food.

Needless to say after we were seated and looked at the menu we knew it was a misunderstanding, and not what we had expected. I do hope their food is better than the breakfast offered the next morning 😉

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ec2018
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the resturant week special. First visit. Will come again. Keep up the good services.

Oveja Negra
Responded on January 21, 2020

Hello ec2018, We are happy to hear you came in to enjoy our Restaurant Week Specials! We are having a fun week here with all the cool specials and prix fixe options available. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Jonathan

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Pedro
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed the food. The Paella Deconstruida was great. This restaurant is a hidden gem in The Hotel Valencia. The service was great. I will definitely be returning.

Oveja Negra
Responded on January 21, 2020

Hello Pedro, Thanks for coming in and posting your nice notes on our restaurant. We hope to serve you at Oveja Negra again! Cheers, Jonathan

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great ambience

Oveja Negra
Responded on January 21, 2020

Hello, Thank you for dining with us at Oveja Negra! We hope to see you again soon. Kindly, Jonathan

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Jess
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Quiet place, literally had four people on the restaurant that evening. Good good overall.

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Suze
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There were very few customers when we arrived at 7pm on Saturday and our server was warm and welcoming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fun place to celebrate the holidays. good food, drink and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun and easy. Food is great, lots to choose from, good quality and excellent service

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