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
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.
While the hotel was very careful that we had a reservation and asked us the COVID questions, and we were impressed with the lovely courtyard as we stepped into the restaurant, our service was not great. The server did not know what my drink was, pretty common, the bar tender did not either. To his credit, he came out to ask us how to make it. The drink made for my husband had very little alcohol in it. She did not know what the term sustainable meant for fish. The beef cheeks which are the signature dish are disgusting. The salad would have better if it had not had so much dressing. The shrimp were pretty bland. Before getting us our bill the waitress said “I guess you aren’t getting dessert”, when she had not asked us nor presented us with a menu. By then the lovely setting’s charm could no longer outweigh the service and we were ready to leave. Won’t be back.
Nemours is always a fantastic waiter. Food was superb as always. Sad they had no tomahawk steaks left.
Went for my daughter’s birthday celebration. I thought I choose this restaurant because it was close to where we were staying. We had the cheeseboard which wasn’t very good plus the waiter didn’t even tell us what was on the plate. Next we have the clams The broth was good and she charged us three dollars for bread which I thought was odd. Not sure if I’ll be going back to this restaurant was not impressed
Food was average and not really worth the price. The ambiance was great but there could have been more covid precautions taken, as the tables were not as far apart as shown in the picture. Also there was no attempt to minimize waiter interaction as I’ve seen in other restaurants.
Great patio! Much more civilized that the Santana Row crazy scenery downstairs. Had a fun couples night out.
We had a wonderful experience at Oveja Negra! It is difficult to find a great dining experience during Covid, but this restaurant did a fine job of spacing out tables so no one group was too close to each other. The food was fantastic! We will return!
Descent but limited menu.
Love this place , quiet , classy and great servers !
However - although the servers are great I think they are stretched to serve all the tables they are allocated when busy -
Make it a little classier with a tablecloth and lit candle ( they never light the candles ?)
Food is great !
Drinks are great
Very fair prices -
Need deferent verity of food , for a a beautiful seating and a hotel like this,, I’ll still be back ,,
Beautiful and charming!
Thank you so much for dining with us!
Besides the disappointment with the incredibly meager portion of the jamon appetizer which at one thin slice cut up into smaller pieces and at $25 was more expensive than caviar or Kobe/Wagyu beef, everything else was actually wonderful. We got the seabass as entree with mushrooms and batatas as sides and all those dishes were delicious. The service was a little slow as they were pretty busy and we were hidden in a corner.
Hello TamP, We are happy to hear that your experience was overall a nice one. We well certainly take note of areas for improvement and do our best to work on these. We hope your next visit is perfect! Thank You, Jonathan
I celebrated my late Mom's birthday there last September 17 and everything was perfect! They even gave me a complimentary creme brûlée in her honor. Just excellent!
I miss their poutine though. I hope they bring it back to their menu.
Hello WinnieS, It was nice to see you again! It was touching to meet you and learn that you were honoring your mother. Please feel free to stop by anytime. Kindly, Jonathan
We had a reservation for 6, and we all weren't expecting much since it was a restaurant in a hotel. Usually hotel restaurants have ok tasting dishes, more of a place to hang out with friends and catch up. Well Oveja Negra did not dissappoint. We had the roasted bone marrow, corvina seabass, braised mussels, wild mushrooms, Spanish chorizo, sweet gem salad, and the braised beef (they didn't have the tomahawk steak which was disappointing, since we were celebrating 2 birthdays and 2 anniversaries) Other than that, everything was delicious, and all of us were impressed, our waitress was super nice and the staff was, as well. The standouts were the seabass, the braised beef, and the bone marrow (always a must when ever its on any restaurants menu). Highly recommend this restaurant, it is not on street like the other restaurants were, so it was not as loud. A good place to get away from the crowds and have a nice dinner with a friends or a nice dinner for two.
Hello JesseM, Thank you very much for choosing to celebrate with us. We appreciate the kind feedback and hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Jonathan
The food was amazing! Great atmosphere on a busy Saturday- you can hear everyone at your table talk and enjoy your conversation. Service was attentive without being annoying.
The mussels were one of my favorite dishes, as were the potatoes. We ordered and loved the burrata, the cheese plate and the peppers. This place is a gem if you’re on a date, with some friends or need a dinner where you won’t be hurried or rushed. Excellent! Will be back soon!
Courtyard dining can't be beat during these times. Outdoor yet hidden. The round table we got seemed a little too big for our family of four which translates to a lot of passing and sliding of plates. I'd probably go back for the ambience, re-order some of the dishes we tried like the patatas bravas, cauliflower, and tomahawk steak. Loved the gambas too although we wish there was some bread of sorts to soak up the sauce. We were not too impressed with the marrow, seabass, and the charcuterie board. Natalie was superb. All in all not bad for my birthday dinner.
Very pleased with the food and experience. The manager also stopped by and was very kind to us. This was our first outing since the quarantine started and felt very safe there. Will definitely have to come back!
Hello Tamer, It was very nice meeting you on Monday. Thank you for dining with us and posting your comments. We hope to see you for your next night out, too! Cheers, Jonathan
Great patio area for less people traffic. I specifically chose this place to avoid the huge crowds on Santana Row.
Hello Mars, Thank you for joining us! We hope to see you again soon. Kindly, Jonathan
The outdoor seating in the courtyard is beautiful, with Spanish/Mediterranean style and string lights for a romantic ambiance. The menu has delicious variety of Spanish tapas and entree foods. We thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered, and the service was great. Everyone was very warm and on top of it when delivering food or helping with requests. Highly recommend!
Hello Sandy, We really appreciate your patronage and your kind words! Please continue to stop in for dinner. We hope to see you again soon! Kindly, Jonathan
We were guests of the hotel and stopped here for a few tapas and drinks before dinner elsewhere. The ambiance was so nice that I almost wished we would've stayed. The open air courtyard made me feel transported out of San Jose. It was a very romantic setting with the fountains, dim lighting and music. Our server was fine, but wasn't super attentive. This was my first dining experience since March, so I wasn't sure if this was the new norm.
Hello Jena, Thank you for visiting. We hope you visit again for the full dinner experience in the future! Sincerely, Jonathan
Oveja Negra is rated 4.5 stars by 290 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.